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Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6 Review

A traditional cabin-style tent with a massive footprint that is surprisingly easy to set up
Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6
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Price:  $315 List | $236.19 at REI
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Pros:  Spacious, easy to pitch, cabin-style provides extra space
Cons:  Heavy components, windows don't have zippers, cheap flimsy stakes
Manufacturer:   Eureka
By Rob Gaedtke ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  May 4, 2022
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  • Space and Comfort - 35% 8.0
  • Weather Resistance - 25% 6.0
  • Ease of Use - 15% 6.0
  • Family Friendliness - 15% 7.0
  • Quality - 10% 6.0

Our Verdict

The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6 boasts an impressive 100 square feet sleeping area with a 7’ tall ceiling and power port for sneaking in an extension cord. The tent is easy to pitch and pack up, and all fits nicely into the included bag. However, there are some major flaws with this tent. When putting them together, the steel poles gave both of our reviewers metal splinters, the window coverings easily let wind in, and several of the included “toothpick” sized stakes bent even in soft ground. The included rain cover attaches to the tent with cheap plastic clips and took us a few spins until it was on the correct way. While a classic design and simple setup, make sure you know the cons before purchasing this one.

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Pros Spacious, easy to pitch, cabin-style provides extra spaceTall and spacious, large and versatile vestibule, footprint includedSpacious, easy to pitch, great views, inexpensiveSimple, quick to set up, lightweightSuper easy set up, good views, very nice price
Cons Heavy components, windows don't have zippers, cheap flimsy stakesNot ideal in strong winds, odd back door, footprint doesn’t stay in placeFiberglass poles, small pockets, lack of ventilation with the rainfly onCheap poles, bad door zippers, small footprintLow headroom, poor overall construction
Bottom Line A traditional cabin-style tent with a massive footprint that is surprisingly easy to set upA great summer tent with open views, great ventilation, and an awning-ready vestibule, all wrapped up in quality materialWherever this tent falls short in quality, it makes up for it in size, features, and overall valueA classic lightweight 4-person dome tent that gives a little extra headroom and has a few nice featuresThis tent is fast, easy, and inexpensive, though it falls short in some key areas
Rating Categories Eureka Copper Canyo... The North Face Sequ... Kelty Wireless 6 Kelty Tallboy 4 Coleman 4-Person Ca...
Space and Comfort (35%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Weather Resistance (25%)
6.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
Ease of Use (15%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
9.0
Family Friendliness (15%)
7.0
8.0
8.0
5.0
3.0
Quality (10%)
6.0
9.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Specs Eureka Copper Canyo... The North Face Sequ... Kelty Wireless 6 Kelty Tallboy 4 Coleman 4-Person Ca...
Weight 24.3 lbs 13.0 lbs 17.2 lbs 11.0 lbs 18.2 lbs
Max Inside Height 7' 0" 6' 3" 6' 4" 5' 10" 4' 11"
Floor Dimensions 10' x 10' 8' x 7' 6" 9' 10" x 8' 10" 7' 1" x 8' 8' x 7'
Floor Area 100 sq ft 58.1 sq ft 86.9 sq ft 57 sq ft 56 sq ft
Seasons 3-season 3-season 3-season 3-season 3-season
Windows Small mesh top Mesh top Mesh top Mesh top 3
Pockets 6 9 6 4 2
Number of Doors 1 2 2 1 1
Room Divider No No No No No
Vestibules 0 1 2 0 0
Vestibule Area (total) 0 sq ft 27.6 sq ft 28 sq ft 0 sq ft 0 sq ft
Packed Size ‎28" x 10.25" x 10" 27" x 10" x 8" 27" x 8" x 8" 24" x 7" x 10" 39.5" x 8" x 8"
Floor Materials 75D polyester 140D polyester 68D poly 1800mm 68D Poly 1200mm 150D polyester
Main Tent Materials 68D polyester no-see-um 150D polyester 68D poly 1200mm, 40D No-see-um mesh 68D Poly 1200mm, 40D No-see-um mesh 150D polyester
Rainfly Materials 75D polyester taffeta 75D polyester 68D poly 1200mm 68D Poly 1200mm Polyguard 2X
Number of Poles 6 3 3 3 4
Pole Material Steel and fiberglass Aluminum Fiberglass Fiberglass Aluminum
Extras Zippered E! Powerpor Footprint included Pole pockets for easy setup Light weight Integrated rainfly protection

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Copper Canyon LX 6 is a no-frills, massive tent that is fairly straightforward to pitch. It has two large hammock-style pockets on the roof and four very tight pockets above the windows. With a huge 10' x 10' floor space, fitting the entire family and then some is a breeze. And with the open mesh top and large windows on every side, the views and wind flow inside this tent are impressive. The tent also comes with a zippered E! Powerport, basically a slot on the side of the tent allowing you to run an extension cord inside. Positives aside, when you get into the details of this tent, that is where the flaws start to stack up. Cumbersome fiberglass poles, plastic attachments, pin-style pole connectors, windows that don't zip, and a door with clunky zippers were all things that gave us pause.

Performance Comparison


Doors open, coffee in hand, a great way to start the morning.
Doors open, coffee in hand, a great way to start the morning.
Credit: Rob Gaedtke

Space and Comfort


At 100 square feet of main tent space, you can easily fit a twin and two singles and still have room for the dogs. The Copper Canyon also is the tallest tent in our lineup, with an impressive 7' max height. The only pockets on this tent are up high, too high for little ones to reach, which could be good or bad depending on your needs. Two hammock-style pockets are manually attached via tiebacks to the roof. To put it plainly, this tent is a basic box with tons of room and not much else.

The large interior easily fits a twin, two singles, and then some.
The large interior easily fits a twin, two singles, and then some.
Credit: Rob Gaedtke

Weather Resistance


The Copper Canyon LX is perfect in warm weather. The four large windows and open ceiling allow for great wind flow and full visibility. The included fly covers the open roof and adds a little awning to the entrance while still allowing for maximum ventilation. However, when the weather turns, so does our take on this tent. The near-vertical walls catch wind quite well, and if you are using the paper-thin stakes to hold it down, you might want to reconsider. The non-zipping windows allow for wind to sneak in fairly easily and potentially some rain if it is blowing hard enough.

Who needs zippers when you can have frustrating, old-school clip-in...
Who needs zippers when you can have frustrating, old-school clip-in windows.
Credit: Rob Gaedtke

Ease of Use


We pitched the Copper Canyon in 11 minutes and 20 seconds. While pretty simple, the fiberglass poles are extremely rough, and the metal poles left shards around. The main poles need to be attached by sticking a thin pin into the bottom, and this requires a bit of force to get right. The fly also caused a few bad words to be shared as there is no color coding or easy way to know what direction it should go.

The steel poles are built cheap and filled with metal shards.
The steel poles are built cheap and filled with metal shards.
Credit: Rob Gaedtke

Family Friendliness


We have said it before, this tent is massive, and that sure helps with this metric. But space isn't the only defining factor. Storage options are limited, there is no vestibule or additional outside covered options, and asking the kids to close the zipperless windows will surely get some eye rolls. There is, however, nice privacy when everything is buttoned up, and the tall tent allows for easy changing and maneuvering.

The rainfly has an extra fiberglass pole to add a little coverage...
The rainfly has an extra fiberglass pole to add a little coverage over the door.
Credit: Rob Gaedtke

Quality


While the main tent is made from decent 68D polyester with No-See-Um and the floor and rainfly out of 75D polyester, most of the other materials used are heavy and cheap. The top poles are bulky fiberglass, and the side poles are rough steel. The stakes are truly laughable as they are the thinnest in our lineup by far. A real shame considering this is one of the biggest and heaviest tents we tested. A few other negatives come from the lack of zippers on the windows, the overly tight pockets, and the abundance of cheap tiebacks. Our tent also arrived with a few snags in the mesh already.

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Should You Buy the Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6?


This tent is big and simple. It offers loads of room and a few other minor perks, but that's it. For the no-frills, fair weather camper, this might be right for you.

What Other Camping Tents Should You Consider?


The Eureka Copper Canyon LX 6 is a step below many of our other options. You can find the same shape in the Big Agnes Bunk House 6. And if you want to stay in the lower price range, you might consider our Best Buy option, the Kelty Wireless 6.

Rob Gaedtke
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