The Eureka! Solitaire Bivy Tent offers a 2-pole hoop design and post-and-grommet assembly to help simplify setup and a zippered mesh roof panel that offers plenty of airflow and easy entry and exit. Stargaze in bug-free comfort by pulling back the StormShield® polyester taffeta rainfly, and store your gear in the roomy vestibule.
75-denier StormShield® polyester taffeta rainfly can be pulled back for bug-free stargazing
Zippered mesh roof panel offers plenty of airflow and easy entry and exit
Roomy vestibule provides storage space for your gear
Compact, 2-pole hoop design
Post-and-grommet assembly for fast setup
2 storage pockets and 1 flashlight loop
What's in the Box
Eureka! Solitaire Bivy Tent
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4 x 17.5
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Sun gold and black
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Rated 2 out of
Worthless poles make for a worthless tentBefore buying this tent for a bike tour I had read the reviews. There were a lot of statements about pole breakage, but I'd owned the Eureka Timberline years before and was thoroughly happy with it. So I took a chance on this tent. Bad mistake. The first pole sectional broke on use #8. I had already contacted Eureka and asked if I could have a replacement pole set before I was going to need it due to what many people said. I was informed that the company would only send one replacement. Well, when it broke, I asked for it. It was sent, but strangely, perhaps because I raised heck about how a company could produce such an inferior product, I was also offered the Spitfire instead. This made no sense - offer a tent worth double the price instead of just improving what is a major flaw with the Solitaire thus losing business. I was also informed that if I didn't want that, I could contact a certain company which specifically makes quality replacement poles for this tent... at half the price of the tent! Welcome to Eureka. By usage #20, 3 other sections had broken. I had kept the original pole set so I could use the sections as replacements (think McGyver), but now I was out (all breaks always occurred with the rear pole). I now have a tent which only uses the front pole. Utterly useless when it rains and spaciousless for general use. Will never buy from Eureka again.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 1 out of
tent poles break easily!Set up the tent to seam seal it and both poles broke! Have yet to climb into this tent for the time. Sent the two poles back for replacement and they sent me only one pole. I can't recommend this tent to anyone.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 4 out of
I really want to like this tent, but...This is such a good looking and stow-able tent, and the perfect asset for my motorcycle camping. I really, really want to like it, BUT there are two big issues:
1. On the second outing with my Solitaire, the shorter tent pole snapped! This wasn't during setup, or in high winds, but while the tent was sitting there in the campsite. I've now read at least two reviews from other customers who also warned of this issue. Had I read their reviews prior to purchase, I would have assumed they just lacked skills, or were too ham-fisted, but from my own experience, I know neither of these to be true. The poles are just too wimpy!
2. Even worse than a broken tent pole, the Solitaire's entry has a huge vulnerability when it comes to ants. Whereas the rest of the tent's stitching seems solid and impervious to bugs, the entryway flap is a combination of a horizontal zipper and vertical zipper that meet at the base of the tent, just a few inches off the ground. This "meeting" leaves a gap so big you can stick your pinky finger through it. On my first night, after waking to discover ants tracking the inside walls, I literally followed them back to this spot and spent the rest of the night watching them enter and exit through this hole. This occurred on both nights/trips, despite my attempts to encircle the tent with talcum powder, and invoking a no food or liquid inside the tent policy. Had the manufacturer put a little more thought and testing into it, gone with a single zipper that could be zipped up to the top of the tent, I think the situation would be vastly improved.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 4 out of
Great little tentI bought this last year and used it to camp at Canyonlands NP and Monument Valley. Easy to setup in 10 min or so. A Coleman slim twin camping air mattress fits in the tent just fine. The only down side was me. I'm big guy and is a bit of a hassle getting in and out of it compared to a dome tent. I'd back into it on hands and knees. Tricoidal01You can step into it from the top with the zipper open and rain fly retracted but on a moonless night or with out a flashlight or after a few drinks stepping into it from the top is NOT a good idea
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of
Works amazinglyim 13 and in boy scouts. we recently did a 11 mile backpacking trip to black balsam knob. this tent was really lightweight. overnight the wind was over 30 mph and even though I thought the rainfly would come undone, it stayed firmly in the ground. I really liked this tent. it stayed dry on the inside despite everyone elses tents getting wet. the only problem is that (doh!) since it is a bivy it could not hold my gear.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 4 out of
Scott C from
Take the bad with the good.I bought this tent 4 months ago and have only used it twice. Once in perfect conditions, second time in a 4 hour midwest downpour. The tent performed admirably in both situations. I like the size, weight, style and convertibility. The one big negative that I have seen in a lot of reviews is the fiberglass poles. After being set up only four times (twice while camping and twice for cleaning) both of my poles snapped at multiple points where the pole inserts in the ferule. I like the tent well enough I am purchasing replacement poles online so that I can continue to use the tent. I just don't think it would do any good to get them replaced at Academy or through the manufacturer since they would likely just break again. The tent did handle the rain very well. I experienced some condensation issues but nothing terrible. If I wanted perfect comfort I would have stayed at home and slept in my bed!
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of
Great tentThis is a great back packing tent this tent will last you a long time besides $70.00 for a eureka awesome tent and price
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 4 out of
SturdySmall, strong, sturdy little tent. Not the best but is the best for price. As with all tents upgrade the stakes.
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What's the waterproofing on this tent? And how thick is the floor or do you need a footprint?
Asked by: Grayman88
The Eureka! Solitaire Bivy Tent features a 70D nylon taffeta floor fabric and also "bathtub floor" that keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protection.
Answered by: bsinkler
Date published: 2016-03-26
Is this product available at the local store at Lafyette, LA?
Asked by: LuisBonilla
Inventory availability and pricing are subject to change, please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at (888) 922-2336 for current availability and pricing. We are available Monday - Sunday from 7:00 am - 12:00 am (CST) and you may, also, reach us by live chat 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Answered by: bsinkler
Date published: 2016-03-06
What is the price of the eureka solitary bivy tent, it is not priced. Item: #2628307/ sku: k#0015682867
Asked by: GAMDIAR
For current pricing and availability please contact your local Academy Sports + Outdoors store directly or our Customer Service Center at 1-888-922-2336.
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