GEAR REVIEW: TENT: NEMO LOSI 2P
Made it out to the COOSA BACKCOUNTRY TRAIL a few weeks back. The trial is a 12.5-mile loop and is rated strenuous with yellow blazes and signs that are for the most part easy to follow. It fords streams on its lower part and traverses the high Duncan Ridge, including Coosa Bald at over 4,000 feet. It is recommended that hikers take more than one day to hike the entire route so we took it all in with two nights spent in the back country. It was a great Trip and a good chance to try out some new gear.
The NEMO Losi 2P tent was our favorite piece of gear during our COOSA BACKCOUNTRY TRAIL backpacking trip. It offered two backpackers a spacious and comfortable living quarters in the wilderness.
- PU-coated rainfly and floor feature taped seams to prevent rain, snow, or dripping water from sneaking into your shelter
- Mesh canopy lets you stargaze without having to cope with bugs, and g creates good continuous airflow
- Four DAC Featherlite poles stand up to abuse and keep weight to a minimum while offering nearly vertical walls
- Unique pole configuration improves stability and creates near-vertical walls for extra room
- Two doors and two vestibules eliminate jostling for position and provide roomy gear storage
- Optional footprint and gear loft available separately
- Ball and socket attachments for the pole ends makes setup east and bombproof.
We enjoyed how much thought went into the design of this tent. It’s quick to set up and take down using the tents dry bag.
The Losi isn’t as lightweight as some of the other tents that are out there, but this tent has lots of headroom (We measured the peak height at 45.5 inches) and other options that make it worth the weight. The large vestibules will accommodates lots of gear on a rainy day and are one of our favorite features of the tent. The Losi is great for two-man use on longer trips where rain is a real threat. You and a buddy will weather storms in relative comfort in the Losi, with plenty of interior room and an innovative ventilation system that remain open even during a tropical storm (we have done it!). If it’s not raining, remove the fly and use the full-mesh body to its full star watching advantage.
The unique Jakes foot system kept the tent and fly secure and taught while the dimensional anodized aluminum stakes were also a nice plus. The tents pack weight is a modest 4 lbs making it a great 3 season tent for two with plenty of room to spread out.
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