Year-Round Versatility 3 PERSON BASE CAMP When we say four season, we mean it. Our ambassadors take Moki to the Himalayas, and we use it for surf trips on the coast. With half of Moki s single-wall exterior convertible to mesh and optional insulation, Moki gives you the flexibility and comfort you wish to have in any climate. With an optional, additional vestibule for extra gear and the ability to link together, Moki is the perfect base camp for all of your adventures.
Designed using NEMO’s Extreme Conditions Technology (ECT), the three-person Moki tent is appropriate for both climbing trips in the Himalayas and surf trips to the coast. NEMO designed the tent so that campers can convert half of the Moki’s single-wall exterior to mesh and optional insulation, giving you the flexibility and comfort you wish to have in any climate. The optional 10-square-foot vestibule, meanwhile, offers plenty of weatherproof protection of your gear. Add in a linking feature that lets you combine multiple Mokis–creating a large sleeping space that’s terrific for group expeditions–and you have an ideal base-camp tent for all your outdoor adventures.
The tent’s side doors double as vents for true 4-season versatility.
Extreme Conditions Technology
The Moki is outfitted with NEMO’s Extreme Conditions Technology, which offers a long list of features designed specifically to combat problems continuously faced by alpinists. One example is the Moki’s condensation curtain, a thin piece of nylon fabric that hangs lightly above your sleeping bag at night. The curtain isolates your respiration in a small portion of the tent rather than letting it disperse throughout, which in turn helps eliminate frost buildup. The tent also offers Pressure Porting, a patent-pending technology that dissipates wind loading on cowling-shaped vents. These small openings along the seam of the vent allow some air to escape when high winds are present, ensuring that your tent will stay well ventilated regardless of conditions. At the same time, an outer flap conceals these openings and prevents rain and snow from entering.
The Moki is also compatible with the Cheez (sold separately), a custom-fitted liner that’s designed to increase the interior temperature of the tent a toasty 15 to 20 percent. The Cheez is a breathable, metalized fabric laminate that acts much like a space blanket, reflecting the heat inside to make life below zero a little more inviting. Other details include 43 square feet of sleeping space; large overhead vents designed to increase airflow and reduce condensation; side doors that double as vents for true four-season versatility; a pair of welded polyurethane skylights; an Osmo waterproof/breathable shell; and a three-in-one stuff sack system that makes it easy to divide the load.
The Moki measures 90 by 48 by 75 inches (W x H x D) and weighs a minimum of 7.5 pounds. It’s also backed by NEMO’s lifetime warranty.
- Sleeps: Three people
- Seasons: Four
- Minimum weight: 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg)
- Packed weight: 10.3 pounds (4.67 kg)
- Four DAC variable diameter Featherlite SL 9.6mm aluminum poles
- Floor dimensions: 90 by 75 inches (229 x 191 cm)
- Interior height: 48 inches (122 cm)
- Floor area: 43 square feet (4.01 square meters)
- Vestibule area: 10 square feet (.93 square meters)
- Packed size: 18 x 8 inches (46 x 20 cm)
- Three-in-one stuff sack
- Welded polyurethane skylights
- Optional Pawprint inner floor liner (available separately) protects the floor and is machine washable
- A smartly designed vestibule (included) allows two Moki tents to connect
- Zippered side panels increase access and ventilation
Moki tents link together for group expeditions.
NEMO Equipment, Inc. is a small company located in southern New Hampshire with a passion for design and innovation. The company was founded in 2002 by Cam Brensinger, who had been working with a joint team at NASA and MIT to design the next generation of spacesuits. Cam is a committed rock and ice climber with a talent for inventing new technology.
After several years of development behind closed doors in their studio in New Hampshire, NEMO unveiled its first line of tents and shelters in 2005. This product line introduced several patent pending technologies including NEMO’s AirSupported Technology. AST is a system of low-pressure inflatable ribs and lightweight pumps which replace the aluminum poles traditionally used in tents. These inflatable ribs are stronger than standard aluminum poles, faster and easier to set up, easier to repair, and more compact.
NEMO’s bold steps forward in tent and shelter design earned the company much attention and accolades from the start. In 2005, one of their AirSupported tents was named among the 100 best inventions of the year by TIME and Popular Science magazines. That same year, the company also won the highest award for innovation in the outdoor sporting goods industry, the ISPO BrandNew award in Munich, Germany. In each subsequent year since 2005, NEMO has added new technology to its line and continued to refine their designs. NEMO tents have since won awards and recognition from Rock & Ice, Climbing, Backpacker and many other magazines. The company has a strong team of ambassadors, including many elite mountaineers and adventure racers. NEMO tents have been to every corner of the planet and are used, not only by passionate outdoor adventurers, but also by elite US Special Forces.
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Selecting a Tent
Fortunately, there are all kinds of tents for weekend car campers, Everest expeditions, and everything in-between. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Expect the Worst
In general, it’s wise to choose a tent that’s designed to withstand the worst conceivable conditions you think you’ll face. For instance, if you’re a summer car camper in a region where weather is predictable, an inexpensive family or all purpose tent will likely do the trick–especially if a vehicle is nearby and you’ll make a mad dash for safety when bad weather swoops in! If you’re a backpacker, alpine climber or bike explorer, or if you like to car camp in all seasons, you will want to take something designed to handle more adversity.
Three- and Four-Season Tents
For summer, early fall and late spring outings, choose a three-season tent. At minimum, a quality three season tent will have lightweight aluminum poles, a reinforced floor, durable stitching, and a quality rain-fly. Some three-season tents offer more open-air netting and are more specifically designed for summer backpacking and other activities. Many premium tents will feature pre-sealed, taped seams and a silicone-impregnated rain-fly for enhanced waterproofness.
For winter camping or alpine travel, go with a four season model. Because they typically feature more durable fabric coatings, as well as more poles, four-season tents are designed to handle heavy snowfall and high winds without collapsing. Of course, four-season tents exact a weight penalty of about 10 to 20 percent in trade for their strength and durability. They also have a tendency to be more expensive.
Domes, Tunnels and Sacks
Tents are broadly categorized into two types, freestanding, which can stand up on their own, and those that must be staked down in order to stand upright. Freestanding tents continuously incorporate a dome-shaped design, and most four-season tents are constructed this way because a dome leaves no flat spots on the outer surface where snow can collect. Domes are also inherently stronger than any other design. Meanwhile, many three-season models employ a modified dome configuration called a tunnel. These are still freestanding, but they require fewer poles than a dome, use less fabric, and typically have a rectangular floor-plan that offers less storage space than a dome configuration. Many one and two-person tents are not freestanding, but they make up for it by being more lightweight. Because they use fewer poles, they are able to also be quicker to set up than a dome.
Ask yourself how many people you’d like to fit in your fabric hotel now and sooner or later. For soloists and minimalists, check out one-person tents. If you’re a mega-minimalist, or if you have your eye on doing some big wall climbs, a waterproof-breathable bivy sack is the ticket. Some bivy sacks feature poles and stake points to give you a little more breathing room. Also, if you don’t need bug protection and you wish to have to save weight, check out open-air shelters.
Families who plan on car camping in good weather can choose from a wide range of jumbo-sized tents that will accommodate all your little ones with room to spare. A wide range of capacities is also available for three- and four-season backpacking and expedition tents. Remember that, though, the bigger the tent you buy, the heavier it will be, although it’s easy to break up the tent components among several people in your group. It’s also helpful to compare the volume and floor-space measurements of models you’re considering.
Three-person, four-season tent built using Nemo¿s Extreme Conditions Technology
Condensation curtain isolates respiration to prevent frost buildup
Pressure Porting system allows air to escape even during high winds
43 square feet of sleeping space; pair of welded polyurethane skylights
Measures 90 x 48 x 75 inches (W x H x D); weighs as little as 7.5 pounds