Nemo's Hornet 2P tent offers great space for such a lightweight tent with 2 convenient side entrances and small vestibules. The mix of mesh and fabric on the inner tent makes it especially suitable for backpacking in warmer climates.
Nemo says: NEMO's Hornet 2P is the only 2lb freestanding backpacking tent with two doors and two vestibules, while still managing to offer the ultimate in livability and comfort among ultralight backpacking tents.
Nemo's Hornet series of tents are among the lightest in their range, designed to be extremely lightweight but offering a decent amount of space (relatively speaking). The convenient design of 2 side doorways makes the 2P easy to use and live with.
The inner tent is mainly mesh, which makes it cooler in warm environments and gives you more of a sensation of sleeping outdoors - it also means the wind whistles through the tent which some people don't like, although the fabric band at the lower level of the inner tent means this won't disturb you when you're sleeping.
The flysheet sits off the ground quite a bit but Nemo tents are tough - I took one on the GR20 in Corsica and it stood up well to high winds The design compromise is the single hoop, at the front end it forks, which is good for stability but at the rear there's no fork which makes it vulnerable in very strong winds. The solution though is simple - secondary guys can be fitted to the back end of the tent to solve this problem - you won't need them very often but if you do they can be used to stabilise the hoop - see our side guy kit.
With just enough room in the two vestibules to keep you sane the Hornet 2P is a great choice when low weight is a high priority.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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