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NEMO Hornet Elite OSMO 2 Tent

NEMO Hornet Elite OSMO 2 Tent
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Already the ultimate tent for extreme minimalists, Hornet Elite OSMO takes it to the next level with thoughtful updates and the new Nemo proprietary OSMO™ fabric. Delivering 4x more lasting water repellency and 3x less stretch when wet, the new Nemo OSMO tent fabric is also made from 100% recycled yarns free from any PFC or PFAS. The first of its kind, it was carefully designed for both exceptional performance and reduced impact on the planet.

The Elite moniker means Nemo has examined every detail of this tent for weight savings and performance enhancement. The poles are top-shelf DAC Featherlite. Every stitch, cord, and webbing detail is optimized for weight and strength. Our Nightlight Pocket™ headlamp diffuser adds a warm glow at night without the weight of built-in lighting. And our patent-pending Flybar™ volumizing pole clip brings headroom to the interior volume without adding unnecessary ounces. The Hornet Elite OSMO tent also features our convenient new Gatekeeper™ door tie-back and our Divvy Cube™ rectangular stuff sack that nests more efficiently in your pack and allows you to split the weight with a partner. By driving technology and design forward, NEMO’s Hornet Elite OSMO is a maximalist approach to minimalist design.

Floor Area: 2.5 m² / 27.3 ft²
Weight: 779 g / 1.72 lbs
Vestibile Area: 0.6 m² + 0.6 m² / 6.2 ft² + 6.2 ft²
Design Type: Semi-Freestanding

High-performance, proprietary OSMO poly-nylon ripstop fabric has 4x longer water repellency and 3x less stretch when wet. OSMO fabric is made from 100% recycled yarns that are PFC- and PFAS-free and meet flame retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.

Generous doors and vestibules for each person with Gatekeeper door tie-backs provide more coverage and ease of entry.

New Divvy Cube rectangular stuff sack allows you to still split the weight with your partner, but packs more efficiently in your backpack.

Patent-pending Flybar volumizing pole clip adds more room at the head and distributes fly tension evenly.

Triangulated volumizing guy-outs at corners increase volume at the foot, protecting sleeping bags from tent wall condensation.

Nightlight Pockets turn your headlamp into a tent lantern while removing blue light and casting an even glow.

DAC Featherlite poles boast minimal weight and connect with a single hub for lightning-quick setup.

100% recycled Repreve® pole bag replaces disposable packaging as part of our 100K Polybag Elimination Project.

Capacity 2-Person
Season 3
Weight 779 g / 1.72 lbs
Packed Size 48 x 10 x 5 cm / 19 x 4 x 2in
Peak Height 94 cm / 37 in
Floor Area 2.5 m² / 27.3 ft²
Floor Dimensions 216x128x107 cm / 85x50x42 in
Vestibule Area 0.6 m² + 0.6 m² / 6.2 ft² + 6.2 ft²
Door Quantity 2
Vestibule Quantity 2
Canopy Fabric No-see-um mesh
Rainfly Fabric OSMO™ Ripstop (1200 mm)
Floor Fabric OSMO™ Ripstop (1200 mm)

Your beloved tent is your home-away-from-home. Keep it clean, give it some care and repair when needed, and it’ll last with you for years of adventures.

It’s important to give your tent a little TLC when you notice it’s looking, well... well-adventured. In this article, we’ll cover how to wash, dry, repair, and store your tent so it's ready to go when you are.

Washing Your Tent

If your tent is exposed to dirt, sand, etc., you can simply wipe it down with a wet cloth. For excessive dirt, we recommend the following steps:
  1. Thoroughly rinse your tent with mid-range temperature (warm/cool) water. Using a wet cloth, scrub any dirty areas.

  2. Using a bathtub can be helpful for soaking your tent to help work out stubborn dirt and debris.

  3. Handwash the tent with a technical fabric wash like Nikwax Solar Wash®. Just spray it on when the tent is set up and damp, and distribute with a sponge. Then rinse clean!

  4. Give your tent a second rinse to remove any residual dirt and tech wash.

  5. Squeeze any excess liquid out of your tent.

  6. Lay tent flat or line-dry in an area with indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can damage tent fabrics if left for long periods of time.

  7. Let your tent fully dry before preparing it for storage.

Other Notes: Do not wash your tent in washing machines — the fabrics and mesh will likely tear. Detergents can be harmful to the waterproof coating your tent, so a technical fabric wash is best. Do not machine dry your tent either, as heat can melt the technical fabrics.

Cleaning Zippers

It is also important to keep the zippers of your tent clean. If exposed to dirt, sand, or salty air — wipe the zipper down with a wet cloth. In excessive cases, wash and then treat zippers with a lubricant like McNett Zip Care™ or a silicone zipper spray (popular in dive shops).

Footprint & Pawprint

Footprints do not need as much care, as they can be exposed to more dirt and are more abrasion-resistant compared to tents. If they must be washed, follow the same steps as washing your tent above, or you may wash them in a washing machine with no agitator.

Pawprints can be washed with both a standard detergent or with a technical fabric wash like Nikwax Tech Wash® or McNett ReviveX® Synthetic Fabric Cleaner. Line-dry both the Footprint and Pawprint.

Tent Storage

Taking care of your tent in the off-season is just as important as during the backpacking and camping season.

After each trip, follow these steps for keeping your tent in good condition for the next season:
  1. Clean the tent using the washing directions above.

  2. Make sure your tent and all its components are completely dry before storing. This is the most effective way to prevent mold and mildew from forming on your tent and to prevent damage to the waterproof finishes.

  3. For long term storage, roll the tent and contents loosely in a breathable storage sack; do not store it in its stuff sack. Compressing your tent for long periods of time in its stuff sack can damage the tent materials and seam tape.

  4. Store the tent in a cool, dry, and dark area, away from direct exposure to sunlight.

Tent Repairs

Small tears and rips can easily be patched with a product like Tenacious Tape™ by Gear Aid™. Just clean the area of the tent that needs patching and peel and stick the patch on the tear. You’ll have a durable, nearly invisible repair that won’t leave behind a sticky residue as duct tape can. For extra strength or for repairing mesh, you can patch both sides of the fabric using two Gear Aid™ patches.

NEMO offers professional repair services for more in-depth repairs. To request a repair quote or start the repair process, please start here.

NEMO Equipment offers a lifetime warranty on all gear. Warranty requests are considered for defects in product manufacturing. This warranty is granted to the original purchaser with a proof of purchase from a NEMO authorized dealer.

NEMO does not warranty products against normal wear and tear, unauthorized modifications or alterations, improper use, improper maintenance, misuse or neglect, or if the product is used for a purpose for which it is not intended.

Warrantied products will be replaced or repaired at NEMO’s discretion. A NEMO credit will only be given if the product is no longer available.

Except as expressly set forth in these terms and conditions, NEMO is not liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or resulting from the use of a NEMO product. The warranties set forth in these terms and conditions are in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Damage due to normal wear and tear, improper use, or accidents can usually be repaired for a fair rate. Processing of warranty claims can take between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the time of year.

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Part Numbers

UPC MPN Store SKU
811666034083 horneteliteosmo2 TEN289298562