GoLite kick-started the latest phase of lightweight backpacking, and the Eisenhower Tunnel is a 2-person sub-2kg tent that really shows what the brand is about. It is a single-skin design that pitches easily with just two poles and ladder lock webbing adjusters for easy tensioning. The outer doors open from the top or the bottom so you have good ventilation control. There is also mesh venting down the sides and at the back. At the rear a zipped door gives access to storage space under the rear canopy. The lower side canopies can be rolled up to provide even more airflow if needed. Inside you get a massive porch that easily stores a couple of packs, and two can easily sit up inside the tent. But this is a single-skin design so some condensation may develop in some conditions. Also, as there is so much mesh venting this will be a chilly tent in windy, cool weather. This tent was not quite as stable as some others either.
Verdict Buy it if you want a very spacious tent at a low weight and are prepared to have a single-skin design that is not the most stable for use in good weather and sheltered sites.
Design two-pole tunnel
Poles shock-corded alloy
Flysheet 30D ripstop nylon, 1000mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet 70D nylon, 3000mm hydrostatic head
Internal dimensions length 220cm; width 150cm; height 106cm
Packed size 61x15cm
Made in Vietnam
Stores in UK England 20; Wales 3; Scotland 4; Ireland 2