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Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

Nemo Equipment Inc. throws their hat in the trekking-pole-supported-shelter ring with the Meta series of single-wall tents.

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by Ray Estrella | 2009-07-23 00:06:00-06

Editor's Note: This article was opened to the public on July 22, 2010. To subscribe and see Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 articles as they are published, click here.

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) - 1
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.

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) - 2
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.

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) - 3
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.

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) - 4
Hooded top vents adorn each tent, one for the Meta 1P, two for the Meta 2P.

Specifications  
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)
MSRP US $289.95
   
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)
MSRP US $349.95

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"Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)," by Ray Estrella. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/orsm09_nemo_meta.html, 2009-07-23 00:06:00-06.

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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) on 07/23/2009 12:50:24 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) on 07/23/2009 12:54:04 MDT Print View

...gotta love those velcro carpet stakes

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
carpet stakes on 07/23/2009 13:12:01 MDT Print View

Ha, yeah. I want some that will work on Sierra granite!

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) on 07/23/2009 13:38:06 MDT Print View

With Golite hooped tents coming out for 2010 that mimick the TT Scarp models, at least to some degree and now this. Lots of copy cat products by the mainstream manufacturers. Competition is good for the consumer.

Ray - the 1.8lbs for the 1 person includes body and stakes. How does it get to 2.25 pounds? Stuff sacks? Thanks,

William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
RE: Nemo Meta Series Tents on 07/23/2009 14:38:12 MDT Print View

The Meta 1P looks to be taller (50" vs. 45") and longer (102" vs. 88" floor) than the SMD Lunar Solo. It clearly shares some of the same design traits. We tall folk (6'5") tend to pay attention to those things!

I think I'll wait to see the SMD Vamp before considering a change to my kit (TT Contrail for solo shelter).

Edited by Beep on 07/23/2009 15:44:56 MDT.

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Nemo Meta Series Tents on 07/23/2009 15:06:56 MDT Print View

Hi David,

I scratched my head at the disparity between trail weight and total too. The tent comes with a stuff sack, stakes and repair kit. What all is in the repair kit is not known as of now, nor the amount of stakes sent. I am sure the trail-weight only includes enough stakes to set the tent up without extra guy-lines. Maybe they are sending a dozen stakes. (It is nice to think positively, right?)

As far as the new tents from GoLite, stay tuned to this Bat-channel.

Yeah William,

At 6’ 3” I know what you mean. With the way that the sides of the 1P come all the way down I am sure that we will lose some of that length as our bags will hit it. I know! I will just prop the end up with my bear canister…

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) on 07/23/2009 15:54:40 MDT Print View

Ray - you really should be at the show WITH your sleeping bag to test for us 'long' bag users.

Great report, thanks.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F - M
1P on 07/23/2009 16:29:27 MDT Print View

>>With the way that the sides of the 1P come all the way down I am sure that we will lose some of that length as our bags will hit it.

The guy out points are smartly placed on the 1p though: You'll be able to create room and extra length by staking them out.

I like the look of that tent.

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Nemo Meta Series Tents on 07/23/2009 22:04:54 MDT Print View

Next one David. I usually hit the winter show, but next year I am going to try to schedule the summer too.

You are correct Dave. My BIL (another Dave) is the king of using trees, rocks and manzanita bushes to do just that. Of course he, like you guys, is much more UL than I am.

But I am working that direction, eh?

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
BA Fly Creek 2 on 07/23/2009 22:09:39 MDT Print View

Anyway we can get an update (specs/pics) on the Fly Creek 2?

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
request on 07/24/2009 06:38:59 MDT Print View

It just so happens that we can do that for you Nate.

Keeping watching later today.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Nemo Meta Series Tents (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009) on 07/24/2009 08:13:18 MDT Print View

Fly Creek 2? Ah, interesting. I suspect it will really be the Fly Creek 1.5, but who is to say? ;)

Since we are on the topic of other brands and the Golite are to be discussed as well, anything on the ID eVent shelter? heh heh

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
you want more? on 07/24/2009 12:25:27 MDT Print View

Slave driver.

That may be possible David. Will is the Man Around Town, I am just the Grunt on the Ground. He may well be writing that one up. I know he is on his way back right now.

Cat Jasins
(CatJasins) - MLife
Nemo Meta ORSM 2009 Photos on 07/24/2009 13:49:43 MDT Print View

Photos taken under poor conditions at the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market have been replaced with stock photos, courtesy Nemo.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Nemo Meta ORSM 2009 Photos on 07/24/2009 16:42:46 MDT Print View

Hmmm. Why would you replace the onsite photos with stock photos? Sure the stock photos show you the tents in their ideal configurations and let you see what the whole setup looks like, but the onsite photos let you see the tents more as they really are, including sags, relative sizes to people, and a sense of reality. I vote in favor of showing both the stock photos and the onsite photos. Stock photos always make me frustrated.

Einstein X
(EinsteinX) - F

Locale: The Netherlands
Re: carpet stakes on 07/31/2009 11:13:01 MDT Print View

"Ha, yeah. I want some that will work on Sierra granite!"

Super glue??

Eins

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Anyone try the Meta yet? on 11/02/2009 11:36:15 MST Print View

Anyone try out the Nemo Meta 1P or 2P? How are they for ventilation/condensation/wind performance?

Are they even available yet? They are featured in Nemo's 2010 PDF catalog online.

Also, anyone know what the difference in performance is between their Sil-PU fabric and silnylon used by Tarptent, Six Moon Designs, Big Sky, etc.?

Looking to see how the Meta 1P will stack up against the Six Moon Designs Vamp that's supposed to be available soon.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Meta on 11/02/2009 11:59:02 MST Print View

Hey EJ - not available until Feb 2010. Look very promising, however.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Nemo 2010 catalog link on 11/02/2009 12:19:41 MST Print View

Yeah they do look very nice. Here's the info the customer manager sent including the PDF 2010 catalog:


Hello,

Thank you for your email. The Meta is a very nice choice- it has been received very well by our athlete/testers. Here is some specific information for the 1P and the 2P.

META 1P



Retail: $289.95

Capacity:1

Minimum Weight: 1.9 lbs / 0.9 kg

Frame: 1 Trekking Pole [not included]

Shell Fabric: Mesh / 20D Sil-PU Nylon

Vestibule Fabric: 20D Sil-PU Nylon

Interior Height: 50 in / 127 cm

Floor Area: 25.5 sq ft / 2.4 sq m

Vestibule Area: 13 sq ft / 1.2 sq m



META 2P



Retail : $349.

Capacity:2

Minimum Weight: 2.9 lbs / 1.3 kg

Frame: 2 Trekking Poles [not included]

Shell Fabric: Mesh / 20D Sil-PU Nylon

Vestibule Fabric: 20D Sil-PU Nylon

Interior Height: 43 in / 109 cm

Floor Area: 36 sq ft / 3.3 sq m

Vestibule Area: 22 sq ft / 2.0 sq m



Here is a link to our 2010 catalog where you may find some other new models to suit you. The Espri series is a lighter weight Losi series and the Losi Storm series is a 4 season hardier version of the Losi series.

http://www.nemoequipment.com/2010catalog.pdf





Let me know if you have any other questions,



Nicole Chretien

NEMO Equipment

100 Factory Street

Nashua, NH 03060

P: 800.997.9301

F: 603.881.9358



NEMO’s Losi 3P™ Named Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine

Bradley Danyluk
(dasbin) - MLife
Re: Anyone try the Meta yet? on 11/03/2009 12:09:52 MST Print View

"Also, anyone know what the difference in performance is between their Sil-PU fabric and silnylon used by Tarptent, Six Moon Designs, Big Sky, etc.?"


Yeah - I have a Nano, the vestibule and floor of which is made of their PU nylon (the main body is their really cool, but relatively heavier Osmo WPB fabric).
The PU feels similar to Silnylon but is slightly heavier, truly waterproof (no "misting" panels or seepage through floor), more durable and generally doesn't need to be recoated every so often like Silnylon does. In my opinion, PU is worth the minor weight gain over Silnylon.

Edited by dasbin on 11/03/2009 12:12:23 MST.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Anyone try the Meta 1P or 2P? on 03/18/2010 21:17:04 MDT Print View

Anyone try them? Any thoughts? Pros, cons?

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Meta Series on 03/18/2010 21:20:37 MDT Print View

Hi EJ - not out until late March.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Anyone try the Meta 2P yet? will it be in the SOTMR? on 04/26/2010 17:08:31 MDT Print View

Will the Meta 2P and 1P be in the upcoming tent SOTMR?