dealsnemo nano oz 2 person tent - made from recycled…

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Seriously? A 2 person tent for $200? You can buy a junior dome tent at wal-mart for $20 and just replace it when it dies. I don't see how this is all that great of a deal.

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wonder how much that junior dome tent would weigh... and would you want to lug it around, let alone trust a $20 tent on a long backpacking trip?...

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ylandra - 1) A wal-mart brand tent will not keep the rain out side, they tend to be poor quality and extremely heavy, 2) NEMO makes good tents, this one is fairly light, and made from some recycled materials, 3) buying cheap walmart stuff and then throwing it away is extremely wasteful. Besides, once you go through enough tents, this one has paid for itself.

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Try a cheap tent in a wind storm, snow, rain, and prolonged use. I chose to spend a bit more cash and survive my backpacking trips(comfortably) than save a few bucks and have miserable trips with heavy tents, but that's just me.

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I have lots of experience with Nemo tents, and this brand is really top notch. The company has received the two most prestigious awards in the industry over the course of the last two years. In 2009, Nemo won Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year Award for its Losi tent series; this year, the company was awarded Backpacker Magazine's Editors Choice Award for its Meta tent series. With that being the case, $200 for a $450 tent WITH A FREE FOOTPRINT is the deal of a lifetime. Anyone who can appreciate a quality, lightweight backpacking tent will recognize this.

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...I hope it wont "bio-degrade" on me wile i sleep ;)

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Not so long ago, I bought a decent tent off here for $40.00 and it weighs 5 lbs. What's considered heavy? This tent that costs 200 weighs 4.5 lbs.

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How many people does that tent accomodate?

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The site states that it's "seconds". It probably has some cosmetic imperfections.

A review from Backpacker magazine -
http://www.backpacker.com/gear_guide_2009_nemo_nano_oz_tent_review/gear/12983

The review does point out some of its limitations, but overall it's not a bad tent. I backpack, and less than 5lbs for a 2-person tent is pretty good. This is the kind of tent you carry into the woods, and is probably overkill for backyard use or car camping.

BTW - A quick search of Walmart reveals that the only $20 tents are Barbie and Disney.

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lol. if you are buying a cheap 20$ walmart tent then you are blatantly telling everyone here that know nothing about tents. not something you want to admit before you pretend to give a "valid" argument.

THIS IS A 4 SEASON TENT. Just about every 4 season tent i have seen starts at 350$ so this is a real steal. i wouldn't recommend getting one unless you are planning on snow camping, and i seriously doubt anyone in California needs a 4 season tent anywhere here, just invest in a good sleeping bag (i live in cali and am an avid backpacker).

Also its floor dimensions are 87" x 59" (221 x 150 cm), so for those of you(like me) that are 6'4", dont buy this small tent.

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There is no comparison to this tent to a cheaply made WalMart thing. However, there are some criticism possible based on weight issues. This is a highly featured tent with separate poles. If one doesn't want/need 4 season sturdiness, there are many lighter. If one is hiking with trekking poles, many lighter tents incorporate your poles for erecting the tent.

It is a good value, although not a sterling one.

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Can someone clarify a couple things for me please? Is the "Seconds" tag a deal-breaker or does it even mean anything at all? I have been looking for a tent over the past week and this seems to be a really good deal actually. I am in no climate to where 4 season is necessary, but it wouldn't hurt to have the ability right? Any help is awesome thanks.

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@revoltingdeceased: If it's 87" going one way, this tent would still accommodate someone 6'4". Even with the sloping walls, you'd still fit, wouldn't you?

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I wish I was into camping. Because a free-standing, recycled tent that also comes with a footprint is a good deal. Add to the fact that it's a four season tent is damn impressive. It's not a lightweight tent, but that would be its only negative quality.
It sounds as though the cosmetic issues shouldn't affect the integrity of the tent. However, I'd call them to be sure.

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@tortus: I think it means the tent was slightly used (most likely as a showroom/demo tent). Regardless, I'm pretty sure the warranty still applies (Nemo guarantees every product it makes) so you shouldn't have anything to worry about. As Nemo's website suggests, you'll want to contact them to verify the details on the "seconds pricing" and while you've got a representative on the phone, confirm whether or not the warranty applies. Hope this helps.

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A walmart tent is good for getting drunk and passing out in at a Nascar event. This tent is more for those who want to backpack into the woods and enjoy the real treasures of our country.

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Just a heads up there is no warranty offered with this tent, and the two things they mentioned are there may be spots in the white canvas and the front zipper may be a little harder to close.

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@tortus: Wow, that's good to know. Yikes.

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bought a 2 man Ozark Trail tent at Walmart for $40 not $20 but my sentiments are the same. IT weighs 5lbs and lets little water in. This is no great "deal"