The NEMO Spike Storm 1P is a truly minimalist shelter designed for use off the beaten path. This trekking pole supported shelter weighs just under 530 grams, and is made from silicone-treated fabrics that are stronger and more durable.
Designed with guidance and testing from professional hunters and anglers, the Spike Storm is a truly minimalist shelter that will get you further off the beaten path. Its trekking pole-supported design is meant to shed every ounce possible, and resulting in a shelter that is just over a pound and packs incredibly small. Silicone-treated fabrics increase strength, durability, and waterproofness, and are free from toxic fire retardants.
Unlike the original Spike floorless minimalist shelter, the Spike Storm has an added floor and mesh door for use with any bag and added protection from insects.
Nemo's Spike Storm 1P Tent is a superlight single skin shelter providing the same minimalist design as the Spike 1P trekking pole structure, but with a floor and mesh door. It's not a whole lot heavier with the added groundsheet and mesh door, and at just under 530 grams some people will prefer the added protection.
You will need to use one of your trekking poles to give it support and structure though it also needs a short pole at the rear of about 34cm in length, Nemo suggests using a stick for this purpose but frankly they'll not always be one available and it may be prudent to carry one. The top of the rear panel has a reinforced pocket to house one end of the pole so it will take almost any size stick.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear