Brand: NEMO Equipment, Inc.
Model: Losi 2P
[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
Your tent is your home in the wilderness, so don’t sacrifice comfort and stability for a few ounces. Losi 2P is the little brother to the award-winning Losi 3P. We’ve used durable, lightweight materials and a unique pole structure to build Losi 2P extra sturdy and extra spacious. Two doors and vestibules eliminate jostling for position and gear storage, and an optional Pawprint liner covers sleeping pads while offering a cozy and protected floor. With a full mesh canopy for summer evenings and large side vents for continuous airflow on rainy nights, Losi 2P is essential for the avid backpacker.