Anybody tried the NEW Nemo Spike Storm Tent?

kory_tams

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I noticed the new one for 2018 has a floor and the mesh screen door, so I'm interested in using it in some of the more buggy areas this Fall...

Curious if anyone has tried it... thanks in advance!

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From looking at some reviews it looks like it is a very small tent.
Total square footage Including Vestibule 22.7 sq. ft. Vestibule square footage: (approx. 5 sq. ft.)
 
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I'm digging it... not a bad price for a great, lightweight setup... with the benefits of the floor and door! Think I'll get me one for Fall...

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At first glance I had the same thoughts - light and good materials, looks like it could be a winner. Here’s a few other things to consider:

Pole n the middle of the entry (you can use 2 to avoid that) and tiny foot end with what looks like no venting.....Even the kuiu 1p tent has more venting.

I’d be really cautious, looks like a shelter where you’d deal with a ton of condensation. It’s tough getting in/out of a tapered head entry torpedo like that and not hitting the wet side walls. Dressing in there looks to be tough as well.




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kory_tams

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At first glance I had the same thoughts - light and good materials, looks like it could be a winner. Here’s a few other things to consider:

Pole n the middle of the entry (you can use 2 to avoid that) and tiny foot end with what looks like no venting.....Even the kuiu 1p tent has more venting.

I’d be really cautious, looks like a shelter where you’d deal with a ton of condensation. It’s tough getting in/out of a tapered head entry torpedo like that and not hitting the wet side walls. Dressing in there looks to be tough as well.




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I love the side-entry Kuiu design for sure... and the venting is one thing I'm curious about, because they don't really advertise it, and it doesn't show much in their photos...

I used a Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT quite a bit last year, and it is a front-entry, BUT it's WIDE, so even though you're entering from the front, you're not climbing right onto your bag...



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I've been looking for something along the lines of the Nemo Spike 2P or the TarpTent MoTrail. The MoTrail appears to have a slightly larger vestibule but smaller floor space. The Nemo Spike 2P is around $250, claimed minimum weight of 26 oz, and is imported, the MoTrail is $260, claimed weight of 34 oz, and made in the USA. I'm also looking at the Bearpaw Bear Den 2P with rear vestibule + front zip option ($209) at 15 oz without front/rear vestibule weights.

All appear to be pretty good options for one person + gear.
 

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I’ve got some of their other stuff and generally like the quality and utility.
 

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I have been looking at the Nemo stuff also. The dagger looks really nice a bit heavier but thicker materials
 

Elker

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I’ve got some of their other stuff and generally like the quality and utility.
 

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This Spike gig looks pretty slick. Not sure how I feel about a trekking pole being necessary for structural integrity, as I never carry them. Just picked up a Hornet for early season AK this year. Will put up a report when I get it.
 
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