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Tent Technology

Tent Technology

Which Model fits your family?

Select your ideal tent by choosing the standard sleeping room configuration in the table below. Remember the larger your tent the heavier and bigger the pack volume will be. Our series consist of the regular, 4-pole tunnel tents and 3-pole Compact (or CV) versions. The difference is the length of the tent, The shorter 3-pole versions offer the same spacious sleeping room and optional sleeping rooms. All tents (except for the Wild Basin Series) are equipped with a zippable separation wall inside the sleeping area.

 

Taffeta Polyester (TP)

Family tents in TP Polyester lightweight and set up in 15 minutes
The Taffeta Polyester tents have similar characteristics as the Ripstop Polyster tents. The Taffeta Polyester is lower cost than the stronger Ripstop fabric, but slightly lighter in weight. We use this fabric for our basic Tunnel Star series.

Ripstop Polyester (RS)

Family tents in (Ripstop) Polyester (RS) lightweight and set up in 15 minutes

Eureka!'s family tents are targeted at families who like variation and trekking during their holidays. Next to our high quality Ripstop Polyester with StormShield coating, we have chosen the best materials and lightweight DAC’s aluminium DA17 Poles”. The most durable and lightest tent poles available. That’s why the total weight of the poles of our family tents is between 2 and 4 kg. In comparison to similar sized family tents of other brands, who often use cheaper poles, the weight of the poles alone can range from 15-25kg. The Vision Compact RS, one of our 4-6 person family tents weighs just 15,5kg in total. The whole tent and frame size is compact, fits in one tent bag (40x68cm) and fits easily in the trunk of smaller cars. If you like trekking with your family, this is your tent: pitching time only 15 minutes!

Ripstop Polyester (RS) Assortment remains as best choice if you want to use your tent for trekking holidays or for camping in different weather conditions. It is our lightest fabric for family tents and it dries very fast. It performs very well, taking the lower price of this material into account.



Trekking in variable en bad weather conditions
Tent RS
Best space to weight ratio

 

Technical Cotton (TC)

Eureka!’s TC family tents: better climate inside and UV resistance.
Eureka!s TC (65% Polyester, 35% Cotton) family tents are targeted at families who like variation and trekking during their holidays. We have used high quality Technical Cotton with StormShield coating. The different characteristics of TC, led to the choice of DAC’s lightweight “ Press-Fit Poles”. The most durable and lightest tent poles available for family tents. That’s why the total weight of the poles of our family tents is between 2 and 4 kg. In comparison to similar sized family tents of other brands, who often use cheaper poles, the weight of the poles alone can range from 15-25kg. The Vision Compact TC, one of our 4-6 person family tents weighs just 19,6kg in total. The whole tent and frame size is compact, fits in one tent bag (40x75cm) and fits easily in the trunk of smaller cars. If you like trekking with your family, this is your tent: pitching time only 15 minutes!

Assortment in Technical Cotton (TC) the tremendous success of the TC tents made room for the new lightweight cotton series. TC fabric is a mixture of cotton and polyester and combines the best out of both worlds. Tents made of TC fabric have a better UV resistance than Ripstop Polyester tents. They also have a better climate inside the tent compared to Ripstop Polyester tents. TC tents have been PU coated and are not breathable, but as a result of the coating they perform better in heavy and wet weather conditions than most cotton tents. 

Better UV-Resistance and a little lighter than BTC cotton tents Tent TC

Performs well in variable conditions with rain and sun

Breathable Technical Cotton (BTC)

Eureka!’s breathable series in family tents: Breathable Technical Cotton
Our breathable TC series is our breathable range of family tents. The fabric has been impregnated by a dirt- and waterrepellent fabric protector, which also protects against mildew.
Eureka!s BTC family tents are targeted at families who like variation and trekking during their holidays. We have used high quality Technical Cotton with StormShield coating. The different characteristics of TC, led to the choice of DAC’s lightweight “ Press-Fit Poles”. The most durable and lightest tent poles available for family tents. That’s why the total weight of the poles of our family tents is between 2 and 4 kg. In comparison to similar sized family tents of other brands, who often use cheaper poles, the weight of the poles alone can range from 15-25kg. The Vision Compact BTC, one of our 4-6 person family tents weighs just 21,4kg in total. The whole tent and frame size is compact, fits in one tent bag (45x68cm) and fits easily in the trunk of smaller cars. If you like trekking with your family, this is your tent: pitching time only 15 minutes!

Our Breathable Technical Cotton family tent Assortment (BTC) Between all modern (often superlight) pure synthetic tent fabrics Breathable TC has that nostalgic feeling. If you look beneath the surface you may find a few good arguments for this material. It all depends how you will use your tent. Cotton swells if it gets wet and seals up in that way. Besides cotton also has a high UV resistance. That means if you move your basis to the south and the tent will be prone to strong sunlight, you may benefit from the advantages of cotton. Also, BTC tents have a better inside climate than tents made out of synthetic fabrics.

Warm temperatures, hardly any condensation Tent LWC
Best climate inside, best UV resistance

Tent Pole Production Technology

 

Extrusion

Sheet Welding

Seamless Extrusion Sheet Welding

Though costly, Eureka! tents only use the best aluminium tent poles with Seamless Extrusion technology, manufactured by the world best tent pole supplier. This technology insures uniform microstructure of aluminium, which lays foundation of the strong construction of our tents. We DO NOT use Sheet Welding manufacturing method, because its weakness is a big problem (bending disturbs microstructure, therefore weakens aluminium poles). It is however widely used in producing lower value tent poles because it is a very efficient and economical process.

Tent Pole Types



 


Press - Fit poles
Conventional tent poles used to use either glue or crimping for fixing joint / ferrule into the main tube. However, both glue and crimping cause failure sometimes for many different reasons. In order to make sure the joint and the main tube are securely fixed without occasional failure, 'press-fit' method is used. Though it's a difficult method in manufacturing, our supplier successfully manages total +/- 0.01 tolerance of the male and female tolerance for production.
Press Fit
Combination poles
These poles allow different diameter poles to be used without creating stress-riser. This is the most strength - cost effective way of
building a strong large family tent. In selecting different diameter poles to be used, the 'bending stiffness and maximum moment before yielding start' of the poles are carefully calculated and tested.
Original Combi
Featherlite
The first and the original Featherlite series. In order to get the right balance between a main tube and a joint, one end had to be swaged just as much to maintain proper bending stiffness and expand the other end to fit the swaged end in.
Original Featherlite
Featherlite SL
Featherlite SL is the latest family of Featherlite series. It combines features of original Featherlite, Featherlite SL and a combination pole. Featherlite SL enables RC- Reverse Combi - technology to be applied without creating a weak joint.
Fetherlite NSL
bending test Bending Test