Eureka! Sunrise 9 -Tent (sleeps 4-5)

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Spacious enough to comfortably sleep up to five campers, the Eureka Sunrise 9 dome-style family tent is easy to set up and very well ventilated with four large hooded windows and no-see-um mesh panels in the ceiling. It has triple-coated fabrics and a heavy-duty bathtub floor made of 4 ounce 210D oxford polyester that repels water.
The fly is made of Stormshield polyester, which won't stretch when wet and resists UV breakdown. It has a shockcorded fiberglass frame (two poles) that features a pin and ring as well as combination clip and sleeve system for quick assembly. Other features include: Twin track D door with window for easy exit/entry High/Low door vents top and bottom to aid air circulation External guy points help secure the tent in high winds Hanging gear loft/organizer Two water bottle holders Corner organizer and wall organizer with mirror Tent, pole, and stake bags included
Specifications: Area: 81 square feet Floor size: 9 feet by 9 feet Center height: 6 feet Wall fabrics: 1.9 ounce Polyester Taffeta 1200mm coating/1.9 ounce breathable polyester Floor fabrics: 4 ounce 210D Oxford Polyester with 1200mm coating Fly fabrics: 1.9 ounce 75D StormShield polyester with 1200mm coating Pack size: 9 by 27 inches Weight: 16 pounds, 4 ounces
About Eureka
Though the exact year is unknown, Eureka’s long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, New York, where the company still resides today. Then known as the Eureka Tent & Awning Company, its first wares were canvas products–most notably, Conestoga wagon covers and horse blankets for nineteenth century American frontiersmen–as well as American flags, store awnings, and camping tents.

The company increased production of its custom canvas products locally throughout the 1930s and during the 1940 and even fabricated and erected the IBM "tent cities" just outside Binghamton. The seven acres of tents housed thousands of IBM salesmen during the company’s annual stockholders meeting, which had since outgrown its previous locale. In the 1940s, with the advent of World War II and the increased demand for hospital ward tents, Eureka expanded operations and began shipping tents worldwide. Ultimately, upon the post-war return of the GIs and the resultant housing shortage, Eureka turned its attention to the home front during the 1950s by supplying awnings for the multitude of mobile homes that were purchased.

In 1960, Eureka’s new and innovative Draw-Tite tent, with its practical, free standing external frame, was used in a Himalayan Expedition to Nepal by world renowned Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person documented to summit Mt. Everest only six years earlier. In 1963, Eureka made history during its own Mt. Everest ascent, with more than 60 of its tents sheltering participants from fierce 60+ mph winds and temperatures reaching below -20°F during the first all American Mt. Everest Expedition.

For backpackers and families, Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s. Truly the first StormShield design, this completely self-supporting and lightweight backpacking tent became one of the most popular tents the entire industry with sales reaching over 1 million by its ten year anniversary.

Eureka tents have also traveled as part of several historic expeditions, including the American Women’s Himalayan Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. In recent history, tents specially designed and donated by Eureka sheltered Eric Simonson and his team on two historic research expeditions to Mount Everest, this time in a quest for truth regarding the 1924 attempted summit of early English explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. During the 1999 expedition, the team made history finding the remains of George Mallory, but the complete mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the team found amazing historical artifacts which are now on display at the Smithsonian.

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Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Expect the Worst
In general, it's wise to choose a tent that's designed to withstand the worst possible conditions you think you'll face. For instance, if you're a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all purpose tent will likely do the trick–especially if a vehicle is nearby and you can make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in! If you're a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you'll want to take something designed to handle more adversity.

Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.

For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also tend to be more expensive.

Domes and Tunnels
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents often incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles, they can also be quicker to set up than a dome.

Size Matters
Ask yourself how many people you'd like to fit in your fabric hotel now and in the future. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you're a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don't need bug protection and you want to save weight, check out open-air shelters.

Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it's easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It's also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you're considering.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches ; 16 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B000EQCWO2
  • Item model number: 2628333

Customer Reviews

Good and dry…mostly

9 people found this helpful.
 on September 20, 2009
By E. Nilsen
I have had this tent for a couple of years and used it on several occasions. It’s easy to set up, even for one person. This last labor day was the first time it has seen any sort of rain. It rained heavy a couple of nights. I had a very small puddle the next morning from leaving the low vent open too much…oops. It didn’t bother me since I was the only one in the tent and kept my air mattress on the back wall. Several others in our party were getting soaked and had to tarp over their tents. I zipped up the low vent till it was only open about an inch+, problem solved. Good thing becaused it really came down the next night. I stepped out of my tent in the morning and the ground was squishy outside the door but tent was dry inside. I did notice some dampness in the corner,under my air mattress when I was packing it up. I noticed rain had been collecting on the tarp under my tent. Shame on me for not rolling it under far enough. I don’t think it would have been damp if not for my mistake.

Very durable tent!

One person found this helpful.
 on August 8, 2012
By nicole0701
Simply put, I love this tent. This tent made it through a two month cross-country trip and back and is still in great condition. Camped in all types of weather. Have woken up to torrential downpours of rain in the middle of the night and stayed completely dry. Also, have been through some very windy and scary nights! But tent was always fine. Only time ever got wet was when had the vent at bottom of door unzipped and some rain came in. Even woke up to snow in the Grand Canyon! On hot nights all the windows and open top are great and you are able to see the stars.

Very good tent for car camping

8 people found this helpful.
 on November 9, 2009
By J. Lucas
I was looking for a good three season tent that would fit my wife and I, our dog, and our stuff. We’ve used this tent a few times and have had no problems. We’ve had it in rather strong wind, rain, and in weather down in the 30’s………no problems. Roomy enought for our queen air mattress, a dog pillow, and still has plenty of room room for our bags. Tall enought to stand up in to get dressed (very nice) and some spare room for the tent heater. The corner and roof organizers are a nice touch as well. Makes it easy to keep track of flashlights, wallet, keys, etc. All of the stuff that usually went missing in our other tents.

Great so far…

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 8, 2011
By Buck Marshall
Very impressed, this is our first Eureka! tent. Replaced the blown out Coleman 10 footer (after experiencing heavy leaking during a rainstorm) with this one, a bit smaller. Decided to go with Eureka! for the reputation to be a long lasting brand that people trust. After only three nights in it so far, it is clearly made to last.

Easy Beginner Tent, Durable and Waterproof

 on September 29, 2013
By Sheila M
I came looking for a tent as an absolute camping beginner. After much searching online, I decided on this tent. I’ve now owned it for four years (use it at least 5 times a year) and have no regrets about my purchase.

Very happy with purchase!

 on September 11, 2013
By Amazon Customer
This is a very well made piece of equipment. My Grandparents gave me their old Eureka they got many years ago and still is a good tent but the newer ones are easier to put together so I got this. I’m really impressed to know that Eureka hasn’t cheapened their product which it seems almost all companies have been doing over the years.

First night out made it through the storm

17 people found this helpful.
 on May 6, 2008
By Sophia G.
This is my second Eureka tent. The first one is 20 years old and has started leaking through the seams so I decided to get a newer, bigger version of the same basic tent design. Took this tent out of the box and set it up by myself in my living room before taking it to the Old Settler’s Music fest for a 4 night camp-out. Easy up with two poles for the tent-Rain fly also easy up with 2 poles. Very comfortable inside for two adults with stuff-a 3rd person could have fit in easily.

Love the airflow!

 on January 10, 2013
By Mother of the Lovely Ladies
Way back in the day, my husband and I had a little 2-person Kelty tent that had great ventilation. It served us quite well for years. But when we acquired a 50 lbs. dog and a baby, it was time for more room.

Believe what you read

12 people found this helpful.
 on January 27, 2008
By Dickie
Absolutley great tent just as advertised and reviewed by buyers. We have had another model Eureka tent for 20 years, camp frequently as a family and with boy scouts and it is still very usable. From what I see so far, I expect to do the same with this tent. We just had a Boy Scout Campout in 17 degree temperatures and the tent was great. When compared to most other tents used at the campout or that we looked at the quality of the Eureka was so superior. The floor and walls are much thicker and the frame is almost twice as strong. There are other comparable tents out but at a much higher price and even then I would feel good about the Eureka. This is a no-brainer 5 rating.

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