Live Hunt's Aron Snyder puts Nemo's new Moto 1P through its paces on a midwinter coyote hunt.
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Testing a new tent/bivy is always something I look forward to, but mother nature can throw a monkey wrench in things during this process and make life a little more difficult then you originally had planned.
I was able to test out Nemo's 2011 Moto 1P over the weekend and the winter weather in Colorado definitely took a turn for the worse. Temperatures dropped down to 11 degrees both nights and the total snowfall each night was over 6 inches.
The Moto exceeded my expectations for winter use (although it is more of a three-season tent) and is something any serious backcountry hunter could use in their arsenal. It's very quick and easy get set up and comes back down even quicker. The Moto also has a very unique air chamber tube in place of the traditional aluminum tent poll. This type of option is an asset for wilderness hunters who need to get camp taken down quickly and move before the sun comes up. It also makes broken tent poles a thing of the past.
The Nemo company makes several different models of tents, but if you are looking for a bivy with a little extra room and some pretty unique features to boot, then the Moto 1P may be the tent you have been looking for.
Before starting my field test, however, I had to find a flat area that wasn't covered in snow—not an easy chore.