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Eureka Midori 3

- published April 2017

83

2017

RATINGS

Shoulder Room
7
Packability
6
Setup
6
Weatherproofness
7
Features
7
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
83

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THE GOOD

  • Most floor space in test set
  • Highest peak in test set
  • Good vestibule area

THE BAD

  • Third heaviest in set
  • Bulky packability
  • Complicated single pole slows setup

THE VERDICT

The Eureka Midori is heavy and bulky when packed but it has the most floorspace as well as the highest peak in the set.

FULL REVIEW

Shoulder Room
The Midori performs well in the shoulder room area. It has the highest peak of the tent set, and does well in both vestibule area and floor area. The body of the tent is almost all mesh, which adds to comfort on the nights you feel brave enough to fall asleep without the fly on. 

Packability
The Midori packs up into a large roll that is bulky for one person to carry on their own. It is also on the heavy end of the spectrum, with a minimum weight of six and a half pounds. The bags for the poles and stakes lack long term durability, and use drawstring ties. 

Setup
First time solo setup for our tester took 6:40. This is a tent that is relatively easy to set up with one person—it is a simple dome tent with no threading.

Weatherproofness
With the Midori, Eureka has taken the basic dome tent and added a bit of reinforcement, to the seams, the corners of the fly, and to the corners of the body. This adds to the overall weight but provides a basic level of sturdiness for windy conditions. The poles are a lightweight aluminum. 

Features
The Midori features a very large loft-style cargo net that can handle a few pieces of outerwear or other small items, but it’s not something you want to put much weight in or it will pull on the pole structure. There are two doors, two medium sized vestibules, and the fly has double zippers. There are also two optional vents near the top of the fly, one on either non-door side. 

Additional Product Specifications
Minimum Trail Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz

Maximum Packed Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz

Interior Floor Area: 45.2 sq ft

Vestibule Area: 10.9+11.8 sq ft

Peak Interior Height: 51 in 

How We Tested It

The tents in this test were used throughout the spring of 2017, on multi-week mountaineering trips in the Pacific Northwest, along with additional testing in the central Sierra Nevada. The length and intensity of the trips allowed a close look at the performance of each tent, with a strong appreciation for the consequences of that performance. 

For more reviews beyond this 2017 test, check out our other tent tests, backpacking stove tests, and overnight backpack tests, along with other related hiking and camping gear tests

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Scott Morris

Scott Morris

Scott Morris guides backpacking expeditions and hiking trips for Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. He is a writer, traveler, and runner. Scott tests backpacking equipment. 

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MSRP
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$200.00
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RATINGS

Shoulder Room
7
Packability
6
Setup
6
Weatherproofness
7
Features
7
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
83

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