BE-PAL, Japan’s Nature & Outdoor Life magazine, announced in their January issue that NEMO’s Morpho AR™ is one of the top 10 selling tents in Japan for 2009. 118 outdoor stores were surveyed. Shops said Morpho AR™ was popular with customers because:
*Color and design
*AST attracted attention
*Good air circulation
*It’s great in wind because the airbeam is stiff and flexible.
Men’s Journal has just announced their Gear of the Year winners for 2009 and Losi 3P™ is the winner! Here’s what they had to say:
‘You can have a tent that’s lightweight but cramped, a tent that’s roomy but heavy, or a NEMO Losi 3P™, which ticks both boxes. It weighs only 5.9 lbs. but sleeps three in cavernous comfort thanks to 50 square feet of space and a four-foot ceiling – enough elbow room for eight men to play poker on a rainy night. Dual 13 square foot vestibules keep your packs dry, and built-in organizer pockets prevent small stuff from being lost.’
Outside’s December issue is not to be missed. From 10 Icons Who Are Changing the World to the Reader of the Year to the Holiday Gift Guide, this issue really packs a punch. If you don’t subscribe, pick up a copy at your local book store.
Here’s what the editors had to say about the Ditto™ Backpack in the Gift Guide, 43 Ideas Under $100:
“And for hikers or travelers: NEMO’s Ditto Backpack holds 1,200 cubic inches when loaded and packs away into its own pocket when it’s not ($49; nemoequipment.com).
You can also view the Gift Guide online.
One of the outdoor industry’s most respected gear review websites, www.GearJunkie.com, recently posted an article on NEMO’s newest Ditto™ products, the Backpack and Wallet.
“Where does an old tent go when it dies? It gets recycled into other useful gear.” at least at NEMO Equipment. The New Hampshire-based tent maker uses its old tents and scraps to create the Ditto line, including wallets and backpacks.”
For the rest of the story, visit the Gear Junkie.
The Backpacks are currently available at our online store and the Wallets will be available soon.
NEMO has recently been added to Overland Training’s list of distinguished Overland Certified companies.
Operated by a full-time staff of professional educators, Overland Training prepares vehicle- dependent expedition travelers for the challenges and opportunities associated with exploring the globe. Vehicle operation, recovery and repair, expedition planning and logistics, conservation and courses in various cultures are all part of the program.
To become Overland Certified, a company representative must complete Overland Training through the Overland Institute to ensure an appreciation for the overland community and a better understanding of overlanding. Only companies that hold the highest standards of customer service and environmental awareness are certified.
In Backpacker’s new Fall Gear Guide, they review seven tents, ranging from large basecamps to mountaineering to ultralight tarp tents. Tenshi™ was nominated the Most Versatile.
“From basecamp to high camp, this chameleonlike two-person shelter has you covered. …From short climbs to long ridge traverses, we were able to customize this tent to suite our trip…The Tenshi™ is brick-wall sturdy in a squall thanks to six guy-out points.”
For the entire review, click here.
Rock & Ice’s December issue includes a review of Tuo™ Luxury and Fillo™. Tuo™ was praised for its comfort, size and redundancy, while editor Andrew Bisharat said “…the Fillo™ is one of my favorite new accessories of the season.” Fillo™ was also suggested as a great pillow for backcountry trips and international flights. You can read more in the Field Tested section of the December issue.
Tench™, past winner of Rock & Ice’s Best In Gear and Climbing’sEditors’ Choice, has just won another prestigious award -Backcountry’s Editors’ Choice. Here’s what Drew Pogge, editor, had to say:
“On overnight trips it’s tough to keep the weight down. The Tenshi™ is a bomber two-person, single-wall tent that can be set up dang near anywhere. At just over 4 lbs., the Tenshi™is an easy carry, and while it’s definitely shoulder-to-shoulder small inside for bigger guys, a nice large vestibule adds over a third more space for cooking and gear storage. The proprietary NEMO waterproof/breathable fabric, optional Condensation Curtain and very effective vents on all four sides keep moisture under control.”
Tenshi™, past winner of Rock & Ice’s
Best In Gear and Climbing’s
Editors’ Choice, has just won another prestigious award -Backcountry’s
Editors’ Choice. Here’s what Drew Pogge, editor, had to say:
“On overnight trips it’s tough to keep the weight down. The Tenshi™ is a bomber two-person, single-wall tent that can be set up dang near anywhere. At just over 4 lbs., the Tenshi™ is an easy carry, and while it’s definitely shoulder-to-shoulder small inside for bigger guys, a nice large vestibule adds over a third more space for cooking and gear storage. The proprietary NEMO waterproof/breathable fabric, optional Condensation Curtain and very effective vents on all four sides keep moisture under control.”
NEMO ambassador and Global Cooling Consultant, Alison Gannett, is featured in this month’s Ski Magazine. The story, High-Country Heros, focuses on 11 ski town locals/organizations and how they are making the world a better place.
The NEMO crew is proud to be a partner of Alison’s. You can check out the story here.