Camping Gear Guide
Backpacking Tents

NEMO Equipment Inc. Dagger 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Nemo's Dagger 2P Tent is lightweight for easy backpacking and roomy for comfy car camping. Nemo kept the Dagger's weight down to a mere three pounds by making the majority of the canopy out of no-see-um mesh, which also provides a heap load of ventilated airflow in warm weather. The PU-coated fly, floor, and vestibule protect you and your gear from rain, dirt, and abrasion. For an easy setup, the Dagger uses DAC's Featherlite NSL poles that truly live up to their superlight status. Nemo's pole supported technology connects each pole to the other for optimized strength, wind resistance, and internal volume. There are Overhead Light Pockets that turn your headlamp's beam into a well-lit interior.

Price : $ 399.95


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Backpacking Tents Checklist

Weight Matters! For two people, any backpacking tent should weigh less than six-pounds...preferably less.
Don't Forget the Bulk. Packing a bulky tent sucks. Make sure it packs down tightly, ideally packing down to about 10x20 inches (smaller is better).
Mesh Matters. As a general rule, the more mesh, the lighter the tent. For warmer three-season use, usually, the more mesh you have, the better. Not only does the mesh save weight, but also allows for better air-flow.
Vestibules & The Rain. An often forget detail about backpacking tents are the vestibule. The vestibule provides a little canopy in front of your tent. Not needed during good weather, but absolutely needed during wet weather. Try to get one that is about 5 sq. feet large, or larger.
Speaking of Rain... Make sure the entire floor of the tent is waterproof. Most are, but if the tent says the floor is just "water resistant"...don't buy it! You'll regret it the first time your sleeping in it during the rain.
Remember the Footprint! Virtually all good backpacking tents also come with "footprints," which are essentially waterproof and tough tarps cut-out in the shape of the tent. Buy It! Not only does it enhance the tent's waterproofing, it also protects the bottom of the tent. Yes, they aren't cheap. But they are a lot cheaper than replacing the tent due to a sharp stick tearing a hole in the floor of your expensive backpacking tent!

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