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NEMO GoGo Elite 1-Person Minimalist Air-Supported Tent

Poleless 1-person 1.2 lb tent provides a comfortable sleep on the trail.

Published on 07.10.2015

Few things are more important to an adventure rider on the trail than a sound night’s sleep. A shelter must also be durable, lightweight, comfortable, compact, and easy to erect — all boxes THE NEMO GoGo Elite 1-person tent ticks.

NEMO GoGo Elite minimalist tent

The entire tent packs small enough to fit inside a water bottle.

The NEMO GoGo Elite is a cleverly designed minimalist tent that boasts a revolutionary inflatable beam system to eliminate the awkward aluminium poles, cut weight to an astonishing 1 lb and 4 oz (560 g), and allow the tent to be squashed into a quart-sized (1 litre) water bottle.

A simple but effective bladder pump, with non-return air valve, inflates the supporting beam that props up an interior with a 19 square feet (1.77sq/m) floor area. Measuring 27 in (69 cm) at its highest and 41 in (104 cm) at its widest, the vestibule adds a welcome 5 sq ft (0.5 sq/m) for storing gear, while the swallowtail design raises the tent above one’s feet for greater comfort and more ventilation.


Made from NEMO’s patented waterproof breathable fine-weave 10 denier (10D) fabric, reviewers give high praise to Elite’s workmanship. At $429, the Elite isn’t cheap but nevertheless scores top for value. The only gripe is condensation under cold or wet conditions that is easily solved with a lightweight plastic sheet protecting the tent from damp surfaces.

The NEMO GoGo Elite comes in a neat package that includes four ground pegs, pump and a repair kit in case the removable air channel suffers an unlikely puncture.

NEMO GoGo Elite 1-Person Tent
Erecting the NEMO GoGo Elite tent is as easy as just blowing it up with air.

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Author: Derek Alberts

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July 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Doesn’t appear to offer much protection in a rain storm. Looks like a fine fair weather bicycling tent.

Mr Noname Noname
Mr Noname Noname
April 26, 2016 4:48 pm

The illustration infers the tent is not attached to the floor. I suspect this is not correct, but the illustration certainly implies it.

Additionally, why would you want to pack your tent in a water bottle? Condensation from a nights breathing could impart a sour smell in no time. yuk.

Mario P.
Mario P.
April 26, 2016 5:16 pm

Not too many neurons used in this comment lol.


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