Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 8- Person Tent
The designers have given a lot of thought to this tent in order to maximize space. The interior offers 130 sq feet of space, room for 8 people and this means 15sq feet per camper and camping gear.
This large tent has moved on from the standard dome design so often seen in big models. The Eureka! Copper Canyon LX has a large box shape which does provide more ground floor space and in terms of being high, this model goes up to 7 feet. For stability in winds, the frame is a combination of fiberglass and tough steel poles which clip into place easily but lock nice and tight.
The Eureka! Copper Canyon LX became available in 2020 and is proving to be a popular choice for large groups going camping during the three main camping seasons. For those due to change or upgrade a tent, do take a look at this model as it has much to offer.
Cabin style with lots of headroom for moving around
Large and spacey
Steel and fiberglass poles
A divider to create two rooms
Two large doors
Two large windows
Electric cable and socket
Comes with a rain-fly
Avoid heavy-duty rain or strong heavy winds
No vestibule area
This tent is designed for 3 seasons but keep in mind it's for moderate weather, not for extreme weather. People go on camping trips in large tents for an enjoyable break in reasonable weather.
For sunny warm weather, this model is really well designed. Without the rain-fly in place, the roof is mesh - a great feature for warm evenings and star-studded sky. A mesh ceiling also ensures good ventilation and on very hot days/nights, a mesh top allows warm air to move up and exit.
The main entrance door for the tent has an extension that provides a useful porch area. The walls are a steep design with two benefits - lots of standing room and the steepness encourages water to run directly down instead of pooling.
If the weather does turn to wet, the rain-fly fully covers the tent to work at keeping out the rain. The porch feature serves to provide a dry area when exiting or entering the tent during rainfall.
The materials are a cloth-style thick fabric that gives a nice degree of waterproofing in moderate rain. The two large windows are mesh and have waterproof curtains to keep out rain showers.
In warm weather, the fly can be erected separately as a hang-out for cooking, enjoying a group chat and drink and if the weather turns, the rain-fly can be assembled over the main tent frame reasonably quickly. Seams are designed against water entry.
For 8 people this model is good, for 6 people it is very spacious. The tent has an e-socket so campers can run a cable to power lights, electrical equipment, fans and laptops. If you do find you have to stay inside for 3-4 hours, electricity is great for powering your favorite useful electrical equipment.
The walls are steep and this means lots of headroom, not just in the central area of the tent but everywhere. Steep walls also give better space for bedding, mattresses and cots. The inside space feels roomy and the two large mesh windows give a sense of light and space while allowing a good flow of ventilation. Standing room is 7 feet high.
High volume designed-in pockets and a loft area for gear allow campers to store gear off the floor of the tent.
A surprising and useful feature is the divider which can be used to turn this large tent into two rooms.
This is a family-sized tent for warm weather camping and it gets a lot of use in hot weather. The two doors can be kept open, the roof is mesh and allows airflow, the two windows are also mesh and give a good view but if you want privacy, you can pull down the fabric window covers.
With such large doors and windows and a mesh ceiling, this tent is among the best when it comes to ventilation and airflow.
Storage space in a tent is often an issue; however, this model has a large mesh storage space designed into the roof where you can store useful items. Also, the interior features a nice amount of mesh storage pockets.
Frame and Fabric
The frame is durable; the upper poles are fiberglass and the lower poles are steel. The quality of the fabric cloth for the structure is similar to materials used in many popular large tents - it is certainly durable and reliable.
Comparison to Similar 8-Person Tents
Another comparative feature for the tent being light is the extensive use of mesh for the large doors and windows - more mesh means less heavy fabric.
The built-in divider is a feature that can be used to create two rooms and this puts the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX ahead of a lot of other large tents in terms of flexible use.
Another plus is the box design with steep walls; this type of design gives more space for standing and for mattresses, sleeping bags, also assuring easy movement inside.
A nice cabin-style design such as this gives more space than large dome-style tents, unique storage systems such as the mesh ceiling pockets allow for storing items well out of the way.
If you're looking for a moderate-warm weather tent that has style, space, comfort, great features and durable functionality, then this option is definitely worth checking out.
A final plus is the price tag - a moderate price for a high-performing 3 season large tent.