This Eureka Tetragon NX 5 3-Season Camping Tent is a simple dome structure with one door and one window suitable for 2 season camping and quiet weather conditions.
Key features & benefits
- Dome tent.
- Fiberglass poles.
- 1 Door.
- Moderate price.
What this is about
Eureka Tetragon Tents series has been around for years, but they have launched a new version for the coming season. This Tetragon NX 5 is the largest of the tents in this series which should not be mixed with yet another with a similar name, the Eureka Tetragon HD Tents.
The picture below shows the tent so you realize this is a very simple dome construction supported by two X-crossed poles. The tent is freestanding and this holds even when its minimal-coverage fly is on.
There is one door here and it is with a window on the upper section where you have a mesh and a zippered panel. The tent is quite tall for its overall size, the peak height is 6 ft (183 cm). You have a carry bag included and below you can see how it looks, the size is (L x D) 27 x 6.5 inches (69 x 17 cm).
The poles: You have the two main poles mentioned above with a diameter of 11 mm. But there are also two cross poles that are added to create a small awning above the door, their diameter is 9.5 mm. This is all fiberglass, not so durable material, but it is commonly used in such budget tents.
The pole attachment to the tent o canopy is through clips, and through the pin-and-ring system in the corners. There are also Velcro loops to attach the fly poles to the frame.
The fabric: The tent’s body, the fly, and the floor are all 63D 190T polyester taffeta with a 1500 mm rating, and a 40D polyester no-see-um mesh. So these are moderately durable materials and the waterproof rating is good enough.
Note that there are only 4 clips to secure the tent to the ground. There are no guylines for the fly.
From the picture above that shows the tent without the fly you can see that canopy is with lots of mesh for ventilation. The fly is minimal and the awning on the front allows for the air and vapor to escape easily, so there is no need for roof vents. But there are no floor vents here and this is necessary when you keep the door closed.
Please see a bit more about this new series in this short video:
In the video below you can see more about how to set the tent up, note that this is Tetragon NX 4 but the features are exactly the same:
Who is it for
Capacity-wise, the tent is officially for 5 people, and for this, you have 81 ft² (7.5 m²) of the floor area. This means 16.2 ft² (1.5 m²) per person. The dimensions are such that you can put 5 sleeping pads on the floor, but for real camping, there is no way to have so many people inside. So it is best to downgrade the tent to up to 3 people.
Seasons-wise & climate-wise, the tent is designed for mild weather and even the manufacturer claims this. So do not plan to use it in windy places or in any harsh weather conditions.
Weight-wise, the tent is lightweight with its 11 lb 15 oz (5.4 kg). So it is backpack portable if the users share the weight. But the packed size is not so great so the tent is best suited for places with a car access.
Price-wise, this is an affordable tent. But as mentioned above, do not expect too much from it.
- Official capacity: 5 people.
- Minimum weight: 11 lb 15 oz (5.4 kg).
- Dimensions: 9 x 9 ft (2.74 x 2.74 m).
- Area: 81 ft² (7.5 m²).
- Area per person: 16.2 ft² (1.5 m²).
- Interior peak height: 6 ft (183 cm).
- Packed size (L x D): 27 x 6.5 in (69 x 17 cm).
- Poles: fiberglass.
Final thoughts, rating, pros & cons
In the summary of this Eureka Tetragon NX 5 3-Season Camping Tent review, I wish to stress again that this is a tent for mild weather conditions in the warmer part of the year. It is good enough for occasional outdoor adventures at places where you would not have to carry it yourself.
Please see how this tent scores against my usual set of rating criteria:
For more options of this shape please check under the group Dome Tents. If you want to see more tents in this capacity range please check in the category Tents for 5/6 people. Check this Vango Apollo 500 Five Man Tent if you want a tent with lots of storage area under its vestibule.
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