Thank-you for the reveiws, there very helpful. Could you do one on the Hilliberg Akto one person tent.
Still prefer my Lunar Duo from Six Moon designs. 3 years nearly 5000 miles.
Yeah the video review with no text format totally sucks.
check out tarp tents online well made lighter and cheaper
Another good option for lightweight tent is the Go Lite Shangri LA 2, which is basically a 1.5 lbs. bug net/footprint and 1.5lbs tarp. You can carry just the bug net in warm weather or just the tarp or split between two people to go ultralight. My girlfriend and I can fit with room for our gear at the foot, or even in the vestibule. Claims to be 4-season, can't wait to find out. Held up well for us on Mount Whitney.
I own a NEMO Losi 3P tent. I leaks very badly esp. from the sides that are not coved by the rain fly. The next part to leak is the 4 corners. these 2 leaky sites combine to produce 1/2 liter a night in a moderate to heavy rain. The rain fly works BUT for some reason if you acumulate heavy dew it will seep thu and splat you in the face by AM thus waking you up :( I sent tent back to NEMO and NEMO would NOT HONOR their Warrenty! I'm so sorry I spent $400. for a potable bath tub !
Floor seem tape has mostly disintergarted after a 4 weeks of camping. Will never buy another NEMO product again!
I can't watch any videos on this site anymore. The darn Spot advert freezes part of the way through and won't let you watch the video. Guess I'll have to wait until the next advertiser comes into play.
This is my new favorite tent for a few reasons. First, let me say that nemo's Losi 2p tent is not worth the money unless you can get it cheap (got mine for $160 w/ coupon) because it weighs about 6 lbs when packed.
The meta 2p weighs 3.5 lbs (3lbs, 8oz) when packed with no footprint. It is incredibly easy to set up- easier than any free-standing tent I've ever used. One thing (among many) that they forgot to mention in this video is that the design allows you to pitch the tent in heavy rain without getting very much (if any) moisture in the tent: setup starts with laying the tent flat, topside up (because the main body is single wall) and staking out the floor. After the floor is staked out, you stake out the webbing straps that attach, via buckles, to the vestibules. You can usually install the trekking poles without compressing them (if they're not maxed out). This means that you arrive at your camp site with poles literally in-hand, ready to go. Anyone who has raced frantically to set up a mesh tent in the rain will appreciate this efficient design. All of the guylines come equipped with simple tighteners, allowing you to fine tune the pitch on the fly without pulling stakes. (also makes it easy to work around underground rocks). This brings me to the most important thing: this tent, once fully staked out (8 stakes total) is rooted to the ground, drum-tight. Camping in moderate early-june snowfall, I experienced no sagging whatsoever and was even able to cook inside the vestibule due to the excellent ventilation.
I'm 5'9, and this tent is long enough that my girlfriend and I can store most of our gear inside of it at the foot. Construction quality is on par with (and possibly better than) the other top tent brands: Nemo does prefer durability to weight savings (like arc'teryx) which is why most of their other tents are so heavy.
If you've been thinking about getting a trekking pole tent for a while, but haven't made the jump yet because of the many issues that have been known to plague this style of tent (waterproofing, durability, stability, ventilation, difficult setup, etc.), then this is the tent you're looking for.
Just took this up 12,300 ft Mt. Adams in WA State with my son this week. Some thoughts:
Very light. Using trekking poles as tent poles is a necessity for ultra-light gear. A real no-brainer.
Two entrances is another necessity, especially at 2 am when nature calls.
The tent requires nearly a typical 4-man tent footprint because is stakes-out very wide. By design the corner stakes are set several inches wider than the corners of the tent due to the anchoring system of the tent. This sucks when camping on a small rock field with minimal flat space. If you're looking for a small-footprint tent, look elsewhere.
You will need to attach your own guylines at the corners of the tent to keep the corners out of your face. The tie-ons are there but only one spare line is included. The sides guy out well as designed, just the corners droop in a bit and need some extra support.
The grooves cut into the tent stakes are not deep enough and the guylines tend to jump off them under tension/wind. Need to untie the manufacturer's stake loops and actually tie the lines tightly to the stakes for any stability in wind.
Has great interior room. Easily able to sit up inside the tent. Vented very well with no condensation overnight. However, the entrances are only protected by the vestibular nylon which stands well off from the mosquito netting doors and leaves air holes near the ground. This is great for ventilation but makes the tent somewhat drafty and thus only a three-season tent IMO.
Build quality is excellent. I bought the footprint as well and am happy with the mating of the two.
Both footprint and tent pack EASILY into their bags. I actually fit the footprint into the tent compression's sack (yes it comes with a compression sack)! Finally, a manufacturer that doesn't vacuum-seal their products at the factory into an impressively small bag only to cause you to have to buy a properly sized stuff sack in order to use their product! Thanks Nemo.
This is NOT a mountaineering tent, although it worked well for us at 9000 ft given our decent weather situation in late July. It is, however, a very good hiking tent for weight-conscious hikers. It can be had for much less than the $350 retail price. I got mine for under $300.
Just bought the tent and so far so good. I posted pics on my facebook page and wrote all the stuff I though about the tent, hope this helps people. It's just a nifty tent.
So tell us more ... the video is useless: too much time for very little information. And if Kelly works for you, you should insist that she learn to speak in complete, meaningful sentences. She talks as if she's sending text messages.
I don't know about the tent, but PLEASE give us a detailed WRITTEN review. The half-assed video review is worthless and a waste of everyone's time.
It looks like a sweet tent but i backpack with no poles? What weight would I be saving if I bought the tent and some poles? Wonder if nemo will come out with some matching poles?
Just purchased. Awesome awesome asesome.
The advantages over the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 are
1] Including vestibule space the Nemo has 58 sq ft., the BA Fly Creek has 35 sq ft.
2] Nemo has dual side entrances. That is a huge advantage if you are actually sleeping two people.
3] Nemo has true 4 season ability.
Seriously considering buying this tent. Was concerned about the whole not having poles to hike with after pitching this tent. I think I will just buy a second set of cheap trekking poles and use them for setup. Still a light weight option.
I don't know. I'm not convinced. It doesn't look like a place you really want to hang out in. Can you even sit up without hitting the fabric side?
You would recomend this over the lighter Big Agnes Fly creek UL2? it weighs 13oz less!
Looks awesome! Weight isn't bad for the space and weather protection, but thats a helfy price!!!
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