With a world full of bad tents – you never know what you’re going to get – especially when all manufacturers claim that their tents are really that good, so I decided research this tent and write my Eureka Midori Solo Tent review in this article.
Sometimes you will be let down as soon as you take it out of the box, where you will find a pole that has already snapped, or you take it out on your first trip and get soaked because it wasn’t as water-resistant as they were describing it to be.
So, do you trust all products? I don’t, which is why I like reviewing tents and providing my honest opinion, so you don’t make the simple mistake of purchasing a bad tent that will only waste your money.
I hope my review on this tent helps you make the right decision 🙂
This tent is created for 1 person use, while the manufacturers have enhanced the ventilation and volume abilities, simply by using the V3 system.
This means the frame, rain fly, tent body and external guy-outs have been maximized for end user versatility. This tent has a full coverage fly, creating a vestibule room after pitched and helping protect you from the worst weather.
It has 1 door and mesh walls, mostly to increase the ventilation, however you can take the fly off and have a view of the night sky.
This tent also contains shockcorded aluminium poles, while all the clips make it a breeze to set up and take down.
The manufacturers claim that the rain fly is made from polyester and won’t get UV damage or stretch in the rain.
There is 2 interior pockets for randoms stuff. This tent is also a freestanding design, great for setting it up in a fast manner. The external guy points make it easier for your tent to hold up in high winds as well – AND there’s a free gear loft included.
What Makes This Tent Unique?
What I like the most is that the manufacturers have their target customer in mind. They know their customer needs and provide everything that will be needed in this tent.
There is a free gear loft which is included in the purchase, that rarely happens when you buy a tent.
But what really caught my eye was the sheer amount of wind this tent can hold up against. They have definitely gone the extra mile to ensure that this tent won’t blow over in strong winds.
It is also factory seam-sealed, making it ready-to-go straight out of the box.
What Are Its Specifications?
Product Name: Eureka Midori Solo Tent
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Weight: 5 pounds (otherwise 3 lbs 10 oz without the stakes, guy lines, pouches and gear loft)
Material Type: [fly] 75D 190T polyester taffeta
Colors: Rain fly – grey, Tent – yellow
Guarantee: 30 day return policy
Who It’s For
Backpackers will find this tent to work for them. It isn’t the lightest backpacking tent but it does do the trick, especially because it can stand up against some harsh winds.
If you’re an avid backpacker then I have no doubts that you will be able to carry a 5 pound tent with ease, or 3 lbs 10 oz without the extras.
Campers who enjoy something simple to set up and lightweight will enjoy this tent as well, especially because of the added features.
Pricing & Purchase Details
You can get this tent from Amazon.com.
The price of it varies between $110 and $140, and includes a 30 day return policy after purchase.
You will then be able to send it back for a repair if you experience any defects, or simply return it for a full refund if that’s what you would prefer.
Pros and Cons
- This tent works great against harsh winds and won’t let you down when you are counting on it the most
- It’s very lightweight and packs down small
- The opening door is huge, making it easier for you to get in and out, especially if you’re on the bigger side
- It also has a vestibule room which is great for storing your gear, you will not have to worry about it getting wet either
- This tent is definitely more roomy inside than other 1 person tents
- It has great ventilation. Leave it on if you are expecting rain or take it off for a night of stargazing
- The design is freestanding, making it fast and easy to set up. After you have set it up it can easily be moved, in the event that you realize you pitched it on a swamp, sharp rocks, or ant farm, etc
- Can be a little pricey for some backpackers on a budget
- Because it’s yellow, you can notice the dirt easier
- The bottom isn’t the most durable (it is preferred to use a tarp to protect your investment)
If you want a tent with better flooring so you won’t need a tarp, and a little cheaper too, however it isn’t freestanding and the vestibule areas aren’t as big if that’s more important to you, but still high quality and breaths nicely – then check out my review on the ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 1.0 tent.
Do I Recommend This Tent?
This tents’ ventilation works wonders. Due to the mesh panels you will not experience any condensation build up in this tent.
And because it’s a little larger than some other 1 person tents on the market, you can have some gear inside the tent as well, this is good if you choose to have your more valued items closer to you.
The huge door will make it simple for people who don’t like going in feet first but would rather climb in like you would with a bigger tent.
A lot of 1 person tents will be made so you have to climb in feet first, when this can be tricky to do, especially for bigger people.
What a great tent, the manufacturers have really gone the extra mile with this one to help their customers camp easier, especially with all the added features.
Yes, this tent is definitely something I would use, highly recommended!
My Final Opinion
There was literally only 1 or 2 negative reviews that I could find, and I looked everywhere. 1 person was complaining about the door not being straight enough, but that’s due to not keeping the tent taut.
Another was disappointed in the vestibule room not being big enough, but I don’t see anyone else talking about how small it is, and even if it is, there is still enough room inside the tent for extra stuff if need be.
The pros and the sheer amount of people that this tent has helped has definitely outweighed any negative feedback and cons.
It’s not the cheapest 1 person tent, yet it’s not the most expensive.
But if you want something affordable and capable of lasting many trips and going to keep you bone dry as well as standing strong in rough winds, then this tent is definitely for you, and highly recommended!