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What you are about to see is one of the most interesting/odd tents which has had *SOME* level of use by US military forces;
More of a Bivvy.
A bit strange…
This is the Nemo Shield Tanto SE Tent Review.
Link : http://shield.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Tanto+SE+Tent+%28Black+Mesh%29
Price : $ 349.95 when these were being offered to government agencies. These are very hard to find and sale for at least $530 on eBay.
Weight : 1lb 15oz
Essentially is an inflatable bivy
From what I understand, the design of this tent was taken from the Nemo GoGo and was converted for a military purpose. How well adopted in the armed forces this was, I do not know. I would venture to say that it wasn’t wide adopted.
Tanto™ SE utilizes our AirSupported Technology®, replacing traditional poles with inflatable ribs that reduce erect time and packed size and add strength and repairability. Combined with the Tanto™ Fly, this is a versatile shelter for milder weather conditions and rainy, tropical environments.
Traditional bivy bags are limp, claustrophobic and challenging to use when it’s raining or snowing. But Tanto™ SE tensions out like a tent, has a big enough interior volume to read a map or work on a laptop, a convertible vestibule for meal prep, and room inside for gear. AirSupported Technology® allows the Tanto™ SE to be inflated in under 15 seconds using the Integrated Pump and deflated in less than 5 seconds. The entire canopy of Tanto™ SE is mesh, keeping insects away and allowing excellent air circulation, even when the rain fly is attached. A front and a side entrance allow ingress and egress around whatever equipment you have inside. Used extensively by SOF, the Tanto™ SE is the go to shelter for fast and light operations in temperate and tropical environments.
Packed weight: 2 lb. 14.2 oz.
Pack size: 7×10″
Peak height: 27″
Floor dimensions: 114×41″
Floor area: 19 sq.ft.
Bathtub floor: Yes
Tent floor material: 30 denier polyurethane-coated nylon
Number of doors: 1
Number of poles: Rather than support poles, the bivy utilizes a built-in AirBeam strut that you inflate with air using the included foot pump
Tent wall material: No-See-Um® mesh
Rain fly material: 30 denier polyurethane-coated nylon
Stuff sack: Yes
Recommended use: Backpacking,Mountaineering
Made in Viet Nam
AirSupported Technology tensions the bivy like a tent, placing No-See-Um® mesh above your body and keeping insects at a safe distance
Inflates in under 15 seconds using the integrated pump and deflates in less than 5 seconds
Rain fly provides additional storage within arms reach
Swallowtail patterning allows you to add a stick or collapsible pole to prop up the foot end of the inner tent with the rain fly
Stake out the back
Stick for the back
Blow and pump
§ Lightweight (approx. 22 oz with accessories) – impressively small size
§ AirSupported rib provides space overhead
§ Generous length and shape provide ample headroom – plenty of room for your basic needs
§ Stakes and footbox help keep the walls off
§ Because of the limited ventilations, it is warmer than most 3 seasons tents. During one trip I was able to record a 19 degree temp difference from the inside to the outside
§ Packs small
§ Bigger than a traditional bivy
§ Very easy to setup – less than a minute!
§ Definitely waterproof
Price if you can find it
AirSupport pump is not integrated
Poor Ventilation – poor airflow
Because of the poor ventilation, it’s not a great tent from locations where temps will be above 75f. Any warmer and this tent becomes a sauna.
Lightweight fabrics require caution/footprint
Single wall condensation issues – Your sleeping bag will get wet!
Fabric sags when wet
Lose the pump and this tent isn’t going to be inflated!
** Not enough Stakes are included for staking out the back
· limited breathability
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