NEMO Losi Storm 3P
Design: 4 season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: fast & easy
Weight: 3.5kg including footprint
Price Paid: warranty
We received a Nemo Losi Storm 3p tent as a warranty replacement for a Nemo Losi 3p purchased last year - the problem with the Losi was a floor fault.
We were very impressed with the service we got from the Nemo Equipment customer support team. They stood behind their product 100% and provided a replacement without making us jump through hoops (in fact we wanted the newer Storm model, and they provided that without charging the extra $100 for the upgrade). Nicole arranged an urgent courier delivery to Europe and it arrived within 4 business days - fantastic customer service, well done Nemo.
And now onto the tent itself. We are 2 (tall) people on a 2 year cycle tour, so weight and packed dimensions are important to us, but so is staying dry, having enough room to store lots of gear, and being able to spend time in the tent without getting claustrophobia. The Storm 3p meets all those criteria.
General - it’s light, has a nice carry case that’s easy to pack (important when you’re moving every day), freestanding design means it can be erected without pegging it down, the fabrics dry pretty fast, the colour (green) means it blends into the environment for wild camping and it’s also nice to be inside on a dull day as it’s light inside.
The Storm fly comes right down the sides - unlike the Losi - and we think this provides better rain protection. We use a footprint which protects the floor from abrasion, and because the floor material is lightweight we’d suggest a footprint always be used.
Size - the inside of the tent is 2m long and 1.8m wide, it’s tall enough that you can sit up inside without your head hitting the ceiling, and the door walls are nearly vertical. We could put our gear inside with us if necessary, but that would use up all the floorspace. The vestibules are both the same size - we use the rear vestibule to store all our bike panniers (2 full sets including rack top bags) and the front as entry.
Unfortunately the vestibules aren’t big enough to cook in and the way the fly opens doesn’t provide rain protection to sit under. The doors to the tent are big, but the fly opening makes it bit tricky to get in and out for large people when it’s wet.
Putting it up - is fast and easy - in fact the first time we ever put it up was in a rainstorm (not smart, I know) and we managed it without getting everything soaked. The jakes feet on the corners and the hooks and slide clips for attaching the poles to the tent seem a bit gimmicky when you first use them, but they work very well and seem strong. The inner must be erected before attaching the fly, which means if it’s raining it’s impossible to keep the inner completely dry.
We have not used this tent in extremely wet conditions so cannot yet say how waterproof it is but be sure we will let you know how it performs. We’ve been in one night of strong wind and several nights of moderate rain (so far nothing continuing for days though) without problems.
We've lived in this tent for a month now and love it - definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a lightweight, roomy, user friendly tent for a fair price.