1. Hornet vs Hornet Elite: What's the difference?
The main difference between the Hornet and Hornet elite is the packed weight. The one-person and two-person Hornet Elite tents weigh less than 1kg at 812 grams and 935 grams respectively. Most other specifications remain on par with the Hornet with only slight differences in the peak height and floor area. The Hornet Elite is slightly smaller in both height and floor area.
2. How much does Nemo Hornet 2P Elite weigh?
If opting for the two-person Hornet Elite tent you can expect a packed weight of 935 grams. This is lighter than the Hornet two-person which totals 1.08 kilograms when packed. Included in the pack weight are stakes, a guy-out cord, a repair kit, a light pocket and a divvy sack. Using the divvy sack you can even split this already very light load easily with a partner.
3. Is it OK to use the Nemo Hornet Elite tent without a footprint?
While it is possible to use the Nemo Hornet Elite without a footprint, we highly recommend pairing your tent with the Nemo Hornet Footprint. This helps to extend the life of your tent by reducing the risk of tears or punctures to the floor while also acting as an additional waterproof barrier.
4. Is Nemo Hornet Elite a freestanding tent?
No, the Nemo Hornet Elite is a semi-freestanding tent. While the included pole structure keeps your Nemo Hornet Elite standing upright, you will still need to stake out the sides or body of the tent to have it reach its full size. This also helps to create a more rigid structure all around for optimal comfort during use.
5. Does the Nemo Hornet Elite have a lifetime warranty?
Yes! Just as with all Nemo products, the Nemo Hornet Elite has a lifetime warranty that covers any defects in product manufacturing that affects usage. The warranty does not cover general wear and tear, improper use or maintenance, misuse or neglect. Should you need to make a warranty claim, Nemo has a reputation for managing these quickly and efficiently.
6. Is the Nemo Hornet Elite seam sealed?
Yes, the stitching and seam sealing on the Hornet Elite are done exceptionally well for optimal weatherproofing in even the wettest conditions.
7. Can you wash a Nemo Hornet Elite tent?
Yes, you can wash your Nemo Hornet Elite tent, however, this must be done carefully to avoid damaging the lightweight fabric. Nemo recommends washing your tent by hand while set up, using a technical fabric wash such as Nikwax Solar Wash. Simply spray the cleaning solution on your pre-dampened tent surface and wipe it over to distribute. You can then gently rinse the tent with a hose before letting it dry fully and packing it away.