The Ozark Trail 10 Person 3 Room Tent is a large 3-season tent featuring three separate rooms for family camping.
The largest tent in the series, the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent is an easy-to-use, well-ventilated three-season tent with plenty of headroom.
Comfort and Space
The floor area of The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent is 168 square feet / 15.6 square meters and the floor dimensions are 168 in x 144 in / 426.7 cm x 365.7 cm.
Not only will you have plenty of room for the whole family, you can also bring heaps of friends! The divider splits the tent in two, giving you a cozy, two-bedroom cabin feel.
Set up a table and chairs in one and your sleeping bags in the other to use one room as a bedroom, and the other half as a living space or hangout area.
With an interior peak height of 7 feet / 213.4 cm, everyone but the tallest people can stand up and move around comfortably.
Its vast floor area offers lots of room to stretch out at night. Near-vertical walls provide more standing space and are great for camping with air mattresses or cots.
The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent is a cabin tent and like most others, the practically vertical walls offer way more shoulder and headroom than traditional dome tents.
There are two large doors at the front and back that allow everyone to easily come in and out. This tent has multiple large windows providing ample ventilation.
The tent contains two gear hammocks and six storage pockets which helps keep things organized, especially with this many people or kids running around.
Breathability and Ventilation
Fine mesh windows with waterproof drapes provide breathtaking sights as well as ample ventilation on days with good weather.
In rain, simply attach the waterproof curtains to keep the wet out. However, the curtains attach loosely with velcro and allow chilly air in through the mesh. In addition, the ceiling is made entirely of mesh.
This generous amount of ventilation might be nice on a hot summer day, but in cooler weather, might be a tad chilly.
The rainfly extends over the entrance, creating a dry entryway and some shelter from light rains. The rainfly doesn’t extend all the way down, and during heavy rains, you’ll have to use the waterproof curtains.
Because it is a large cabin-style tent, the aerodynamics of the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent leaves a little to be desired, and we certainly wouldn’t test it in a severe storm, even with the guylines securely staked down.
When it rains, the interior of the windows also serves as a rain barrier. Wind-driven rain can get through the mesh, but the inside window flaps keep it out. The inner storm flap has approximately four inches of overlap on either side beyond the mesh window, so it would take some severe wind blowing sideways to get past it.
Like other tents in the series, the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent is made from 75-denier polyester taffeta, the tent material of choice due to its durability and easy maintenance.
The floor waterproofing of 1200 mm is on the thin side, and you might be more comfortable with a tent footprint, even as the bathtub floor keeps the seams above the ground.
The main poles use 19 mm steel and the secondary roof and brim poles use 16 mm fiberglass. The metal of choice, steel poles are typically used in larger tents that need significantly more support.
Packed Size and Weight
With a weight of 37 lbs 14.1 oz / 17.2 kg, the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 12 person tent is on the heavier side, but only a smidge heavier than the 8-person tent from the same series that weighs 34 lbs 15 oz / 15.49 kg.
This tent weighs less than similar tents like the Coleman Skydome 12 Person Tent weighing 40 Lbs / 18.14 kg and the CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent which weighs 48 lbs / 21.7 kg.
With a packed size of 11 x 29 inches / 270 x 730 cm, this tent is suitable for car camping, this tent would be a pain to lug around on a longish hike.
Ease of Use
The sheer size of this tent makes it difficult for one person to set up. Grab a buddy or two and follow the instructions carefully, making sure to match the color coding indicated on the poles, webbing, and trim.
- Spread out the tent body and find the six eave hubs.
- Assemble the three roof poles and the six-leg poles.
- The middle roof pole sleeve is identifiable by BLUE trim.
- Slide roof poles gently into pole sleeves.
- Roof poles should be inserted into the eave Nibs.
- Insert the short GRAY middle roof pole into the ribbed end of the eave hubs.
- Insert the open end of the leg poles into the eave poles.
- Place BLACK leg poles in the corners and TAN leg poles in the center.
- Put a metal pin into the bottom of each leg pole.
- Stake down 6 webbing loops and attach all tent body clips to the frame.
- Assemble a BLACK medium-length fly pole with end caps made of plastic.
- Insert the pole ends into the pole pockets on the bottom of the tent fly.
- For proper alignment, place the fly over the tent body and match the appropriate ORANGE and BLACK webbing on the fly and tent.
- Locate the hook and loop fasteners on the underside of the fly and attach them to the leg poles.
- Now make the fly brim pole. Slide the brim pole gently through the pole sleeve on the fly above the entrance.
- Insert the brim pole ends into the grommet webbing.
- Attach fly hooks to plastic rings on ground webbing to secure the fly to the tent. Stake all guylines.
Pros and Cons
- Two rooms offer some privacy
- Plenty of headroom and shoulder space
- Well-ventilated and plenty of airflow
- Might get chilly on windy nights
- Water might get in through velcro curtains
- No floor vents
|Comfort and Space||9/10|
|Ease of Setup||7/10|
|Size and Weight||7/10|