Take a Quick Tour of NEMO Equipment’s Disco and Forte Sleeping Bags


TMS ambassador, Rachel, took the NEMO Equipment Forte and Disco sleeping bags for a spin to give you all the details. Check out her quick comparison below.

I feel like I’m nearly a professional car camper. I have a dialed set. Not quite #vanlife dialed, but close. Living in Truckee means I don’t have to go far, so a weeknight campout under the stars is totally doable.

I have my car camping set up so perfected that it’s more comfortable than my real bed at home. Of course, a super thick, no expense spared sleeping pad is #1.

Introducing the Forte and Disco

For an ultra-cushy and cozy sleeping bag, NEMO knows what’s up for summer sleeping with their Forte and Disco models, rated at 20 degrees.

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Forte

I think these could also be used for backpacking if you don’t mind carrying a little extra weight to be super comfy. I’m thinking of those trips that are a few miles in or one that is further where you make a base camp and explore and don’t do a lot of pack carrying.

The two models I looked at were the Forte, which is synthetic, and the Disco, which is basically the same thing, but made with 650 fill down.

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Forte

If you aren’t familiar with the NEMO brand, they are known for really upping the experience of everything they design.  So, let’s learn about spoons, gills, and extra blanket-fold coziness that comes with both of these bags.

nemo forte and disco sleeping bag review

What Sets the Forte and Disco Apart

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Forte Features

Spoon-shaped

I am not really seeing how the bag looks like a spoon…but maybe that is just me? But, I do see it as enabling spooning since this shape bag is really made for side sleepers. So, maybe I’m onto something there.

To me, this bag is more like a rectangle, with some edges shaved off. That makes it much more packable than a rectangle while still maintaining plenty of space for your elbows and knees.

Toss and turn all you’d like, there is plenty of space!

Blanket fold

Both of the bags have the coziest of cozy things at your neck. It’s a small piece of cuddle puffiness that you can pull inside the bag to reduce drafts or leave out if you’re warm.  I am not sure what being too warm is like, so I vote pulling it in. I think this would also prevent it from falling over my face.

Thermo gills

Kind of like a fish, this bag has gills to let it breathe. There are two vertical zippers around the torso. Opening them exposes a thinner layer of the sleeping bag to let out some of the warm air.  I love this idea, except I never get too warm…so they stayed zipped up for me! If you sleep warm, I think these would be great! They do give you a bit more space in the bag as well, and having more air inside the bag will also cool you down.

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Disco Features

Some Stats

Forte

  • Primaloft insulation
  • 35 degrees or 20 degrees
  • Full-length double-slider zipper
  • Integrated pillow pocket – (allows a jacket, extra clothes, or Fillo™ to be stuffed into the sleeve opening for secure support through the night.)
  • Opposite-sided zippers on Forte men’s and women’s models increase versatility by allowing them to be zipped together into a double sleeping bag.
  • Regular length (up to 5’6”) or long length (up to 6’)

Disco

  • 650 FP Down
  • 15 degrees or 30 degrees
  • Full-length double-slider zipper
  • Integrated pillow pocket – (allows a jacket, extra clothes, or Fillo™ to be stuffed into the sleeve opening for secure support through the night.)
  • Opposite-sided zippers on Forte men’s and women’s models increase versatility by allowing them to be zipped together into a double sleeping bag.
  • Regular length (up to 5’6”) or long length (up to 6’)

All in all, either of these bags are a great option for car camping, or backpacking, throughout the Sierra summer season (and late spring/early fall)!

Learn more about NEMO Equipment in this brand highlight here.

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