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Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Nemo Meta 2P on 05/03/2010 13:04:23 MDT Print View

Hopefully I'm not repeating an old thread.

Does anyone have this tent yet? They're sold out pretty much everywhere. Before I decide to put in a backorder for one, I was looking for some owner remarks. It looks pretty great, lots of room, only 2.9lbs and who doesn't like green...haha. Anyway, any reviews would be fantastic. Thanks.

Oh, I should ask...would a tent like this Nemo require seam sealing?

Dont Wantto
(longhiker) - F
yeah... on 05/03/2010 13:41:29 MDT Print View

I posted pretty much these very lines a couple of weeks ago.. not much response. Maybe it'll be different this time around.

Alex Gilman
(Vertigo) - F

Locale: Washington
Re: Nemo Meta 2P on 05/03/2010 13:43:44 MDT Print View

Rob,

I know Mike on these forums has a Meta 1P.

His review:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=31125


I'm a huge fan of Nemo though I don't have the 2P but I did just camp in a Morpho this weekend as a basecamp for myself GF and dog and took the GoGo LE out further bymyself.

No, the tents DO NOT need to be seam sealed. The seams are taped very much in the same style as an ArcTeryx jacket.





Just took these pics this passed weekend.

Edited by Vertigo on 05/03/2010 13:45:00 MDT.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Nemo, nemo, nemo on 05/03/2010 22:00:10 MDT Print View

I'm glad to hear you're a Nemo fan. I've never owned one so I don't have an opinion either way. To be honest this will be the first decent quality tent I buy. I've always bought the Costco special or Walmart crap tent since I've never had to hike with it. I'm split between Nemo and Tarptent, but I think the Meta 2P will be the one I go with.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
There ar eother options as well on 05/03/2010 22:11:41 MDT Print View

Take your time deciding.
Some may consider the new high tech materials too fragile, but:
Slinylon is what skydivers use for the material for their parachutes.
Spinnaker and Cuben is what modern high tech sails are made out of.

The demands that are required in these cases are extremely high and can reduce your pack weight significantly if you pay a little extra and reducing weight is your goal.

Alex Gilman
(Vertigo) - F

Locale: Washington
Re: There ar eother options as well on 05/04/2010 14:41:06 MDT Print View

Steven's right. They are surprisingly "strong" for what they are I have to agree. It is common knowledge that UL gear has to be loved and cared for a lot more than mainstream-ish bomber type gear like ArcTeryx packs etc..

You're always typically trading off weight for durability.

To me (and I'm not UL although I hover about a few easily shed lbs away from it) the Nemo line hits a great point between durability, weight and product support.

Wayne Burke
(three5s) - F

Locale: Bluegrass
Re: Re: There ar eother options as well on 05/04/2010 16:34:50 MDT Print View

Campsaver say's they are in stock & 10% OFF.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Extra 10% on 05/04/2010 17:45:27 MDT Print View

I did see they had them at Campsaver but I've decided to wait to get it at Mountain Plus Outdoor Gear instead. They have a coupon that takes an extra 10% off their already marked down 10%. It brings the price to $283.00!! The coupon I used was MB10628.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Finally Ordered on 05/07/2010 08:49:37 MDT Print View

Well, I was going to wait and order from a different online retailer for a bit cheaper but I ended up buying from Campsaver.com. They're throwing in a pair of Leki Corklite trekking poles with most tent purchases. I think those are last years model of trekking poles but I don't mind, they're still brand new and worth a few dollars. I should get the tent in a week or so and I'll post some photos and give a brief review of my experience with it.

Brian Craft
(Lighterpack) - F
Re: Extra 10% on 05/16/2010 12:06:40 MDT Print View

I also purchased the Nemo Meta 2p at mountains plus and got an extra 10% off because of a coupon offer. The total of the tent was 285 but since I live in Canada I had to pay over 60 dollars worth of shipping. I still got the tent for under 350 dollars but I hope I dont have to pay more for import taxes.

Does anyone have it because at mountains plus it said there was a may 12 shipment and im sure some people have got their tent, yet again they probaly havent used it and have nothing to review.

POST IF YOU HAVE THE NEMO META 2P TENT

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Finally arrived on 05/19/2010 18:37:18 MDT Print View

I got my tent a couple days ago and set it up in the back yard. First time was a bit interesting, but it's my own fault for not paying attention. The second time, I had it up in about 4 minutes. The quality is excellent and the design makes the tent extremely sturdy and rigid. Ventilation seems to be quite good, but I'll have to sleep in it for a night to give an actual verdict. I'll post some photos tomorrow if I get a chance. Overall I'm quite happy. I got it at Campsaver.com and they throw in a pair of leki corklite trekking poles with the tent. Well worth it if you need new poles like I did. Hope that gives a bit of info to anyone who was thinking about buying this tent.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Actual Weight on 05/19/2010 18:41:37 MDT Print View

I thought I would mention that although the tent may weight 2.9 pounds as advertised. When packed the tent actually weighs 3lbs 7ounces. That's more than what I've read online. That is including the Nemo tent pegs and the Nemo waterproof stuff sac. I'm sure a person could get a a lighter stuff sac and knock off a few ounces. I don't think I'll bother though.

Kai Larson
(KaiLarson) - F
No Seam Sealing!! on 05/19/2010 20:08:06 MDT Print View

I have one of these.

The best thing about it is that there is NO SEAM SEALING!!

I'm really tired of tents I have to seal myself.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Nemo Meta 2P on 05/19/2010 20:10:55 MDT Print View

That seems kind of heavy for a single walled shelter that requires trekking poles to set up. Room enough for someone 6'2"?

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F - M

Locale: Canadian Rockies
weights on 05/19/2010 20:12:59 MDT Print View

usually those weights don`t include everything it comes with, like not including any of the stuff sacks, the pegs and guy lines.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
More info on 05/19/2010 21:18:52 MDT Print View

David, there's definitely room for someone 6'2". I'm 6'0" and I have tons of room at my head and feet. The floor length is over 7 feet long so that should offer ample room for people up to about 6'5" although your face might be in a tent wall at more than 6'3" or so.

I weighed out the individual pieces for any hardcores who may be interested.

Tent Pegs (including tiny cord on each peg) - 3.3oz
Peg Bag - 0.5oz
Extra rope in Peg Bag - 0.6oz
Included Nemo Compression Drysack - 2.8oz
Tent - 48.2oz

Total of 3 lbs, 7.4 oz

I'm not sure if that is heavy or not, but for people who are very weight conscious there are many corners that could be taken to cut weight. I bet I could safely cut 5oz on the tent alone without altering anything important. I suppose that's the tradeoff with the 20D Sil/PU Nylon. The quality is excellent though and I can't see it ripping or being damaged very easily.

What sort of material do Tarptents use? I'm assuming it must be a lighter SilNylon.

I hope this helps anyone interested in this tent.

Chris Roane
(chrisroane) - MLife

Locale: North Rockies
Have Tent on 05/20/2010 14:03:32 MDT Print View

I have this tent. I only set it up in my backyard (at this point).

In my setup, I am replacing the included stakes (which are great, but heavy), with titanium stakes (you need 8). I also am using a very light stuff sack (not waterproof). At this point the total weight (including stuff sack and stakes) is right at 3.25 lbs for me. I did not include the extra guy lines.

I do have one question: what appears to be a guy line (in a little bag) at each of the doors. Can I take these out (they can be untied)? I've never needed to guy out a tent, so I don't think I would need these, but I'm not 100% sure on the purpose.

If you have any other ideas on how to lighten the total tent weight, please let me know!

I'm coming from using the kelty gunnison 2.1...which was a great tent, but heavy. I will say that I'm glad to not have to worry about the fly and the tent....I should be able to just stuff this tent into the stuff sack, with stakes, and I'm good.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Nemo Meta 2P on 05/20/2010 14:25:26 MDT Print View

I am definitely looking for some perspective on condensation management on this one....looks promising.

Roberto Requena
(rrequena) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Guy Lines on 05/20/2010 14:42:20 MDT Print View

Chris, if you're talking about the blue line inside those bags (see my photo), I suppose you don't "need" them but without them the tent will not stay standing very well unless the vestibules are closed. You will lose the option to setup the tent as shown in the photo. That line allows the tent to stay extremely stable with both doors on both vestibules open. I think that's what you're talking about. You could always use the clip on the one side of the vestibule door instead of the blue guy line. This would save a bit of weight but you lose one setup option.Nemo 2p

Chris Roane
(chrisroane) - MLife

Locale: North Rockies
Re: Guy Lines on 05/20/2010 14:45:34 MDT Print View

Thanks Rob! That makes total sense. I assumed that the one door would always have to be clipped (like my other tent), so I will have to take a look at that option.