Eureka promotes the Alpenlite XT as being able to withstand extreme conditions and yet still be a convenient tent. The clips and post, as well as the grommet corner attachments, help to make set-up fast and easy, even in pressing weather. The shockcorded frame, a Eureka tent hallmark that ensures the poles will stay together, is also helpful in making set-up quick and easy. The frame is 9.5mm 7001-T6 aluminum, which will be able to handle a lot in the way of wind and precipitation. The Alpenlite XT is made of nylon taffeta, and comes equipped with Eureka's StormShield polyester ripstop fly.