User Review: NEMO Gogo
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $200
Great lightweight, waterproof, easy setup tent, but falls short in many places.
- easy setup
- limited breathability
I took this tent about three months through South America, so I got to see a lot of it.
For 60% of the time, the tent was great, packed extremely light and small, easy setup, and provided more than ample room to keep me comfortable and to keep myself and my gear dry.
The other 40% of the time I had one hell of a time. Given I did travel from extreme cold, rain and snow in Patagonia to hot and humid conditions in the Amazon. One tent can't do it all, but there are some glaring faults.
The breathability is the biggest issue, it singlehandedly leads to the atrocious condensation in hot cold, humid or dry. The condensation tends to form, well everywhere, but especially in the foot region, where no matter how tightly you stake and pull the tent taut, it gets your bag wet.
When going lightweight, you almost always go for down bags as well, and your feet get extremely cold from the compacting of the bag due to the wet. If you get stuck in more than 3 days of storms, your bag is likely to be a sopping wet towel by the end of it, and not even from the rain.
Don't even try the tent in any sort of tropical condition. Its a dutch oven, a hotbox, a sauna. You gag and choke even when the vestibule is open, but you need to keep the mesh closed for mosquitos.
Overall though, 4/5, because if you know the limitations of the tent and under which environment it shines, It will serve you extremely well.