Nemo Nemo Veda 1P Tent

3 Season / 1 Person / Mesh Protection / Height: 91cm, Length 251cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 946g (excl pegs & bags)
Code: SS14187
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Nemo's Veda 1P Tent harnesses the power of your trekking poles to support a spacious one person single skin tent with a large vestibule.

Nemo Equipment says:

Veda is a striking example of the efficiency and weight savings possible with a well-designed trekking pole tent. With tall peak heights and a generous overall length, the Veda has great livability.

There is no more efficient way to spend an overnight if you're already carrying trekking poles. The Veda series tents hit the magic combination of weight, packability, and liveability for life on the trail. Details like special wicking fabric above the head manages condensation and huge vestibules that roll back with a shed-style overhang for weather protection and refreshing airflow, make for extreme comfort and usability.

Nemo's Veda 1P tent is a big tent, the head height is more than you would normally find for this category of tent, and the internal floor dimensions are 250 x 90cm - compare this with a typical solo tent which will be around 220 x 70cm and you begin to see the advantage of this type of tent. The height is lost at the end of the tent but Nemo have fitted additional guying points at either end so you can address this.

The second thing to note is the big vestibule which is a great size for solo use allowing lost of room for gear storage, the access to the inner tent avoids the trekking pole supports but it is a bit tight.

So nothings perfect, and this tent being single skin may put people off - but its exactly why I love single skin tents - you get get a much bigger living space even at low weight. If you're worried about condensation, we know this can be a problem in single skin tents but in my experience you only have a problem occasionally and that problem is dealt with easily with a cloth.

Don't buy this tent if you don't use trekking poles, without them its a groundsheet.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
  • Vestibule options give you all-weather versatility.
  • Oversized grommets locate the tips of crossed trekking poles and reinforced areas at the top of the tent receive pole handles.
  • A large rear vent is weatherproof and keeps air circulating.
  • Capacity 1P
  • Floor Dimensions 251 x 91 cm
  • Floor Area 2.2 sq m
  • Vestibule Area 1.1 sq m
  • Interior Height 107 cm
  • Number of Doors 1
  • Frame Description 2 Trekking Poles (not included)
  • Packed Size 15 x 15 cm
  • Shell Fabric 20D PU Nylon Ripstop Nylon (1,500mm)
  • Vestibule Fabric 20D PU Nylon Ripstop (1,500mm)
  • Canopy Fabric No-see-um Mesh / 20D PU Nylon
  • Floor Fabric 30D PU Nylon Ripstop (5,000mm)
  • Weighs 946g
  • Pegs weigh 132g
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
April 5, 2017 |
I'm keeping this one!

I haven’t seen much chatter about this tent around the UK Blogosphere, which surprises me. The Nemo Meta received good reviews and the Veda seems better in some regards. Roomy, weighs less than a kilo, and with what seems like very stable geometry.

I’ve wanted to try a single skin tent for a while because - at 6’2”, with a long sleeping bag - I am fed up folding myself into tight spaces. For me, the Nordisk Telemark is the best of a claustrophobic bunch, but I still wanted a bit more room and height for the weight (and didn’t fancy spending £500 on Cuben Fibre).

So does the Veda deliver? Based on one breezy night out in the Cairngorms, oh yes in does. It has the room I want (just), it is very stable (once your pegging points are secure – see below), it is fairly easy to put up and get taught. The 'UOG verdict' suggested than the inner door was a bit tight, but I didn’t find that to be a problem. The material seems robust and doesn’t flap as much as other lightweight tends. The big vestibule is a luxury.

Condensation – there is good airflow so there was a little bit LESS than I would have expected with my Nordisk Telemark 2, and a quick wipe with a cloth in the morning got rid of it.

Downsides – That good airflow means that it is a bit ‘airier’ and cooler than my Telemark – which I was expecting - so it is very much a 3-season shelter. While it is a few grams lighter than the than the Telemark, that robust material is bulkier and requires a bigger stuff sack. It is also reliant on secure pegging. None of these are issues really detract, however.

A couple of important points:
- The key thing for a taught, stable pitch is the pegging point for the vestibule and the ‘V’ guy. I was camped in a strong breeze on typically soggy Scottish Spring ground and a 20g Clamcleats Tornado pulled out under strain- yikes! I double pegged it with a Y beam and that was threatening to come out too– double yikes. I then used a new 150mm Piranha (which I was initially a bit sceptical about when it arrived) and that stayed put all night and didn’t budge a millimetre (very impressive peg!). I’ll carry two of them with this tent. The four corners also need to be secure. The Veda comes with 13g Y pegs, which are well suited.

- 130cm is about the optimum length for pitching the walking poles. You therefore need two walking poles that extend to 130cm!

- I put 3.5m 2mm guys on the foot and head ends, which was overkill. You don’t need them for a taught pitch and if you pull the guys tight, the corners start sagging and you actually reduce usable space. So I’ve since switched them out for shorter 1.5 mm guys.

So –overall – first impressions suggest the Veda1 is a great tent, so it is just a shame that Nemo don’t appear to make them anymore!

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