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Tent Test

Tent Test

Live Hunt's Aron Snyder puts Nemo's new Moto 1P through its paces on a midwinter coyote hunt.
Moto Tent 1

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Looks like an awesome tent! Quick setup & takedown, venting, and that inflatable support are awesome features! Might have to get my hands on one!!

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is very interesting. I've looked at bivys but never tried one. It would sure save a lot of weight over the tent I am using now. Thanks for showing this off.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

The Akto is a dual wall tent and the Moto is a single wall.

The Moto weighs 42oz's and the Akto weighs about 52oz's (roughly)

The Moto is going to be much quicker to take down, but neither tents are free standing.

You have a side entry with the Akto and a frontal entry with the Moto.

It takes 6 stakes to set up the Moto (including guy lines), and 10 stakes with the Akto.

Neither tents are going to be great "snow load" tents, but they will work great for Sept elk hunting.

The Moto is going to compress down quite a bit more because of the air chamber tube that takes the place of the normal tent pole like the Akto uses.

The Moto and Akto are both great tents and will serve you well in the backcountry.

Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have.

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from Smitty wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Aron--

How does this tent compare to the Akto from Hilleberg?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Remington

I did not get any condensation on this trip and the Moto is one of the only Bivy sacks I have seen with a built in system that actually vents.

I have had the same issue as you are talking about (especially in the foot area), but Nemo put a good amount of R and D into this and has definitely changed the way I will look at a Bivy sack from now on.

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from Zaudke wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great review Aron. The Moto 1P looks like a great piece of gear. I might pick one up and give it a shot this fall.

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from Remington Metric wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

How was the breathability? I love to use bivy sacks instead of tents but even the best tend to get very damp inside despite all the marketing guarantees stating that camp damp is a thing of the past.

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from Bonk wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great review Aron. Can't wait for your thoughts on the KUIU equipment.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

OTT2

I will be doing a full review on the entire line of KUIU clothing as well as the KUIU packs.

I should have the KUIU clothing in by mid March and the packs should arrive at the end of April.

Thanks for the comments.

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from OTT2 wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron-

I always look forwrd to your reviews. Gives a guy a good idea about the kind and quality of gear out there. Are you going to do a review of the KUIU packs? I would really like see your opinion of them.

Keep up the good work-

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I'll be doing a review on the Kifaru KU pack and the Oregon PackWorks pack in the next week or so! I will try and do the Supertarp after that.

I'm just hoping the snow starts melting soon so I can get into the high country!

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from elkstink wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron Ray, Your buddy's at Kifaru would love to see the Super tarp and Annex w/stove reviewed. I use it after a "wet" 2004 where I got Trench foot symptoms--nerve damage--I'll never go without it again when the weather is wet! Your reviews are great, keep up the great work

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I'm going to try and do an initial review every week or two on backcountry type gear. Some of the gear will be new to me, but some of the gear I will have already used extensively.

If you guys have some ideas on backcountry gear that you would like to see ma test out, feel free to post your ideas on the blog! I'm always interested to see what other hunters are looking at for their upcoming season.

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from RLA wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron, looks like a tuff tent. Mother nature did a little test of her own! Great Review

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from ORelkoholic wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

great review aron. That will be my bivy choice for this season. if it holds up to colorado in the winter, it will stand up to anything oregon can throw at it

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I think the Moto is available now and the MSRP is going to be around $300.

We should have a video up of the Moto shelter as well. Keep looking and it should be up soon.

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from rckymtnguy wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Any idea what the price range is, and when do you expect this one to be available.

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from rckymtnguy wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Another great review! Your sure putting things through the ringer, and my wish list of new gear keeps getting longer.

Keep it up!

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I'll be doing a review on the Kifaru KU pack and the Oregon PackWorks pack in the next week or so! I will try and do the Supertarp after that.

I'm just hoping the snow starts melting soon so I can get into the high country!

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from rckymtnguy wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Another great review! Your sure putting things through the ringer, and my wish list of new gear keeps getting longer.

Keep it up!

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from rckymtnguy wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Any idea what the price range is, and when do you expect this one to be available.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I think the Moto is available now and the MSRP is going to be around $300.

We should have a video up of the Moto shelter as well. Keep looking and it should be up soon.

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from ORelkoholic wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

great review aron. That will be my bivy choice for this season. if it holds up to colorado in the winter, it will stand up to anything oregon can throw at it

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from RLA wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron, looks like a tuff tent. Mother nature did a little test of her own! Great Review

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

I'm going to try and do an initial review every week or two on backcountry type gear. Some of the gear will be new to me, but some of the gear I will have already used extensively.

If you guys have some ideas on backcountry gear that you would like to see ma test out, feel free to post your ideas on the blog! I'm always interested to see what other hunters are looking at for their upcoming season.

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from elkstink wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron Ray, Your buddy's at Kifaru would love to see the Super tarp and Annex w/stove reviewed. I use it after a "wet" 2004 where I got Trench foot symptoms--nerve damage--I'll never go without it again when the weather is wet! Your reviews are great, keep up the great work

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from OTT2 wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

Aron-

I always look forwrd to your reviews. Gives a guy a good idea about the kind and quality of gear out there. Are you going to do a review of the KUIU packs? I would really like see your opinion of them.

Keep up the good work-

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 20 weeks ago

OTT2

I will be doing a full review on the entire line of KUIU clothing as well as the KUIU packs.

I should have the KUIU clothing in by mid March and the packs should arrive at the end of April.

Thanks for the comments.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bonk wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great review Aron. Can't wait for your thoughts on the KUIU equipment.

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from Remington Metric wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

How was the breathability? I love to use bivy sacks instead of tents but even the best tend to get very damp inside despite all the marketing guarantees stating that camp damp is a thing of the past.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Zaudke wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Great review Aron. The Moto 1P looks like a great piece of gear. I might pick one up and give it a shot this fall.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Remington

I did not get any condensation on this trip and the Moto is one of the only Bivy sacks I have seen with a built in system that actually vents.

I have had the same issue as you are talking about (especially in the foot area), but Nemo put a good amount of R and D into this and has definitely changed the way I will look at a Bivy sack from now on.

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from Smitty wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Aron--

How does this tent compare to the Akto from Hilleberg?

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from Aron Snyder wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

The Akto is a dual wall tent and the Moto is a single wall.

The Moto weighs 42oz's and the Akto weighs about 52oz's (roughly)

The Moto is going to be much quicker to take down, but neither tents are free standing.

You have a side entry with the Akto and a frontal entry with the Moto.

It takes 6 stakes to set up the Moto (including guy lines), and 10 stakes with the Akto.

Neither tents are going to be great "snow load" tents, but they will work great for Sept elk hunting.

The Moto is going to compress down quite a bit more because of the air chamber tube that takes the place of the normal tent pole like the Akto uses.

The Moto and Akto are both great tents and will serve you well in the backcountry.

Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

This is very interesting. I've looked at bivys but never tried one. It would sure save a lot of weight over the tent I am using now. Thanks for showing this off.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Looks like an awesome tent! Quick setup & takedown, venting, and that inflatable support are awesome features! Might have to get my hands on one!!

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