Marmot Eos 1 Person Dome Tent Review

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  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Eos
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $269.00
  • Current Price: $269.00 info_outline
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  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Type: Eos
  • Sleeping Capacity: 1 Person
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • MSRP: $269.00
  • Current Price: $269.00 info_outline
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Yellow, Brown
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 0
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Zippers: Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, N/A
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 15d 100% Nylon No-See-Um Mesh F/R
  • Full Fly: 20D 100% Polyester RS, Sil/PU F/R
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: 30D 100% Nylon F/R
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: N/A
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: N/A, Yes
  • Stakes: N/A
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 21 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 0 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 2 Lbs 15 Oz
    Trail Weight: 2 Lbs. 2 Oz.
  • Packed Size: N/A
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area: 7.80 sq. ft.
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy with Color Coded Easy Pitch Clips and Poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Light and compact to store and carry. Extremely easy and fast to set-up. A fantastic 2-3 season tent.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

The first year was excellent, except there is no ventilation in the hot weather. The first night on the second year tour the elastic in the poles broke and I had to wait till I got back to send in to have repaired.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Eos 1 has one door and a maximum center height of 3' 0 which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 59 different 1 person tents we have looked at. With 21 square feet of room inside, it is significantly smaller than some other 1-person tents, and it would be quite cramped for you during the 3-seasons this tent is suggested for. Smaller tents similar to this one are an awesome choice for people that appreciate spending loads of time outside the tent exploring.

Many of the great things about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking lightweight, making them simple to carry. In near all instances, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very straightforward to set up. In good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are the most commonly seen of all the various sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the top of the tent. The simplest dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped walls a couple of poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to their construction, it is generally thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

Beneath you can find a list of the tent's strongest and weakest points.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Eos can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good to see Marmot has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your gear.
  4. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 30D 100% Nylon F/R, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to rips and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is very good for most circumstances.
  5. Breathable. The Eos's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the warmer months.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1200mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 21 square feet, the Eos 1 is smaller than quite a lot of the 59 other 1 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 9% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some people.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, The floor may be made of 30D 100% Nylon F/R but it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, more so on rough terrain.
  4. Out of Stock. Unfortunately this particular tent is not currently in stock. It is still on the manufactures website the last time we looked.
  5. Not the best Ratings. Unfortunatly the Eos 1 has some of the worst ratings of all tents on optimumtents.com
  6. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of qualities to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.
  7. Storage Space. because of the size of the tent, one cannot store a lot of gear inside..

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.5 STARS

Marmot's Eos 1 tent is great for backpacking, there are a few other nice points not mentioned above which, we noticed and liked, while researching the model: Can Be Used with Bare Bones Setup, Seam Taped Catenary Cut Floor and Rain-Shield Polyester Flysheet Doesn't Stretch and Sag When Wet and Resists Damage from UV.

With ok ratings, a decent amount of reviews and a peak height of 3' and 21 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your very own small studio. It will enable you to enjoy some real quality moments hanging out with nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you found this page looking for suggestions about this actual tent, our view is, it will make for a decent acquisition. In case you simply happened to land on this page while looking for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent previously, it is perhaps a good idea to look at a few other comparable tents also.

Value for money: In terms of value for your money, this tent is a little bit more expensive than the average cost of all the ninety-seven, one-person tents we have studied, this itself is not a negative thing. One should also think about other areas in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we measure the valuation of a tent, we consider loads of areas, looking for areas where the tent could outperform other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. In this case, with a total rating of 3.5 and the price info above, we can view that with a cost of $269.00 info_outline Marmot's Eos 1 is a good deal although it could be perceived as quite expensive when set side by side with similar tents.

Its overall score shows that the build and dimensions the tent offers make it a fair purchase for campers searching for a tent that can be used for a few years. It could make a good choice for nearly all people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that should serve you well.

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