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The single-wall, single-pole set-up, single-door Meta 1P holds... a single person.Well, it could hold a married person too, but only one at a time.
The first is the Meta 1P, a one-person side-entry tent that utilizes one trekking pole and five stakes for set-up. The tent is said to weigh only 1.8 lb (0.8 kg) with body and stakes alone.
An affixed grommet keeps the tip of the trekking pole in place to keep it from being accidentally pushed away while entering or exiting the tent. A stake at each corner keeps the tent in place while a fifth stake pulls the vestibule out. (More stakes are needed to pull out the vent and secure added guy-lines if desired.)
Ventilation is provided by a long covered vent that runs along the lower back wall and a good-sized hooded vent at the peak. Add in the fact that the entire door face is mesh, and there's lots of potential for air flow. Entry is gained by way of a D-shaped zipper that allows the door to be gathered to the side and out of the way.
Double the poles and double the fun. The Meta 2P has two of everything, entry vestibules, high and low vents and sleeping spaces.
Its big brother is the two-person Meta 2P. Sharing the same design as the 1P, it uses a second trekking pole at the other side of the tent to create a single-wall A-frame tent with dual doors and vestibules. The claimed 2.9 lb (1.3 kg) trail-weight Meta 2P also doubles up on the venting options with hooded vents at the top of both vestibules and a lower shingled vent along each side of the body. The tents come with a water-tight stuff sack, stakes, and a repair kit.
The vestibules for both tents run along a line that is attached to a ground strap running from the trekking pole tip grommet.
The Meta series closely resemble the Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo and Duo, although at first glance the Meta may be less affected by blowing rain because of the way its walls go all the way to the ground. Of course, this same feature means that the Metas may not be as well ventilated as the Lunar shelters.
Hooded top vents adorn each tent, one for the Meta 1P, two for the Meta 2P.
|Product||Nemo Meta 1P|
|Style||One-person single-wall tent with floor, side entry with vestibule|
|Poles and stakes||One trekking pole (not included) needed. Stakes provided (number not specified).|
|Fabric||20d sil-PU nylon body and vestibule, 30 D sil-PU nylon floor,
20d nylon mesh entry wall and vents.
|Area||Floor 25.5 ft2, vestibule 12.7 ft2|
|Dimensions||Length 102 in, width 36 in, height 50 in|
|Weight (total)||2.5 lb (1.1 kg)|
|Product||Nemo Meta 2P|
|Style||Two-person single-wall tent with floor, dual side entry with vestibules|
|Poles and stakes||Two trekking poles (not included) needed. Stakes provided (number not specified).|
|Fabric||20 D sil-PU nylon body and vestibule, 30 D sil-PU nylon floor,
20 D nylon mesh entry wall and vents.
|Area||Floor 36 ft2, vestibule 25 ft2|
|Dimensions||Length 86 in, width 53 in, height 43 in|
|Weight (total)||3.4 lb (1.5 kg)|