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Gear Guide 2009: Nemo Losi 3P Tent Review

Our best all-around 3-person tent combines the best of space, weight, and weatherproofing.
nemo_losiNemo Losi (Seth Hughes).

Best All-Around
Testers were loath to part with this shelter–the surest evidence that it nails the ideal blend of space, weight, and weatherproofing. “You could squeeze four people inside, or easily fit three and a dog,” said one after a trip to Colorado’s Mt. Massive Wilderness. With a 50-square-foot floor and soaring, 48-inch-high ceiling, the double-wall Losi let the biggest testers sprawl out. Vestibules are equally spacious. A multi-pocket organizer panel–the smartest tent pocket we’ve seen–kept gear stashed with library-like neatness.

“The silnylon fly beaded rain better than my freshly waxed Tacoma,” said one tester after getting pounded by thunderstorms. Only complaint: Poles attach to the corners with a ball-and-socket system that worked well for setup, but proved annoyingly difficult to release during takedown. $395; 5 lbs. 14 oz. Nemoequipment.com

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