This review photo shows the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 Tent set up outside for camping.

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent Review

- Field-tested -

Disclosure: Man Makes Fire is reader-supported. When you buy gear using retail links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission that helps pay for our work. Learn more.

The Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent is a tall and roomy cabin-style tent that’s great for spring, summer and fall camping.

To get us a closer look, Eureka! sent Man Makes Fire a review unit. This is what we learned:

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 Tent Review

The Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent series is one of our favorite cabin-style tents — and it’s in our guide to the best camping tents.

The Copper Canyon LX comes in four different sizes — a 4-person, 6-person, 8-person, and even a massive 12-person option. All four models have very similar designs and materials. The peak interior height in all four tents is 7 feet — plenty of height for most adults. The biggest design difference among them is that the 8-person and 12-person versions come with a removable interior fabric wall that lets you create a two-room cabin tent.

This review photo shows the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 Tent setup with the rainfly on.
The Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 Tent is one of our favorite cabin-style family camping tents.

The core design of the Copper Canyon LX series starts with four rugged steel corner poles. Fiberglass poles feed through sleeves in the roof and support the roof via an X pattern. The 8- and 12-person designs include extra fiberglass poles in the middle to help support the longer rectangular shape of the tent.

The result is a tried-and-true frame for a cabin-style tent with near vertical sidewalls and a tall interior height most adults can stand up in.


Lots of Windows

What we particularly appreciate about the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX series are the large windows on each side of the tent. They’re great for the view — through bug-proof mesh, of course. More importantly, they provide stellar air flow on hot days and nights. In fact, if you’re planning to camp during hot summer weather, the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX series of tents should be on your shortlist simply because the air flow is so good.

This review photo shows the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 Tent setup without the rain fly.
The Copper Canyon LX series has huge windows and a wide door.

When it comes to rainy weather, the interior of the windows also forms the rain barrier. To create such awesome windows you can open and use from the inside, Eureka! uses a flap system. Wind-driven rain can pass through the mesh but it’s stopped by the interior window flaps. Can it leak? Not under the vast majority of rainfall. The interior storm flap has about four inches of overlap beyond the mesh window on either side, so it would take some serious sideways blowing wind to get past it.

Still, that’s not the entire window design — the storm flaps have drain holes at the bottom corners to ensure that water doesn’t build up between the mesh and storm flaps.

Shop the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent today at REI and get FREE Shipping!

New and Improved Rain Fly

With the new Copper Canyon LX series, Eureka! has extended the rain fly out over the door to prevent rain from getting inside the tent during entry and exit. Plus, this extension lets you leave the front down window open when it’s raining in case you want maximum airflow.

The rain fly covers the mesh ceiling in the tent, and it has plenty of coverage to stop most rain. If you’re looking for a hard-core tent for a lot of rain and, in particular wind, you’ll want a tent with a full-coverage rain fly that extends completely down the sides of the tent.

However, full-coverage rainflies have some important cons you should know about, too: First, a full-length rain fly tends to restrict air flow on hot, muggy days, and second, a full-coverage rain fly rarely has good windows.

So, for summer camping, the Eureka!’s roof-focused rain fly lets all those awesome windows do their jobs . . . but still protects you during the majority of camping weather.


Which Size Tent Should I Choose?

Eureka’s sizing is quite a bit better than what you get in most family camping tents, but you should know that most every camping tent is sized for people sleeping on single-person sleeping pads or air mattresses that are usually 24″ or less in width.

The LX 6, for instance, has a 10′ x 10′ floor. That means you can fit 5 sleeping bags across one end of the floor if you allocate 24″ of space for each sleeper. Because most people don’t take up more than 7′ of space in length, you can place another sleeping bag at the feet of the other campers — with that person getting a 3′ by 10′ rectangle, most likely near the door.

In our experience, while you can certainly fit six campers in a 6-person tent, you’re generally more comfortable with 4-5 campers.

In addition, if you want to use larger and oversize air mattresses or cots, you’ll want imagine or even sketch out your layout on a piece of paper to ensure you buy the right size.

Copper Canyon LX Tent Floor Dimensions:

Stash Pockets & Gear Loft

While the Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 has several stash pockets and comes with two gear lofts, there are no stash pockets near the floor. This means that if you’re on a sleeping pad or air mattress, you don’t have a handy spot to stash your phone — you have to stash it up high. Is this is a big deal? Not really. It’s just a curious, minor annoyance.

However, if you sleep on cots, the stash pockets will be easier to reach in the middle of the night, and admittedly, because you can stand up in the Copper Canyon LX tents, the high stash pockets are easily reachable while standing.

The Verdict

The Eureka! Copper Canyon series has been a long-time favorite at Man Makes Fire, and the newer LX series brings a welcome refresh to Eureka’s popular car camping tent. We like the four rugged steel corner poles, and while the roof poles are fiberglass, they’re stout, too.

Choose a Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent is you’re looking for a bright and airy cabin-style tent for car camping. For fantastic dispersed camping views — and for hot weather camping — you can’t beat the huge windows. Very highly recommended.

Get the Gear:

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 4 – check shipping/pricing:

Amazon | L.L.BeanREI

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 6 – check shipping/pricing:


Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 8 – check shipping/pricing:

Bass Pro Shops | Moosejaw | REI

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX 12 – check shipping/pricing:

Amazon | Moosejaw

Eureka! Copper Canyon LX Tent (2020)
Tall and roomy
Easy to set up
Excellent quality throughout
Included stakes are a bit small for large tents in windy conditions


Disclosure: Reviews and Gear Links:

In addition to Man Makes Fire buying gear for reviews and guides, gear manufacturers occasionally ship review units to Man Makes Fire. If we like it, we spend some quality time with the gear and review it, noting if it was provided to Man Makes Fire. After the review, we return it, give it away, or work on longer-term review follow-ups when applicable to reader interest.

We do not accept any gear in exchange for coverage. If we do not truly appreciate the gear, we don't write about it at all -- bad gear will fade into obscurity on its own if everyone ignores it. In addition, we focus on gear from reputable companies, reputable brands, and reputable retailers we trust.

The gear links on Man Makes Fire are focused on what we are willing to recommend to our own family and friends. Many of our specific gear links connect to industry-standard affiliate advertising programs. When you buy something using the retail links in our guides and reviews, we may earn a small affiliate commission that helps pay for our work.

Basically, we deliver the advice and insight you need, you get the gear you want, and then everyone wins. Pretty straightforward.

Complete Site Details & Disclosures Here