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Asashi™ – Intuitive Pole Structure, Weather-Worthy, says Backpacker

Oct_cover_web copy[8]In Backpacker’s October gear field test, “Tents for Every Trip”, Asashi received top accolades for its ease of setup, abundance of gear storage, ability to take on 50 mph winds and rain and space for the entire family. Read what they had to say:

 

“Taking three kids (ages 4, 6, and 8) and a puppy camping is a rollicking adventure on its own. Add a fast-approaching thunderstorm and a fresh-out-of-the-sack tent, and our executive editor and his wife were facing camp catastrophe. ‘We arrived at our site at the same moment as the first lightning-and-thunder salvo,’ he said. ‘Instead of dressing the kids for rain, we focused on setting up the tent. We were inside within five minutes.’ Credit the intuitive pole structure and easy-to-thread continuous sleeves. The 60-inch center height allowed kids to stand, and his family deemed the four-person tent ‘plenty big’ for the whole crew, including dog. Nine storage pockets keep clutter subdued. The vestibule holds several packs, but change it out for the 57-sq.ft. Garage vestibule for front-porch lounging. Backcountry cred? It handled 50 mph gusts (with additional guylines) and buckets of rain during 10 days in Alaska, and our crew up there called the space ‘palatial’ for three six-foot-sixers.”

NEMO Named “Innovation Rocks!” Award Winner for August

Innovation_Rocks_OZ copy“NEMO has not only created a tremendous product, it has also put great emphasis on being environmentally friendly,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy. “This type of innovation is setting the pace in the outdoor equipment industry and is testament to the type of creative thinking that New Hampshire is known for.”

NEMO won the award specifically for Nano OZ . Its use of sustainable design and materials, along with Nano OZ’s proven durability were all factors leading to NEMO’s award. 

“Innovation Rocks!” is an initiative sponsored by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Business Resource Center. The Resource Center offers resources to enhance the economic activities of the state through business attraction outreach, in-state business expansion efforts, and facilitation of government and international sales. To read the entire article click here.

Nano OZ™ Featured in Ideal Bite

IdealBite_webIdeal Bite, a daily subscription based email that provides fun, easy tips to help you green your daily life, has featured NEMO’s Nano OZ™ as a great option for those looking for a more sustainable tent. 

“Nemo Nano OZ™ - superlightweight (just 4.5 pounds – great for serious backpacking) two-person tent made from recycled plastic.” 

For the whole story, click here.

Asashi™ is Functional for the Family

Breathe_web_coverBreathe, a great women’s magazine out of the Southeast, recently featured Asashi™ in their gear section, Great Finds, Functional Family. Here’s what they had to say:

‘The Asashi™ is one of five new tents from the nimble minds at NEMO. It comfortably sleeps a family of four, with plenty of headroom (60 inches worth) and interior storage. Optional add-ons include a Garage™ ($139), which can be used as extra storage space, a covered area for camping chairs, or more sleep space with the Garage Footprint ($44).’

You can check out the magazine and the mention here.

Trail Runner Likes Gogo EX™ for Fastpacking

Summ_GearGde_web_coverOur new Gogo EX™ is featured as a great fastpacking shetler inTrail Runner’s Annual Summer Gear Guide. Here’s what they had to say…

“This double wall, one person shelter is comprised of an inner mesh tent (held up with an inflatable tube instead of a pole) and rain fly. It took our testers only a minute to pitch…the 10-foot length is ample and the spacious vestibule with floor mat shelters gear.”

Backpacker also highlights Gogo EX™ in their 2009 Gear Guide.Click here for the full review.

NEMO Gets The Sprout Award from Rock & Ice

Sprout_logo_webRock & Ice recently gave us The Sprout Award in their April 2009 Photo Issue. Here’s what they had to say:

“This issue the Sprout goes to NEMO for a variety of environmental and social initiatives, including a paid day off every month for employees to volunteer with community organizations. The company has officially adopted the northern end of Jenness Beach, a favorite surf spot in NH. Once a month the NEMO office picks up trash along the quarter-mile stretch of beach and documents the debris to determine its origin. In 2005, NEMO donated 150 tents to the earthquake victims in Kashmir. Each year the New Hampshire-based company allocates a portion of its profits to the Access Fund, National Wildlife Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Nano OZ tent is made from 90% recycled or recyclable materials and NEMO is testing prototype bamboo tent poles (available later this year), which are renewable, lighter and require less energy to manufacture than aluminum poles.”

Losi 3P™ Gear of the Year Winner

09GOY_web[1]NEMO’s Losi 3P™ has just won its second major award of the year; it’s been named Gear of the Year by Outside. This most recent news follows Losi 3P’s™ Best All-Around 3 Person award from Backpacker in their 2009 Gear Guide. 

“In the field, the Losi 3P™ was rock-solid,” says Outside Magazine Buyer’s Guide Sam Moulton. “It easily weathered 30 mph gusts along the Missouri River. Setting it up is a snap, too, thanks to the Jake’s Foot anchoring system. But what most impressed testers was its amazing space-to-weight ratio. It’s as roomy as a Superdome-we gathered six people around a topo map without anyone hunching over-and it still weighs under six pounds.”

Outside Magazine’s Buyer’s Guide will be available on newsstands April 29th.

Losi 3P™ Gear of the Year Winner

09GOY_webNEMO’s Losi 3P™ has just won its second major award of the year; it’s been named Gear of the Year by Outside. This most recent news follows Losi 3P’s Best All-Around 3 Person award fromBackpacker in their 2009 Gear Guide. 

“In the field, the Losi 3P™ was rock-solid,” says Outside Magazine Buyer’s Guide Sam Moulton. “It easily weathered 30 mph gusts along the Missouri River. Setting it up is a snap, too, thanks to the Jake’s Foot anchoring system. But what most impressed testers was its amazing space-to-weight ratio. It’s as roomy as a Superdome-we gathered six people around a topo map without anyone hunching over-and it still weighs under six pounds.”

Outside Magazine’s Buyer’s Guide will be available on newsstands April 29th.

Alison Gannett’s Global Cooling Ski Adventure Slideshow in Boston

ski_touring_web2.Celebrate Earth Day with ski film star, award-winning climate change consultant, and NEMO ambassador, Alison Gannett, as she presents her Global Cooling Ski Adventure Slideshow on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill in Boston. The evening is hosted by NEMO and Harpoon Helps, Harpoon Brewery’s philanthropic arm that supports local charities throughout New England.

Watch one woman’s journey to save the world in this multimedia adventure presentation. Follow Alison as she skis vertical faces in Alaska, surfs in Sri Lanka, hula hoops in South Africa and chases glaciers in Pakistan. Alison has spent most of her life working on solutions to global warming. As a proponent of “walking the talk”, she designed and built the first straw bale house in a National Historic District in 1997 and made the first-ever conversion of a Ford Escape Hybrid to solar, which gets over 100 miles per gallon. She has led ski expeditions all over the world to document global warming and travels extensively as a global cooling consultant, training such notables as Al Gore’s TCP staff. In 2007 she was also nominated by Outside magazine as a Green All-Star, alongside Willie Nelson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

EVENING SCHEDULE

6 PM Doors open with appetizers and Harpoon beer, silent auction begins 

7-8 PM Global Cooling Ski Adventure Slideshow

8 PM Silent auction ends with products from NEMO, Harpoon, EMS, Outside, Keen, Osprey, and SmartWool

Admission is free and open to those 21 and over. For more information, please contact NEMO at 800-997-9301. For more information on Harpoon Helps, you can visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.