Eureka! Suma 2
$140; 3 lbs. 13 oz.; eurekacamping.com
3.7 The Suma’s 31-square-foot floor is average, but it’s a fair trade for the basement price and weight of under 2 pounds per person. However, sloped ceilings put the squeeze on campers 5’7” and taller, despite a 42-inch peak height. “I had to lean into my partner’s personal space to get changed,” one New Mexico tester says. There’s only one door, but a 10-square-foot vestibule means you don’t have to climb over your gear when you enter and exit.
3.9 Condensation was nil, even during a 25°F evening in New Mexico’s San Antonio National Forest. Credit the single roof vent and partial mesh walls (full mesh on the door side) for the ample airflow. Ding: The drip line allows a little moisture inside when the f ly is open.
3.5 The no-frills price does not mean no frills. The Suma has three storage pockets and a large gear loft. “We stashed a couple pairs of pants, a T-shirt, two headlamps, a pair of glasses, a camera, and some snacks in the loft. Moving the clutter up high made the tent feel more spacious,” one tester says.
4.0 This tent bounced across four states, and survived looking no worse for the wear. “The 68-denier polyester f loor held up well when we pitched it directly on sandstone and gravel,” said one tester after a night in Arizona’s Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness.