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Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P

Deciding the size when looking for a backpacking tent can be overwhelming. Therefore, in this Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P comparison, I will help you to choose the suitable one for you concerning your needs.

In summary, both tents offer the same features such as No-See-Um Mesh, Dual-stage stuff sack, light pockets, the only difference between Nemo Hornet 1P and 2P is the sizes. Nemo Hornet 1P weighs 6 oz less and packs down %34 smaller than Nemo Hornet 2P. But Nemo Hornet 2P has 5.2 ft² bigger floor area and 6.9 ft² bigger vestibule area, and with its strategic clip placement, it offers more interior volume than Nemo Hornet 1P.


Specs: Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P

 Nemo Hornet 1PNemo Hornet 2P
Nemo Hornet 1PNemo Hornet
Packed Weight2 lb 0 oz2 lb 6 oz
Pack SizeØ 4.5" x 19.5"Ø 5.5" x 19.5"
Peak Height39"39"
Floor Dimensions 87" x 43" (Head Side) x 31" (Feet Side)
85" x 51" (Head Side) x 43" (Feet Side)
Floor Area22.3 ft²27.5 ft²
Vestibule Area7.3 ft²7.1 sq ft + 7.1 sq ft
Door Quantity12
Canopy Fabric10D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh
10D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh
Fly Fabric10D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)10D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)
Floor Fabric15D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)15D Sil/PeU Nylon Ripstop (1200 mm)
FreestandingSemi-FreestandingSemi-Freestanding
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Capacity of Nemo Hornet 1P and 2P

Floor Area

Below you can see the dimension comparison visual that I’ve created. As you can see, both tents have a tapered floor design that is wider at the head area and gets narrower through the feet area.

Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P dimension comparison

Since Nemo Hornet 1P offers a great space for a 1P tent, the floor area difference is not so big between 1P and 2P. Nemo Hornet 2P (27.5 ft²) offers a 5.2 ft² bigger floor area compared to Nemo Hornet 1P (22.3 ft²).

Nemo Hornet 1P not only offers a much bigger floor area compared to other 1P backpacking tents in the market but also it’s much lighter than most of them.
For instance, its two big competitors; MSR Hubba Hubba Nx Solo and Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 respectively weigh 2 lb 6oz / 2 lb 14 oz and have floor areas of 20 ft² / 18 ft², on the other hand, Nemo Hornet 1P offers 22.3 ft² of floor area and it only weighs 2 lb 0 oz.

Vestibule Area

Nemo Hornet 2P has two vestibules on both sides with an area of 7.1 ft², while Nemo Hornet 1P has one vestibule with an area of 7.3 ft².

Interior Volume

Nemo Hornet features “Flybar Volumizing Pole Clips” to increase the interior volume, as you can see in the picture below, this innovative design increases the livable place inside the tent.

flybar of nemo hornet

One important difference between Nemo Hornet 1P and 2P is:

Nemo Hornet 2P features two “Volumizing Pole Clips”, on the other hand, Nemo Hornet 1P features only one “Volumizing Pole Clip”, and Nemo Hornet 1P has fewer clips to widen the canopy, therefore, it has less interior volume compared to Nemo Hornet 2P.

Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P interior volume comparison

Weight & Pack Size

Both Nemo Hornet 1P and 2P weigh much less and packs down slightly smaller than their alternatives in the market.

Here is a small table to compare Nemo Hornet 2P to its alternatives.

Packed WeightPacked Size
Nemo Hornet 2P2 lb 6 ozØ 5.5″ x 19.5″
MSR Hubba Hubba Nx 23 lb 13 ozØ 6″ x 18″
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL23 lb 2ozØ 6″ x 19.5″

These alternatives are heavier because they’re freestanding tents with a more robust structure. If you want a sturdier tent, check out my article about MSR Hubba Hubba and Big Agnes Copper Spur.

Weight & Pack Size Comparison of Nemo Hornet 1P vs 2P:

  • Nemo Hornet 1P (2 lb 6 oz) weighs 6 oz lighter than Nemo Hornet 2P (2 lb 0 oz)
  • Nemo Hornet 1P packs down to Ø 4.5″ x 19.5″, on the other hand, Nemo Hornet 2P packs down to Ø 5.5″ x 19.5″.

If you want an even lighter tent, check out Nemo Hornet Elite 1P (1 lb 13 oz) and Nemo Hornet Elite 2P (2 lb 1 oz) and you can also read my article where I compared Nemo Hornet to its Elite version.


Durability of Nemo Hornet

Both sizes are made of the same denier material, therefore, they’re equally waterproof and durable.

Also, Nemo doesn’t provide a footprint with its tents, so, to increase the longevity of your tent I strongly suggest purchasing the Nemo Hornet Footprint with your tent.


Similarities of Nemo Hornet 1P and 2P

Both of the tents:

  • Come with a “Divvy dual stuff bag” which allows the tent to be divisible to split the load with a mate.
  • Have “No-See-Um Mesh” at the top for stargazing at night.
  • Have “Light Pockets” to lighten the tent with a phone or a lantern at night.
  • Made of the same nylon ripstop waterproof material.

Check out the latest prices of Nemo Hornet 1P and Nemo Hornet 2P on Amazon.


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