User Review: NEMO Morpho AR
Design: three-season, not freestanding
Ease of Setup: The initial setup is tedious and time consuming but after you have everything aligned, setup is very quick and easy.
Weight: about 6 pounds with footprint and all backup parts
Price Paid: about $450
I am planning an all-Asia backpacking trip. I needed a tent that would be able to fit into the bottom compartment of my pack. I fit my tent, all its accessories (footprint, spare tubes, etc.) and my sleeping pad in the bottom compartment. I will be lugging my pack thru airports and strapping it to the tops of buses, I had to have everything concealed within.
The weight is heavy when compared to other two person, backpacking tents. But it packs down small, is extremely tough and comfortably fits two people plus gear. Here are my experiences so far...
I'm approx. 5'11" and 175 lbs. My buddy is about 6'2" and 215 lbs. We took a short trip to the Appalachians. Both of us slept comfortable, no spooning involved, and were able to keep both our packs in the tent as well. The multiple zip entrances allowed each of us to move in and out freely without disturbing the other.
I took this tent and slept solo for 4 nights of a music festival in Michigan. Tons of space for one person. I had all my gear laid out nicely on one side of the tent and i slept on the other.
Night three saw a torrential downpour that sent everyone fleeing for their tents. When it was over, there were tents and canopies all over the campgrounds and most everyone slept in puddles that night. I didn't have a drop in my tent and the wind blew right past. There's just no way for water to get through the solid, single wall. On top of this, the ventilation is amazing. If you can point the front of the tent into the breeze, you can get an extra hours sleep once the sun starts baking.
Downpours and windstorms haven't messed with this solid tent. And two guys can have their gear and own space inside it. All the while, it packs down small enough to fit into the bottom compartment of my Kelty. The foot pump has no mechanical parts that can break, the tubes are solid, and I have backups.
I feel very comfortable trekking across Asia with this tent. And anyone that joins me along the way will be comfortable as well...