Espri™ 2P Wins Editor’s Choice

Fall_cover_web[1]In its Fall 2010 issue, Women’s Adventure awarded Espri™ 2P its Editor’s Choice. “This lightweight tent earns its three-season claim: it’s legit for rainy season backpacking, but is lightweight and airy enough to pack along for warm-weather nights, too. The Espri™ 2P confirms NEMO’s spot among innovative tent makers with its high-sidewall construction that allows for a smaller, lighter fly that ventilates well, but adjusts to up protection. It’s also easy to attach – one tester timed herself at 30 seconds during an unexpected midnight shower. The roomy interior is wide enough for two, and it’s tall enough inside (40 inches) that even tall testers were able to comfortably change shirts and easily avoided dumping the contents of the gear loft (included). The tent comes with featherlight poles and with two modular/detachable vestibules that allow you to customize for expected conditions. Our favorite feature? The accessories. Standard footprints aren’t the end of it. NEMO’s got add-ons such as an interior liner, a headlamp-diffusing storage hanger, and a trekking pole vestibule that nearly doubles the under-cover storage space of your tent.”

NEMO Hits a Homerun in October’s Backpacker

Oct_cover_webBackpacker’s October issue is about survival. Life saving skills, lighting a fire in any weather, finding water in the desert and navigating without a map. Choosing a dependable shelter and a cozy sleep system is is also key to survival. Read below what Backpacker had to say about three of NEMO’s 2010 products. In Kelly Bastone’s Ultimate Backcountry Beds, Cosmo Air is “as deluxe as many car camping mattresses, {yet} it weighs well under two pounds…Horizontal air baffles enhance performance by evenly distributing pressure points and eliminating the bouncy ‘pool raft’ feel that’s common among air-chamber pads.” And what better to go along with a cozy pad but a cozy, versatile pillow? “You could bring one from home, but this inflatable model is compressible enough for backpacking (about bike-bottle size), and is so deluxe, you might just start using it at home. Baffles reduce any trampoline effect on its three-inch-thick air chamber, and microfiber-covered memory foam delivers luxury softness. Bonus: Elastic cords on the bottom let you stuff jackets underneath, elevating the Fillo for side-sleepers.” And last but not least, The Latest Word From Our Testers in theField Notes section had tester Peter Rives saying this about Espri 3P, “It was pouring when we arrived at camp…, but the ball-and-socket pole connectors and intuitive configuration made for such a quick first-time setup that the interior stayed bone dry. The best part? Three vestibule options range from ultralight to a 24 sq.ft. whopper that pitches with a trekking pole and nearly doubles sheltered space.” For the full story, pick up a copy of Backpacker’s October issue.

Morpho™ 2P Featured in Scouting Magazine

cover_web[2]Stephen Regenold, The Gear Junkie, recently highlighted 5 tents that will perform well in rain, shine, snow and all of the elements in between for Scouting Magazine, the official publication of Boy Scouts of America. Morpho™ 2P was highlighted for offering ‘…a space-age shelter that’s lightweight, strong, and roomy enough for two campers and a load of gear inside’.

You can read the full article here.

NEMO Expands International Distribution

NEMOShield_webNEMO Equipment, Inc., manufacturer of AirSupportedâ„¢ and Extreme Conditions Tents, sleeping pads and backcountry accessories, has expanded its international distribution to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Norway. 

“NEMO has seen strong growth in the US and international markets. We’ve continued to double our sales year over year for the past four years and international sales have been a strong part of that growth. We chose to enter Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Norway based on interest and the strength of the industry in those markets,” says John Faherty, Director of Sales. “We’ve met with many distributors and have chosen an excellent group that will compliment NEMO’s offerings and help us build a strong presence in these regions.” 

“Triple X has specialized in climbing products since 1999. Recently, we began searching for new lines that are connected with the climbing and mountaineering markets. When I saw NEMO and its products, the first thing I thought was, ‘this company is so innovative and fresh, this is what we need to sell,’” says Stefan Donner, owner and founder of Triple X Outdoorsports. 

In Canada, Gilles Lapierre has also been retained to continue to grow NEMO’s Eastern Canadian territory. The new distributors add to NEMO’s existing channels in the UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and India. For more information on NEMO’s international sales, please contact John Faherty at 603-493-2974 or

Espri™ 3P Wins Editor’s Choice

Elevation_cover_web[1]Colorado’s top outdoor magazine, Elevation Outdoors, has named Espri™ 3P their Editor’s Choice backpacking tent. “This baby strikes the perfect balance between ultra-light, tipping the scales at a silly 4.5 lbs., and functionally, we like the roomier 3P, especially for two dudes. Stash your gear under the vestibule by using trekking poles for support. Big Plus: Eco-friendly DAC tent poles.” See all the gear Elevation Outdoors picked here.

Dirt Rag Takes Gogo EX, Tuo Lite Bikepacking

Dirt Rag_cover_webIf you’re unfamiliar with bikepacking, pick up the latest issue of Dirt Rag. Essentially, it’s like backpacking on your bike – you carry your necessary camping gear and food on the bike and pedal away. 

The testers enjoyed Gogo EX’s light weight and small pack size for the amount of room it offered, thought the two doors were handy and the finned aluminum stakes strong and light. They also liked how Tuo Lite inflated with just a few puffs of breath, packed very small and was lightweight. 

Here’s an excerpt from the article: 

“The Gogo EX is a great blend of light weight, packability and comfort consisting of an inner mesh tent and a rainfly, supported at the head end by an inflated airbeam bit of architecture. Inside it’s a full 9.5′ long and contains 20 sq.ft. of space. The foot/leg area proved just enough volume, and the Swallowtail end…helped to keep the fabric off my sleeping bag so that condensation did not build up.” 

To read the entire article and learn more on bikepacking, you can pick up Dirt Rag at your local bike or book store.

NEMO on the Today Show

TodayShow_cosmo_webBackpacker’s Gear Editor, Kristin Hostetter, was invited to The Today Show over the 4th of July weekend to show viewers the latest and greatest in camping equipment. Included in her must-have kit, Cosmo Combo. See the clip from the Today Show.

NEMO Announces 2010 Donations

donate_webWith help from some of our industry partners, NEMO has made a financial donation to 5 nonprofit organizations this spring.Surfrider Foundation International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)The Humane Society of AmericaWounded Warrior Project and The Youth Outdoors Legacy Fund have all been chosen as beneficiaries. Last year, we invited our industry friends to join us in utilizing our Pro Purchase Program to donate $2 in lieu of a handling fee, to one of five non-profit organizations. We pledged to match the donation at the end of the year. The five organizations were chosen by NEMO employees based on personal connections to the cause and a shared opinion of the organizations’ global value. Below are links and descriptions of each of the five organizations. We understand the value of supporting organizations that protect the people and places that make adventure both possible and deeply rewarding and we encourage you to get involved with an organization you share common goals with.

Outside’s Buyer’s Guide Picks Cosmo™, Asashi™

The Summer 2010 Buyer’s Guide is out and both Cosmo Combo™ and Asashi™ were highlighted. Your Matt Matters. “For all-out comfort, you can’t beat NEMO’s Cosmo Air. This three-inch-thick pad comes with a built-in foot pump, is thicker at the head for a pillowlike feel, and weighs a respectable two pounds. But the best part: Buy the optional Pillowtop which adds an inch of foam covered in a soft (and washable) microfiber, and you’ll be the king of your car-camping site.” Getting Started – Car Camping. “Lay it all out in NEMO’s spacious and easy-to-set-up Asashi four-person tent and you’ve got a well-appointed bunker.”

Mio™ + Tuo™ the Choice of Kayakers

May_cover_webCanoe & Kayak published a How-To on packing for overnight kayak trips. Here’s what editor David Shipley had to say: “I coupled NEMO’s slight, dual-layer Tuo Lite pad with their new Mio, a three-season bivy with an innovative airbeam that allowed me to sit up and remove sleep-compromising cactus needles from an arm, and made for easy, pole-free stuffing into the boat.”