Nemo Obi 2p Elite Tent Review
Backpackingtherockies.com March 2013
This tent Finally showed up on my doorstep today. As I picked up the box I really wasn’t sure it was the tent. It was just too light to be a tent in that box! The first thing I did was put it on the scale. With the tags it was 2# 15 oz That’s not bad eh? After savagely opening the tent package to look at the tent itself, I pulled out the tent and rain cover. I must say I chuckled a little bit at how much the material compresses, and just how light it was in my hand. Without the stake bag in the provided pouch, I could easily fit this tent in the side pocket of my cargo pants.
I need instant gratification. So I immediately set the tent up in my basement. Its a little bit smaller than I would have liked. It will be rather cozy with two people in there. It can certainly be done, but there won’t be much rolling around. The zippers are smooth and practically zip themselves. I think it would be wise to buy the footprint for this tent (or bring a tarp). the material on the floor seems like it could easily be penetrated by an unseen object under the tent.
The poles I really like. They are well designed and all connected. you could remove the poles from their bag, grab the top section and shake them. They will all connect together and fall into place. This tent could easily be set up after dark without a flashlight after the first time or two of setting it up.
The Nemo Obi 2 elite tent also comes with the signature head lamp pocket inside the tent. This pocket tends to diffuse the light and spread it throughout the tent very well. It also has 2 doors and a vestibule on each side. This is a huge bonus in my opinion. There is more than enough space to store all of your backpacking gear out of the rain.
On the Fly Weight 1 lb, 14 oz / 850 g
Trail Weight 2 lbs, 13 oz / 1.3 kg
Floor Dimensions 88 x 50 in / 223 x 127 cm
Floor Area 2 8 sq ft / 2.6 sq m
Vestibule Area 18 sq ft / 1.8 sq m
Interior Height 40 in / 102 cm
Number of Doors 2
Frame Description 1 DAC 8.5 mm Featherlite® NS
Vestibule Fabric 10D PU Nylon Ripstop
Fly Fabric 10D PU Nylon Ripstop
Canopy Fabric 10D PU Nylon Ripstop
Floor Fabric 20D PU Nylon Ripstop (1500mm)