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    Nemo ultralight weight tents???

    Is anyone fimilar with the brand NEMO? I was thinking of getting a ultralight weight tent for back pack hunts, I like to hear what fellow eastman members think.

    The two I was looking at were

    1. Meta 1person , 1lb 15 oz.

    2. Obi™ Elite 1P, 1lb 15 oz.

    The Meta is a teepe style tent that uses a trekking pole in the middle and the Obi Elite is more of a dome style that comes with tent poles but still only weighs 1lb 15oz.

    What style would you go with and why? I was also wondering which one would hold up better in bad weather?
    Any input would be appercated.
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    Id go with the Obi everyday of the week! You can't beat a dome pole tent frame with a trecking pole! haha
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    Haven't heard of NEMO, just looked at the website.

    Dome tent - stronger design, more resistant to collapse (snow, wind, etc.) short of a structural failure and it's free standing, meaning you can anchor it in place with rocks if the soil is too hard/too shallow for good staking. And you can grab it and move it without taking it down if you need to, like if you find a tree root that you didn't see when you set it up.

    The Meta requires staking to put it up.
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    I looked HARD at nemo when in the market, they make great products. I was looking at those two tents and leaning towards the meta. I ended up going with go lite for the price, versatility, and space. You can't go wrong with nemo though IMO.

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    Nemo makes great durable tents.

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    Not to throw a wrench in, but have you looked at Big agnes. For basically the same price and weight, you get a little more floorspace than the Obi elite 1. I personally run BA and know a lot of other people that do, and they are a great product. Just another option.
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    Hey Muleys, I'm going to try the Obi 1P, seems to have better ventilation and is probably stronger than the Gogo elite, due to the poles.

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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    I really wanted the Obi elite but they didn't have any on the site I'm buying from and I'm getting a killer deal, so it was between the gogo and the meta.........

    I was going to get the Gogo super bivy but thought I might want a little more room for my pack and I would like to sit up and put my boots on, if bad weather was to arrive, hell, I could probly even cook in the one I chose. I went with the one person Meta after watching youtube reviews. Still very light,I think about a pound lighter than the regular Obi, and seems like it would do much better than the gogo in bad weather. Now I hope it just gets here in time before my UT hunt!! only 17 days away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    I looked HARD at nemo when in the market, they make great products. I was looking at those two tents and leaning towards the meta. I ended up going with go lite for the price, versatility, and space. You can't go wrong with nemo though IMO.
    Ya, I went with the meta because when carrying a heavy pack I use treeking poles anyways. I looked at golite too......they wiegh more than the Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by Darktimber View Post
    Not to throw a wrench in, but have you looked at Big agnes. For basically the same price and weight, you get a little more floorspace than the Obi elite 1. I personally run BA and know a lot of other people that do, and they are a great product. Just another option.
    https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/De...Creek2Platinum
    Darktimber, Thanks and I was going to consider that tent , but I can get to good of a deal to pass up Nemo.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Hey Muleys, I'm going to try the Obi 1P, seems to have better ventilation and is probably stronger than the Gogo elite, due to the poles.
    Your going with the Obi elite or the regular Obi? The elite is much lighter, it weighs as much as the Meta.
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    This might be helpful (or not, if you already bought the tent), but I just checked out the Meta on Nemo's website and there is a sale. They throw in a free pair of Leki trekking poles with purchase of any Meta tent. Offer ends Oct 31st:

    http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2012-meta2p-tent

 

 

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