The Nemo Dagger 2P Tent is an ultralight tent for backpacking with two. You choose whether your hiking partner is a dog or a human. The Dagger strikes a balance between weight at 3 lbs 5 oz and space at 31 sq ft. The freestanding structure pitches quickly and when you clamber inside you can go right to sleep or sit up playing cards. There is plenty of head room to make the space functional from a sitting position. The dual doors and dual vestibules make it simple to keep gear separate and dry.
FEATURES of the Nemo Dagger 2P Tent
The one tent wonder-enjoy roomy backpacking, cozy camping, and everything in between
Trapezoidal vestibule creates more area and volume for storage than any other tent in its price and weight category
Due to the high position of the hubs, the dagger 2P has more livable interior space than the best selling tents in its category
Two doors and two generous vestibules eliminate awkward entries/exits and provide ample gear storage
Overhead Light Pockets use special light diffusing fabric to cast an even glow throughout the tent
New dual-stage stuff sack fits the tent and poles or adjusts smaller to faux further compress the tent and split the load
15D Nylon (1200 mm) fly fabric
Inner tent has a built-in privacy panel for extended coverage and security
Rated 5 out of
Amazing Tent!I purchased this tent after a ridiculous amount of research. It seems like there is no shortage of great tents on the market, and the dagger in my experience belongs at the top of the list.
I use the tent for backpacking. It is one of the lightest, easiest tents to pack in its class. It is also the roomier of those I was considering, and clearly built to last. The vestibules provide plenty of room for keeping gear dry and using a stove. The bathtub floor keeps water out. The fly covers very well. And, with all of the guy out points and the clever door vents, condensation is a non issue. Also, while rates as a three season tent, I used mine all through the winter and was very pleased. You cannot go wrong with this tent!
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of
Light, durable and spaciousMy girlfriend and I used this on our trek of the "O" Circuit through Torres Del Paine in Patagonia and it served us well. We were skeptical about using a 3-season tent as the area is known for high winds but we had no issues. There were times of high anxiety in the middle of the night as the wind ripped through our campsite and I was amazed at how well the tent held up considering the lightweight material. I'm 6'2" and found that it had plenty of room for me, I initally ordered the Hornet 2P but exchanged it for this one as I found the Hornet a bit cramped for my height with my 25L pad + my girlfriend's 20" pad.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of
Light, Roomy, and AttractiveThis tent has done nothing but exceed prior expectations of what a good backpacking tent should be. For the weight, I'm constantly surprised at the amount of room both in the tent and in the two vestibules. I can sit completely upright in the tent with plenty of room to spare above my head. The mesh lining is also incredibly appreciated on this warm summer nights!
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of
Condensation is no longer an issueI bought the Dagger 2P for another solo trip, this one being a 40 mile traverse of the Alaska Range. I've used everything from bivy sacks and shelters to burly mountaineering tents, and I've found out over the years that the lighter you go, the more condensation you'll get, especially with single walled shelters. With the temperature swings so large in AK, we are ALWAYS fighting condensation, and when you're always trying to dry your gear, dripping condensation is not welcome. While the 2P's fly would gather the expected nightly condensation, I could simply evert the fly to quickly dry it, leaving not a drop on the newly dried boots and socks. This is by far the lightest two person tent I have ever slept in, and thankfully, it's double walled.
The floor area is actually perfect for one guy, a rifle, a large pack, and a bunch of drying wet gear. It could also easily fit two guys inside and two packs in the two vestibules. The vestibules are large enough to house expedition sized packs and promotes air circulation by not extending all the way to the ground (there's about a 8 inch gap). While this property might be painful in a downpour, the tub design of the tent's floor prevents water penetration, even with 20 knot winds; the max winds I experienced was about 20kts with gusts around 25-30. I had to guy the fly down once during the peak winds, but it seemed stable enough to leave the paracord alone most of the time. Even when solo the tent is easy to put up in the wind, but the fly is a bit troublesome. This is the only criticism of the tent- the fly's attachments could be a bit sturdier to help the soloist in winds. Of note, the tent is so light that after erecting it and prior to loading it with some gear, the tent could easily get away from you become a really expensive kite- you might want to anchor a corner to the earth before you put it up.
As far as the material of the tent itself: both the tent and fly dries very quickly and compressed nicely. I split the pole bag from the tent bag and used my own compression sack for the cloth. I recommend you do the same if trying to minimize your volume.
Lastly, I was skeptical of the single pole design, but the structure seemed to be able to handle some descent winds in the mountains. Overall, this tent is nearly flawless, and if one remembers a few caveats, the 2P will perform like few tents do.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of
Great TentSo before I decided buy this tent I did an ungodly amount of research. I had always slept in a hammock shelter up to this point. I had narrowed my search down to MSR Hubba NX 2, BA Copper Spur 2 and this tent. I actually knew less about Nemo than the other two companies but looked at Nemo because of a recommendation. I called Nemo and they were more than willing to answer my questions about their products. What finally pushed me to pick Nemo was they had a paw print. When I had told Kendall on the phone that I wanted to switch to tents so my dog could sleep with me, he took the time to educate me on their product to protect the floor from his paws. Since I have had this tent I have been on a few trips. First trip I ended up in one of the worst torrential downpours I have ever camped in. I had no leaks what so ever. I recommend using the extra rope they provide to pull the ends of the rain tarp away from over hanging the base of the tent. That is the only place that in something as bad as that storm would a small amount of water start getting in. The other times I stayed in hi moisture areas and the tent does amazing at controlling the condensation. I fit two full grown men in it and a 50 pound Aussie comfortably. Its a sleek design and fast set up. Top quality material and craftsmanship. Bravo Nemo.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic ultra light tentWe like this tent so much, we have two. Quiet zippers, light weight, jakes feet are sooo nice, light pockets, set it up in the rain under it's own rain-fly works amazingly well. Extra guy out points, paw print is SOO nice when not backpacking. Good ventilation. Just a bit longer so your head and feet dont bump the sides is also fantastic. So much attention to detail...
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of
Love it!This tent is a nice balance between livability and weight. For me it came down to this vs. the Hubba Hubba. After lying down in the Dagger I'm real glad I have the extra 6 inches in length. I'm 6'2"+ and the competition would have required some angulation it would seem. This tent is very much at home in Haleakala crater!
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of
The search is overI did as much research on buying a tent as one normally does before buying a house. It's a wonder that most review sites do not put the dagger in the same class as the MSR hubba hubba and the Big Agnes Copper Spur, but it might be because this blows them out of the water. Where to start? It seemed like no detail went overlooked by the designers at Nemo. This tent is refinement at its best. The fabrics are luxurious. The black mesh at the top panel of the tent (as opposed to the greyer mesh side walls) promise the ultimate in night time star gazing. The higher denier bathtub floor is tough and durable. The vertical side walls make the tent spacious and sit-up-able. You will even want to invite your friends inside. The color green will make you happy, period. I don't know who Jake is, but his "feet", little clips on the tent corners, act as ball and sockets so you can set up your poles easily by yourself, in less than 1.5 minutes. Pockets for your headlamp are at your head, instead of on the top of the tent, making light while reading that much better. There is a great amount of vestibule space. The two doors open easily. It's light, SUPER packable, and has the best live to weight ratio I've ever seen. Nemo just makes fantastic tents. I could wax poetic forever and ever. This tent has made me one happy camper.
PS. I don't do this myself, but if you're interested in setting up just the fly, you do need to have a footprint for this tent, which is probably the only downside on a list of 1001 upsides. I couldn't figure out how the weight for it adds up in their specs (it seems a little heavy for just the fly, footprint, and poles, but it might be because the footprint is a much heavier denier.)
Can this be dry pitched? ie pitch the fly firstthen attach the tent underneath.
Asked by: El Verdado
Hiya, thanks for your question! Yes! This tent can be dry pitched... but it will take a little finagling. You would need to remove the Jakes Feet, the plastic connectors (in lieu of grommets), from the corners of the tent and attach them to the corners of the footprint. The poles and rain fly can be attached to the foot print and the tent body can then be set up under the rain fly. Hope this helps!