NEMO Equipment, Inc. Obi Elite 1P

An alpine tent that's light, compact, and brawny enough for storms.
Price $419.95

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) 39
Interior Height (inches) 40
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 9
Weight 1 lbs, 15 oz

VERDICT

Light, compact, and brawny enough for alpine storms, the Anjan is a killer choice for weight-conscious trios (or space-greedy duos) who don’t flee tough conditions. The non-freestanding tunnel tent withstood three inches of wet snow in Roosevelt National Forest thanks to a low, aerodynamic shape and four guyout points (each anchored at two points on the fly). The 14-sq.-ft. vestibule holds plenty of gear while still allowing room for scooting in and out. Bummers: The price is steep (partly due to Hilleberg’s ultradurable, ultralight Kerlon fabric), and venting is limited if weather prevents you from pitching it with the vestibule doors rolled back.

BEST FOR

Harsh-weather campers looking to save weight without giving up space or stability

TESTER DATA

> Rachel Zurer (other tester: Jonathan Dorn)

> Duration March to April

> Locales/conditions UT, AZ, CO; 20℉ to 60℉; snow, rain, gusts up to 20 mph

> “Width and headroom is tight, but length is luxe. I’m 6’6” and had ample room at my feet for storage.”

THE SPECS

> Weight 3 lbs. 15 oz.

> Price $598

> Sizes 36.6 square feet

> Infohilleberg.com


Obi Elite 1P is NEMO's lightest poled tent. With a subtle change to the front pole hub overhead, Obi 2P offers more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. Using the latest in ultralight textile technology, Obi Elite 1P's fly and body are 10D PU Nylon and the floor is a 20D PU Nylon. The foot end is tensioned by a single pole, creating a tripod for support and shaving precious ounces. While Obi Elite 1P does not need to be staked out, to maximize interior volume at the foot end, it is recommended to stake out each side.