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    Float like a feather, sting like a Hornet.

    Nemo's Hornet 2P Tent is an ultralight backpacker with personal features for you and your camping partner. Its no-see-um mesh canopy provides plenty of ventilated airflow, while PeU-coated ripstop helps the vestibule, fly, and floor resist abrasion, dirt, and rainfall. The one-piece DAC Featherlite NFL pole offers an easy setup as well as an expanded interior.

    Unlike most ultralight tents, the Hornet 2P features two doors so your backpacking buddy doesn't crawl over you in the middle of the night. The tent's stuff sack can hold all the gear, or just the fabrics if you two are going to split the load. Nemo also included guy-out cords, a repair kit, and stakes for the utmost camping convenience.

    • No-see-um mesh canopy
    • PeU-coated ripstop vestibule, fly, and floor
    • One-piece DAC Featherlite NFL pole
    • Two doors, two vestibules
    • Dual-stage stuff sack
    • Guy-out cords, repair kit, and stakes included
    • Item #NEM001X

    Tech Specs

    [canopy] 20D nylon ripstop, no-see-um mesh, [vestibule, fly] 7D PeU nylon ripstop (1200m), [floor] 20D PeU nylon ripstop (1200mm)
    Wall Type
    DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum (8.7mm)
    Pole Attachment
    Jakes Foot, clip
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    2 x 8 sq ft
    Interior Height
    40 in
    Floor Dimensions
    85 x 51 in
    Floor Space
    28 sq ft
    Packed Size
    19 x 5 in
    Trail Weight
    2 lb
    Packed Weight
    2 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

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    The UL BOSS!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    It was time to upgrade my gear. Hubby agreed to this tent as my birthday gift. I never expected such a HUGE difference! I've been backpacking/hiking as a passion since 2004, and purchased gear at that time to enter the wilderness arena. Things have definitely gone lighter and higher tech since then. With this one purchase, I went from 6+ to 2 pounds for my tent - but would I have something that would stand up to the elements?

    I've used the Hornet on two trips since the purchase. I definitely made the right choice! My first trip out was an overnight in the Huron-Manistee National Forest of northern Michigan. It was an easy trip, and the biggest issue I had was just getting the fly clipped on right (so no big problem at all). I'll admit, I opted to go without the footprint. I didn't want to add another 7 ounces to this UL gem. I instead went with a footprint cut from Tyvek. The next day on the hike back out, I was almost skipping with the joy of successfully dropping 4 pounds from my pack!!

    The next trip this UL baby went on was to Utah. We were headed into the Needles backcountry for 3 nights, but the drought conditions punched us down to one night (safety first!). We never did make it to our assigned campsite tho, as a storm moved in and we found ourselves sheltering in place, halfway up a boulder scramble. Winds were 30 mph, with gusts even higher. The Hornet was rocked, and the wind tried to pancake it a number of times, but the poles never snapped. The threatened rain was only a fraction of the feared deluge, so I cannot speak to how it will perform in a downpour. The four of us each had our own tents (two of us with Hornets), but due to the weather conditions and space, we only got two tents up, so the Hornet was shared. I prefer being solo, but given the conditions, it worked.

    The next night we moved up into the La Sal mountains where we were promised an alpine lake. I finally got my Hornet to myself again and loved the night spent there.

    I do wish the vestibules were a bit bigger, and also would have loved to have a four-way pole system so the tent could be totally free standing. All things considered so far, I am VERY pleased with my purchase and am looking to many more miles and trips with this UL BOSS :)

    The UL BOSS!

    could be improved

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We used this tent once in a pretty heavy rain, with two people.
    We were almost entirely dry, however:
    1) If you are tall, and/or have two people in there (so you cannot sleep diagonally), your feet will inevitably push the back of the tent against the fly and get a bit wet. It's not end of the world as long as you put a garbage bag over the end of your sleeping bag.
    2) The ventilation system means similar problem to a lesser extent can happen on the front as you are touching the wet fabric. The fabric there seems to be better than the fly though so it didn't get wet except from condensation.
    Other than that the tent held up remarkably well. We did guy it pretty well though, the fly otherwise didn't look too encouraging without the guy lines. I can imagine it touching the tent and making it wet.

    I feel like this has potential to be a superb tent, but the pursuit of ultralight went too far IMO.
    Eh, I hit edit and half of my review disappeared.
    In short, adding maybe 1oz could have allowed for better ventilation, zippers, vestibules (they are small and narrow, with the widest space in front of the door; we used one for storage with 2 packs blocking the door and a guy line under the vestibule zipper to hold the tent wall against the packs, and one for both people to exit), and floor attachment (a plastic attachment piece snapped when I tried to guy it with the tent, I had to guy the front separately on one side, it's smaller or smth).
    In fact replacing the back 1-2 pole segments with 2-4 segments in a Y shape would have made this freestanding and probably eliminated the need to guy everything religiously to keep it neat and dry... at hardly any gain in weight.

    This tent is super light though, and packs really small, so that's the advantage.
    Perfect for one tall person in fair weather, great for one person in the rain (pack in tent) or two in fair weather, good for two people in the rain :)

    Miles and Smiles

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with the 2p tent....2650 miles...a day shy of 5 months and this tent was AWESOME. Super light and easy to set up. I have fit another person and dog in this tent and the double vestie feature was money. Nemo is a wonderful company and is always coming up with innovative ideas.

    Super easy to put up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have tried many tents and this one passed the test. Its very light, has great door openings and is very easy to set up. However I'm 6'2 230lb. and toss a lot so I recommend it for one person if your in my size range.

    Great for Backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I love this tent! Haven't put it through too much yet - just a couple drizzly nights in the Uintas and some quiet desert nights, so I can't speak to the durability of this tent in inclement weather. However, this tent is super light for backpacking which I love. It's a super easy and FAST set-up, which i've found relieving if i'm not able to set-up camp till after it gets dark. Lastly, the two doors are pretty great if you have another person with you - climbing over another person to get out of a tent can be kind of annoying and disturbing if they're still snoozin'. I'd definitely recommend this tent.

    Bad Ass tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Search no longer for the perfect backpacking tent. I had my skepticism but here is my review.
    Its natural to be worried about the durability of the walls considering the thinness, but the tent has been put to the test. Its been poked and prodded my sticks, shrubs, and even dog claws.
    This tent fit my buddy and I. Im 6'3'' 200lbs and it was a perfect fit. Dont get me wrong, we were not sleeping in a king sized bed, but it got the job done just as it needed to be. It got pretty cold outside (15f) so we even ended up pulling in my dog from the vestibule into the tent in order to huddle for warmth. While it was a little snug with two men and a dog, it did the trick.
    The set up was easy and takes merely a minute or two once you get the hang of it. The single pole practically sets itself up which makes putting the tent up in the dark all that much easier.
    The rain fly works like a charm I made it through monsoon like conditions and even snow without a single issue. I would like to see a bit better circulation in the tent, when it gets below freezing we end up waking to frost all over the tent. Yet, this is only a 3 season tent so there is really not much to complain about.
    I would recommend getting the footprint as I'd be a little concerned with the bottom of the tent being poked.
    Overall, an amazing tent. I would highly recommend you stop wasting hours trying to find a lightweight yet sizable tent; you're looking right at it.

    Tetons in the Hornet

    Great tent for the weight. sturdy as a 3 season could ever need to be. floor space is minimal but for the one who doesn't mind compromising sleeping space this tent is perfect especially for the one forced to carry the tent in a male/female partnership like my typical backcountry outing.

    Tetons in the Hornet

    Haven't Used it Yet

      Set the tent up in my living room and was surprised at how lightweight it was. Not gonna lie, nervous about the durability of the material. Feels paper thin, or more like tissue paper thin, but I have read many reviews of people using it on thru-hike. I am excited to try it out and will update again once I've put it through some shtuff.

      Stakes not needed

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is a very interesting style of tent with only 3 contact points on the poles. It helps lighten it up though! I refuse to buy a tent that is not freestanding because half the time I camp in areas where you can't get a stake in the ground. You can use rocks to pull out the corners, or even through some of your stuff in the corners to prop it up. I love how this 2p tent has 2 doors and 2 vestibules! I love storing my gear in one vestibule, and getting in and out on the other side.

      Hornet Series

      • A LARGE SIDE DOOR makes entry/exit and access to your gear easier, and provides

      more coverage in the rain.

      • Includes LUXURY DETAILS like the Light Pockets™, volumizing guyouts, and watertight Divvy™ Sack, dual-stage compression stuff sack.

      • No other 2-person freestanding tents on the market provide TWO DOORS AND

      TWO VESTIBULES in the 2 lbs category.

      Does each vestibule have 6sq.ft of space for a total of 12? Or is it 3qft per side?


      I confirmed with NEMO that this tent has 16 sq ft total, between the two vestibules. So, that is 8 sq ft on each vestibule. I will get this updated, on our site.

      More questions? Just call or email me, directly.

      How many stakes come with this tent, and what are they made of?

      Hey Katherine,

      This NEMO Hornet 2P Tent comes with 8 aluminum J-stakes. According to NEMO, "J-stakes use DAC’s GREEN™ anodization, which avoids the use of toxic heavy metals in the finishing process." Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

      Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead