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

4 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Color:Birch Bud/Goodnight Gray



Why We Like The NEMO Hornet OSMO Tent

The Hornet OSMO Tent strikes a perfect balance for ultralight backpackers willing to take on a few extra ounces for added tent space without compromising an efficient pack size. This tent features NEMO's 100 percent recycled, harmful-chemical-free OSMO fabric, which features three times less stretch when wet and four times better water resistance for sustainable function and reliable weather protection.


  • Ultralight tent for pack-efficient shelter while backpacking
  • OSMO floor and fly are water-resistant without PFCs, PFASs, or flame-retardant chemicals
  • Two-door design gives each camper their own entry and storage
  • Patent-pending Flybar pole clip optimizes space and fly tension
  • Convenient Gatekeeper door tie-backs provide full, easy access
  • Single-hub pole design helps us get the tent set up in a flash
  • Internal Nightlight pocket turns headlamp into tent lantern
  • Included Divvy Cube Stuff Sack can split pack weight between 2 people
  • Item #NEMK044
Responsible Collection
Recycled/Repurposed, [floor material] bluesign® APPROVED
[canopy] 15D nylon, no-see-um mesh [floor] OSMO (GRS-certified 100% recycled nylon-polyester ripstop, PFC-free, PFAS-free, 1500mm) [fly] OSMO (GRS-certified 100% recycled nylon ripstop, PFC-free, PFAS-free, 1200mm)
Wall Type
hubbed aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL 8.5mm
Pole Attachment
Flybar (clips)
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
8.6 sq ft + 8.6 sq ft
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
85 x 43in
Floor Space
25.4sq ft
Packed Size
12.5 x 7.5 x 3.5in
Footprint Included
Trail Weight
ultralight backpacking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 4 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

November 22, 2023


Purchased two person tent. Poles color coded. Recommend better stakes. Took on Colorado trail in summer; also Lone Star in Texas: also various state and national parks. Fast. Recommend backyard practice, as fly more fiddly than tent. Mine ok in iffy weather conditions. Light too. Solo packer; place tent in pack; stakes n poles side pockets. Also carry a light chair. Thin floor; use footprint.

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Originally reviewed on nemoequipment.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 27, 2023

Nemo Hornet 2P

I had a Nemo Hornet 2P purchased 4 years ago. On a 100 mile backpack, water unexpectedly came up through the floor. I sent in a picture, and my tent was replaced! Outstanding customer experience.


Originally reviewed on nemoequipment.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023

Several seasons of use but applied Nikwax

I've had my tent for 4 seasons without a problem. Things I love: lightweight, easy setup, dual vestibules, pack sack without poles, durable. I got back from a wind river wy trip and it rained a little each day. One day a thundershower came in quickly and we retreated to our tents while it was windy and rainy for an hour. I expected the rain so I treated my rainfly and seams with Nikwax before and didn't have any leaks. I had some pooling of water from my homemade footprint and the water seaped through a bit. But after that day I did a better job of making sure the footprint didn't extend out from the sides of the tent and it didn't leak. I've read that some people had problems with the water leaking in from the head side but even with extreme wind conditions (the tent was blown almost flat at times) the rain did not come in from the front. I was worried that the poles would fail in the wind but I didn't have any problems. (my brother has a Big Anges and his pole broke and ripped a hole in the rainfly). I'm going to treat the bottom of the tent but I totally trust it in rainy and windy conditions


Originally reviewed on nemoequipment.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 11, 2023


7/10/23 Bought one several yrs ago. Poles not color coded in mine. Needed a really light tent. This brand offered what I needed: light, easy to assemble, keeps out rain. Am 5'6" 118 lb female. Carry tent and rain fly in one bag, the poles and stakes in their bags. It all disappeared into my bag. place all next to back.Poles are "shock-corded" so it's really fast. I took used it recently. I'd probably get a 2 - person next time. But then, it may be some heavier. After 5 yrs, this is still my go-to. Besides, a tent of this quality is really pricey. Handle it with respec and care. Highly suggest a lot of practice at home first. Small dog-approved. (No more than 12 L canine). Recommend foot print to help keep chill off. If you can guy it out, provides much more space. if not, ok too. Highly. recommend.

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Originally reviewed on nemoequipment.com

1 out of 5 stars

June 30, 2023

1 very crucial design flaw

Man, did i want to like this tent, but it has one very crucial design flaw that unfortunately made me return it after only one nights sleep. The rain fly! I understand that this is an ultralight tent and that calls for trying to find ways to cut out weight. But designing the rain fly so that it doesnt give complete coverage over the tent itself seems like a really terrible decision. The rainfly has a section that is notched out, which i assume was for weight savings, but that notch is right over your head. It doesnt actually cover the bug mesh so this creates an uncovered section right over your head. And secondly, this notch also allows for the rainfly to then become saggy and therefor rest right on the bug mesh so any condensation that builds up just drips right down onto the mesh and then drips right onto your face. Pretty surprised that this very obvious design flaw was not addressed before this tent went to market. And the rainfly zippers do not zip down without catching the material every 1-2 inches. I love Nemo products, but designers, take another look at this one. Some really big mishaps going on here


Originally reviewed on nemoequipment.com

3 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2023

Too short

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
one size

I wanted to love this tent! The light weight and packability are impressive. The tent seems well-constructed. Unfortunately, the deal breaker was the length. When I stretched out fully, either my feet or head touched the wall of the tent. I am only 6'0". Yes, the tent is 83" long, but the end walls slope up at an angle and there is no mechanism to pull them out to provide more verticality. I tried placing my pad at an angle, but that didn't feel right either. Other concerns to be aware of: As many reviewers have noted, this tent would be an extremely tight fit for two persons. But it might be a good one-person tent for the right-sized hiker. Because of the semi-freestanding design and three-corner post system, it seems like the tent may not do well in wind. The vestibules are small. I feel like with some minor design tweaks this could be an awesome tent.

Andrew W
5 out of 5 stars

March 24, 2023

OSMO Fabric is Killer!

I've put it through the wringer

This tent is such a great backpacking tent!The recycled OSMO fabric is no joke. It allows for more stretch with less moisture getting in. It's such an easy set up, the pack size and weight allows for more room in your pack for other necessities. There's a divvy cube stuff sack that is included, so if you are hiking with a partner, you can split the weight, one person carried the poles and stakes, the other the tent and fly. Highly recommend!

Kelsey P