Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome Tents | Which is the better choice in 2021?

Matching up the Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome is difficult since they look pretty similar on paper! We’ve found that one above the other. Take a look at our roundup below to find out which is best for you!


Eureka! Timberline

A-Frame Starter Tent

Coleman Sundome

Starter Dome Tent

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Green / Navy

Capacities Available

2 & 4 People

2, 3, 4, & 6 People


6 - 9 lbs

7.17 - 9.75 lbs

Pole Material



Verdict: Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome Tent

When weighing the Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome tents, the answer may depend on if you prefer an A-Frame or Dome-style tent design! In our evaluation, the better rain fly coverage, ability to enter and exit either end and classic A-frame pulled the Timberline just above the Sundome!

Eureka! Timberline Detailed Review

Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome

The Eureka! Timberline is a three-season tent with two doors and a high coverage ranfly/vestibule combo. The Timberline comes in two or four-person capacities, each with aluminum poles making up the classic A-frame design.

The interior of the tent is 60.8 square feet for the four-person, making it slightly smaller than the Sundome. The vestibule helps make up for this smaller space by adding another 15.3 square ft in the front to keep wet boots, cooking gear, and your pack if there isn’t enough room inside.

The peak height is about 59 inches. When you pack it down it comes to 7 x 26 inches. The tent weighs 9 pounds and 12 ounces along with the body, poles, stakes, fly, and guylines.

Coleman Sundome Detailed Review

Eureka! Timberline vs Coleman Sundome Tent Value Pick

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The Coleman Sundome offers campers the necessities of shelter at a great, low price. The Coleman Sundome is a 2-4 person tent (recommend 2 for comfort) and takes only 10 minutes to set up with the very typical cross pole design. The Sundome features weathertec throughout the fabric making it able to sustain harsh conditions such as heavy rain, snow, and more. Along with weathertec, there is 11mm shock-corded fiberglass poles that withstand the weather as well.

The tent stands 6 feet tall at the center allowing for most to stand their full height for a nice morning stretch. There is even an e-port that makes it easy to bring electrical power inside of the tent!


It’s no wonder that the Eureka! Timberline is our favorite tent for a family of three and the Sundome tops our list of best tents for backyard camping since both of them have a great build, good quality, and enough room for a solid weekend under the stars!

For more great reviews – take a look at our gear guides or plan your next trip with our guide to the best camping in Illinois! Want to see your favorite campground reviewed? Drop us a line!

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Robbie is a Co-Founder and editor at Midwest Camping. Robbie has backpacked over three hundred miles of the Appalachian trail, visited seventeen national parks, and camped regularly for the last two decades.

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