User Review: NEMO Losi 3P
Price Paid: Gift
I received this tent as a gift and have been very happy with it.
The tent is well designed. It's nice and roomy; comfortable for three, luxurious for two. It includes more interior pockets than I know what to do with, and the headlamp diffuser is brilliant. There are two roomy vestibules, and the fly door makes for easy entry/exit. This tent is solid, dependable, and it looks pretty darn cool.
The quality of craftsmanship is excellent. Everything about it has a high quality feel. I've used it in some moderately extreme weather conditions and never once worried about damage or leakage of any kind.
The weight is acceptable for a tent this size. I use it primarily for car camping and walk-in camping. It would also make a good canoe camping tent. But I would take it backpacking only when sleeping three people. For two people, I would go with a lighter tent.
Setup is fairly easy, but a few things slow down the process. The two "ridge poles" add additional steps, but they make the tent more stable and increase interior space, so it's a worthy trade off. Some of the specialized hooks and snaps are very tight fitting, and a bit difficult to attach and detach at first, though I assume they will loosen a bit over time. You have to be sure to attach the main poles correctly, as a special hook at the center of the X must face downward in order to attach the tent's center clip to it. Also, this center hook is a bit hard to reach when attaching it to the tent. All the other tent clips attach and detach easily.
The included storage bag has a very cool design. You lay it flat, put everything into specialized pockets, and then roll the whole thing up. However, you have to utilize some precision folding on the tent and fly for it to fit and roll up easily. Definitely slower than the old stuff sack method.
I once set up the Losi in the footprint/fly configuration and it worked quite well. It's a good option for making a lighter load.
My experience with Nemo's customer support has been positive. It was a minor issue, merely a question about the tent, but my email was answered in a prompt and friendly manner.