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145 lbs. of Garbage

NEMOcleanup150On April 24th, after a great night of camping by the ocean and waking to over 80 seals sun bathing on the rocks nearby, the NEMO crew gathered at Jenness Beach for clean up duty. The 8 of us collected 145 lbs. of garbage, ranging from rope to bottles to dog poop. 

Read about NEMO’s sponsorship in the Portsmouth Herald.


For details and to join us on our next clean up, please emailjourney@nemoequipment.com. Let’s keep our beaches sparkling!

Moki™ Receives Top Honors in Rock & Ice Gear Guide

rockice[1]Rock & Ice gave Moki™ 4 1/2 stars in their 2008 Gear Guide, the highest rating given to any tent in the Guide. 

“Every tester loved this tent…The Moki™ is made with NEMO OSMO™ fabric, by far the most breathable single-wall tent material tested. In wet snow and heavy rain, the Moki™ had less condensation than any single-walled tent. It’s extraordinarily versatile, good for all seasons, all conditions. 

PROS: Great ventilation, extremely breathable, true four-season tent. Favorite tent for basecamp.”

NEMO Engineer featured on PBS


squad_fConnie Yang, Director of Engineering, was featured on DESIGN SQUAD, a PBS series aimed at teaching children how technology they use in their daily life works.

At the end of most episodes,”D-Squad Pro Files” are shown. Through these short videos, viewers meet engaging young engineers who demonstrate that engineering is a creative career where you get to work with great people, solve interesting problems, and design things that matter.

To see some great inside footage of NEMO, check it out!

PBS DESIGN SQUAD video

Moki Wins Backpacker Magazine’s Best All-Around Mountaineering Tent

2008 backpacker gear guideBackpacker Magazine (March 2008) has chosen Moki as the Best All-Around Mountaineering tent for its 2008 Gear Guide. 

“Consider this your modern yurt: spacious, portable shelter for any weather, year-round. It accommodates three people (not two, like the other four-season tents here), handles the worst winter storms, and provides enough ventilation for summer use. The single-wall tent has huge doors at both ends, a spacious, zip-off vestibule (that can double as hallway connecting to another Moki ), and two enormous V-shaped windows.”

Also check out the issue for great reviews on Losi 2P and Morpho AR!

NEMO adopts Jenness Beach

2008 backpacker gear guideAs part of our continual effort to give back to the environment, NEMO has adopted the northern end of Jenness Beach, a local favorite surf break for many NEMO employees. The adoption enables NEMO to keep the beach clean throughout the year and also track the types of debris to determine whether the trash is ocean-based or land-based. This data is helpful for determining the effectiveness of pollution laws and the types of outreach tactics that may need to be used. On January 21, 2008, NEMO joined a group of volunteers from the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation for their annual Martin Luther King Day Cleanup. In our section of beach alone, over 45 pounds of trash was collected! Keep your eyes on the NEMO news for future clean up dates each month. For more information about adopting a local beach on the New Hampshire coast, please visit www.blueoceansociety.org

Moki™ wins Backpacker Magazine’s Best All-Around Mountaineering tent

2008 backpacker gear guide[1]Backpacker Magazine (March 2008) has chosen Moki™ as the Best All-Around Mountaineering tent for its 2008 Gear Guide. 

“Consider this your modern yurt: spacious, portable shelter for any weather, year-round. It accommodates three people (not two, like the other four-season tents here), handles the worst winter storms, and provides enough ventilation for summer use. The single-wall tent has huge doors at both ends, a spacious, zip-off vestibule (that can double as hallway connecting to another Moki™), and two enormous V-shaped windows.”

Also check out the issue for great reviews on Losi 2P™ and Morpho AR™!

Dave From GA Wins a Losi!

LOSI_threequarter[1]Congratulations to Dave from Jefferson, Georgia, the winner of a brand-spankin’ new Losi! Dave was randomly picked from a ton of participants in our fall customer survey. Dave, have fun out there in your new Losi and don’t forget to write!

ESPN the Magazine

ESPN Jan08 web[1]“…Speaking of cliff-hangers, that’s Cam Brensinger of Arlington, Mass., working his way up Rigid Designator, a treacherous frozen climb near Vail, Colo. Some of us seek our thrills on vertical ice in 6 degree temps. Most of us look for them in stadiums and arenas or from the comforts of home. What tubers (the kind pulled by speedboats) and tubers (the kind indenting couches) have in common is the rush of adrenaline that keeps them coming back, ”win, lose or OT.”

Excerpt written by Steve Wulf for ESPN The Magazine, January 14, 2008, pp. 26-27.

photo by Lucas J. Gilman