Eureka Copper Canyon: Definitive Review (2023)
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This is the ultimate review to the Eureka Copper Canyon 6 2023.
In this comprehensive review we’ll cover:
- What sets this tent apart from the rest of the field
- A comprehensive look at where this tent works, and where it doesn’t
- Ratings in five areas – Value for Money, Ease of Setup, Durability, Livability and Versatility
- How to get the best camping experience out of this tent!
- Lots more…
If you want to learn more about a great tent that’s incredibly easy to set up, you’ll love this guide.
Let’s get started…
Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Person Tent
The TopNotch Top Pick always goes to a tent that excels in a particular area, regardless of how well it does in the other metrics.
In this case, we were amazed at how quickly, easily, and intuitively we pitched the Copper Canyon – the tent took our Top Pick award for this reason alone.
But that isn’t to say the tent wasn’t awash with so many other features…
Let’s check it out.
- Manufacturer: Eureka
- Capacity: 6 people
- Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 84”
- Seasons: 3
- Weight: 20.8 lbs
Bottom Line : A great starting tent for family campouts
- Very easy setup
- Spacious sleeping room
- Plenty of ventilation
- Excellent ceiling height
- High price point
Our Verdict: Eureka Copper Canyon
Any worthwhile cabin tent should feel like your home away from home, and that definitely applies to our Copper Canyon.
Eureka tents are always a treat – though a bit more expensive than some of the other models on the market – their balance of comfort with high quality and lightweight materials often results in a truly superior tent.
This is certainly the case with the Copper Canyon, which has one important feature that really sets it apart from the rest.
It’s really, really easy to set up.
So easy, in fact, that this tent walked away with our top pick in “Ease of Use”.
Even if you’ve misplaced the instructions or bought this tent secondhand and never had them, the process is intuitive, quick and completely effortless after you’ve done it once or twice.
As for the instructions, they’re incredibly clear and supplemented with helpful graphics, even if they come off as redundant when considering just how easy this tent goes up.
To be honest, even without the ease of setup, we’d still rank this tent high in durability, versatility and livability: Eureka has created a tent that’s at once tough, lightweight and comfortable – almost too well-rounded to believe.
But after a couple of nights in this tent, believe it – we did.
Realted: 10 Best 6 Person Tents
Our Analysis, Comparisons & Test Results
The Eureka (Eureka!) Copper Canyon is a cabin tent that comes in several sizes – housing 4, 6, 8, and 12 people.
We reviewed the 6 person tent.
This tent provides comfortable, reliable and supremely convenient camping for groups of any size – hence its many sizes – and can be comfortably used from early Spring to mid-Fall, depending on your local climate.
When fully set up, it’s a spacious 120 x 120 x 84, though it weighs in at just over 20 lbs, which is a great weight-to-size ratio.
With that in mind…
…one of the best features of this tent is its overall convenience – from high ceilings to a laughably easy setup process.
At 7 feet tall when fully set up, you and up to five other campers can easily move around inside.
However, the tent also makes use of its tall ceiling with extra roof storage space for lighter gear.
All of the tent poles are shock-corded, meaning assembly is easy and straightforward. Even without instructions, the simplicity of the tent’s design makes setup a breeze.
You bet – but let’s see how it does against the rest of the field.
Value For Money
Not all tent’s are created equal, and that often comes down to cost of production.
Higher quality products will naturally cost more; the trick is figuring out when the extra cost is worth it.
Value For Money Rating
As you can see, this is the one area where the Copper Canyon didn’t rank highly.
While this is a high-quality tent, we found that this bump in quality did not match the increased price you’ll pay for the Eureka name.
After all, Eureka has been on the market for a long time, and they’ve proven themselves as one of the pillars of the camping community.
Their name-brand status will always result in a bit of a pricier tent.
In this particular case, it crosses over a price threshold we believe makes the tent difficult for the average camper to absorb.
Ease Of Use
For this, we’re mostly testing how easy it is to set up the tent.
However, what’s easy for one camper isn’t always easy for another.
With that in mind, we test each tent with people from a broad range of different experience levels, seeing who can figure out the tangle of poles, lines and rain flies, and who finds themselves steaming with frustration after half an hour of abject failure.
Ease Of Use Rating
As you can see, we actually had quite a few “10”s for this category.
But what sets this tent apart from the rest of the field on this one is quite simple.
You’ll notice that the tent is surrounded on the chart by ‘instant’ and ‘pop-up’ tents.
It’s the only tent we felt confident in rating this highly, despite not being either.
There are exactly six poles in this entire tent (all corded), two for the ceiling, and four for the walls.
The fact that the tent is completely congruent means even if you’re blindfolded, you can probably figure out where each of these poles goes, and have your tent standing in a couple of minutes.
If that isn’t easy enough, you also have very detailed instructions included in the bag.
When you’re out in the wilderness, you want to rest easy knowing your tent can take the punishment of everyday camping… and then some.
We test for a tent’s resilience against rips and tears, as well as its pole strength and structural toughness.
In all fairness, this list had a couple of absolute tanks on it, so the Copper Canyon’s position on the list can be a bit misleading.
When testing tents, we were forced to give the two canvas tents the highest possible rating, given they’re nearly indestructible when compared with traditional nylon tents. However, discounting those two outliers, our Copper Canyon held up really well against the competition.
Eureka never penny-pinches when they put a tent on the market, and this one was no exception.
Despite being one of the lightest tents on the list, the Copper Canyon held up well to ripping and tearing, and its sturdy wall poles kept it from collapsing from high winds and heavy falling objects.
Livability mostly refers to comfort – how well-insulated and comfortable the tent is, as well as its ventilation and its insulation against light and sound.
However, the internal size of the tent also factors into livability: a tent with lots of room is much more comfortable and homey than one that has you and your family or friends packed inside like sardines.
Once again, the Copper Canyon fared well against the competition. This was mostly thanks to a lofty ceiling (with extra gear storage) and great ventilation. There were also a couple of nice features to write home about.
… is perhaps the most underrated aspect of camping comfort. All-in-all, there’s a huge difference between standing and stretching in the comfort of your own tent, and having to wriggle your way out of the door on your hands and knees whenever you get up.
With seven feet of ceiling clearance, it provides plenty of standing height for regular-sized people.
…ventilation was also no problem, with huge screened windows on every wall, and a mesh ceiling that lets the air through on warm, clear nights.
Versatility basically refers to how many different conditions this tent will adapt to.
For this metric, weight is one of the most important, since many camping trips result in you carrying your tent for a certain distance before setting up camp.
Weather resistance also factors in, since that determines certain areas and times of the year when camping will be possible.
The Copper Canyon topped this list for reasons we’ve already mentioned: it’s weight and quality.
Not only can the tent stack up well next to some of the heaviest models on the list… and the market…
…but this tent does so while weighing a mere 20 lbs.
Though it’s not designed for winter camping, you can have wonderful camping trips almost any other time of the year with this tent, and its durability will mean you can take it to many climates and locales.
Our Final Verdict: Eureka Copper Canyon
So with all that said, where does the tent land on our overall ratings?
Conclusion: Eureka Copper Canyon
Any camper worth his or her salt will know and respect a good Eureka.
We’re no exception, and I’m happy to announce this tent lived up to its manufacturer’s reputation.
While the tent cost a bit more than average, it paid for itself in uncompromising quality, intuitive simplicity, and excellent internal space.
Anyone who can afford this tent should seriously consider the many highlights we’ve pointed to throughout this review.
All that said, there are plenty of great options when it comes to cabin tents, and the Copper Canyon is just one of many tents you can enjoy this summer.
But for ease of set up, and amazing camping convenience, the Copper Canyon 6 can’t be beaten.
- Eureka Copper Canyon 4 Person Tent
- Eureka Copper Canyon 8 PersonTent
- Eureka Copper Canyon 12 Person Tent
The Eureka Copper Canyon 10 actually only sleeps 5 people comfortably, in my opinion.
Eureka also sells similar 6-person tents: the Eureka Jade Canyon and Eureka Desert Canyon.
All versions feature the same easy setup and great ceiling clearance.