NEMO Equipment, Inc., manufacturer of AirSupportedâ„¢ and Extreme Conditions Tents, sleeping pads and backcountry accessories, has won Gear Junkie's Best in Show award for its new ultralight sleeping pad, Zorâ„¢, at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City.
Expanding on the successful launch of its Tuoâ„¢ series of inflatable sleeping pads in 2009, NEMO continues to increase its offerings with modular sleep systems like the Fillo backcountry pillow, Cosmoâ„¢ Air â€“ an inflatable pad with a built-in foot pump and accessory Pillowtopâ„¢, insulated air pads, and the new ultralight air and foam pad, Zorâ„¢.
Developed for the minimalist explorer, Zorâ„¢ provides the optimal combination of weight and insulation with NEMO's proprietary design. The lightweight foam in Zorâ„¢ is cored vertically and horizontally reducing mass, but maintaining a layer of insulation throughout the entire area of the pad, keeping the user protected and comfortable. Coupled with NEMO's 20D AirlockEliteâ„¢ polyester fabric, Zorâ„¢ Standard weighs a remarkable 14 oz. (405 g) and Zorâ„¢ Short, 10 oz. (285 g).
â€œNEMO continues to impress with product innovation," said Stephen Regenold, founder and editor of GearJunkie.com. "The Zorâ„¢ pad was a stand-out product at the OR Show this year -- lightweight, highly packable, and very cool."
â€œNot willing to compromise our commitment to comfort, quality and performance, we've been patiently and methodically pursuing the rank of â€˜lightest on the market,â€ said Cam Brensinger, NEMO's president. â€œOur latest materials, particularly our fabrics, are achieving remarkable properties at much lower weights and it's changing the whole paradigm of how much space, warmth, waterproofness and longevity we can get out of every ounce. Zorâ„¢ is a great example of where superlight NEMO gear is headedâ€”the same standard of performance with much less weight.â€
The Zorâ„¢ series is part of NEMO's new 2011 product line and will be available through retailers and NEMO's website this Spring.
Gear Junkie was founded in 2002 by Stephen Regenold as a weekly column bringing in-depth outdoor product reviews to millions of readers each week through a syndicated network of newspapers, magazines, and websites. GearJunkie.com is regarded as a top blog and online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoor world.
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. For more information, please contact Kate Ketschek, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, at 603-913-9925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.