A versatile and feature-rich option for backpacking or camping the NEMO Dagger 2P effectively balances weight performance and roominess. Dual doors and vestibules internal storage and a voluminous interior maximize livability.
Measuring 90” x 50” the tent has a 31 square foot floor area and offers a peak height of 42”. Two large side-entry doors create convenient access and the Dagger 2P’s two vestibules offer a combined 23 square feet of exterior space to stow gear. An internal storage pocket utilizes light-diffusing fabric to turn a headlamp (not included) into a lantern capable of illuminating the interior of the tent.
A hubbed-pole design creates a unique easy-set-up architecture and an additional ridge pole gives the sidewalls excellent verticality which frees up elbow room inside the tent. This construction also better maintains overhead height so that you have headroom throughout the tent instead of just in the very center.
A raised waterproof bathtub-style floor enhances performance in poor weather and also cuts down on wear-and-tear. Fully seam taped construction and the PU-coated Nylon rainfly further bolster weather protection. A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water rocks and roots.
Each NEMO Dagger 2P tent includes a stuff sack guyout cord stakes and a repair kit. An innovative “dual-stage” design on the stuff sack makes it convenient to split up the components of the tent to share the carry weight between multiple backpackers.
- Trapezoidal vestibule creates more area and volume for storage than any other tent in its price and weight category
- The Dagger 2P has more livable interior space than the best-selling tents in its category
- Two doors an two generous vestibules eliminate awkward entries/exits and provide ample gear storage
- Overhead light pockets use special light diffusing fabric to cast an even glow throughout the tent
- New dual-stage stuff sack fits the tent and poles or adjusts smaller to further compress the tent and split the load
- Inner tent has a built-in privacy panel for extended coverage and security
- Footprint, Pawprint, and Gear Loft sold separately
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 3 lb 5 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lb 12 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area 23 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlite NSL Aluminum Pole Diameter 9.0/9.6 mm Packed Size 19" x 5.5" Number of Poles 1 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Fly: 20D PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Canopy: 20D Nylon Ripstop Ripstop / No see um mesh
Floor: 30D PU Nylon Ripstop (3000mm)
Interior Storage Overhead light pockets Interior Height 42" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 90" x 50" Floor Area 31 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Real Customer Reviews
- VERY SPACIOUS
Likes: First impression, the tent is very spacious. Setup was fairly easy. Mesh all the way around. Tent material feels more durable comparable to my other tents. Lots of room for a single hiker even as I use a 25" rectangular sleeping pad. Might be too tight for two 25" pads though. Overall I am very happy other than my dislike below.
Dislikes: The only thing I didn't like about this tent is the Jake's foot/feet. its a piece of plastic that centralizes all the attachment points from tent body to tent fly. Field work may be more of a pain if it breaks or gets lost. A simple grommet style similar to the MSR NX2 would've been better for simplicity. Only time will tell.
- Good and lightweight tent
Likes: Pretty lightweight and seems robustly built with double Y-poles and a lot of bindings.
Dislikes: Setting this tent up takes a longer time than other tents I've ever used. Floor space is slightly smaller than other 2P tents, but others weigh more of course.
- Lightweight, innovative, and functional
Likes: Awesome stuff sack, lightweight, roomy
Dislikes: Stakes are just ok
- Great tent
Likes: Roomy tent with a lite weight material. I'm 6'5" and i fit.
- Excellent Design
Likes: -Corners are designed to easily attach the footprint (sold seperately) and rainfly. Beats the design of my last tent where you just put a stake through all the loops. Poles also attached very easily with the "Jake's foot" inserts
-The 4 pockets built-in might be enough, but I added the gear shelf just to be sure.
-Easy to configure the rain fly with doors rolled up
-Just enough privacy and good visibility through the mesh
-Plenty of headroom and legroom for 6' camper and space just enough space for 2-people.
-Staking out the rain fly in two places (as the tent is designed for) left lots of space for gear underneath
Dislikes: -Poles don't fold up quite as compact as a more basic tent without the 3-way setup. Guess this is the price you pay for that headroom.
-Only 4 lines included to tie out the rainfly. I ended up using them to tie out the tent instead of the fly when I was camping on a wood platform.
- great tent, easy to set up
Likes: Easy to set up and seems durable. I didn't need the instructions and the tent basically set itself up. There is enough room for 2 people, and room enough for your gear if you have the rain fly on.
Dislikes: was a little heavier than I had anticipated, but is still really light
- Easy setup and lots of room
Likes: Easy setup - was able to set this tent up for the first time in about 5 minutes. Much more room than my Brooks Mountaineering Foray 2p. Interior pockets are also a big plus.
Dislikes: The tent poles have a large diameter and take up about twice the space as similar aluminum poles. This could be a deal breaker if my pack was any smaller. This is why I gave a 4 rating.
- Really satisfied with this tent
Likes: As described by many users that have already tested this tent out.
Dislikes: A little pricey if it wasn't for the 20% off
- Lightweight, durable tent with plenty of room.
Plenty of room for two
Dislikes: Small pockets
Footprint not included
- Just about perfect!
Likes: I bought this for solo motorcycle camping. After tons of research, this is the perfect combination of weight, room, storage, ventilation and durability. Love the ease of pitch and the huge vestibules.
Dislikes: Setup in rain requires setting up tent before fly...gonna get wet!!! Not a deal breaker, though!
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