Nemo Dagger OSMO Lightweight Backpacking Tent - Oz Backcountry

Dagger OSMO Lightweight Backpacking Tent (updated)

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Dagger OSMO is the quintessential one-tent-wonder: lightweight enough for backpacking, yet roomy enough for comfort on any adventure. Dagger OSMO is one of the first tents in our iconic backpacking collection to feature our new proprietary OSMO™ fabric with advanced water repellency that lasts 4x longer and keeps you drier from start to finish. This composite fabric has 3x less stretch when wet, reducing sag and maintaining wind and rain shedding in any weather. OSMO fabrics are completely PFC- and PFAS-free, meet fire retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals, and are woven from 100% recycled yarns. With additional design features for convenience and durability, Dagger OSMO sets the standard for a balance of performance and thoughtful design.

We’ve taken our best-selling backpacking tent, Dagger, and sharpened its already impressive design with more sustainable features. Made with our proprietary OSMO™ fabric, this tent promises 4x better water repellency, 3x less stretch when wet, and a 20% increase in tear strength. OSMO composite fabric is completely free of fire retardants and is woven from certified 100% recycled yarns to reduce waste. Backed by our NEMO Lifetime Warranty, the Dagger OSMO offers long-lasting performance that’s up for any challenge, from quick overnights to long-weekend treks

Carrying forward the legacy features of its best-selling predecessor, Dagger OSMO includes a color-coded, DAC Featherlite NSL hubbed pole structure for generous interior volume and a fast, intuitive setup. With two doors and two expansive trapezoidal vestibules, Dagger OSMO leads its category for storage area and volume. We’ve also added some new features such as: the Divvy Cube™ rectangular stuff sack which packs better and allows you to split the load with a partner; the Landing Zone™ tub for protected storage under the vestibule; and our Gatekeeper™ door clips which make holding the doors back a cinch. Other thoughtful features include our overhead Nightlight Pocket™ headlamp diffuser for a comfortable glow at night, gear pockets for storage of personal items, and a 100% recycled Repreve™ pole bag that protects the poles and takes the place of unnecessary poly bags. When your adventures require one tent to rule them all, Dagger OSMO delivers increased performance and versatility — and reduced impact on the planet.


2 Person

3 Person

Minimum Weight

3 lb , 6 oz / 1.52 kg

3 lb , 14 oz / 1.75 kg

Packed Weight

4 lb , 2 oz / 1.86 kg

4 lb , 10 oz / 2.1 kg

Packed Size

19.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 in / 50 x 16 x 9 cm

Peak Height

42 in / 106 cm

Floor Area

31.3 sq ft / 2.9 sq m

43.9 sq ft / 4.1 sq m

Floor Dimensions

90 x 50 in / 229 x 127 cm

90 x 70 in / 229 x 178 cm

Vestibule Area

11.4 sq ft + 11.4 sq ft / 1.1 sq m + 1.1 sq m



Door Quantity


Vestibule Quantity


Canopy Fabric

Nylon Ripstop/ No-See-Um Mesh

Fly Fabric


Floor Fabric

0D OSMO Ripstop (2000 mm)


Birch Bud/Goodnight Gray

Stuff Sack

Divvy Cube

Rainfly Fabric

0D OSMO Ripstop (2000 mm)

1. NEMO Dagger OSMO vs Dragonfly 

When comparing the Nemo Dagger Osmo vs the Nemo Dragonfly there is no simple answer for which one is better or worse. 

Weight - The Dagger when packed has a total weight of 1.52 kgs compared with the Dragonfly at 1.2 kgs when packed. This makes the Nemo Dagger 340 grams heavier than the Dragonfly when packed down, but as a result, it does offer greater floor and vestibule size for more space and added comfort during use. 

Durability - The Dagger is made of more durable fabric that wears better over time - this also contributes to its greater weight when compared to the Dragonfly. Occupancy - If you are seeking a three-person tent, then the Nemo Dagger is the ideal choice. Currently, the Dragonfly only offers a one-person or two-person option. 

Waterproofing - While the fly fabrics of both tents are equally waterproof, the flooring material of the Dagger is thicker (300mm compared to 1200mm) making for a more water-resistant outcome. Dimensions - As mentioned above, the Dagger offers slightly more height and floor space than the Dragonfly. The Dagger delivers 2.9 SQM of floor space and a peak height of 42 inches, whereas the Dragonfly offers 2.7 SQM floor space and an inch less peak height at 41 inches. 

Material - Perhaps the most defining feature aside from the size is that the Dagger is made using Nemo’s patented OSMO fabric, which offers several added positives over that of the Dragonfly which uses their Ripstop Nylon fabric. 


2. What material is OSMO? 

OSMO fabric is unique to Nemo and offers a host of exceptional benefits. OSMO has advanced water repellency which lasts up to four times longer than other comparable options. OSMO has three times less stretch when wet. This means reduced sag and better performance in windy and rainy conditions for optimal comfort. OSMO is made using 100% recycled yarns for a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach. All OSMO fabrics are completely PFC and PFAS-free - meeting all fire retardancy standards without the use of harmful added chemicals. The fabric is ultra-lightweight without compromising on durability and functionality. 


3. Do NEMO Dagger tents have a lifetime warranty? 

Yes! Just as with all Nemo products, Nemo Dagger tents have a lifetime warranty that covers any defects in product manufacturing that affects usage. The warranty does not cover general wear and tear, improper use or maintenance, misuse or neglect. Should you need to make a warranty claim, Nemo has a reputation for managing these quickly and efficiently.

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luke B.
Australia Australia

Dagger OSMO Lightweight Backpacking Tent

Awesome tent. Lightweight very easy to assembly

Chris S.
Australia Australia

Nemo Dagger OSMO 3p

Awesome tent. Lightweight enough (for me). High quality materials. Great internal space. Easy to set up/down. Delivered fast and well packaged.

Wesley v.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great gear, fast delivery, Thank you!

Good communication would use again!

Anne C.
Australia Australia

Nemo 2ps dagger osmo tent

Excellent lightweight tent, good quality, comfortable.

Robert B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great service from John!!!

John communication is awesome and he's went above and beyond to get the shipment delivery going super fast.


Oz Backcountry

Thanks Rob! Appreciate your feedback :D

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