NEMO Equipment, Inc. Morpho 2P

Take on challenging weather and withstand strong winds with this freestanding tent.
Price $489.95

Specs

Free Standing
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 2
Pole Material not applicable
Diameter of Poles (mm) 89
Floor Space (sq ft) 39
Layout other

 

Length (inches) 104
Width (inches) 64
Nonstandard Shape
Interior Height (inches) 42
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 14
Weight 5 lbs, 5 oz

[alpine weight saver]

Problem: Single-wall tents shave ounces, but usually collect condensation. Solution: The Mojo’s effective single/double-wall hybrid construction, which combines mesh walls at the tent’s head end (protected by a partial fly) and single-wall technology at the foot. The result looks like something Batman would deploy, and it foiled moisture buildup in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

In challenging 8°F temperatures, frost accumulated only on the foot of our tester’s bag. The freestanding Mojo pitches lightning-fast, thanks to one hubbed pole that clips to the tent’s exterior. The stout geometry and taut pitch make it a bombshelter in strong winds; 35-mph assaults along the Colorado Trail didn’t budge it. And although there’s just one door, its large dimensions (opening to a 38-inch peak height) make for easy coming and going.

A pair of 6’1” testers deemed its 27 square feet and 84-inch length adequate for fast-and-light types; that means sleeping space is tight, and their feet brushed the tent walls. Weight-saving fabrics proved plenty durable over a 20-day thru-hike. Caveat: Storage space isn’t the Mojo’s strong suit—the seven-square-foot vestibule is too small for more than one pack. $400; 2 lbs. 11 oz.; sierradesigns.com

There is no substitute for confidence in your gear, especially in your tent. NEMO has carefully fine-tuned Morpho 2P to be the perfect full-weather shelter for extended travel. With remarkable strength, easy setup, and beautiful simplicity, Morpho 2P can handle it all: vicious downpours, high winds, and early season snow. A new Boot Cut in the front offers a dry storage space for muddy boots when not deploying the ExoFly vestibule.