Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent

Eureka’s new Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent is the latest update of the popular Tetragon series. With a durable frame and smart design, this three-season camping tent is perfect for car camping trips.

Comfort and Space

A girl plays in the Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent

With an interior floor dimension of 7 ft x 5 ft (2.13m x 1.5m) and a floor space of 35 square feet (3.25 square meters), the Tetragon NX 2 person tent fits two people comfortably in a single room. Unlike other tent manufacturers, when Tetragon says two people, it really means two people, not one-and-a-dog.  

Like other 2-person tents, the peak height of 4 feet (1.2 meters) isn’t enough to stand upright but you’ll be able to comfortably move around in a crouch.

There isn’t a vestibule, which is a bit of a downer, but there IS a hooded rain fly to keep the showers away from your main door. You can stash your camping essentials in the gear loft or the two storage pockets, while the two side windows give you plenty of airflow. There’s also a loop for a camping lantern.

Like all dome tents, the sloping walls take some shoulder room away but give maximum headroom and stability in higher winds and bad weather. Dome tents also offer superior protection from the elements. 

Breathability and Ventilation

The tent stays nice and airy with the rainfly off, but like most other tents, the polyester sheet inhibits airflow when in use. 

Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent ventilation and gear pocket

However, the rainfly’s hooded design helps promote some airflow, and the two generous mesh windows keep the air circulating and the bugs out. While the back panel doesn’t have a window, there is a vent opening along the top for an added ventilation boost.  

Leaving the rainfly off is advisable in warmer weather, as the tent can get stuffy on still nights. 

Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent

Weather Resistance

The Tetragon NX 2 person tent performs remarkably well in cold and wet weather. Even when it goes down to close to freezing, the tent stays relatively warm at night.

In addition, it stands up to strong winds and heavy rains well but doesn’t have a vestibule for you to stash muddy or wet boots or shoes in rainy weather. It does, however, have a hooded rainfly to somewhat protect your main door from the wet. 

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Overall, it stands up incredibly well to cold weather but might be a little uncomfortable on rainy days due to the slight lack of rain protection. 


The rainfly, floor, and walls are made of durable 63D polyester, while the mesh is made of 40D polyester. The “D” denotes “denier”, which is the unit of measurement for the thickness and weight of the threads in a fabric. A higher “D” number would be thicker, stronger, and more durable. 

The lightweight, fiberglass 7.9mm tent poles and 6mm fly poles are more resistant to rust and corrosion, but will not stand up to inclement weather as well as the more expensive aluminum poles that higher-end tents use. 

Fiberglass poles are typically used in entry-level tents but if you’re only camping a few times a year in fair weather, the significant price increase might not be able to justify a tent with aluminum poles. 

You can prolong the lifespan of your Tetragon NX 2 person tent with some post-camping light maintenance. Clean the tent by wiping it down with mild soap and warm water, and rinse and dry completely. 

Don’t use any harsh detergents and chemicals or machine wash the tent as this could damage the protective coatings. Make sure the tent is completely dry before storage to prevent any mold or mildew. 

Clean the tent poles and zippers with a dry cloth, especially if you have been camping in sand or near the sea. 

Ease of Use

A family sets up Eureka Tetragon NX 2 Person Tent on the meadow

The Tetragon NX 2 person tent is a breeze to set up, even for one. The package comes with 4 stakes, the tent body, the rainfly, the mainframe poles, and two fly poles.

Here’s how you set up the Eureka Tetragon NX2 tent:

  1. Unpack the tent, unroll the tent body, and lay it out on the ground
  1. Find the four corner webbings with the ring and pin
  1. Take the two tent poles and assemble them 
  1. Cross the tent poles and stick them into the ring and pin assembly on diagonally opposite corners
  1. Lift the frame and attach the tent clips
  1. Now that the freestanding tent is up, stake the four corners down
  1. Now for the rainfly. Assemble both the fly poles and unroll the rainfly
  1. Insert the fly poles into the rod pockets.
  1. Place the entire fly over the tent body. 
  1. There are eight pieces of velcro underneath the rainfly. Attach them to the tent frame.
  1. Attach the rainfly to the four rings on the corners.

Voila! Easy peasy. It takes an inexperienced person five minutes to set up, and there are detailed instructions in the tent’s packing bag if you get lost. 

Packed Size and Weight

The Tetragon NX 2 person tent weighs 4 lbs 15 oz (2.2 kg), significantly less than the Tetragon 3-person tent at 6 lbs 5 oz (2.9 kg) or the 4-person tent at 8 lbs 4 oz (3.7 kg).

The tent packs down to 5 by 34 inches (13 x 61 cm), making it just a tad too bulky for a multi-day backpacking trip to the middle of the backcountry, but for the casual camper that drives to campsites or goes on a short hike to the campground, this tent will work just fine. 

Pros and Cons


  • Hooded fly keeps rain out of the entrance
  • Heat stays in on cold nights
  • Relatively sturdy and will hold up to strong winds 


  • No vestibule 
  • Not the best for warm nights
  • Zipper has been known to get stuck


Comfort and Space8/10
Weather Resistance8.5/10
Ease of Setup8/10
Size and Weight7.5/10
Alex Buchnev

Alex Buchnev

Alex loves kayaking, fishing, and all things outdoors. When he's not out there in the wild, he's probably typing away at his laptop or trying to be the world's best father for his two lovely daughters.

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