In my opinion, the best two person tent available for the combination of features it offers, as well as price and portability, is the Eureka Apex 2XT.
If you are looking for light weight, affordability, easy portability, and quality tenting, you’ve found it in the Apex. It’s a small tent, but it’s made with the hallmark of Eureka quality and it’s available at prices that won’t break your bank. (Eureka makes other quality camping, climbing, and hiking equipment you can find at a variety of online merchants.)
The Eureka brand has been around since the late 1800s. It was then they started out making and selling awnings, Conestoga wagon covers, and tents. In the 1900s, and now in the 21st Century, Eureka tents are used by adventurers and explorers who have taken them for expeditions up Mt. Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas and all over the world.
Chances are good you aren’t looking for a Conestoga wagon cover these days, and you’re unlikely to be planning to summit Mt. Everest. But you can still enjoy a quality a Eureka tent on your camping expeditions, whether in the backyard or hiking up a mountain. And the Eureka Apex 2XT Adventure Tent is a great starting place for the individual camper or camping couple. Here’s why:
1. It Is Lightweight and Very Compact. This makes the Eureka Apex 2XT Adventure Tent great for backpacking in spring, summer and fall. And despite its small size, it offers two 6.7 square foot storage vestibules.
2. Perfect for Keeping Gear Safely Stowed. One wall of the Apex 2XT tent is made of “no-see-um mesh.” This extra-fine mesh netting provides great ventilation and is perfect for stargazing as you lie under the night sky. The other tent walls are fully waterproofed.
3. A StormShield Fly Protects the Mesh Wall. The Apex 2XT is ready to face the rain, including a quality StormShield fly that protects the mesh wall. The tent’s seams are kept off the ground too, thanks to a bathtub floor design. This feature aids in keeping the tent floor dry.
4. It Is Easy to Setup and Use. Setting up and securing this two-person tent is almost literally a snap. All you need to do is insert the two shockcorded fiberglass poles through the tent’s pole sleeves, then secure them with the ring and pin attachments. (It actually sounds much trickier than it is. No kidding.)
A sturdy dual-track zipper allows you to operate the window in the dual tent door separately, and there are external guy points to help secure the Apex 2XT if you’re setting up and camping in a windy area. An included clothesline, flashlight loops, and two mesh pockets for storing gear inside the tent are other handy features of this little tent.
So get out your hiking boots, or fire up the RV or SUV, head out to your favorite lake or other camping area and have some fun. Whether you’re going solo and simply want to enjoy the luxury of extra space with a two-person tent, or you’re going out with a partner, you won’t go wrong with the Eureka Apex 2XT. It wins hands down for my choice as one of the best two-person lightweight tents on the market!