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NEMO Equipment Inc. Hornet Elite 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Hornet Elite 2P Tent

    Nemo Equipment puts to rest the notion that backpacking tents can't be spacious or comfortable with the Hornet Elite 2P Tent. This ultralight structure weighs just under two pounds, and maximizes efficiency on long-distance treks where the allotment of every single ounce is of utmost importance. A double door design with two vestibules helps you and your adventure partner unwind at the site with a roomy, flowing design, as well as store packs and muddy boots safely.

    Keeping time on your side, the DAC Featherlite NFL pole attaches in a hubbed intersection for a quick set-up and easy freestanding pitching. Nylon fabric along the tent floor and vestibule cut down on weight, but not protection or durability, while PU and silicone coatings provide waterproof protection when you encounter unexpected afternoon downpours. In addition to the dual doors, the Hornet Elite's mesh canopy enhances air circulation in those hot, muggy conditions that come along with summertime backpacking.

    • Ultralight tent built for two backpackers
    • Three-season versatility pairs a mesh canopy with rain fly
    • Two-person capacity features two doors and vestibules
    • DAC Featherlite NFL pole is super light and strong
    • PU/silicone floor and fly coatings for water-resistance
    • Item #NEM0086

    Tech Specs

    [canopy] no-see-um mesh, [floor] 10D silicone/PU nylon ripstop (1200mm), [fly, vestibule] 7D silicone/PU nylon (1200 mm)
    Wall Type
    DAC 8.7mm Featherlite NFL
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    6.2 + 6.2sqft
    mesh canopy
    Interior Height
    Floor Dimensions
    85 x 50in
    Floor Space
    Packed Size
    19 x 4.5in
    Trail Weight
    1lb 12oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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

    I took this tent backpacking this past weekend to try it out. Its weighs barely anything and setup was super easy. I was so excited to have this tent. Bring on a three hour thunderstorm in the Utah mountains and the base of the tent was wet. The rain fly also doesn't protect a large area of the tent on one side. There is not a big enough gap to allow the water to run off, so instead it runs straight onto the tent itself. Moisture started coming in and eventually water. Overnight I slept in a damp, wet, cold tent. All my items up against that tent wall was wet. I tried to reach out to NEMO directly through email and social media and heard NOTHING back. For a tent that is so expensive you expect the best and this was nothing but a failure to me. I am glad that I had only planned a one night trip, otherwise I would have slept in a very damp environment the next night. I returned this item, severely disappointed and went with another brand that is a 1lb heavier but I would rather carry a slightly heavier weight and stay dry!

    Worth it

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

    Half the size and half the weight of my last backpacking tent. This thing seems fragile but is worth every penny space you save in your pack. Just make sure to get the footprint to protect your purchase (not included).