NEMO's HELIO™ LX Pressure Shower Wins Prestigious Outdoor Industry Award

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NEMO's HELIO™ LX Pressure Shower Wins Prestigious Outdoor Industry Award

In one of the most highly coveted international outdoor product design competitions, NEMO Equipment, Inc., an award-winning outdoor gear manufacturer focused on shifting the way people enjoy and interact in the outdoors, was recognized with the OutDoor Industry Award 2017 for its Helio™ LX Pressure Shower.
During an intensive two-day process, experts from the worlds of retail and industry associations, trade journalists, designers and outdoor athletes worked hard to select the 38 award-winning products from over 330 submitted.

About Helio™ LX

The award-winning Helio™ Pressure Shower revolutionized the way we shower, do dishes, and clean gear; it’s a multitool for the adventure quiver. Helio™ LX expands on this with a larger, 22 L welded fabric water tank pressurized by NEMO’s patent-pending foot pump; NO HANGING REQUIRED.

Fill with water, set on the ground, warm in the sun, then step on the pump to pressurize. Pumping occasionally while showering maintains 7-10 minutes of steady water pressure via a 10 ft. hose. Helio™ LX offers a larger, easy to fill top port, 20% more water pressure, and a silicone sleeve that holds the nozzle open for hands free showering, all while maintaining a neatly nested kit. Ideal for emergency use. $149.95.


From the Jury

“Most camping showers rely on gravity. The Helio is different. It has a pump system that gives it great pressure and makes it more flexible. Furthermore, we were convinced by its attractive, sleek design.”

Helio™ LX was outstanding in the following evaluation criteria:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Weight/pack size

    “It’s wonderful to have OutDoor recognizing innovation within our industry, and we deeply appreciate Helio™ LX being a recipient of this year’s award,” said Cam Brensinger, NEMO Founder & CEO. “New and exciting ideas are the lifeblood of our industry. At NEMO, we have a rule we won’t bring anything to market that isn’t a meaningful improvement over what’s already out there. Helio™ LX exemplifies that commitment and it’s great to see that acknowledged.”

    In 2016, NEMO’s Escape™ Pod 1P Bivy won the OutDoor Industry Award for being outstanding in functionality and weight/pack size. Helio LX OutDoor Award

    About OutDoor Industry Award

    Awarded at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 38 outstanding product and material innovations were selected from over 330 entries in this years’ competition. The expert panel was composed of international designers, apparel and equipment experts from retail and industry associations, journalists and athletes. For retailers, end users and the media, the OutDoor Industry Awards serve as a valuable, independent source of information when there are so many new outdoor products on the market. This is where innovative ideas set themselves apart from the competition. The expert panel of judges gives OutDoor Industry Awards only to those products that it feels really excel in terms of quality, design and sustainability.


    About NEMO Equipment

    NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear design company that is known for continuously creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. In 2017, Founder and CEO Cam Brensinger was named one of the outdoor industry’s Best & Brightest — 26 people setting the outdoor industry on fire by Outdoor Retailer Daily. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines— tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, hammocks, and furniture — is an outgrowth of their design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. Their team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.



    Kate Ketschek