Nemo Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent Review

Nemo Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent Review

The outdoor industry has expanded rapidly in the last decade with many new brands coming up. As such is the renowned manufacturer, NEMO Equipment. Founded in 2002 by outdoor enthusiast Cam Brensinger, NEMO sought to provide outdoor equipment such as tents and shelters, designed with the latest technology. The company is one of the few that raised the bar higher for innovation in the outdoor industry. In 2005, NEMO products were named the best innovations of the year by top magazines such as Time Magazine, Popular Science and Reader’s Digest. NEMO Equipment is well-known for their high-level designs and immense contributions to the outdoor industry. Today, the company is still a frontier for innovation and has challenged older outdoor oriented manufacturers. One of their most recognized products is the NEMO Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent.

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Voted for as the Editor’s Choice for the Women’s Adventure Magazine, the Nemo Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent combines cutting-edge technology with a multitude of new and innovative features. The tent manages to impress with its sturdy build and features as well as a consumer friendly price. Let’s take a look at what makes this tent a perfect choice for your next outdoor expedition.

Capacity

The NEMO Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent is a 2 person tent designed to comfortably accommodate two average people. The tent can also be used by solo campers who don’t mind the extra space. This makes it a viable choice if you plan on travelling in pairs or solo.

Spacious

Any tent needs to have ample space and not just to fit a sleeping bags. The NEMO Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent comes with an internal floor area of 28 sq. feet. In top of that, there’s an additional 9 sq. feet of vestibule area. There’s also an interior height of 40 inches that ensures you can move comfortably around the tent. To store your flashlight, compasses, maps or any other camping stuff, the tent comes with a gear loft and a stuff sack.

Nemo Espri Entryway, Front View

Nemo Espri Entryway, Front View

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Lightweight

A lightweight tent allows you to venture even further on your expedition since your luggage will be minimal. The NEMO Espri weighs only 3.8 pounds and is a great choice for light backpackers.

High Build Quality

NEMO is well-known for producing some of the best ultralight backpacking tents without compromising on other essentials such as fabric, durability and above all, performance. The Nemo Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent is no exception to this. It houses the critically acclaimed No-See-Um Mesh for the inner tent fabric as well as 30D PU Nylon for the floor area.

On top of hat, the tent also has a neat look and is available in various colors. Something that is not common in many tents.The tent is supported by two anodized 8.5mm DAC Featherlite NSL poles which are ultra-light.

Easy To Set Up

The NEMO Espri makes use of Jake’s foot and pole system that is not only easy to set up but also saves time. The average setting up time is roughly 4 minutes even for absolute beginners. A manual is also provided in case one needs some help.

Performance

The NEMO Espri backpacking tent performs exceptionally well during different situations. During the rainy season, the fully taped and waterproof seams prevent water from getting inside the tent. The floor area is also waterproof up to 3000mm. As an added advantage, the tent comes with a zip-fly that can be attached in seconds and is convenient against unpredictable weather. During the clear nights, the inner mesh can be used for star gazing all while inside the tent.

The tent uses the modular vestibule system that allows the camper to choose between a fly door, trekking pole vestibule and the standard vestibule. This helps the user balance the weight and space needed for the tent.

The DAC poles improve the tent’s stability and help it stand against high winds and even heavy downpour.

Nemo Espri, Side View

Nemo Espri, Side View

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Tent Specifications

  • Season: 3
  • Capacity: 2 person
  • Floor Area: 28 sq. feet
  • Interior height: 40 inches
  • Weight: 3.8lbs
  • Vestibule Area: 9 sq. feet
  • Anodized DAC Featherlite NSL poles
  • Body Fabric: No-See-Um Mesh
  • Floor Fabric: 30D Nylon
  • Fully seam taped
  • Gear loft: Yes
  • Ultralight fly door

 

Final Thoughts

The NEMO Equipment Espri Ultralight Backpacking Tent brings with it a whole new outdoor experience with its features. The tent has received a lot of compliments and even won awards. It is a highly recommended tent for anyone looking for a reliable tent that offers solid performance even in the worst scenarios such as rugged terrains.

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