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Tuoâ„¢ Luxury Highlighted in Urban Climber’s Gear Guide

UC_09Gear_Gde_cover_webWhile Urban Climber’s Gear Guide doesn’t cover camping equipment, they did highlight products that make your overnight climbing trips more comfortable and Tuoâ„¢ Luxury was one of those. 

Here’s an excerpt: “…the generously sized Tuo Luxury makes for a cushy night’s sleep…it’s the only dual-chamber sleeping pad on the market. The concept joins two separate air-and-foam layers, to improve comfort and offer a back-up in case of puncture…”

NEMO Products Highlighted, Praised in Backpacker’s 2009 Gear Guide

09Gear_Gde_cover_web[2]Four NEMO products were featured in Backpacker’s 2009 Gear Guide. The biggest news.” Losi 3P™ is Best All-Around 3-person tent. 

“Testers were loath to part with this shelter – the surest evidence that it nails the ideal blend of space, weight and weatherproofing. ‘You could squeeze four people inside, or easily fit three and a dog,’ said one after a trip to Colorado’s Mt. Massive Wilderness. With a 50-square foot floor and soaring, 48-inch high ceiling, the double wall Losi let the biggest testers sprawl out. Vestibules are equally spacious. A multi-pocket organizer panel – the smartest tent pocket we’ve seen – kept gear stashed with library-like neatness.’ The silnylon fly beaded rain better than my freshly waxed Tacoma,’ said one tester after getting pounded by thunderstorms.”

In addition to Losi 3P™, these other NEMO products were highlighted:

Gogo EX™” Long and Light. “With 124″ from foot to door, an NBA center could unfurl completely…”

Nano OZ” Eco-Friendly Single-wall. “The green ingredients in this single wall tent are impressive…But it’s more than just a concept tent for green tech – it’s a legit lightweight shelter as well.” 

Tuo Standard™, Deluxe Cushion. “Testers found the innovative design extremely comfortable, with a slightly firmer, more substantial feel than single layer pads – great for smoothing out bumpy ground.”

Losi 3P™ Best All-Around 3-Person

09Gear_Gde_cover_webBackpacker’s 2009 Gear Guide featured 4 NEMO products this year. The biggest news - Losi 3P is Best All-Around 3-person tent. 

“Testers were loath to part with this shelter – the surest evidence that it nails the ideal blend of space, weight and weatherproofing. ‘You could squeeze four people inside, or easily fit three and a dog,’ said one after a trip to Colorado’s Mt. Massive Wilderness. With a 50-square foot floor and soaring, 48-inch high ceiling, the double wall Losi let the biggest testers sprawl out. Vestibules are equally spacious. A multi-pocket organizer panel – the smartest tent pocket we’ve seen – kept gear stashed with library-like neatness.’ The silnylon fly beaded rain better than my freshly waxed Tacoma,’ said one tester after getting pounded by thunderstorms.”

In addition to Losi 3P, these other NEMO products were highlighted:

Gogo EX - Long and Light. “With 124″ from foot to door, an NBA center could unfurl completely…”

Nano OZ - Eco-Friendly Single-wall. “The green ingredients in this single wall tent are impressive…But it’s more than just a concept tent for green tech – it’s a legit lightweight shelter as well.” 

Tuo Standard - Deluxe Cushion. “Testers found the innovative design extremely comfortable, with a slightly firmer, more substantial feel than single layer pads – great for smoothing out bumpy ground.”

Banff Mountain Film Fest Raffle Winners

banff[2]Thanks to everyone for entering the NEMO raffle in support of this year’s Arlington Banff Mountain Film Festival. In addition to the grand prize of the $100 NEMO Gift Certificate, we also decided to give away three 2nd prizes of NEMO Ditto bags (reusable tote bags made from recycled tents) because of your great support. The random number generator has been cranking away, and the winners are:

Winner: Jim Langill

2nd prize: Michael Paolucci, Amy Fullerton, and Pete Yorgey

We will be in contact with the winners about getting prizes to you. Enjoy the films this week and keep supporting the New England outdoor community!

NEMO Raffle for Banff Film Fest

banffThe Banff Mountain Film Festival is rolling through New England this week. NEMO is sponsoring our “local” show in Arlington, MA on February 23-25 at the Regent Theatre. We are raffling off a $100 gift certifcate to people on the Arlington Banff email list. For all of you New Englanders, sign up to be elgible for the raffle, and get more info about the show. Just say “sign me up for the Banff list” in your email. Don’t fear spam, this list is only used to send out reminders that Banff is coming to the area, and will allow you to get tickets ahead of time next year. See organizer Paul Nager’s website for more information concerning the Arlington show.

The Banff Film Fest is a series of awesome/spectacular/death-defying/beautiful/crazy adventure films not to be missed. There is always a mix of culture and adventure that make it impossible to leave the theater without being inspired, and is something the NEMO crew looks forward to every year. Banff shows in 38 states and over 30 countries. To find when it touring near you, check the schedule.

Canoe & Kayak Features Gogo EX™

FebCover_150 copy[3]One of NEMO’s yet to be released 2009 bivys, Gogo EX , received some attention in Canoe & Kayak’s Kayak Touring 2009 issue. 

“NEMO developed these solid solo cocoons for emergency-ready Navy Seals.Having your own emergency weather issue? The floor can be unzipped and rolled back…[and]you’ll barely notice the wee bundle in your boat.”