Outdoor Life’s Live Hunt host Aron Snyder recently reviewed one of our 2011 ASTÂ® tents, Moto™ 1P. A cross between our Gogo™ bivys and Morpho™ series, Moto™ 1P offers a sit-height entrance with NEMO’s ExoFly retractable vestibule and a long, narrow body that incorporates a vented Swallowtail. Moto™ 1P packs down small, making it the perfect companion for backcountry hunting trips or long motorcycle or bike trips.
“The Moto exceeded my expectations for winter use (although it is more of a three-season tent) and is something any serious backcountry hunter could use in their arsenal. It’s very quick and easy get set up and comes back down even quicker. The Moto also has a very unique air chamber tube in place of the traditional aluminum tent pole. This type of option is an asset for wilderness hunters who need to get camp taken down quickly and move before the sun comes up. It also makes broken tent poles a thing of the past.” To read the rest of the article, click here.
A timelapsed video
shows Aron throughout the evening in his Moto™ 1P.
Moto™ 1P is part of NEMO’s 2011 product line. It will be available here and through retailers starting in late March.
The January issue of Watch Journal
featured a full-page spread on NEMO’s 2011 Isopod™ 100.
The Isopod™ series is the culmination of NEMO’s experience in designing for extreme conditions, beginning in 2002 with work for NASA on inflatable architecture for lunar exploration and most recently on shelters for the military. Our goal was to design the most hardcore lightweight shelter to withstand extreme cold temperatures and weather that the Polar Regions experience. Weight was also a consideration while designing Isopod because it is meant to be for those exploring and researching remote areas via backpacking, skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, etc.
Isopod™ is expected to be available in late 2011. For a sneak peak at the Isopod™ 300, which is 300 sq.ft. and sleeps 10-15,click here.
This past January at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, one of NEMO’s 2011 sleeping pads, Zor™, won Best in Show from the industry-respected Gear Junkie.
In 2009, NEMO debuted its first line of pads, the Tuo™ series. Building on its reputation of innovation in tents, Tuo™ utilizes two layers of air and foam separated by an airtight layer. The premise of the system is redundancy – if one side of your pad has a failure, you have a backup.
In 2011, the Zor™ series continues with innovation. Lightweight foam cored vertically and horizontally reduces mass but maintains a layer of insulation throughout the entire area of the pad, keeping you comfortable without wasting an ounce. NEMO’s 20D polyester fabric also helps to keep weight down. Zor™ Short weighs in at 10 oz. and Zor™ Standard at an unbelievable 14 oz.
The Zor™ series and other new modular sleep systems will be available through NEMO and retailers Spring 2011.
To read the Gear Junkie’s Best in Show report, including Zor™, click here.
NEMO Equipment, Inc., manufacturer of AirSupported and Extreme Conditions Tents, sleeping pads and backcountry accessories, has added graphic designer Bridget Alexander to the art department. Bridget will be collaborating with NEMO’s Art Director on collateral design, product packaging, ad campaigns, and product styling.
Bridget earned a BA in fine art from Colgate and later completed the Graphic Design Certificate Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Before landing at NEMO, she was the Assistant Director, Donor Engagement and Events for Harvard University and did freelance design work for MIT, Boston Wine Exchange and others.
“We are excited to have Bridget join the team. Her effortless, fresh use of typography and creative approach to design will be a great asset to NEMO. I am already looking forward to creating our next catalog alongside her, there is no doubt it will be NEMO’s best offering yet,” says Bill Kramer, Art Director.
When she?? s not crafting a message for NEMO, Bridget can be found traveling, exploring the outdoors via boots, skis, or bike, on her yoga mat, or hanging with her husband and cat.
NEMO currently employees fifteen people at its Nashua, NH headquarters. Of those fifteen, four have been hired within the last year to address the growing demand for its products, as well as expand the product line. NEMO has doubled its sales year over year for the past four years and expects similar growth for 2011.
In 2011 NEMO continues to offer innovative products, including many new tents and shelters, sleeping pads and high-tech accessories. NEMO was founded in 2002 by Cam Brensinger with the commitment to bringing the highest level of design and engineering to the world of outdoor adventure sports. Besides AirSupported TechnologyÂ®, NEMO has patents pending for its lightweight pumps, washable floor liners, condensation curtains and many more features and accessories which add functionality and comfort to its shelters. NEMO tents can be found at local, national and international retailers, including Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, and Campsaver.