NEMO Meta 1P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $195 with footprint and pole (Extra 35% off sale price coupon)
Lightweight, easy to set up. Roomy.
- Long floor space when ends are guyed out.
- Taped seams
- Packs very small
- Easy to set up
- Ends have to be guyed out to accomidate a taller sleeper
- Has to to be guyed out, not freestanding.
- Requires minimum of 6 stakes if short, 8 if tall.
I'm 6-1, so I wanted a tent with a long floor to fit myself and my 70 lb catahoula. I found the 100" floor to be appealing, and it is nice. Keep in mind however that the tent will need to be guyed out at the head and feet with a stick under the line in order to hold the tent up and out of your face and off your feet.
It is also not free standing and requires at least 6 stakes for a short camper, but 8 if you need to guy out the ends to keep them out of your face. The tent comes seam sealed and ready to go, and I haven't had any issues with leaking. It breathes very well with the high to low venting.
Vestibule is very roomy. Stable in high winds as long as it is pitched tightly and well staked. Packs very small, 6x6. The optional pole for those who don't use trekking poles is a high quality lightweight DAC pole, and collapses down to less than a foot long.
Seems to be durable, especially for a tent this lightweight. The tent has been used exclusively in the ADK's.
Price Paid: $239
I have had this tent for a year. Having a tent that is around 2lbs with this much space and a side entrance is just amazing.
I highly recommend to guy out the ends in addition to the standard setup. Condensation can still be an issue and will always be so if you are using a single wall tent and one or more of the following conditions exist
- Temps are near the dewpoint
- Poor air circulation
On this tent if you can leave the outer cover to the entrance open you should be able to completely eliminate condensation issues.
This tent is plenty big for tall people. The length is near 100" inside and there is plenty of room to sit up comfortably inside. The side entrance means the vestibule is HUGE.
All this for 2 lbs. What is not to love!!
Price Paid: $265 w/footprint
I found the Nemo Meta 1P to be an excellent light weight backpacking tent. From the one review I have read on your web site it is obvious that the tent must be set up properly guying out the ends so that the tent in the face thing doesn't happen. It is not made, I believe for those taller people over say 5' 11''.
Once set up properly you realize the incredible engineering that went into the design.
Ease of Setup: moderate
Weight: 2.2 #
Price Paid: $260
I don't like the way it looks guyed out and having the wet (from condensation) fabric in your face every morning. Even sleeping with the vestibule wide open condensation was still a problem.
The tent did stand up to very heavy rain showers, but I have a Six Moons Luna solo that has more room and vents better than this tent.