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2011

NEMO Moki Tent review
Written by Ian Mangiardi   
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NEMO MokiA home away from home, the NEMO Moki is the “Castle.” A single-walled, three-person, four-season tent was tested and succeeded months of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and the brutal New Hampshire conditions in the Whites.

The tent’s construction is based on five poles: two outside, two inside, and one small tension pole for the top vents. The Moki’s design allows you to take advantage of its space, maintain breathability, and get out of wet, fierce conditions.

Spacious, durable, and relatively light, the Moki weighs 8.5 pounds. An option allows you to link with a friends’ Moki and create a tunnel housing setup for the baddest base camp in the foothills.

Two primary side doors with an optional vestibule, two smaller side door/windows, and two vents on the tent’s roof, give ample ventilation for the hottest and stickiest nights. Zip each down and insert the optional APRI (an emergency blanket for your tent), and you have a full-on mountaineering rig that brings you protection below zero.

NEMO will make you work some for its beauty. The company puts an extra touch on each Moki. NEMO manually stitches extra reinforcements in each tent.

NEMO MokiThe manual stitches reinforce every stress point giving added protection. The stitches penetrate the Moki’s waterproof layer. Apply seam seal over the manual stitches to ensure you won’t get drenched during the next downpour.

The Moki got its nickname, Castle, because its stability, durability, and luxury it delivers.  Skylights in the ceiling give a view to outside weather without opening the tent. Its bright-orange color makes it easy to find in low to no-light situations.

NEMO Logoimages/NEMONEMO has thought of every detail with the Moki. A bomb shelter of a tent that gives you and your tentmates the priceless feel of home – and your casa’s comfort. Truly waterproof, breathable, and four season capable; the NEMO Moki for the all-year backpacker. (MSRP $749.95)

The Dusty CamelIan Mangiardi, a full-bred New Yorker from Manhattan’s Lower West Side, works at Patagonia and is finishing a degree at NYU. Mangiardi is one-third of The Dusty Camel. The trio is hiking 2,600 miles northbound on America’s Pacific Crest Trail in Spring 2011 to raise awareness for the protected lands they trek. Donations raised through their website goes to the protection of the PCT.



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