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First Lite Nemo Recurve Tent

December 2019
Author: Brady Harang

Whether chasing early season bugling bulls or casting for some high country cutthroats, Recurve is the answer for the hunter who demands the absolute lightest shelter available. With a spacious canopy and two generous vestibules, Recurve provides a shelter that is roomy yet packable for those looking to be nimble enough to push further into the backcountry.

Recurve's ultralight hybrid design balances the lightning-quick setup of a single-walled tent with the ventilation of traditional canopy mesh. A unique T-bar structure supports an angled ridgepole to disperse ample headroom evenly and accurately for both partners. The integrated fly and external pole provide unmathced weight savings and vestibule space. Top-shelf, ultralight fabrics treated with silicone water repellants, carbon fiber corner struts, and DAC Featherlite poles complete with packagon on this nimble, technical shelter.

"My favorite part about the Recurve tent is its pack size. There are a lot of great two-man tents out there, but few are as capable and packable as this one. This year, I used it on multiple hunts, including an Alaska Dall sheep hunt. I was very impressed with the functionality and durability of such a lightweight tent, even in moderate winds. It has ample space for gear with one man and would definitely be able to fit two people with small packs in the vestibule. I found it to be waterproof in Alaska's harsh weather and tested it (unintentionally) in a bitter winter storm in Colorado. The biggest drawback for me is the condensation, but that is to be expected with any single wall tent. The vertical rods on all four corners help maximize space and just barely keep that condensation away from your face. As a cameraman, weight and space are always an issue. The First Lite Recurve allows me to bring my own tent without having to worry about my pack. It is definitely a new favorite for light duty hunts." - Brady Harang, Media Producer


  • Minimum Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz.
  • Packed Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz.
  • Packed Size: 21.5" x 5" diameter
  • Peak Height: 40"
  • Floor Dimensions: 77" x 40"
  • Floor Area: 21.4 sq. feet
MSRP: $459.95

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