Eureka Jade Canyon 6 tent is fully freestanding with steel and aluminum poles, 3 huge zippered windows, media center, and a good waterproof rating.
- Cabin style.
- Very tall tent.
- Very good waterproof rating.
- Steel & aluminum poles.
- E-cable port.
- Illumination panels.
- Media center.
What type of tent is this
This Jade Canyon 6 is a cabin style and a very tall tent with a peak height of 84 inches (213 cm). The structure is fully freestanding and this is so even when you add the fly which buckles to the tent’s corners. So you can move it short distances and rotate if necessary before you stake it down.
The picture above shows its steep walls and huge windows. This is mostly a single layer tent with a minimal fly which covers only the mesh roof.
Who is it for
Space-wise, the declared capacity is 6 people. However, the area is 100 ft² (9.3 m²) and this means 16.7 ft² (1.55 m²) per person. Without any storage area for boots and larger gear, this is is not enough for camping. I would say this is a tent for couples or for parents with one child. The picture below shows what they suggest for using this tent for 6 people, doable in theory but not in practice.
Seasons-wise, although this is a tent with a minimal fly, its waterproof rating is really good and this applies to the walls and the floor as well, more below. On the other hand, the poles are exceptionally good and strong. So this is a tent for at least 2-seasons, say for summer camping, late spring and early autumn. Note that the ceiling is all mesh so you will be cold if you use it in a cooler environment. The reflective panels close the ceiling partly but this is not enough.
I would not expose it to very strong winds simply because it is so tall and the structure is not particularly aerodynamic. You have stake loops in the four corners and the stakes are included. Also, the fly can be staked down at four places.
Weight-wise, with 21.1 lb (9.6 kg) this is a heavy tool, but the packed size is not so bad (L x D) 26 x 8 inches (66 x 20 cm). In any case, this is a car camping tent. One person can easily set it up in under 15 minutes, so even if you change the place frequently the setup is easy.
The materials & construction
The poles & stakes
You have a very good combination here, 4 legs poles are steel and the two roof poles that create an X-structure are 7001 series aluminum. The steel poles are 19 mm in the diameter and the aluminum poles are 16 mm in the diameter. So this is a very strong and stable construction. But do not use it at places where you can expect snow accumulated on the roof, it is not designed for such a purpose or environment.
You can start by passing the roof poles through the sleeves and adding the plastic joints (brackets) to their ends. You can see this in the picture below. Note that those joints are pre-attached to the tent itself so you will not lose them.
Then you continue adding the legs and connecting them to the structure in the corner grommets, see the picture below, and attach the tent to them with clips. Note that the fly attaches to the grommets and legs through buckles shown in the picture below. The stakes are 7075-series aluminum.
The tent’s body fabric is a very durable 75D 190T StormShield polyester taffeta with an 1800 mm waterproof rating. The same material is used for the minimal fly. The mesh on the windows and ceiling is also very strong 68D polyester no-see-um type. The floor is also 75D 190T StormShield polyester taffeta but the coating provides a 2000 mm rating. Note that you have a bathtub floor design that minimizes ground level seams.
The windows and the door
The tent has 3 huge windows on the three sides, plus the window on the only door so you have 360 degrees views around. All these openings are with mesh and panels. This is a really nice design because you have zippers on windows plus two toggles on the top that secure them additionally in place when you zip them completely up. With such zippers, you can keep the panels open at any position and regulate the airflow and privacy.
With so much mesh on the windows and on the ceiling, you can almost always have enough air circulation. But if it rains you will have to keep everything closed and this may become an issue if the rain continues. So I miss some floor vents, pity they did not add them here.
Illumination panels – aka E!luminate system
You have them 2 in the package, triangular in shape, and you attach them under the roof, but above the lantern (there is a lantern attachment loop on the highest point), see the picture below. The purpose of this is to reflect back the light and this really works as the picture shows, they claim it increases brightness in the tent 3 times.
The fly is with fixed pouches where you can store the guylines so that they do not hang around when not in use, this is a really nice detail here, see the picture above.
There are several storage pockets on the walls. Some are shown in the picture below. But you also get an extra set of removable pockets for storage. There are many rings and toggles around to attach stuff.
You also get a removable media center panel with several pouches and one with a transparent screen which is touch-screen compatible, so you can put a tablet there and watch movies, see the picture.
The tent comes with a zippered port for a power cable, good to have it you use the tent in a well-equipped camping space.
- Capacity: 6 people.
- Type: cabin-style freestanding tent.
- Weight: 21 lb 2 oz (21.1 lb; 9.6 kg).
- Dimensions: 10 x 10 ft (3.05 x 3.05 m).
- Area: 100 ft² (9.3 m²).
- Area per person: 16.7 ft² (1.55 m²).
- Peak height: 7 ft (84 in; 213 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 26 x 8 in (66 x 20 cm).
- Doors: 1.
- Poles: steel & aluminum.
Eureka Jade Canyon 6 Tent vs Competitors
If you are not familiar with the tents industry, one way of understanding their features is to put various brands side by side and compare their parameters. This is why I give you here two tents built in the same style. There are differences in the materials, in the waterproof rating, and also the Core tent is an instant cabin tent. The differences in the prices are also substantial, so please follow the links to see more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Floor size, sq ft (sq m)
Peak height, in (cm)
Packed size, in (cm)
Payable Every Month
26 x 8 (66 x 20)
steel & aluminum
Camp Creek 6
Payable Every Year
28 x 8.5 (71 x 22)
steel & fiberglass
Payable Every Year
48 x 8.5 (122 x 22
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
In the summary of this Eureka Jade Canyon 6 Tent review, I wish to stress that this tent has been around for a number of years already, so it is well known and there may be no unpleasant surprises with it. It is very reliable and with a very good waterproof rating. It looks like a typical summer camping tent, but it offers a very good protection from elements. The poles are strong and the waterproof rating is very good. This is a properly built tent.
There are more affordable tents of this type on the market, but you have seen the features above, and quality materials are used in the construction.
There are many customers’ reports on Amazon and the tent has received a very high average rating. So this is really remarkable and not surprising at all, this is a great tent indeed. My own rating is shown below. I use a set of criteria and formulas and apply them consistently to all tents presented here in the site, so you can make an easy comparison.
Eureka! Jade Canyon 6 Person Tent$292.45
Please check around in various categories if you need something different, this site is all about large family camping tents, so you will surely find what you need. Note also that they have a Jade Canyon 4-person version as well.
If you would rather have something in the dome style, please check the Ozark Trail 8-Person Dome Tent. Need something with the same capacity to carry on the trail? If so, please check this Big Agnes Big House Deluxe Camping Tent 6.
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