Perspective: Is it me or the trees?
First time setting the Nubé 2.0
up I could have sworn that they made the top cordage shorter because I could not get around the trees! After trying 5-6 different spots it occurred to me that it’s not the cordage that has gotten shorter, these trees are just freaking enormous! All the trees up in Waimea Canyon
were all so immense, not really that tall just incredibly wide.
After a mind-blowing day-hike in Waimea Canyon, "Swedish Tom" Evertsson and his friends enjoy some well-earned R&R on the beach.
The perfect close to an amazing day!
Comparing the Original Nubé to the 2.0
Now I know that the original Nubé isn’t up for sale on the SMR website any longer but I bet a lot of you still have the original and haven’t gotten to get the 2.0 just yet? I thought I’d make a short list of what I personally think about the original Nubé, the Nubé 2.0 and why I upgraded.
Pro’s- Smaller net! But this could also be a con, it depends.... A bigger net gives you more room, but it also makes you have to hang the Nubé further up tree if you don’t want the net touching the ground.
Con’s- Smaller net! As I’ve talked about it makes it harder to “hambunk” as well as fitting yourself and your gear inside.
The Zipper. Right from the start I found it somewhat difficult to close the zipper when I was inside without having to use both hands. It gets a lot easier with practice... But still...
Pro’s- Bigger net. Makes getting in and out so much easier, and of course hambunking a LOT easier.
The Zipper- The zipper just feels so much more robust and opens/closes a lot smoother than the older version.
The Quality- To me quality is everything. I might just be an idiot spending so much money on stuff that I could have found for half the price on a normal sporting goods store. I’m sure some can relate that when you’re outside in the pouring rain, you really don’t wanna get wet. This might make some people stay inside because they don’t trust their gear to keep them dry. To be able to get outside whenever, however and wherever you wish and have a good time while outside to me is worth a LOT!
I really liked the quality of the original and had no problems with the seams but the upgraded 2.0 feels even better!
I don't bring up weight because they are so similar (about 1.5 kg, including all stakes), however, I definitely prefer the new Nubé for what I use it for. Now, is it worth buying a new one? Maybe, I would say. Do you feel like the old one has too small of a net and it’s hindering you from bringing it? Then get a new one, you won’t regret it!
Adventure and Photos by "Swedish Tom" Evertsson
SMrAdventurer, Paramedic/Trauma Nurse, hiker, champion mountain-biker, camper, bushcrafter, snowboarder, skier and traveller
SMr Hammock-Camping Gear Used on This Adventure: