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Tent Showcase: Eurohike Backpacker

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8 Reviews of the Backpacker

By: DerbyDog  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 06/09/2012

At last I managed a one nighter in the Eurohike Backpacker 2. Set up of the tent took me around ten minutes. Flysheet first. Two sets of poles, pretty thin fibreglass, that form two gothic arches. I had no problem threading them through the sleeves. The ends of the poles sit in grommits. Then I pegged out using thin but pretty tough steel pegs. Four guylines provide the stability. I have added four rock pegs to the kit for these for my own peace of mind. Attaching the inner is pretty simple, at the foot end attach two hooks at the bottom then toggles, same with the entry end. I choose not to use the little plastic hooks and peg them down instead.

The tent forms a wedge with the foot end both narrower and lower. Point that bit into the wind. (yes I know, then the wind changes direction, but at least we tried eh?)

Ventilation is good with two mesh panels in the fly protected by hoods. Also, a half moon vent can be unzipped in the D shaped door panel.

Stepping back to survey my new object it was with some satisfaction that for once I seem to have purchased so much for so little. A recent sale took this to 21.00. Made in Bangaladesh from polyester, (inner and fly) with a flysheet HH rating of 3000 and well stitched one really can't grumble. The groundsheet is pretty bog standard but unless actually pitching in a puddle it should hold up pretty well. Inside are two little storage pockets and a hook for a lamp above the door. There is plenty of space between inner and fly which is just as well if two people are sharing it. I scratched my head a bit once inside my sleeping bag, ( I usually scratch something) I cannot for the life of me imagine two people of normal size, ( like me, 5 foot 2, slightly rotund,) managing to cram themselves inside. ( what do you mean??? 5 foot 2 IS normal for a human, anyone over that is a mutant)

It is an ideal tent for one with room inside for all your stuff out of the summer rain. This tent is certainly not meant for living in as headroom is at a premium, I ended up with an achy back hunched over my stove in the offset porch as me fancying a brew and a light shower happened to coincide.

I would suggest this as a 'starter' tent suitable for low level summer camping, (great for the younger ones). It can be taken down and re-erected as one. Not bad though for anyone who just needs a place to sleep for the night.
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By: Windywendy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 08/09/2011

I bought this purely for solo camping, with backpacking in mind also; for 24.99 from the Millets website.

I used it for the first time last weekend, in wet and windy Wasdale.(Lake District). It stood up to all the elements really well. Due to it's low height on the ground, it managed well in the wind. We had 24hrs of non-stop rain and this little tent held up brilliantly! On the coldest of the two night's, I did experience a lot of condensation on the inside of the inner tent, which dripped quite annoyingly on to myself and my kit in the morning! It didn't take long to dry out though and I guessed that it was condensated because we had experienced a lot of damp over the two nights, the latter being the colder of the two.

The only gripe I really have is that the height of the taller end of the tent(entrance end), is just slightly too low. I am 5ft 2inches and can crouch well, but found it uncomfortable to sit upright whilst sitting out a rainstorm.

It would be the perfect budget backpacker if it was a few inches higher at the entrance so you can sit comfortably and brew up!

Next time I will take a tarp and rig up an area with my walking poles to sit in if it rains!

I would definitely recommend this tent to a friend.A short friend! :o)
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By: Liverbird08  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 29/08/2011

Bought this for 20 and used it for 2 nights this weekend. Kids in another tent, me in this. Definitely too small for two, but very cosy for one. I slept well, it rained heavily and it stayed dry and no condensation although it was fairly warm.

The poles are very frail looking and the seams look a tad wonky but for this price it is a cracking little tent and very easy to pack away, good for backpacking. It has a little pocket at the front for bits, plus a hanging loop over the doorway although kept clunking my head on that. I managed to put my wicker picnic hamper AND a folding flat chair in the porch! Good little buy to be honest, pleasantly surprised.
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By: Sigreg  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 31/07/2011

It's cheap to buy, reasonably quick to put up, nice and spacious for 1 but a tad cosy for 2, a touch heavy for backpacking but ideal for using as a base for exploring. It has stood up to some heavy rain with no problems and minimal condensation. The porch area is just big enough to store wet boots and backpacks leaving the inner tent nice and dry.
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By: Dbm123  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating:   Date: 13/04/2011

Have always owned different sizes and makes of tents. This new one ~ the Eurohike Backpacker is ok for either backpacking or cycling. Had difficulty keeping the top of the fly sheet from touching the inner living area. There was a lot of condensation inside the tent. Overall the tent is ideal for our use ~ this year, we are hoping to use our holidays to cycle around our lovely country and camp in our Eurohike Backpacker Tent.
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By: Rogerzilla  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating:   Date: 06/08/2010

This is a very inexpensive tent to buy, and I don't know about its longevity. However, it provides really good accommodation for one person (two would be silly unless it was OK to leave luggage outside) and is spectacularly light for the price - about 2.65kg, so fine to carry on a bike. The porch area is small but does have a groundsheet, unlike some superlight tents where all your gear has to sit on the wet grass and there's nowhere to take off your shoes. There is a hanging eye for a light, a couple of pockets and a little window. It's exceptionally easy to put up although getting the flysheet tight and keeping it clear of the inner compartment requires that (a) you don't peg it too tight at the base of the poles and (b) you get the guys halfway up the poles really, really tight. The colour is a yellower green than most tents and blends in better with grass. The label may not exude street cred, but I think it's a very good tent.
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By: Rachael22  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2006   Rating:   Date: 16/07/2009

I mainly use mine for DofE expeditions.

First use as a Y10 student with 2 of us in was slightly cramped and caused problems with fitting our kit inside.

Now I only use it as a 1 man tent if I have any kit at all, as it doesn't really fit 2 roll mats side by side.

Easy to put up, I can put it up on my own in seconds and it doesn't take long to take down and pack away into the bag either.

Reliable and waterproof, I've never had a problem with it. Only complaint is it's rather heavy to use as a 1 man tent if you're hiking and have to carry it.
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By: Jayster  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating:   Date: 03/07/2009

I own one of these and think it is perfect for my needs which is DofE general backpacking and camping I always have preferred to sleep in my own tent and this is just the right size for one person with there kit. I have used it with two people but it was a bit small, we ended up keeping backpacks outside in bin bags. It is good for starting out camping with teenagers as it is quick and easy to use
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Manufacturer's Description

Made from fire retardant fabric with pre-attached guylines. Pole sleeves and colour coded poles for easy pitching. It comes with handy storage pockets inside so you can keep it neat and tidy. With an inner made of breathable polyester, complete with fully taped seams, this tent also has a porch area for storage. Its great price makes it ideal for backpacking.


Weight Kilos 2.8
Sleeps 2
Colour Coded Poles Yes
Poles Fibreglass
Pack Length 51
Pack Width 14

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