Introduction

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.
The Nemo Equipment Blaze 2p Tent followed me all over Canada during 2016. Will Backpacking Light Staff Reccomend or ditch the unusual tent? Pictured on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.
The Nemo Equipment Blaze 2p Tent followed me all over Canada during 2016. Will Backpacking Light Staff Recommend or ditch the unusual tent? Pictured on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.
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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