In this Eureka Suite Dream 4 Tent review you can read about a large dome style 4-person tent with footprint and with quite a unique poles system. This is a very stable structure with a full coverage fly and two vestibules.
Key features & benefits
- Large area.
- Unique poles system.
- 2 vestibules.
- 2 doors.
- 6 storage pockets.
- Gear loft included.
- Footprint included.
- Awning configuration.
- Vestibule windows.
What type tent is this
The Eureka Suite Dream 4 Tent is a part of the series that includes this 4 person tent and yet another 2 person tent, Eureka Suite Dream 2. So this is a dome style and freestanding tent with 2 doors and you have a full coverage fly which creates 2 vestibules. The tent comes with a bonus footprint included.
The front vestibule flap allows for an awning creation (use your trekking poles for this). This is possible because of its dual zippers on the sides and there are 2 grommets in place for this purpose. Note that you have two windows on the front vestibule which is a cool feature, useful to have with such a full coverage fly; you can check the weather without opening the vestibule. The back vestibule is very small, just a few square feet, for boots and similar stuff.
This is a spacious structure which offers lots of comfort, and it is quite high for a dome tent so you have 66 inches (168 cm) in the central area. This comfort is increased with the large mesh panels which you have on all four sides, combined with the vents in the fly.
Who is it for
Spacewise, you have seen the weight above, and this weight includes lots of space. They claim it can accommodate 2 queen size air mattresses and that you still have “room for your stuff”. I guess this could work, the dimensions are 110 x 110 in (279 x 279 cm).
But in any case, the floor area is 76.4 ft² (7.1 m²) and this means 19.1 ft² (1.8 m²) per person if used by 4 people, which is quite enough for such a design. Note that you still have two vestibules which provide additional 24 ft² (2.2 m²) of the protected area.
Seasons-wise, this tent comes with a full coverage fly which has a very good waterproof rating, so it will protect you in any weather conditions in a 3-season use.
Weight-wise, this is a car camping tent, you realize this from its weight which is 14 lb (6.35 kg). But its packed size is really good 23 x 7 inches (58 x 18 cm) and you can transport it even on a motorbike.
Please see more in this video by Eureka:
Construction & materials
Here you have a quite asymmetric design, the front door is huge and it rolls down to the bottom center where you have a floor pocket where you can store it and keep out of the way. The back door is half the side of the front door and it is without the pocket to store it. The vestibules doors have the toggle system and you fix them above.
I already mentioned that this is a unique structure. So you have two main aluminum poles with 11 mm diameter and they create the usual X-shaped free-standing structure as soon as you attach the tent to them; note this is done through clips, there are no sleeves here and no hub element.
The brow pole is the same diameter aluminum, and it creates a hubbed Y-shape profile so the two ends go to the front and one on the back. The front sections make the front door completely vertical, see the picture below.
Now, you realize that this extra Y-shape pole crates 4 intersections with the other poles, and this makes the structure very stable when you attach all color-coded clips. As you know the more intersections the more stable structure, this is a principle used in many winter tents and some of them have tens intersections of that type, see more here.
The inner tent is a breathable 75D 190T StormShield polyester taffeta and mesh sections are 40D polyester no-see-um. The fly is the same type fabric but you have 2000 mm waterproof coating. There are 2 air vents on the back side above the vestibule.
The floor is bathtub style 75D 190T StormShield polyester taffeta with the 2500 mm waterproof coating.
The footprint is polyester, most likely the same material as the rest of the tent, they do not provide the info.
The carry bag is nicely designed, with a zipper and shoulder straps, and it has separate compartments for different tent’s elements.
You have a bonus gear loft for extra overhead storage. The tent comes with 6 integrated mesh pockets to store small gear.
I think it is best that you see this video, the person shows the 2-person tent but the big tent is next to it:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Full coverage fly & complete protection.
- Good waterproof rating.
- 2 useful vestibules.
- Very good packed size.
The price & rating
As of the moment of writing this text, the Amazon price for this tent is $350, so this is quite steep but you will see some of its competitors in the comparison table below, so it is not the most expensive tool on the market. The model is new and this is probably partly behind the price, it might become more affordable later. See how I rate it:
- Type: dome tent, freestanding.
- Capacity: 4 people.
- Minimum weight: 12 lb 10 oz (12.625 lb; 5.73 kg).
- Packed weight: 14 lb (6.35 kg).
- Dimensions: 110 x 110 in (279 x 279 cm).
- Area: 76.4 ft² (7.1 m²).
- Area per person: 19.1 ft² (1.8 m²).
- Peak height: 66 in (168 cm).
- Packed size: 23 x 7 in (58 x 18 cm).
- Vestibules: 2.
- Vestibules area: 24 ft² (2.2 m²).
- Doors: 2.
- Pockets: 6.
- Gear hammock: 1.
- Stakes: aluminum.
Eureka Suite Dream 4 Tent vs Competitors
I am showing here this Suite Dream 4 tent side by side with two very new models that have appeared on the market very recently, the new Marmot Halo version and the Exio 4 which is a completely new item. So you realize that the Eureka’s tent is better by many parameters, but see the prices; they are respectively $350, 160, and 400. Please follow the links to see more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Floor size, sq ft (sq m)
Peak height, in (cm)
Packed size, in (cm)
Payable Every Month
23 x 7 (58 x 18)
Payable Every Year
21 x 7 (53 x 18)
Payable Every Year
25 x 11 (64 x 28)
In the summary of this Eureka Suite Dream 4 Tent Review, you have seen its features and the comparison with some of its competitors. So you realize this is a very interesting design and the tent has quite a number of very useful features for a dome tent. With such a construction and its aerodynamic shape, and with its full coverage fly, it can withstand a lot of pressure from any direction. They have built a very good tent.
Note that there are several tents of this brand presented here in the site and you can find them in my page with tents. Check this Marmot Colfax 4 tent with windows and a removable vestibule, and the footprint included and also this The North Face Wawona 4 with its two vestibules and plenty of great features.
You might want to see their cabin-style tents for car camping the Eureka Copper Canyon 4 and Eureka Desert Canyon 4. But see also this Vango Capri 400 which offers more than 13 square meters of space. If you need something for all seasons and winter use, check this Snugpak The Cave 4 Person Tent.
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