This Nemo Equipment Blaze 2P Tent review features a product comparison and photo spread of the sub two pound five ounce tent dome style.
By Emylene VanderVelden
From the Rocky Mountains to Coastal Rainforest the Nemo Equipment Blaze 2P Tent has been my constant 2016 backcountry companion. Nemo has been at ultralight shelters for a while and I was somewhat surprised to find a single pole, double wall, dome style tent in the sub two and a half pound category. Depending on how you pack this tent, it sits at exactly two pounds. I was intrigued. I contacted Nemo for more information, and they offered to send me one out to try. Now, I was beyond intrigued and into excited.
I used the original 2010 Nemo Equipment Meta 2P since I bought it almost seven years ago. I've been happy with my little Nemo Equipment Meta 2P. The online reviews were mixed (mostly, in my opinion, because single wall shelters were unfamiliar to most users.) but aside from the over two and a half pound weight, I loved the tent, and it was a great introduction to single wall shelters.
For the 2016 season, a switch to a double wall shelter, with a single pole means much simpler gear splitting for the trips I have booked for the year. My only other complaint with my original shelter has always been the limited ability to divide it between two packs. Not needing my trek poles for set up also means I can leave one or both behind which on some trips is my preference. Even with the pole packed in, it is lighter than many trek pole tents.
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Emylene is a Canadian from Alberta. Those who know her best call her an adventurer, a gypsy, a cowgirl, a philosopher and a wild child. Known for her independent streak, wide eyed enthusiasm and restless anticipation of life, she navigates personally and professionally with tenacity, integrity and a wide open mind. Love of the outdoors has been passed down in her family for generations. Outdoor passion includes a love for farming and agriculture, raising and caring for animals, and outdoor activities including: backpacking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking and horsemanship. For Emylene, life is about fearless navigation of challenge, encouraging those around her and seeing the best and most beautiful in each situation she finds herself in. You can read more about here adventures on her blog.
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