As stated by Nemo, the Obi line of backpacking tents is the “black belt martial artist” of their lineup. Not a single ounce of material is wasted, and everything that is included provides functionality. For example, Nemo added waterproof sidewalls that allowed for cutouts from the rain fly, reducing the overall weight. This is what it is all about when it comes to designing a truly ultralight piece of gear. The Nemo Obi does not disappoint. Let’s look at the features and highlights below.
The Nemo Obi 2 person tent weighs in at only 3 pounds 10 ounces of packed weight. That is an amazing feat, especially for a 2 person tent. The tent is also very customizable. The vestibules can be configured fully opened, partially opened, or fully closed depending on the weather conditions. Another cool option is that you can setup the rain fly with the poles to provide just a sun shade or rain shield if you don’t want to use the full tent.
The free standing Nemo Obi is an innovative design that provides multiple functions in a small package. Additional highlights and features include:
- 27 square feet of interior space
- 14 square feet of vestibule space
- 2 doors
- 2 vestibules
- Rain fly
- Fully seam taped and waterproof
Backpacking Samurai Thoughts
While the Nemo Obi 2 person tent is one of the lightest backpacking tents on the market, the best word to describe the interior space is ‘cozy.’ But not being roomy has its advantages, such as only 1 pound 5 ounces of carry cargo per person. For many ultralight backpackers, every ounce counts. The Nemo Obi excels in the minimalist and ultralight backpacking scenario, and is a great option for other backpackers as well. If you are looking for one of the lightest 2 person backpacking tents on the market today, order the Nemo Obi 2 now by clicking the link below or by clicking this link – Nemo Equipment 2011 Obi 2-Person Ultralight Backpacking Tent (Green)