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Climbing Magazine Gives Tenshi Editors’ Choice Award

climbing logo 150-1Climbing Magazine

Jan. 2006 no.245

Make some room on the podium. NEMO’s 4-season, extreme conditions shelter, Tenshi has been given Editors’ Choice Award by Climbing Magazine in their latest winter issue. 

Field Editor, Jeff Hollenbaugh, had this to say:

“Often, new gear falls into one of two new catagories: An improvement on an old proven design, or an innovative approach that has yet to stand the test of time… The Tenshi clearly fits in the former of the above-mentioned categories, expanding and improving upon the Bibler I-Tent’s legendary design, which is exceedingly simple, yet very strong, and emphasizes minimizing weight and footprint. More than once, however, I’ve been left wondering why I even bothered to zip my I-Tent when as soon as I open the door I would find a pile of snow in my lap. The Tenshi’s retractable vestibule efficiently resolves this issue. Another simple yet effective Tenshi feature is the condensation curtain. This light 40-denier-nylon curtain hangs near your shoulders, sealing off the remainder of the tent from the water vapor you respirate while sleeping. An optional, removable, insulated floor covers the tent’s entire floor, held in place by the poles, making living space much more comfortable during expedition use.”

NEMO donates $90K worth of tents to Pakistan Relief

pakistanNEMO Donates Winterized Tents to Pakistan
NEMO Equipment, Inc. will donate the remainder of their 2005 inventory of 4-season tents to the homeless victims of the Pakistan earthquake. The tent model, Tenshi, was initially developed for high-altitude mountaineering and extreme winter conditions, making it well suited for a brutally cold winter in Kashmir.

Upon arrival in Pakistan, NEMO has arranged a partnership with The Adventure Foundation of Pakistan (a respected nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching outdoor survival skills and leadership) to establish and service a tent village for homeless families with small children in the region. FedEx and Pakistan International Airlines have generously donated the transportation of the tents from New Hampshire to Pakistan to make this relief effort possible. 

According to Reuters, it is estimated that about 80% of the 520,000 people living in the Pakistan controlled region of Kashmir are displaced from their homes and sleeping under plastic sheets. A great deal of other supplies have been sent to Pakistan, but there remains a significant shortage of winterized tents and blankets. The president of NEMO, Cam Brensinger, realized his company was in a unique position to make a humble but significant impact on the relief effort. Brensinger commented,”We left work after delivering the tents to FedEx with a new kind of feeling of accomplishment. I hope others in our industry that haven’t already made a contribution will join in. We feel very proud and lucky to have been able to make a difference, however small.”

In total, 133 tents will be sent to Pakistan totaling almost $90,000 of retail value. 

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NEMO among Best Innovations of 2005 by Popular Science

BOWN_logo150Popular Science Magazine

Nov. 2005

Sako, NEMO’s largest 3-season AirSupported shelter, was awarded a 2005 “Best of What’s New” Award by Popular Science Magazine! Awarded annually, BOWN honors products that represent significant innovative breakthrough in their respective catagories. Learn more about the BOWN Awards bown. 

* Check out Sako’s product manual by artist Jeremy Collins!

NEMO among Best Innovations of 2005 by Popular Science

BOWN_logo150[1]Popular Science Magazine

Nov. 2005

sako, NEMO’s largest 3-season AirSupported shelter, was awarded a 2005 “Best of What’s New” Award by Popular Science Magazine! Awarded annually, BOWN honors products that represent significant innovative breakthrough in their respective catagories. Learn more about the BOWN Awards bown. 

* Check out Sako’s product manual by artist Jeremy Collins sako manual!

NEMO sponsored team wins EcoMotion Brazil!

ecomotionAfter 450km, 8700m of elevation gain/loss and 68hours and 49min of racing, the NEMO sponsored Spanish team, Buff/Nike, crossed the finish line to win one of the world’s most grueling adventure races. 

Team Captain, Emma Roca sent NEMO an estatic email saying she was very excited to have won the race and wanted to know if we could send more t-shirts! She also wanted to get a sneak peak at the 2006 Hypno AR… for everyone else, you’re going to have to wait until ’06 (unless you happen to win a 450km adventure race). 

Emma Roca and Team Buff/Nike ACG will be carrying Hypno AR during their next race later in November:

AR World Championships in New Zealand.

WIRED Magazine reviews Sako

wiredSako, NEMO’s largest 3-season AirSupported shelter, is given honorable mention in the September issue of WIRED Magazine: “Made from a blend of nylon and synthetics, [Sako] springs up in 45 seconds with the foot pump – or, if you’re in the midst of a downpour, use the hand pump from inside the shell…”

Hooked on the Outdoors reviews NEMO

hookedHooked on the Outdoors

Aug. 2005

ar, NEMO’s 3-season ultra-light AirSupported shelter, receives review in the latest issue of Hooked of the Outdoors:

“Ever been stuck trying to set up a tent in high winds and rain? Or ever reached your secluded backcountry campsite and realized you forgot your poles? Well, NEMO has decided to forgo the poles altogether…”

Rock & Ice Magazine reviews Tenshi

rockiceRock & Ice Magazine

Sept. 2005, issue 144

Tenshi, NEMO’s 4-season extreme conditions shelter, receives rave review in the latest issue of Rock & Ice to hit newstands:

“The two-person, single-walled NEMO Tenshi is a breath of condensation-free air. Alongside many pioneering features (brainstormed by NEMO’s engineering genius, Cam Brensinger) and borrowing the best of previous tent innovations, the Tenshi is an austere but commodious marquee… While testing it, I encountered gusts of 55 mph, but the tall Tenshi stood stalwart with minimal flapping.” 

-Larry Amkraut, Rock & Ice