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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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?