NEMO Espri 3P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $275
Overall a very nice tent. Easy set up, seems to be stable in wind, I like the two options for the fly (vestibule or not). My main complaint is the length, which is a typical problem. It's supposed to be 84 inches, but that's generous, and with slanting walls it can be a problem.
- Light weight
- Easy set up
it's easy to set up and take down. The pole structure can be a tad unwieldy but not big deal. I use it as a 2p and have even used it solo (it's my lightest tent these days so why not) so there's plenty of room. I wouldn't dream of using it for 3 adults, but that's typical.
Like a lot of tents, it's effective length is much less than advertised. If your 6 ft or more, your feet will rub the back wall, which can make your bag get wet if you have condensation inside. That's annoying, but I haven't had too many issue with condensation yet.
I've had it out about 10 nights, including some wind and some rain and it's done very well. No leaks, pretty stable, and it's got extra loops for guying out.
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The Nemo Espri 3 is a backpacking tent for three that is very lightweight without compromising comfort, functionality, or quality. Built for versatility, the Nemo Espri tent models offer great ventilation and headroom in an efficient design that sets up easily. The Espri LE models are capable and adaptable companions for any adventure. They have a very unique frame design, overall shape, and vestibule system. Tall at the door end, the poles angling sharply as they reach peak height, and tapered both in height and width towards the foot end. This design maximizes volume in the tent where it's needed while conserving weight. The raised waterproof tub of the Espri LE has a dramatic upswept shape to it corresponding to cutouts in the rain fly, a signature design element of NEMO tents. These cutouts allow air circulation in summer monsoons while the raised tub keeps the rain out. The vestibule of the Espri zips on, allowing different vestibule options. The tent comes with an Ultralight Fly Door and a Standard Vestibule, and there's an optional Trekking Pole Vestibule that let's you nearly double the size of the tent for very few extra ounces. For a great 3 person backpacking tent that is lightweight but still comfortable and livable, go with the Nemo Espri 3 tent. Capacity: 3P. Minimum Weight: 5 lbs, 0 oz / 2.3 kg. On the Fly Weight: 3 lbs, 6 oz / 1.6 kg. Trail Weight: 6 lbs, 2 oz / 2.8 kg. Floor Dimensions: 87 x 69 in / 220 x 175 cm. Floor Area: 38 sq ft / 3.5 sq m. Vestibule Area: 15 sq ft / 1.4 sq m. Interior Height: 43 in / 109 cm. Number of Doors: 1. Frame Description: 3 Aluminum Poles. Packed Size: 18 x 18 in dia / 46 x 20 cm dia. Shell Fabric: N/A. Vestibule Fabric: 30D PU Nylon Ripstop. Fly Fabric: 30D PU Nylon Ripstop. Canopy Fabric: 30D PU Nylon Ripstop. Floor Fabric: 30D PU Nylon Ripstop (5000mm). Color: Birch Leaf Green
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Despite the cloud like weights, the NEMO Espri tents give up nothing in terms of interior volume, sturdiness, features, top shelf fabrics, and hardware. Both 2 and 3 person versions utilize NEMO's modular vesti- bule system so you can choose between the included Ultralight Fly Door and Standard Vestibule, or the optional Trekking Pole Vestibule depending on your desired balance of weight and space. The EspriTM tents include the Ultralight Fly Door, Standard Vestibule, roll-up style stuff sack, stakes, and repair kit. Optional Footprints, Pawprints, Gear Lofts, and Trekking Pole Vesti- bules are also available.
NEMO Espri 3 Tent - Closeout - Despite its ethereal weight, Espri 3P gives up nothing in terms of interior volume, sturdiness, features, top shelf fabrics, and hardware. The mesh inner tent is perfect for stargazing, and thanks to innovative hardware, the fly can be attached in seconds when unexpected weather rolls in. Espri 3P utilizes our modular vestibule system so you can choose between the included Ultralight Fly Door, Standard Vestibule, or the optional Trekking Pole Vestibule depending on your desired balance of weight and space. Includes GREEN anodized DAC Featherlite NSL poles, Ultralight Fly Door, Standard Vestibule, Gear Loft, stuff sack, stakes, and repair kit.
- Massey's Outfitters
The Nemo Espri 3P Tent is a lightweight beauty built to sleep 3 comfortably in the woods or mountains. If you are hiking the PCT with two friends or doing long-distance treks and want the extra room to stretch out, the Espri 3P will barely be noticed in your pack. Sturdy yet lightweight PU nylon panels Steeper front walls for more interior volume and waterproof panels on the doors for drier entry and exit Scoop-style shape keeps the rear vent open at all times Large fly cutouts help shape the fly Two styles of vestibule setup allow for a standard setup or an optional trekking pole setup Optional overhead gear loft keeps your small essentials easy to reach