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Re: [backpackgeartesters] EDIT/Approval - IR: NEMO Obi 2P Tent- Nancy Griffith

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  • Nancy Griffith
    Hi Mike, Thanks for the edits. I ve made the clarification and uploaded. Congrats on the new job! Nancy Sent from my iPhone ... [Non-text portions of this
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 30, 2012
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      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the edits. I've made the clarification and uploaded.

      Congrats on the new job!


      Sent from my iPhone

      On Sep 29, 2012, at 10:13 PM, "Michael" <mosack@...> wrote:

      > Hi Nancy,
      > My how quickly time gets by...I've started a new job after being unemployed for the previous 5 months so apologies for not getting to this before now...
      > Edits are in the normal format of -
      > EDIT - Must change
      > edit - my recommended change if you agree
      > comment - just that
      > I have only an edit -
      > "Stakes (6): 2.5 oz (71 g)"
      > edit – Are the "stakes (6) 2.5 oz" weight for each stake or is that the total weight for all 6?
      > Thats it so upload when you are ready and please remember to delete the test file copy.
      > See you again in 2 months
      > Mike
      > --- In backpackgeartesters@yahoogroups.com, Nancy Griffith <bkpkrgirl@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Mike,
      > >
      > > I've posted my IR for the Obi to the test folder. Here is the link and text.
      > >
      > > Thanks for taking the time to review it. There is a lot to this thing!
      > >
      > > It'll be fun working with you on this test. Looking forward to the edits.
      > >
      > > Nancy
      > >
      > > http://tinyurl.com/9cd7um8
      > >
      > >
      > > NEMO OBI 2P TENT
      > > IR
      > > September 16, 2012
      > >
      > >
      > > NAME: Nancy Griffith
      > > EMAIL: bkpkrgirlATyahooDOTcom
      > > AGE: 46
      > > LOCATION: Northern California, USA
      > > GENDER: F
      > > HEIGHT: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
      > > WEIGHT: 130 lb (59.00 kg)
      > >
      > > My outdoor experience began in high school with involvement in a local canoeing/camping group called Canoe Trails. The culmination was a 10-day canoe voyage through the Quebec wilds. I've been backpacking since my college days in Pennsylvania. I have completed all of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. My typical trip now is in the Sierra Nevada in California and is from a few days to a week long. I carry a light to mid-weight load, use a tent, stove and trekking poles.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "NEMO OBI 2P">>Manufacturer: NEMO Equipment, Inc.
      > > Year of Manufacture: 2012
      > > Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.nemoequipment.com/" LINK TEXT = "http://www.nemoequipment.com/">>
      > > MSRP: $389.95
      > > Minimum Weight (Listed): 3 lb 0 oz (1.4 kg)
      > > Minimum Weight (Actual): 3 lb 0 oz (1.4 kg) including tent, fly, poles without any sacks or stakes
      > > Packed Weight (Listed): 3 lb 10 oz (1.6 kg)
      > > Packed Weight (Actual): 3 lb 8 oz (1.6 kg) includes tent, fly, poles, stakes and all sacks
      > > Tent Only: 1 lb 4 oz (0.6 kg)
      > > Rain Fly: 1 lb (0.45 kg)
      > > Poles Only: 12 oz (0.34 kg)
      > > Stakes (6): 2.5 oz (71 g)
      > > Tent Stuff Sack: 3.0 oz (85 g)
      > > Pole Sack: 0.8 oz (23 g)
      > > Stake Sack: 0.7 oz (20 g)
      > > Optional Footprint in sack (Actual): 8.7 oz (0.25 kg)
      > > Length x Width: 84 in (213 cm) x 50 in (127 cm)
      > > Height: 40 in (102 cm)
      > > Floor Area: 27 sq ft (2.5 sq m)
      > > Vestibule Area: 18 sq ft (1.7 sq m)
      > > Packed Size: 7.5 in (19 cm) x 6 in (15 cm)
      > > Optional Accessories:
      > > Footprint: A 70D nylon tarp sized to fit underneath the tent and reduce wear and tear on the floor.
      > > Pawprint: A removable liner for the inside of the tent to protect the inside of the tent floor and to add comfort.
      > > Gear Caddy: A mesh storage caddy with multiple pockets which attaches overhead.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Without Fly">><<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Light Pocket" IMAGE CAPTION = "Light Pocket">><<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Side Pocket" IMAGE CAPTION = "Side Pocket">>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > The Tent:
      > > The NEMO Obi 2P tent is a 3-season free-standing tent made for two people. The tent shell is a no-see-um mesh at the top and 20 denier PU (polyurethane) coated ripstop nylon on the body and sides. The tent floor is a heavier 30D PU nylon. All seams are fully seam-taped and waterproof.
      > > Inside the tent on the left side is one mesh pocket for storing small items. At the top near the head is a light-diffusing mesh pocket which is designed to hold a headlamp and disperse light evenly into the tent. At the corners of the floor there are snaps for attaching the optional Pawprint. There are small loops inside the tent at the top for installing the optional gear attic.
      > > The doors are D-shaped with double-ended zippers. There are zipper pulls both inside and out which consist of a short section of cord. The external pulls have light-reflective stripes in them. The doors can be held open with a strap and cord-lock that slips through a loop on the other side.
      > > Each corner of the tent has a strap which attaches to a DAC Jake's Foot. The foot is quite an interesting method for attaching it all. The pole inserts into a round pocket. The fly attaches with a hooked end onto the outermost end of the foot. And the footprint attaches with a hooked end onto the innermost portion of the foot.
      > > The Fly:
      > > The rain fly is also 20D PU nylon. Attaching the rain fly and staking it out creates a vestibule on each side. The rain fly has a double-ended zipper in the center of each vestibule. The zipper pulls are both inside and out similar to the tent doors.
      > > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Rain Fly Vent" IMAGE CAPTION = "Rain Fly Vent">>There is a storm flap along the length of the zippers which has hook-and-loop closures placed along the length to keep it held down. The storm flap extends over the zipper even further at the very top of the tent. At the top on either side of the peak there is an integrated strut which can be folded out and held in place with hook-and-loop to keep the fly storm flap held upward for ventilation. I can adjust the amount of opening beneath this strut by how far the top of the fly is unzipped.
      > > The underside of the fly has three straps with hooks to attach to the sides of the tent and to the head. This pulls out the sides of the tent slightly making more internal space.
      > > The fly can also be attached to just the footprint (no tent) by removing the Jake's Feet from the tent by undoing the straps. Then the footprint can be attached to the Jake's Feet, the pole ends inserted into the feet and the fly attached.
      > > The tent and fly can be stored in the included stuff sack. The stuff sack has a roll-top closure similar to a dry-bag. The top closure straps fold down the sides and attach to bottom straps which allow it to act as a compression bag when cinched fully.
      > > Also included are a tear patch repair kit, guy line and pole repair sleeve.
      > > The Poles:
      > > There is a single 8.5mm (.33 in) diameter DAC Green anodized Featherlite NSL aluminum shock-corded pole with two hubs. The two poles on the foot end are shorter and the last sections are black which matches the black webbing on the tent body for easy orientation. The opposite two poles on the head end are grey which matches the grey webbing on the tent.
      > > The six included DAC stakes have an x-shaped cross-section and pull cords attached.
      > >
      > >
      > > <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "Jake's Foot" IMAGE CAPTION = "Jake's Foot">>After weighing all of the components, I headed out into the front yard to set up the tent. The tent was easy to set up. I purposely didn't read any of the included information just to see how intuitive it was. The shock-corded poles unfold and the ends snap into place on the Jake's Foot. One section of the pole on either side of the head end is curved. At first I thought it was bent but it is purposeful to curve the poles with the tent. Then the tent easily attaches along the length of the poles using plastic DAC connector hooks.
      > > The rain fly then attaches around the pole along the ridge with a hook-and-loop closure on the underside of the fly. Each corner of the fly hooks onto the Jake's Foot. The rain fly is staked out on either side. Then the tent sides and head are hooked to the fly.
      > > My initial impression is that this is a high-quality tent. There are no flaws, missed seams or defects of any kind. The entire package seems very well thought out and designed for functionality.
      > > I found everything to be as advertised on the website including the weight which makes me especially happy with NEMO for being accurate about gear weight.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > After setting up the tent and figuring everything out intuitively, I finally read the instructions. On the tent sack is attached a large tag with instructions for:
      > > 1) Staking out the tent corners (optional)
      > > 2) Attaching the pole to the Jake's Feet
      > > 3) Clipping the tent to the pole
      > > 4) Attaching the fly
      > > 5) Staking the vestibule and tensioning the fly
      > > On top of the instruction tag is another large tag with diagrams of the major constellations.
      > > Attached to one of the Jake's Feet on the tent is a DAC hangtag with photos of how to attach and release the pole, fly and footprint to the foot.
      > >
      > > SUMMARY
      > >
      > > The NEMO Obi 2P tent is a well-made, well-designed two-person tent with great features while still being lightweight.
      > > Initial Likes:
      > > Lightweight for a double-walled tent
      > > Accurate weights advertised
      > > Two doors and vestibules
      > > Easy in and out
      > > Light pocket
      > > Initial Concerns:
      > > Feels a bit cramped for two people
      > > This concludes my Initial Report. Please check back in two months for my Field Report. Thanks to NEMO Equipment, Inc. and BackpackGearTest.org for allowing me to participate in this test.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
      > > Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
      > >
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