Ultralight without skimping on protection.
Designed with extensive input from professional hunting and fishing guides, the Nemo Equipment Spike 1P Tent is an ultralight backcountry shelter for trips where saving weight is crucial to trekking long distances. This shelter weighs less than a pound in its most basic form, barely taking up any space in your pack.
It's surprisingly sturdy for such a lightweight shelter, courtesy of 40D nylon ripstop fabric propped up by two of your trekking poles (not included). The PU coating provides excellent water-resistance against oncoming showers and storms, ensuring you stay nice and dry inside.
- Ultralight one-person shelter for minimalist trips
- Weighs less than one pound in its most basic form
- Ripstop fabric with PU coating for weather resistance
- Props up with two of your trekking poles (not included)
- Small vestibule for storing your packs and boots
- Stuff sack for compact packing
Minimalist tent, feather weight.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used this Nemo Spike Tent shortly after purchasing it from Backcountry.com in Flat Tops Wilderness in the Rocky Mountains, CO. Slightly windy conditions for 3 days with night and morning temps as low as 19 degrees F. It did well for *such* a lightweight shelter. I use trekking poles when backpacking so their use was appreciated when not hiking. Tolerated wind ok, but it was a bit floppy. Condensation was apparent inside, turning to ice crystals ,but so did my friend’s 1-person tent of a different brand. I think in less frigid temps in the Rockies this would be less to minimal. Comes with 5 stakes (minimum required for set up) but you’ll need 7-9. I like the tall apex because sitting up to change clothes is way easier than lying down in a bivy or low 1-person tent. I used a space blanket as a floor (something I always carry in the Wilderness), and put pad and sleeping bag on top of that. I appreciate light weight a lot these days and this minimalist tent delivers that. You’ll just need to stake it out properly to tighten it up.