As a budget two-person tent, reviews recommend this classic A-frame, which still earns praise for its sturdy construction, weather resistance and lifetime warranty. Even at this price, you get a freestanding tent with shock-corded poles for easy setup, plus interior storage pockets and loops for hanging a flashlight and clothesline. It's crowded for two people, however, and heavy for backpacking even without the optional vestibule (*Est. $40). If you plan to do a lot of backpacking with a partner, consider the top-ranked backpacking tent, the Nemo Losi 3P (*Est. $400), which provides a lot more space but weighs less.
We found the most owner-written reviews at TheBackpacker.com, where more than a dozen owners review and rate it. We also found useful reviews from owners at Amazon.com, Cabelas.com and Trailspace.com. A more detailed single-product review at the Bass Pro Shops website is also based on personal experience, but reads a bit like an ad.
The Eureka Timberline is one of the top-rated tents at this site devoted to owner-written reviews and ratings of backpacking tents. Over a dozen owners review it the Timberline here, several of whom have used it for many years -- with praise for its sturdy, durable build.
Review: Eureka Timberline, Contributors to TheBackpacker.com
Half a dozen owners review the Eureka Timberline 2 tent here, giving it a near-perfect average rating. One owner notes that the design isn't built for heavy snow, and says construction quality isn't as good as it used to be; another notes that the floor is light and needs a footprint.
Review: Eureka Timberline 2, Contributors to Amazon.com
Over half a dozen owners review the Eureka Timberline 2 A-frame tent here, with most giving it the highest possible rating. One owner reports a wet floor after a downpour, but others say the tent stays dry even in heavy rain.
Review: Eureka Timberline 2, Contributors to Cabelas.com
The two owner-written reviews of the Timberline tent here give it the highest possible rating, praising it as practical, durable and weatherproof.
Review: Eureka Timberline 2 or 4, Contributors to Trailspace.com
This detailed single-product review recommends the Eureka Timberline A-frame tent based on actual use, but reads a bit like an advertisement since no drawbacks are noted.
Review: Eureka Timberline Original A-Frame Tent, Contributor to Bass Pro Shops