May 24, 2011 at 12:23 am #1274316
Erik DietzBPL Member
I am looking for some alternative opinions as I am going kinda crazy trying to figure out which one to purchase.
As of right now I don't use trekking poles, which I'm not opposed to but they will add at a minimum 9-10 oz to my base weight if I buy the TarpTent Contrail or Sublite. However, both these tents have more headroom and space then the NEMO Gogo Elite (along with being about half the price).
TarpTent Contrail: 24.5 oz (does not include trekking pole weight or alternative 2 oz tent pole)
TarpTent Sublite: 19.5 oz (weight does not include trekking poles or alternative 5 oz tent poles)
NEMO Gogo Elite: 23 oz (weight includes ultralight pump, stuff sack, repair kit and stakes)
I'm getting ready to do the JMT from Cottonwood Lakes Trail, side trip to Whitney, and then onto Happy Isles. I'll be posting my gear list soon so it can be picked apart and I can eliminate all that's not needed.May 24, 2011 at 4:22 am #1740403
@carlbeckerLocale: Northern Virginia
I am very happy with my TT Sublite and GG poles but have not used it in long heavy rain, it does well in Texas wind though. I have a MLD Solomid for foul weather. The Sublite Sil seems a better choice for heavy rain and one shelter. I would not be happy with less room.May 24, 2011 at 7:59 am #1740445
Avoid the optional poles with the TT's and use trekking poles.
If those were my choices, I would consider the GoGo Elite only if I were to be camping on highly exposed areas where high wind could be an issue. It's low profile should work wonders in that environment. For all other conditions, I would look at the TT's. Although I use trekking poles.May 24, 2011 at 8:13 am #1740449
I had the Nemo Gogo Ex. Good bivy/tent and packed small but I really wanted the added head room. I picked up a TT Moment and really like it. The air tube is a pretty awesome system though.May 24, 2011 at 8:37 am #1740463
Troy AmmonsBPL Member
I ordered a Nemo gogo a while back.
Set it up in the living room, slithered in and sent it back.
Neat tent, if you sleep like you are in a coffin, but I move a lot, side sleep, curl up and figured I would be hitting the walls all the time. Its very tight.
If you are going for SUL, opt for a cuben tarp and a M50 bivy.
That should weigh about 10 oz.
Other than that, a tarptent, lightheart etc.May 24, 2011 at 10:35 am #1740532
Erik DietzBPL Member
I do move quite a bit when I sleep AND I sleep on my side, curled up in a little ball haha. Glad to know that the NEMO is maybe too narrow for a side sleeper.May 24, 2011 at 11:32 am #1740555
Randy MartinBPL Member
I also bought a NEMO Gogo last year and setup in my living room and sent back for the same reasons. Tarp is a MUCH better approach. More room without the added weight.
Thankfully I found this website and have seen the light!Jul 9, 2011 at 5:32 am #1757432
Ron BishopBPL Member
Sorry this post is a few weeks late. I have no experience with the NEMO Gogo Elite or the TT Contrail, but I do know that NEMO makes a quality product, as I have owned 2 of their tents in the past. However, for more space and greater flexibility for setup, I prefer an ultralight tarp and bivy.
Here is my sleep system. It weighs 3 pounds. Hope this provides you with other options.
TAR ProLite Small, 11 oz.
MontBell UL SS Down Hugger 5, 16 oz.
MLD Superlight, 5 oz.
GG SpinnTwinn Tarp, 8 oz.
Trekking Poles (2)
GG LT4, 8 oz.
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