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Gear Details: Tents

Espri 2P

Manufacturer: NEMO Equipment, Inc.

SKU: 892802002807

Product Details:
Product Year2010
Usage:
Shape:
Freestanding:1
Single Wall:
Capacity:2
Number of Poles:2
Pole Material:high-strength aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):8.5
Floor Space (square feet):28
Tarp:
Layout:rectangular
Length (inches):86
Width (inches):52
Nonstandard Shape:1
Interior Height (inches):40
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):9
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 3,8
Price:$299.95
When we sat down to design the Espri™ series, it wasn't with the goal of making the lightest backpacking tents on the market. Rather, it was with the goal of making the lightest backpacking tents that still meet the NEMO standard for comfort, setup, features and dependable protection from the elements. Espri 2P™ comes with a Standard Vestibule and Ultralight Fly Door. An 18 sq.ft. Trekking Pole Vestibule can also be purchased. Air circulation is enhanced with a rear vent and aggressive cutouts in the fly.

READER REVIEWS

Page 1

I've had many tents in the past, and bought this after returning a Sierra Designs model for various reasons. From the moment I opened it up, I was impressed!

Pros:
1. For a tent this size, the weight is incredible. More surprisingly, there don't seem to be any sacrifices in strength or durability to achieve this weight.

2. My favorite feature is the wonderfully designed corner feet. The pole, footprint, and fly all snap on to a plastic foot at each corner. You can't appreciate how nice this is until the first time you put it up. The poles don't slip out of anything, the footprint is always centered and tight, and the fly is a breeze to install in a hurry. This is by far the easiest tent I've ever seen to put up solo.

3. Another nifty feature is that the two poles are tied together with a hinge. This also helps save time because you don't have to hold one pole while trying to raise another. They simply stay where they should.

4. This tent comes with a removable attic, a repair kit, a piece of tubing for emergency pole repairs, and two doors (regular dome tent door and vestibule door). These are all things that most tent makers have you buy separately.

5. Some tents get really stuffy with the fly installed. Not this one. There is an excellent pop-up vent on the top of the fly. And, the sides of the fly are tall enough and pull out far enough to ensure good ventilation.

Con:
6. The only real con I can see with this tent is with the vestibule area. Because it is stretched at a really shallow slope (see photo), the actual room underneath is pretty small. I like to keep my pack and boots in a vestibule. There is room for this when I'm solo, but is really tight with two and you'll have to move stuff to get out. The flip side to this is that Nemo makes a trekking pole vestibule option. Unfortunately REI doesn't carry this, so you'll have to buy it elsewhere. However, I can say this is an excellent investment if you want more room or frequently travel with two people. It makes a HUGE vestibule and doesn't add much weight.


Bottom Line:
This is by far the best tent I've ever seen or owned. The only down side is the small vestibule. If this is an issue for you, buy the trekking pole vestibule. You'll be glad you did.
Posted by Jason, Jun 03, 2010 Star Star Star Star Star

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