Nemo Equipment is a relatively new and small company, founded in 2002 in New Hampshire. Since then they have grown into a respected high end outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, sleeping pads, and pillows. Although they haven’t been around very long, they have made their presence known in the outdoor industry with great lineup of products that has been reeling in awards left and right. The Meta 2p tent won the 2010 Editor’s Choice Award from Backpacker magazine and the Losi 3p tent won the Gear of the Year award from Outside magazine in 2009 just to name a few.
Nemo has always made great gear, but there are a couple great new products for 2010 that we think will become classic pieces of gear. First is the new Nemo Cosmo Air sleep system. The system consists of a new 3″ thick ultralight sleeping pad with a built in foot pump for easy inflation, and a ultra soft washable pillowtop with mem0ry foam. The idea is that for backpacking you can take the Cosmo Air pad only to save weight and you can add the pillowtop for maximum comfort when car camping. Pretty Cool!
The second new piece of killer gear is the new Espri tent. It’s a high quality and ultra light backpacking tent with typical great Nemo design. The two person model weighs only 3.4 pounds! These are for the person that loves the Losi but is concerned about weight.