Eureka! Mansard Tent Wins 2011 Camping Life Editors’ Choice Award

Eureka!'s new Mansard tent has received the 2011 Editors’ Choice Award from Camping Life magazine.

Eureka!, a full-spectrum camping equipment company offering tents, lighting, furniture and sleeping bags and pads for outdoor enthusiasts, today announced its new Mansard tent has received the 2011 Editors' Choice Award from Camping Life magazine. The Mansard will be featured in the May 2011 issue.

“We are thrilled that for the third year in a row, a Eureka! tent has been selected as the winner of the Camping Life Editors' Choice Award,” said Mark Hrubant, Eureka! Brand Director. “This award demonstrates that consumers can trust the Eureka! brand for quality and dependability. Our tents withstand not only the elements of the outdoors, but also the harsh rigors of the editors at a long-standing and well-respected publication such as Camping Life.”

"Every year we consider hundreds of new products for the Editors' Choice Award, and a small selection really wows us – the Mansard was one of those products,” said Stuart Bourdon, editor of Camping Life magazine. “The Eureka! Mansard tent was chosen because it is built like a tank. It is big enough to accommodate a large family and easy enough for the kids to help set it up. The Mansard also has a lot of nice extras that make this a very user-friendly tent."

Each year, the editors of Camping Life review thousands of products in search of the top camping products each the year. Released just in time of the busy summer camping season, all of the winning products will be featured in the May 2011 issue.

Eureka!'s Mansard tent is new for Spring 2011 and offers performance and convenience to consumers who crave adventure sports. Its durable design and box frame construction create near vertical walls and well over six feet of vertical height. It features two large D-style doors, and a removable divider curtain with dual-tier pocketing that can create two internal rooms. It also has two stash vestibules, one on each side that is accessed through V-shaped zippered panels for campers to easily stash gear from inside the tent. Its large front and rear vestibules protect campers from the elements and can be configured in multiple ways including as an awning. Dimensions: 11' 10”Lx 7' 6”W x 6' 8” H; Minimum Weight: 22 lbs.; Retail: $699.90

About Eureka! Tents:
Eureka!, offering quality tents, sleeping bags & pads, furniture, lighting, and camping accessories for a wide spectrum of campers and environments, is part of the Johnson Outdoors' family of leading outdoor recreational product brands. The company turns ideas into adventure with a portfolio of award-winning, innovative brands that span the globe, including among others, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak��„¢, Necky® kayaks, Minn Kota® motors, Humminbird® fishfinders, Scubapro® and UWATEC® dive equipment, Silva® compasses and Tech4o® digital instruments. For more information, visit

About Camping Life Magazine:
Camping Life is an engaging and informative source for those who love to explore our nation's parks, waterways and forests; and offers travel-adventure articles, how-to techniques, gear tests and equipment buyer's guides for the active outdoor family using a tent, camping trailer or truck camper as a base of operations. Camping Life is part of Affinity Group, Inc., America's champion of fun, freedom and recreation in motion. For more information, visit
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