Black Diamond Equipment
A larger-sized version of our I-Tent for larger climbers and extra gear. READ MORE
Classic compact mountaineering design with extra room to accommodate taller climbers or extra gear storage.
- Two-person spacious version of I-Tent; 13 cm (5 in) longer and 8 cm (3 in) wider
- Two internal aluminum poles for easy setup
- Two zippered vents at the peak, a hooded vent over the door and one at the bottom
- Single door entry and optional vestibule for gear storage
- ToddTex single-wall fabric
- Optional ground cloth available
Series : Bibler Series
Season : 4
Capacity : 2
Doors : 1
Average Packed Weight : 2.3 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
Minimum Weight : 2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Dimensions : 221 x 130 x 130 x 109 cm (87 x 51 x 51 x 43 in)
Area : 2.9 m² (30.8 sq ft)
Packed Size : 18 x 48 cm (7 x 19 in)
Eldorado Tent is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julien from Burly and Simple The ElDo's fabric is tough and thick. Does well against all kinds of weather and has a simple setup. The poles-on-the-inside setup takes a little getting used to, but you'll get used to it, but not too much. This tent is not as compact as I was expecting. The design is similar to the superlight Firstlight tent, but the fabric is much burlier. Packed up, its comparable to a 3 season tent that is not trying to be lightweight. Unlike the Firstlight, however, its more waterproof and will last much longer. I'm 6'2 and found this tent very comfortable, even with some gear on the inside.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff from Phenomenal Tent I've used my Eldorado all over the Cascades and recently brought it down to Patagonia. In exceptionally wet, windy, and cold conditions, it held up beautifully. Multiple other parties had tent poles snap in the same conditions, forcing them to hike out during the night. We were soaked and cold after many of our approaches and were very happy to have such a solid tent in which to dry out overnight before climbing the next day. The ventilation has proven adequate for me and I've gotten used to the internal pole setup to the point where it's much quicker to set up than many other tents I've owned. If the wind isn't howling, it doesn't need the internal pole clips or external guy wires. I'm 6'4" and fit well lengthwise with enough room to bring boots and other small things in with me. It might not be the lightest, but it is bombproof and worth the extra pound or two when you need it.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phill from Great all-purpose tent I've used this Bibler for more than 10 years winter snow camping on Mt Rainier, mountaineering in the Cascades, multi-day whitewater expeditions in ID and weekend sea kayak trips in WA. With only two poles and a single wall design it is lightweight and sets up very quick, I'm zipped up snug in my Bibler while others are still erecting their tents. If it's windy and raining I just stake out the back 2 corners into the wind, climb inside to install the poles, then finally zip the door shut. Have been through a number of northwest storms but never experienced any leaks or problems with condensation (some condensation collects on the surface of the poles overnight, I just wipe it off with my pack towel in the morning). In stormy conditions I do ensure this Bibler has some protection from the wind (e.g. build a snow wall or locate behind a bolder) as it only has two poles so is not as sturdy as the Fitzroy or Tempest, but that is a small inconvenience given the weight benefit. Mine is the original Bibler branded version made in the USA, I cannot comment on how it compares to the current Black Diamond branded version from China.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOHN from The Eldorado is a Classic that will Last for Years You can depend on this easy to set up tent in the most extreme weather - even hail. I still use my first purchased 1999 model. The ToddTex fabric if kept seam sealed never fails. This simple design is superior. Dinners with the stove under the vestibule during a T-Storm at 12,000 feet are something special. It's my little house in the alpine....
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joshua from Heavier and bulkier than firstlight, but way more weatherproof + Good fabric for durability + Acceptable breathability (no single wall is perfect in this respect) + Extra length makes living without a vestibule easier - Condensation issues if wet, warmer environs (again, just the nature of single wall tents) - Fairly bulky to pack relative to BD's superlight tents.
Date published: 2016-05-21