User Review: NEMO Meta 2P
Design: 4-season trekking pole tent
Ease of Setup: Simple to set up with one; doubly so with two.
Weight: 3.4 lbs packed
Price Paid: 319 USD (on sale)
Ordered this tent from and received it with an accompanying footprint in a matter of days.
Set it up last night for the first time quickly and easily, propped up with Black Diamond Trail Shock poles. Guyed out both vents, crawled in, zippered up both vestibules and went to sleep. I woke in the morning to a pretty intense downpour, which was awesome; I got to see how it stood up to 'inclement weather' right away. The rain continued throughout the morning so I stayed put and finished my book.
Zero condensation on the roof or walls, even with both vestibules closed all night and about 5-6 hours of steady rain in the morning. When I packed the tent up I noticed a good litre or two of water had pooled _between_ the footprint and tent floor. Bad location to pitch I suppose. Anyway I had been laying on this pool of trapped water for hours without the slightest idea. It was dry as a bone inside. Zero leakage, zero seepage, zero osmosis.
Cons: I can only think of three, all of which I knew full well when making the purchase...
1) High cost. Yikes!
2) The need for trekking poles. This is awesome because the lack of tent poles significantly saves on weight and pack space, but on the flip-side, say, on a bike trip or whatever, having to carry along trekking poles would be cumbersome. Also, a big pole running vertically down the centre of either door (effectively dividing the door area in two) takes getting used to. Larger people may find navigating in and out of the tent a bit of a pain.
3) Nemo is a new(ish) company, and as such their products aren't carried everywhere. I had to order mine from another country and got nailed with duty fees.
I am glad I purchased this tent. It's super spacious for one, comfy for two, is light as a feather (assuming you carry trekking poles), pitches taught and stable, is condensation-free and weather tight. Amazing. I also find the shade of green particularly pleasing to the eye, but that's just me ^^