Rated 3 out of 5 by multicamper Copper Canyon 8 person tent
Good: tent has ample room for multiple sleepers, gear, and headroom. Tent should be easy to set up after first learning how. Initial set up was not easy.
Could be better: floor could be more durable. Window curtains could secure back when open rather than hang. Fly is very difficult to manage in a wind. Zippers may be prone to leaking where they meet, although I didn't have rain to test it.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by W1AST Easy assembly, Amazing durabaility
I just used this tent on a 8 day boy scout camp out to Western NY the third week of April. Needless to say, what the weather predicted online was much worse in real life. In the period of 8 days, this tent survived sunshine, sustained 37+ mph winds, extremely heavy rain, sleet, pea sized hail, snow plus multiple nights and days in the mid 20's. Did I say heavy wind? I thought for sure the tent would be gone or flattened with the extreme sustained wind. Other than puffing out and in, it stayed upright. At night, the puffing sound made me thing I would end up in Oz!
I used this tent myself, had a big cot inside and a chair to relax in. I did distribute my bags around the tent for extra weight. It helped with the wind. And one thing is for sure, replace the small tent stakes with something meatier and check them daily if in high wind. If you do that, you will stay dry, your gear will be dry and the tent will remain standing. On my scout adventure, this tent far exceeded my expectations. I very highly recommend it.
May 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by muckianaround Roomy, but...
We originally purchased the L.L.Bean King Pine 4-Person Dome tent and really liked it. Then we realized we wanted more room so we upgraded to the 6 person model. Being six feet tall in a dome style tent when using an air mattress means you have to leave the sleeping area if you want to stand up straight. So we ordered the Copper Canyon which has straighter walls. It came in, we set it up easily in the yard and set up our King Pine 6 also. We walked into the Copper Canyon and it just felt cheap. Everything was lighter than the King Pine-- especially the floor. We were trying to like it because of the larger area, but just couldn't convince ourselves it was the better tent. The final decision was made for us when our dog walked in, turned around, walked out and straight into the King Pine where she laid down. We boxed up the Eureka tent and returned it the next day.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Naturelover4ever Sizable
Nice enough in terms of roominess since we use aerobeds and like the interior space which is why we ordered it but poles are really weighty, and our last, made by LLBean tent had lovely easy to assemble, excellent quality lightweight poles and was super easy to assemble when often I was the only adult available to put together, while my children were young.
Also don't like floor being lighter color, which will take on dirty look early on, should have offered floor footprint to go with it.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OccasionalCamper2 Roomy Tent
I purchased this tent for an October camping weekend. The week before I practiced putting the tent up myself as my husband wouldn't be any help because he just had knee surgery. I successfully put the tent up in 15 minutes. I needed assistance with putting the top layer over the tent.
I was able to fit a queen and twin air mattress in the tent and still had room to move and for our two duffle bags.
I liked the high pockets so that my 5 year old couldn't gain access to car keys and cell phone.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MenloMom Great family tent.
I have the smaller Copper Canyon Tent (10 x 10) that holds 5 people, I just purchased the larger Copper Canyon 8 person tent (10 x 13) for my family of four. I put two queen air mattresses in the tent and still have room to move and store clothing, the smaller tent was fine with one queen air mattress, but tight with two.
The tent is easy to assemble. While it may be easier to put up with two people, I was able to set up and take down by myself. The tent is large, be sure to stake it for stability. I did not set up the netting for the roof or the room separator, but they are certainly nice features. I like the front and back doors and the fact that you can get a lot of ventilation by opening all of the windows. The tent is heavy. I am looking forward to camping in Oregon in August.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by pugpeople0520 Well worth the money!!!
We bought this purely on the size - needed room for three cots and wanted enough height to stand up when changing clothes etc. The quality is top notch - materials feel strong, poles are solid without being over the top and the features are everything they touted them to be.
I would recommend printing the set up instruction from Eureka's website before setting it up the first time for review as they package the instructions in the pole bag which was wrapped in the tent.
The "test" set up in the front yard was a little frustrating...until we figured out the pole placements. Went up in 25-30 minutes with two adults.
The first real campground set-up was done with my wife in under 10 minutes. Would be pretty difficult with one person, but i bet it could be done.
Amazing amount of space. We had three cots, a large plastic tub and duffle bag and still had lots of space to walk around. No rain that trip, so I can't comment on the rain performance. Temps got down to the mid 40's and I only saw two drops of condensation on the under-side of the fly.
Take-down was smooth and quick. I would recommend getting a larger duffel bag for the tent - the included nylon carry bag is small and thin. We used a canvas top loading duffel.
I would recommended this to anyone
October 7, 2012