NEMO Equipment, Inc. Obi™ 1P

A super light double-wall tent
Price $349.95

Specs

Free Standing
Capacity 1
Number of Poles 1
Diameter of Poles (mm) 8.5
Floor Space (sq ft) 20

 

Length (inches) 87
Width (inches) 29
Interior Height (inches) 40
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 10
Weight 2 lbs, 8 oz

Three easy steps to making the lightest double-wall tent possible: 1) Use a single hubbed pole for 21 square feet of floor space; 2) Employ ultralight, 10-denier nylon for the fly; 3) Tailor the fly at the front and back to use less material, and exaggerate the bathtub-style floor to compensate. And then make it 40 inches tall (at the peak) with a generous (9 square feet) vestibule, and you have the three-season Obi 1 Elite. “This tent is so light and packs so small, I felt like I was forgetting something,” says a tester who found his weekend kit suspiciously light for a late-winter trip in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains.

But when winds howled to 20 mph and rain poured in Utah’s High Uintas, the fully-guyed Obi 1 let in a little moisture. Why? The fly sits high off the ground, which is good for ventilation, but items in the vestibule are subject to splashing.

$400

2 lbs.

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With a subtle change to the front pole hub overhead, Obi™ 1P offers more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. NEMO is using a new ultralight 20D PU Nylon for the fly and a raised tub floor which allows high cutouts in the fly to increase ventilation and save weight.Add the optional footprint to Obi™ 1P and make an ultralight shelter without the mesh body.