Hornet Ultralight Backpacking Tent


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The Ultimate in Lightweight Liveability.

The huge benefits of investing in a good quality ultralight backpacking tent like Nemo Hornet are pretty much instant.

The main attraction for backpackers to the Nemo Hornet is its weight. To achieve the miracle that it is an ultralight backpacking tent, the Nemo designers jiggled on that fine line between ultralight and durablility. Very few ultralight tents boast a minimum trail weight whilst still being this comfortable.The super-thin denier nylon is what makes the Nemo Hornet tent so ultralight and durable.As a rule, typically ultralight backpacking tents are not as tough as standard backpacking or car camping tents.  That said, The Hornet ultralight is designed for backpackers using the tent day in and day out on the trail.

To extend the life of your Hornet and to prevent the floor from being punctured by sharp stuff we highly recommend that you pair the tent with the Nemo Hornet footprint. The footprint puts another barrier between the tent’s underside and the ground. Footprints are great because they double as both tent protectors as well as another waterproof barrier to combat rain.

Another main factor in Nemo Hornet™ tent been on to the top of the ultralight category is its unique and durable pole system. The DAC Featherlite NFL pole system is simply a genius design. Even in strong winds, these poles that weigh next to nothing perform at a high level.

In terms of breathability, the Hornet™ does well. With plenty of mesh bug netting in the upper tent, the zone makes for great airflow. Other tents that have a lot of extra nylon fabric in their upper zones simply don’t ventilate as well as the Hornet™.

With the rain fly on, the Nemo Hornet offers one exterior vestibule (per person) to store your backpack and hiking boots. Day after day trail life can be very demanding. Hornet™ little design tweaks, comforts, and special features will certainly make for a happy hiker in the long run. Having two vestibules for the 2P tent is a big plus for obvious liveability reasons. If you are two people with two backpacks you need storage options. Nemo makes a point of saying that the Hornet™ tent is the only ultralight tent with two doors and two vestibules. You can also split the load with a partner using the unique Divvy™ dual-stage stuff sack to further lighten your pack.

We believe every backpacker should travel with a backpacking tent and we also believe each long-distance backpacker should travel with the best ultralight tent possible. Hornet is certainly one of the best ultralight tents in its class.

  • Premium 10D Nylon Ripstop fly with silicone water repellent is extremely light and durable.
  • Large doors and vestibules provide ample gear coverage for each person.
  • Unique Divvy™ dual stage stuff sackmakes it easy to divide the load with a partner.
  • Patent-pending Flybar™ volumizing pole clip adds more room at the head and distributes fly tension evenly.
  • Volumizing guyouts connect the inner tent to the rainfly, pulling the sidewalls of the inner tent outward to create more livable space.
  • White No-See-Um Mesh at the side increases privacy, while black mesh at the top turns virtually transparent at night for clear stargazing.
  • Triangulated volumizing guyouts and struts at corners increase volume at the foot, protecting sleeping bags from tent wall condensation.
  • Light Pockets™ turn your headlamp into a tent lantern, providing a pleasant, even glow through light-diffusing fabric.
  • DAC Featherlite poles boast minimal weight and connect with a single hubbed intersection for lightning-quick setup.
  • Protected by the NEMO Lifetime Warranty.



  • Stakes
  • Guy-out cord
  • Repair kit
  • Light pocket
  • Divvy Sack
 1 Person2 Person
Minimum Weight723 g878 g
Packed Weight905 g1.08 kg
Packed Size50 x 12 cm dia50 x 14 cm dia
Peak Height98 cm98 cm
Floor Area2.1 sq m2.6 sq m
Floor Dimensions222 x 108/79 cm215 x 130/108 cm
Vestibule Area 0.7 sq m0.7 sq m + 0.7 sq m
Frame1 Hubbed Aluminum DAC Featherlite® NFL 8.7mm pole
Door Quantity12
Vestibule Quantity12
Canopy Fabric10D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh
Fly Fabric10D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)
Floor Fabric15D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)
ColorBirch Leaf
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