The Nemo Dagger 3P is a lightweight and durable backpacking tent with an extremely small pack size. Roomy enough for up to three people and ideal for ultralight campers.
The Dagger offers you the best of both worlds; a tent light enough for ultralight backpacking, yet roomy enough to wait out a rainstorm without feeling claustrophobic.
As tents get lighter you sometimes find yourself having to sacrifice space and durability. Nemo have managed to keep the weight low while still giving you strong fabrics and plenty of space for up to 3 people. It even features dual doors and dual vestibules so you're not climbing over each other to get in and out. The vestibules are a sufficient size for storing packs and muddy boots too, giving you more room in the inner tent for sprawling out after a long days hike.
Once packed, the tent takes up minimal space and fits in almost any pack. I would say it's one of the smallest packaged three person tents available. While the weight is not the lightest in its class, it is definitely light enough to carry on most trips, especially if you are sharing the load with a hiking partner. The tent is solidly built all around. It has a single pole system that branches out into an “I” shape quite easily, and the whole tent goes together without hassle.
It is a little pricey but it's an excellent investment for those wanting extra space, low weight and durability out of a lightweight and small pack sized tent.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear