Designed to appeal to true ounce-counters, the streamlined NEMO Hornet Elite OSMO 1P tent utilizes ultra-lightweight fabrication and a unique pole geometry to provide 3-season performance at a minimum weight of just 1 pound, 7 ounces! It's also made from a cutting-edge fabric that minimizes the use of harmful chemicals and is made from 100% recycled materials.
The rainfly and floor of this tent are made from the OSMO fabric, which uses a combination of 100% Global Recycled Standard (GRS) recycled nylon and polyester yarns. The nylon fibers provide exceptional strength while the polyester fibers resist stretching when wet. In addition to optimizing strength and water resistance, OSMO achieves water repellency with a PFC chemical-free finish and meets flammability requirements without fire retardant chemical additives. The result is a tent fabric that has an optimal balance of strength and water repellency, that dries faster and has less stretch than conventional tent fabrics.
A large side-entry door makes it easy to enter and exit the 87" x 40" (at its widest point) tent, especially after a long day of backpacking. While the rainfly and floor are made of OSMO ripstop fabric, the tent's canopy is no-see-um mesh for bug protection and ventilation. The tent has almost 22 square feet of internal space, and features like a light-diffusing headlamp pocket and door tie back clip on the rainfly add to the livability without adding weight. A single vestibule offers about 7 square feet of space to stow gear.
The single hubbed-pole design creates free-standing support without adding bulk or undue weight. While the tent lacks a ridgepole, the low-profile Flybar pole clip creates a wider peak and more interior volume than a standard pole hub. Corner guyout points with a unique triangular design at the foot of the tent can be staked-out to maximize internal space or left un-staked for weight savings. Color-coded guylines and poles make for easy setup.
The tent's rainfly and floor are fully waterproof, but a custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water, rocks, and roots.
The Hornet Elite OSMO 1P includes NEMO's Divvy Cube stuff sack. This is a roll-top stuff sack with a shape inspired by packing cubes to make it easier to compress the tent if you're separating the poles out for a more efficient pack size.