User Review: NEMO Meta 2P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $240
Very lightweight and compact.
- Very sturdy
- Great design
I just got back from backpacking in Wisconsin. This was my first experience with the Meta 2P.
Setup was a breeze. Followed the instructions attached to the bag (not that they were needed) and had the tent up in a few short minutes. It started raining shortly after. From my initial setup I had the hiking polls set at around 130cm. This created a huge gap under the vestibules, which allowed rain easier access to my gear. This was disappointing at first, until I realized I could drop the polls to 120cm to lower the vestibule bottom to just a couple inches off the ground.
Second thing I noticed, the large NeoAir (2.5" thickness) along with my 6'0" does not provide as much room as I had hoped (I was a lot higher off the ground and had the roof lower than usual). My head and toes were maybe 1-2" from the slanted roof on each side. The Z-Rest would be a much better match with this tent and someone taller since it is a fraction of the thickness.
Anyways, this caused issues because when I sat up in the morning my head brushed across the top of the tent and I had a shower of water fall on my sleeping bag and all over me. At first I was disappointed with the tent and my expectations. Then I found out when I got home that the temperature had dropped to 26°F that early morning, and the humidity was 100% most the night. Not to mention I could have raised the roof back up allowing for more circulation inside the tent. By 8am it had all evaporated.
On a more positive note, this is one of the most sturdy tents I have owned, 2nd to TNF Mountain-24 bomb shelter. It is very lightweight, compact, super easy setup and take down.