Eureka! Suma 2

$140; 3 lbs. 13 oz.; eu­reka­camp­ing.com

Backpacker - - Fıeld Test -

LIV­ABIL­ITY

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.

WEATHERPROOFING

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.

FEA­TURES

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.

DURA­BIL­ITY

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.

OVER­ALL 3.8

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