- Item #NEM0011
- Q & A
This tent is worthless in the rain
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My son and his friend used this tent for backpacking in the mountains. It rained and the tent doesn't appear to repel the rain well it seems to absorb it. It was pretty disappointing its lack of wicking moisture. I think Nemo needs to invest in some other materials if they want to call it 3 season.
So moist... yuck
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really liked the idea of not having poles for bikepacking. Took it out for two nights. Thought it was great the first, but then the second night it rained. Dear god everything in there was moist from condensation and it was so cold. I had little condensation puddles on the side of the tent. Matt is right no way to vent air through without rain getting in. Plus maybe it was my imagination but I swear my breathing was labored from not enough oxygen in the tent in the morning. The whole blow up tube to replace a pole is genius though.
LIKE A GRAB BAG, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET!
Bought this off SandC for a decent price. It's a great bivy very well made and roomy. However, if you go searching the web to find reviews and videos before you buy be careful what you believe. Nemo has altered the design of this tent over and over looking for weight savings and such, so depending on the year of the model you receive, the features will not be true to what you read on Nemo's website or others. First of all and most dissapointing to me is the fact that Nemo eliminated the bottom grommet on this tent (on the foot end of the tent You can insert a stick to create a "swallowtail" effect, increasing airflow and keeping the tent taught and off your sleeping bag. Upon receiving the tent and assembling it I couldn't understand why there was no bottom grommet for which to place the other end of the stick. I figured it must have been a defect in manufacturing because there was simply nothing to hold the other end of the stick. I called Nemo and after a few days they called me back and told me that Nemo eliminated the bottom grommet feature to "save weight" I'm all for saving weight but come one people. I'd certainly lug around one extra grommet attached to the tent to be able to increase airflow in my tent significantly. I was told by the Nemo lady that you have to stick the other end of the stick into the ground, or if sleeping on a hard or rocky spot you simply could not use the swallowtail feature. I found this to be a very stupid decision on Nemo's behalf. Next I noticed that the pictures on Nemo's website were contradicting each other. On on photo of the tent it clearly shows the side door feature (which is an excellent idea on Nemo's behalf) but in the next photo of the tent, the side door simply doesn't exist! The lady told me that Nemo had put this photo up which is of the old Gogo Model to show the difference in models.....gee thanks for spelling that out on your website Nemo. The next problem I have with this tent is no big deal, but rather irritating to learn of after watching videos of the tent and reading reviews. The stuff sack included with the Gogo cannot be integrated into the tent like videos on the internet show. In the end the only problem I really have with the design of the tent is the lack of a grommet to insert the swallowtail stick into. What makes me very upset is Nemo's lack of responsibility and detail on their website. One should be able to look at a tent on a makers website and know that the features shown will be included with the tent. Also it wouldn't hurt to take close up detailed images of the features on the tent and explain to all visitors in the description of the tent that "if buying a previous model one can expect a difference in this feature, that feature...blah blah blah" The tent is great (except for the fact that some "uberlite" lunatic decided to butcher what was in my oppinion, one of the selling points of this tent. I love the product but I can't understand why getting accurate information on it has to be so akin to pulling teeth.
Can anyone confirm that this model of the...
Can anyone confirm that this model of the gogo is the one WITH/WITHOUT the foot grommet, or with/without the side zipper ?
Ideally someone who has bought this item from this exact site. I know that S&C is the same company, but just in case there are some discrepancies between the retailers.
Probably a long shot asking this but, does...
Probably a long shot asking this but, does anyone know if the Nemo Gogo pictured here with the two entry/exits (one in front and one on the side) is the same year/model as has been advertised on steepandcheap.com??
I'm actually wondering the same since I just bought one on steepandcheap.com. I'm assuming it is since the two websites are owned by the same company but I could be wrong. Have you tried emailing them?