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Josiah Vandervelde
(eternalnoob) - F

Locale: Florida
Nemo Meta 1p $147 at REI on 02/13/2013 09:53:04 MST Print View

Seems like a pretty good deal.

http://www.rei.com/product/849279/nemo-meta-1p-tent-2012-overstock

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Nemo Meta 1p $147 at REI on 02/13/2013 10:02:05 MST Print View

Agreed. I have this Tent available for shorter trips where I am willing to take the weight penalty over my SpinnTwin. Works well for Tall people as well with it's 100" length as long as you guy out the ends. Cavernous vestibule and side entry. Excellent product for those looking for a lightweight (not UL) shelter.

Josiah Vandervelde
(eternalnoob) - F

Locale: Florida
weight on 02/13/2013 10:07:23 MST Print View

Compared to my current 6 lb tent or 2 lb tarp, this is UL for me :)

Kevin Manley
(manleyk) - F - MLife

Locale: Denver-ish
Ordered! on 02/14/2013 00:16:30 MST Print View

Thanks, guys! I'm trying to decide between the Meta and the GoLite Shangri La 1. Now I can pitch both and see which I like better.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Ordered! on 02/14/2013 01:08:27 MST Print View

Feel free to PM me Kevin if you have any trouble getting a solid pitch with your Meta 1p. I think the biggest advantage of the Meta would be the side entrance and enormous vestibule.

M H
(mthirsch) - MLife

Locale: Caribbean
Comparison to Skyscape Scout on 02/14/2013 06:50:58 MST Print View

Are there any features that make this a better choice than the SMD Skyscape Scout in the same price range, and lighter? I am considering both now that this is on sale. Thanks.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Comparison to Skyscape Scout on 02/14/2013 08:27:50 MST Print View

These are just observations based on online information because I have not ever owned a Skyscape. The biggest differences appear to be

1] They both are about 100" long inside but the Nemo is a rectangular shape inside whereas the Skyscape tapers at one end

2] The Nemo has an enormous vestibule whereas the Skyscape outer fly is a similar shape to the inner and therefore much less useable space to store your gear.

3] The Skyscape would appear to be more stable with the dual trekking pole design.

4] The Skyscape has the poles inside of the living space whereas the Nemo has the single pole outside your space.


Nemo is quite similar to SMD Lunar Solo though heavier. Bottom line, I think both Tents are very nice. Perhaps you could by both and test them out in your backyard and return one.

Edited by randalmartin on 02/14/2013 09:20:24 MST.

M H
(mthirsch) - MLife

Locale: Caribbean
thanks on 02/14/2013 16:10:53 MST Print View

Thanks a lot. You really captured the differences that were not immediately apparent for someone new to hybrid tents, or whatever you call them. One other advantage to the Nemo I suppose is it comes seam sealed. I can't pull off trying both, unfortunately!

Marcus