The Nemo Dragonfly Osmo 2P Bikepack Tent is an awesome option for those gnarly souls getting into bikepacking. But, let me just throw this out there – this tent is also an excellent choice for backpackers. I will get into the details more as we go. It is lightweight, weighing in at 4.1 pounds, made with durable, high-quality materials and loaded with weatherproof features to ensure comfort on the trails.
Features of the Nemo Dragonfly Osmo 2P Bikepack Tent:
(Almost) Ultralight: With a trail weight of 4.1 pounds, the tent is lightweight, making it light enough to carry along on bikepacking and backpacking trips, but I wouldn’t consider that to be ultralight. Especially if you pin it up against the Hornet 2P. More on that later.
Spacious Interior: Ample space is available to fit two people, as well as additional gear storage. Especially if you take advantage of the vestibule areas, clever pocket designs and use the gear tray.
Simple Setup: With color-coded poles and grommets, the tent can be assembled with ease even in low-light conditions.
Durability: Crafted with 15D ripstop nylon and floor fabric, it is sure to remain secure against wear and tear as well as any potential damage from weather conditions. If you plan on camping in wet weather or on rougher terrain (read: the desert), you should definitely pick up the footprint.
Ventilation: For comfortable temperatures in warmer weather, it has large doors and mesh panels to guarantee great ventilation. The Dragongfly tent body uses a white mesh for privacy around the sides, and black mesh to make sure you can see the night star up above.
Bikepacker-Friendly: Its compact design fits easily in a pannier or bikepacking bag, perfect for the avid cyclist. There are built-in straps on the carrying bag giving options for varying ways of mounting it to your bike.
Accessories: The Nightlight Pocket allows your headlamp to illuminate the inside of your tent, diminishing the presence of blue light to create a soft and consistent ambiance. Equip your vestibule with Landing Zone’s waterproof, removable storage tub for extra protection of your gear from dirt and moisture.
Sustainable: This tent is created with recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Win for Mother Earth!
Specifications of the Nemo Dragonfly Osmo 2P Bikepack Tent:
|Minimum Weight||3 lb, 0 oz / 1.36 kg|
|Packed Weight||4 lb, 1 oz / 1.83 kg|
|Packed Size||14.5 x 6.5 in dia / 37 x 15.92 cm dia|
|Peak Height||41 in / 105 cm|
|Floor Area||29.0 sq ft / 2.7 sq m|
|Floor Dimensions||88 x 50/45 in / 223.52 x 127/114 cm|
|Vestibule Area||10.0 sq ft + 10.0 sq ft / 0.9 sq m + 0.9 sq m|
|Canopy Fabric||10D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh|
|Floor Fabric||OSMO Ripstop (2000 mm)|
|Stuff Sack||Dry bag|
|Rainfly Fabric||OSMO Ripstop (1500 mm)|
The Nemo Dragonfly Osmo 2P Bikepack Tent is an awesome choice for bikepackers in search of a lightweight, long-lasting tent that is able to endure any kind of weather. It is designed to be set up quickly and its sustainable materials make it a sensible choice for individuals seeking to make minimal environmental impact while enjoying the great outdoors. It’s loaded with features, super easy to set up, has some special design features for mounting to a bike, a low profile colorway and a viable option for backpackers as well!
How Does it Stack up Against the Nemo Hornet 2P
If you’ve been following along on this site, you know that I am a huge fan of the Hornet 2P. I have used that tent more than any other tent I have ever owned, in many different weather conditions and climates. It’s the jam. I will be honest, the first time I set up the Osmo, I thought that this was going to replace my Hornet. Why? It’s completely freestanding which is something that I love, especially living in the desert where often times the ground is incredibly hard.
I built this comparison table so it’s easy to see the differences side by side. I put the spec in BOLD when it is the winner. It’s a pretty tight battle, so choosing which tent works best for each person is definitely going to be a personal preference.
|Spec||Osmo 2P Bikepacking Tent||Hornet 2P Ultralight Tent|
|Capacity||2 Person||2 Person|
|Minimum Weight||3 lb, 0 oz / 1.36 kg||2 lb, 1 oz / 948 g|
|Packed Weight||4 lb, 1 oz / 1.83 kg||2 lb, 8 oz / 1.14 kg|
|Packed Size||14.5 x 6.5 in dia / 37 x 15.92 cm dia||12.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 in / 32 x 19 x 8.5 cm|
|Peak Height||41 in / 105 cm||39 in / 98 cm|
|Floor Area||29.0 sq ft / 2.7 sq m||27.5 sq ft / 2.6 sq m|
|Floor Dimensions||88 x 50/45 in / 223.52 x 127/114 cm||85 x 51/43 in / 215 x 130/108 cm|
|Vestibule Area||10.0 sq ft + 10.0 sq ft / 0.9 sq m + 0.9 sq m||7.1 sq ft + 7.1 sq ft / 0.7 sq m + 0.7 sq m|
|Canopy Fabric||10D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh||15D Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh|
|Floor Fabric||OSMO Ripstop (2000 mm)||0D OSMO™ Ripstop (1500 mm)|
|Color||Boreal||Birch Bud/Goodnight Gray|
|Stuff Sack||Dry bag||Divvy Cube|
|Rainfly Fabric||OSMO Ripstop (1500 mm)||0D OSMO Ripstop (1200 mm)|