The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 4 person tent is a 3-season camping tent that offers a lot of standing room, incredible peak height, and roomy floor space.
The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 8 Person Tent is a spacious three-season cabin-style tent with a generous interior peak height that will fit the whole family or a group of friends.
Comfort and Space
The floor area of the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 8 Person tent is 130 square feet / 12.07 square meters and the floor dimensions are 156 in x 120 in / 396.2 cm x 304.8 cm, allowing for plenty of room for the whole family or group of friends.
The divider curtain splits the interior space in two, making the tent a 2-bedroom cabin tent and allowing for some privacy.
As a bonus, the incredible peak height of 7 feet / 213.4 cm means everyone but the tallest of campers can stand comfortably and move around.
With its near-vertical walls that are characteristic of cabin tents, you’ll have ample interior space to live, sleep and move around without getting in each other’s way.
One of the best things about cabin tents is that the walls are practically vertical, allowing for a spacious interior. This allows for more headspace at the corners of the tent, making it feel much larger than other types of tents.
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They also feature a wider sleeping area, making them ideal for families. Cabin tents are typically used by families traveling on a camping trip in a car or a truck because they can be heavy.
This tent has wide windows on each side, allowing the tent to ventilate on hot days. Even the ceiling is mesh!
Eureka Copper Canyon LX 8 Person Tent features two wide doors and four windows. There is no vestibule or screened porch in this tent.
The tent contains 2 gear hammocks and 6 storage pockets which adds interior organization. The gear hammock is an excellent addition to any camping tent, especially in large tents with many people.
Breathability and Ventilation
The Eureka Copper Canyon has 2 large mesh doors, mesh windows on all sides, and even a mesh roof! With the additional ventilation, this tent is ideal for use throughout the summer months. On a warm summer night, having the curtains folded up helps in keeping the air flowing and the tent cool.
The windows open from within the tent, allowing for easy ventilation or privacy adjustments.
The rain fly fits over the mesh ceiling of the tent and provides adequate coverage for anything but the gnarliest storms. In addition, the waterproof curtains can be quickly zipped up on the approach of bad weather.
Like all cabin tents, the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 8 person tent is not the most aerodynamic but will withstand some winds.
The robust steel poles will hold up well but be sure to secure the guylines during harsh winds.
The extended fly coverage over the entrance allows for a dry entry area and some rain protection, which means you can still leave the front door open in light rain.
The 1200 mm waterproof covering is in the lower range for tents and might not hold up in heavy, consistent rains. In addition, rain can soak through the mesh and puddle at the base of the window flaps, ultimately dripping inside the tent if it is blowing in from the side.
The inner walls, rainfly, and floor of this cabin tent are made of 75-denier polyester taffeta material with a waterproof rating of 1200 mm. Polyester taffeta is a common material used for tents due to its affordability, durability, and easy maintenance.
The mainframe poles are made of 19 mm steel while the secondary ones are made of 16mm fiberglass. Commonly used in larger tents, steel poles are heavy but significantly more durable than fiberglass or aluminum.
Packed Size and Weight
The packed size of the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 8 Person tent is 11 x 29 inches / 270 x 730 cm and the weight is 34 lbs 15 oz / 15.49 kg.
This is a large tent and understandably heavy, perhaps owing in part to the steel stakes and mainframe poles. Despite this, it still weighs less than the Coleman Instant Family Tent which weighs around 43 lbs / 19.5 kg.
It is clearly intended for vehicle camping and would be difficult to lug around in a backpack!
Ease of Use
Putting up a tent of this size typically requires more effort than setting up a smaller tent. Since the walls and top are different sections, it requires a specific procedure to be set up by one person.
Pay attention to the color-coding and get a friend to assist you, ideally two!
- 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 eaves.
- 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 the 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.
- Place the fly over the body of the tent.
- For proper alignment, match the appropriate ORANGE and BLACK webbing on the fly and tent.
- Attach hook and loop fasteners to leg poles by finding them on the bottom of the fly.
- Prepare 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.
- Secure the rainfly to the tent by attaching the rainfly hooks to plastic rings located on the ground webbing. Stake out all the guylines.
Pros and Cons
- Two gear lofts
- Dry entryway
- Two rooms with divider
- Plenty of headroom
- Breathable and well-ventilated
- Not aerodynamic
- No vestibules
- No footprint
- Wind sensitivity
- Stakes might be a tad small
|Comfort and Space||9/10|
|Ease of Setup||7/10|
|Size and Weight||7/10|