Hornet Elite OSMO 2P Tent

793g (ex. pegs/bags)
Tent Design:
Two Skin
Season Rating:
3 Season

UOG TOP PICK - Nemo Hornet Osmo Elite tent series - best in class weight for a freestanding tent combined with a polyester/nylon blend fabric for superb performance wet or dry. Taking ultra-light to the next level, the …

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UOG TOP PICK - Nemo Hornet Osmo Elite tent series - best in class weight for a freestanding tent combined with a polyester/nylon blend fabric for superb performance wet or dry.

Taking ultra-light to the next level, the new hornet elite OSMO 2p tent is the lightest free-standing 2-man tent we currently do. Built with minimalist, long-distance hikers in mind, the Hornet Elite still comes with some nice features for home comforts on the trail.  

Nemo says: 

Already the ultimate tent for extreme minimalists, Hornet Elite OSMO takes it to the next level with thoughtful updates and our new proprietary OSMO™ fabric. Delivering 4x more lasting water repellency and 3x less stretch when wet, our new OSMO tent fabric is also made from 100% recycled yarns free from any PFCs or PFAS. The first of its kind, it was carefully designed for both exceptional performance and reduced impact on the planet.

The Elite moniker means we’ve examined every detail of this tent for weight savings and performance enhancement. The poles are top-shelf DAC Featherlite. Every stitch, cord, and webbing detail is optimized for weight and strength. Our Nightlight Pocket™ headlamp diffuser adds a warm glow at night without the weight of built-in lighting. And our patent-pending Flybar™ volumizing pole clip brings headroom to the interior volume without adding unnecessary ounces. The Hornet Elite OSMO tent also features our convenient new Gatekeeper™ door tie-back and our Divvy Cube™ rectangular stuff sack that nests more efficiently in your pack and allows you to split the weight with a partner. By driving technology and design forward, NEMO’s Hornet Elite OSMO is a maximalist approach to minimalist design.

Our Verdict

One of the first in a new range of tents built with NEMO’s new OSMO™ fabric. Made from 100% recycled materials, free of any harmful PFCs or PFAS, this new poly-nylon maximizes performance, without impacting the environment.  Made from a weave of strong, lightweight nylon and, a dimensionally stable (doesn’t stretch) polyester, which also doesn’t absorb water. NEMO has created a new fabric, that holds its shape better, has improved water repellency, and also saves weight.  

For a tent that weighs less than 800 grams, some really nice features have been added, storage space is always nice and a gear pocket has been included. A night light pocket, somewhere to stash your head torch, which sits above your head, and the mesh diffuses the light giving everything a cozy glow. My favourite feature, one I now hope to see in all tents, not just ultralight ones, is the new gatekeeper door ties, an incredibly simple clip used to secure the door in place when not closed, so simple in fact I’m amazed no one else has come up with them.

This 2-man tent is spacious, I didn’t feel claustrophobic at all, in fact, it has a generous amount of headroom. The fly bar clip, above your head, and the twin volumizing clips located on either side of the tent provide even more living space. The Triangulated volumizing guy-outs located at the feet, again improve the living space and protect the sleeping bag from condensation.  Large doors make for easy access and make the tent a nice place just to hang out, giving impressive views and access to both of the vestibule, which again is of a good size.  

Overall I’m ridiculously impressed with this tent. it has a lot of features and is incredibly user-friendly. For everything but summit camps, I think this is an excellent backpacking tent.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

In-depth Reviews:


  • High-performance, proprietary OSMO poly-nylon ripstop fabric has 4x longer water repellency and 3x less stretch when wet. OSMO fabric is made from 100% recycled yarns that are PFC- and PFAS-free and meet flame retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.
  • Generous doors and vestibules for each person with Gatekeeper door tie-backs provide more coverage and ease of entry.
  • New Divvy Cube rectangular stuff sack allows you to still split the weight with your partner, but packs more efficiently in your backpack.
  • Patent-pending Flybar volumizing pole clip adds more room at the head and distributes fly tension evenly.
  • Triangulated volumizing guy-outs at corners increase volume at the foot, protecting sleeping bags from tent wall condensation.


Our Weights

  • Flysheet weighs: 240g
  • Inner weighs: 326g
  • Poles weigh: 227g
  • Total weight: 793g (excludes pegs & bags)
  • Pegs x6 weigh: 100g

Brand Specs

  • Minimum Weight: 1 lb , 11 oz / 779 g
  • Packed Weight: 2 lb , 1 oz / 935 g
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Packed Sized: 19.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 in / 48 x 10 x 5 cm
  • Floor Dimensions: 85 x 50/42 in / 216 x 128/107 cm
  • Floor Area: 27.3 sq ft / 2.5 sq m
  • Vestibule Area: 6.2 sq ft + 6.2 sq ft / 0.6 sq m + 0.6 sq m
  • Peak Height: 37 in / 94 cm
  • Door: QTY 2
  • Season: 3

Material & Construction

  • Pole Material:1 Hubbed Aluminum DAC Featherlite® NFL 8.7mm pole
  • Rainfly Material: 0D OSMO Ripstop (1200 mm)
  • Canopy Material: No-See-Um Mesh
  • Floor Material: 0D OSMO Ripstop (1200 mm)
  • Included Accessories stakes: Stakes, Guy-out cord, Nightlight Pocket, Divvy Cube

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Nemo Hornet Elite OSMO 2P Tent

Hornet Elite OSMO 2P Tent

RRP: £649.99
| You save: £65.00 (10%)

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