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Get your gear on: Eureka tents

The Eureka Taron 2 weighs 4 pounds, 4 ounces and retails for $169.99, while the three-person Taron 3 weighs 6 pounds, 4 ounces and has a suggested retial price of $209.99.

It seemed to take forever, but spring finally has arrived, and that means summer camping season is at hand.

If you haven't tented in awhile or simply are in the market for a new tent, three recent models from Eureka offer the perfect mix of portability and functionality and are available in two- or three-person sizes, depending on your needs.

Best of all, the tents have only two poles to tackle.

The Taron dome-style tent costs $169.99 for the two-person model and $209.99 for the Taron 3. The three-person model also has front and rear vestibules for stashing gear, along with an interior wall, side pockets and a gear loft. The Taron 2 weighs 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and the three-person Taron weighs 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

The Midori model of tents is designed for novice to intermediate campers and features a side entry. The Midori 2 has a single hooded vent in the fly and two interior pockets, while the Midori 3 has two hooded vents, four interior pockets and a gear loft. Prices range from $139.99 to $179.99. The two-person model weighs 4 pounds, 7 ounces, while the Midori 3 weighs 6½ pounds.

A third option, the Amari Pass, is an entry-level backpacking tent with an aluminum frame that's available in solo, two- or three-person models. The tents range in price from $119.99 to $169.99. The solo weighs in at 3 pounds, 10 ounces; the two-person at 4 pounds, 9 ounces; and the three-person at 4 pounds, 14 ounces.

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-- Herald staff report