– Nemo Chogori 2p Mountaineering Tent – [2 Person]
The full-coverage fly has two roof vents, which are more on the sides of the tent than the top. Because they’re higher shielded from the weather, we left them open in a rain storm and didn’t get up to a soaking wet tent the following day. You’ll want to convey a couple of further stakes though, as there are only enough included for the tent corners and the doors. Both sides of the vestibule flaps roll up if you don’t need the weather protection or the privateness, and we appreciated that the internal gear storage includes a mild-diffusing pocket on the ceiling.
The four other mesh pockets saved the rest of the tent tidy. Our greatest gripe was the shortage of cupboard space inside the tent. There are simply two common-size pockets, one positioned to the left of each door. Luckily, there are several interior loops, so you can add overhead lighting or a gear loft for more organization. There are tents available on the market which are more featherweight and include more bells and whistles, but the Meteor Lite presents consolation and sturdiness at justifiable cost.
It attaches to the ridge pole with what are basically washers that don’t have backings. This led to some frustration after we had been connecting the two parts, because we might hook one side on only to have it fall off once we moved to the opposite. If you don’t get it proper, there’s enough slack to fix it from inside the vestibules, but we advocate staking out guylines should you’ll be camping in windy or wet climate.
The partitions of the entry-level tent didn’t really feel fairly vertical, so we misplaced out on a minor amount of headroom. The upside was that the continual zipper on every door slid very easily on its track. Our real concern was with the rain fly, which seemed just slightly large.
Despite this, we suggest the Aurora for people who largely persist with developed campgrounds in the frontcountry and may go backpacking a few times a year. For a reasonable worth, NEMO features a compatible footprint with the new Aurora. The tent is a comfortable dimension and even compact enough for trekking, though it’s going to weigh you down some.
Combined with the vertical wall construction, this made the tent feel roomy all through. We also appreciated the stuff sack, which has a generously giant adjustable opening in the center as a substitute of at one finish.
The redesigned Meteor Lite—an ultralight model of Sierra Designs’ regular Meteor—almost nabbed the most effective total backpacking tent title in our check. Which is to say this can be a well-designed, weatherproof mannequin that is a superb choice for any common backpacker or thru-hiker. The C-shaped doors have continuous zippers, and we favored that they had been quicker to open and shut than the extra commonplace two-zipper design. Once we were inside, the just about totally mesh physique and vent on the fly offered a pleasant amount of air circulation, while nonetheless keeping the rain out. Sierra Designs departs from the norm for a sub-four-pound tent by sticking with an oblong—not tapered—form.