NEMO Spike Tent
1 Person, 3 Season
NEMO Spike Tent Details
Unique design allows for setup with a trekking pole (not included). Reinforced pole pocket with attached pole sleeve houses the trekking pole handle. Premium 30D Nylon Ripstop is coated on both sides with a silicone treatment for increased strength and weatherproof protection. Packs small into the included stuff sack.
- Minimum Weight (lb, oz-kg): 1 lb , 8 oz / 694 g
- Packed Weight (lb, oz-kg): 1 lb , 13 oz / 828 g
- Packed Size (in-cm): 11.0 x 5.0 in diameter / 28 x 13 cm diameter
- Peak Height (in-cm): 42 in / 106.68 cm
- Floor Dimensions (in-cm): 80 x 38/27 in / 204 x 99.7/67.3 cm
- Floor Area (sq f - sq m): 18.3 sq ft / 1.7 sq m
- Vestibule Area (sq ft- sq m): 5.2 sq ft / 0.5 sq m
- Canopy Fabric: 30D Sil/Sil Nylon Ripstop (1500 mm)
- Floor Fabric: 30D Sil/Sil Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)
- Tent Pole Description: 3 struts 6.3mm poles
- Includes 6 Nemo Y Tent Stakes: 0.55 oz / 15.59 g per stake
- Includes interior light pocket and drawstring stuff sack
How It's Built
- Material: Other
- Weight: 21oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
Just got back last night from a seven day backcountry elk hunt in southeast Idaho and I used this tent for the majority of the time. Its packability and being lightweight was awesome for the backpack/bivy hunting style hunting that I was doing. It rained off and on for the majority of the hunt and it does collect condensation and if you touch the walls during a rain storm your gear will be wet. I'm gonna try to add additional waterproofing to it but I would absolutely rock this tent in early season and fair weather conditions.
This tent is a great lightweight shelter. I used early season September elk hunting in Colorado. It is important to realize what you are buying here. It is a single wall tent, no rain fly or footprint. I did not get rained on with this tent, so I can’t say how it would hold up. I was told it does not require a rain fly. It is very light weight and easy to use. I cut a dollar store shower curtain in the shape of the tent for a footprint. Not sure that was necessary, but I just wanted to protect the bottom.
This tent takes up minimal space in your pack and is easy to set up, making it a convenient solution for bivy hunting. However, I've used it in varying temps (20F-40F) with clear skies, and the condensation that develops overnight will absolutely ruin your morning. If you're looking for a quality solo tent for mid-late summer, this should work well. Otherwise, invest in a different design.
Just got back off a 10 day back country hunt. I wanted to love this tent so bad. I even emailed them about its release date. However after having it in the back country I can’t recommend this tent to anyone. I was literally wet every single morning from condensation. It’s light weight and it’s rugged and it is very packable but, none of that even matters when your wet and your sleeping bag and pad is wet. Sorry guys this is a no go for me.
I have owned this tent for around a year but finally used it for the first time this last weekend on an overnight deer hunt. When setting up the tent I realized it didn't come with all of the stakes required for proper set up so i had to make my own stakes/tie offs. I set the tent up on some small alpine brush (very small twigs) and immediately poked a hole through the bottom and broke one of the poles. I crawled inside to go to sleep and noticed that almost immediately condensation started to build up inside... then it started to rain. After a while I was able to fall asleep but when I woke up in the morning I was soaked and there was standing water in the wrinkles in the bottom of the tent. I understand that this is an extremely lightweight tent and is not made to withstand all situations but it should at least keep you somewhat dry. Bottom line I am lucky I only had to sleep in this thing for one night and would not recommend this tent to anyone and I definitely think that First Lite should take their name off of this tent as it really does not stand with the quality of their other products.