NEMO Hornet Elite 1P

rated 5.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: NEMO Hornet Elite 1P three-season tent


Price Current Retail: $449.95-$499.95
Historic Range: $336.93-$499.95


This is well designed, extremely lightweight, and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


This is well designed, extremely lightweight, and packable one-person tent. I have backpacked Coast Range of British Columbia and in the Olgivie /Tombstone mountains in the Yukon. It performed very well in rain, snow, windy, and wet conditions. It sets up fast and provides superb shelter. I am 5'3" and found it had good space and headroom.


  • Light weight
  • Fast and easy setup and takedown
  • Performs well in adverse conditions


  • Material is on the fragile side (footprint recommended )

The light weight is awesome, and it's extremely packable. I barely felt its presence in my pack. It sets up quickly and tautly with an easy and intuitive use.

The tent held up very well in prolonged wet conditions, heavy rain, wind, and snow.

The ventilation was very good—no issues. It does a good job.

The tent has been designed so that there is enough headroom to sit up (I am short and found it very comfortable). Gear storage is minimal, but adequate.

There are built-in adjustment do-dads for tensioning the the guy lines and adding in a bit of internal space.

I have had this tent for about two years, and thus far it has held up well. I did initially rip the tent floor having pitched it inadvertently on hidden stone shards...but easily patched it. Take care with pitching it and provide a footprint of some sort.


I have used other solo tents, all OK, but I am very happy with the Nemo Hornet with its ultra light weight and great design.


Welcome to Trailspace, Susan! Thanks for sharing a review of your Nemo tent. Do you have any pictures of its setup you could show others in your review?

1 year ago
Susan Leibik

Hi yes i have some how do i insert a photo?

1 year ago

Great! To add photos to your review (full/non-mobile version of the site):

1. Click the yellow “Edit this review" button at the top or bottom of your review (you can do this to update your review, add new info, pics, etc).

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3. Click the Insert/Edit Image icon (third from the right, looks like a tree) at the top of the Detailed Review section.

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5. Once done with any edits, click the “Save Your Changes” button at the bottom of your review.

I hope that helps!

1 year ago
Go Time! (Jesse Maloney) BRAND REP

Welcome Susan. Thank you for the photos! That must have been a wonderful trip.

1 year ago

Great pictures, Susan!

1 year ago
Dr. Bryan Ryles

Susan, thanks for the review. I was curious if you had a problem with the outside tent walls leaning in and cutting out usable interior space? I had the NEMO Hornet 2P tent; loved the lightness and easy set-up, but didn't like that even with trying to guy out the side walls, I lost too much space because of the angle of the walls (i.e., far from vertical!). Thanks!

1 year ago
Susan Leibik

Hi Bryan, I can't say I have that experience. The guy line pulls did add space. I am a small person so that may be factor. I think the Hornet1 and Hornet2 are identical in design except for size.

1 year ago
Dr. Bryan Ryles

Thanks, and glad it is working for you!

1 year ago

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