Eureka Alpenlite 2XT 7.5-Foot by 4.5-Foot Two-Person Four-Season Expedition Tent

Product Description
The Alpenlite 2XT--Eureka's lightest, most compact 4-season tent--offers uncompromising shelter from the elements, plenty of ventilation options, and enough room for two sleepers. It features a strong A-frame design with steep walls that's optimal for shedding snow. One of the best ventilated tents available, it boasts on door, two roof vents, one rear window, and four side vents. Eureka's patented High/Low doors vent from the top and/or bottom provide even more options for moderating air flow.

The attached front dual-zippered vestibule is handy for excess gear and easy entry/exit, and it features a cold weather PU transparent window to brighten the interior. The 7001-T6 aluminum frame has a specially formulated cold weather shockcord, and the clips and post and grommet corner attachments promise a fast set up when faced with extreme weather conditions. The compact folding frame sections fit into bike panniers or inside a backpack. Other features include four pockets, four gear loft loops, one flashlight loop, clothesline loops, and lightweight/reflective web guyout points on fly. Carry bags and stakes included.


* Area: 31 square feet with 11 square foot vestibule
* Floor size: 7 feet, 6 inches by 4 feet, 6 inches
* Center height: 3 feet, 4 inches
* Wall fabrics:
* Floor fabrics:
* Fly fabrics:
* Pack size: 6 by 19 inches
* Weight: 7 pounds, 7 ounces

About Eureka
Though the exact year is unknown, Eureka’s long history begins prior to 1895 in Binghamton, New York, where the company still resides today. Then known as the Eureka Tent & Awning Company, its first wares were canvas products--most notably, Conestoga wagon covers and horse blankets for nineteenth century American frontiersmen--as well as American flags, store awnings, and camping tents.

The company increased production of its custom canvas products locally throughout the 1930s and during the 1940 and even fabricated and erected the IBM "tent cities" just outside Binghamton. The seven acres of tents housed thousands of IBM salesmen during the company’s annual stockholders meeting, which had since outgrown its previous locale. In the 1940s, with the advent of World War II and the increased demand for hospital ward tents, Eureka expanded operations and began shipping tents worldwide. Ultimately, upon the post-war return of the GIs and the resultant housing shortage, Eureka turned its attention to the home front during the 1950s by supplying awnings for the multitude of mobile homes that were purchased.

In 1960, Eureka’s new and innovative Draw-Tite tent, with its practical, free standing external frame, was used in a Himalayan Expedition to Nepal by world renowned Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person documented to summit Mt. Everest only six years earlier. In 1963, Eureka made history during its own Mt. Everest ascent, with more than 60 of its tents sheltering participants from fierce 60+ mph winds and temperatures reaching below -20°F during the first all American Mt. Everest Expedition.

For backpackers and families, Eureka introduced its legendary Timberline tent in the 1970s. Truly the first StormShield design, this completely self-supporting and lightweight backpacking tent became one of the most popular tents the entire industry with sales reaching over 1 million by its ten year anniversary.

Eureka tents have also traveled as part of several historic expeditions, including the American Women’s Himalayan Expedition to Annapurna I in 1978 and the first Mt. Everest ascents by a Canadian and American woman in 1986 and 1988. In recent history, tents specially designed and donated by Eureka sheltered Eric Simonson and his team on two historic research expeditions to Mount Everest, this time in a quest for truth regarding the 1924 attempted summit of early English explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. During the 1999 expedition, the team made history finding the remains of George Mallory, but the complete mystery remained unsolved. Returning in 2001 to search for more clues, the team found amazing historical artifacts which are now on display at the Smithsonian.

Product Features

* Four-season A-frame tent for two sleepers (7' 6" by 4' 6" floor; 31 square foot area)
* Full coverage fly with a large front vestibule provides protection as well as added storage area
* Zippered High/Low vents (2 in roof and 4 in side walls) and a scoop vent in the vestibule provide comfort year round
* In extreme conditions, clips and post and grommet corner attachments promise a fast set up
* Center height of 40 inches; weighs 7 pounds, 7 ounces
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