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NEMO Equipment has has adopted an innovative way to look at the internal space of tents. First recommended by the Outdoor Industry Alliance’s ASTM committee, it is modeled on topography lines from a map.
One of the most difficult things to do is to visualize the vertical space within a shelter since they invariably feature sloped sides. Without actually setting one up and climbing in, you can’t be sure if you’ll have much room to maneuver.
With these topographic diagrams, you can visualize the shelter’s maneuver room, just like on a 1:50,000 map. While NEMO Equipment is the first company to incorporate them, hopefully they’ll soon become the industry standard. Look for these diagrams starting now on www.nemoequipment.com.
What a great company.
The Coda 1.5P SE from NEMO Equipment’s Shield line is currently a component of the NSW issue PEPSE (Personal Environmental Protective Survival Equipment) kit.
The thing I love about this shelter is its versatility. That 1.5P in the name denotes one man plus his equipment. It features three doors, one on each side and one in front as well two vestibules, a side vestibule and a front vestibule. You take as much shelter as you need along for the haul, whether its just you, or you and your equipment, or you, your buddy and equipment.
All three doors feature an additional zipper track that allows vestibules to be attached or removed. An optional Linking Panel connects using the zipper track over the side doors to complex two or more Coda™ tents together, either facing the same direction, or 180 degrees opposed for better security.
Available in Coyote but can be camouflaged with the IPF™ (Interchangeable Partial Fly™) in MultiCam.
NEMO Equipment offers a wide variety of shelters that will accommodate users from 1 to 20. Here, you see their Coda 1.5P SE which incorporates dual side openings as well as a vestibule.
For years the US military has issued a canvas tent for use in arctic environments. NEMO Equipment has developed a new shelter called the ISOPOD300X SE for a USMC requirement to replace this older shelter.
This slightly smaller ISOPOD100 (above) version is in Orange but its also offered in any of the NEMO SE colors such as Alpha Green, Coyote and MultiCam. This tent will handle a wind load in excess of 80 mph.
From above the ISOPOD300X resembles a cloverleaf. It’s a single wall tent and the Gore-tex fabric is also FR and offers blackout for light suppression. You can turn a light on inside and the tent won’t “glow”. It is under 150 lbs and this shelter will also accept a space heater as well as HVAC units.
They are also currently working on a new version of the US Army’s 10 men Arctic tent designed in 1952. Referred to as an Octopod, it will be a center pole design and fit in an akio.
The Canon is a -40 deg sleeping bag. It relies on 850 fill power down and these very interesting Thermo Gills to help regulate internal heat. They aren’t complete openings like the arm holes you see but rather zippered slits into the insulation that help exhaust heat without having to completely open the bag up through the main zipper. That collar you see is to help keep moisture from your breath from icing up.
The Switchblade SE is a one man shelter designed for use with a GI cot. It includes a strap system to attach the four corners to the cot. As you can see it’s a full mesh top to keep the bugs out combined with a full bathtub bottom to keep you dry. There is also a fly to protect you from the elements.
The fly is a 2-point vestibule and includes a vent at the top of the zipper. This will give you plenty of room to change whether the shelter is in a cot or the ground. Fly options include Coyote, Alpha Green and MultiCam as well as custom colors for unit orders.
We recently found out about a good turn that NEMO Equipment paid to their fellow Hurricane Sandy survivors. They provided us with this press release.
Our neighbors in New York and New Jersey have been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, a fire that destroyed over 100 homes and a Nor’easter that buried the still standing homes and wreckage under several inches of snow earlier this month. While we know New Yorkers are a resilient bunch, we also know they need our help. With guidance from Robin Hood, NEMO has sent 50 sleeping bags to St. John’s Bread and Life in Brooklyn.
“We had sleeping bag samples left over from our 2011 Adventure Product Testing Program that we had set aside with the intent of donating; we just hadn’t yet picked the organization. When Hurricane Sandy and the following Nor’easter hit, we knew there’d be a need. We’re glad to be able to do something for our neighbors in New York and we’ve put the word out to other outdoor industry companies, hoping they’ll jump on board,” said Cam Brensinger, president and founder of NEMO.
We are BIG fans of NEMO Equipment. It’s not just about the level of innovation that they bring to shelter systems but more importantly, they are great people. And it’s things like this that show it. If you want to invest in quality outdoor equipment then take a hard look at NEMO Equipment.