NEMO Announces New Backpacking Gear for 2022

February 15, 2022

Increased Focus on Sustainability, Weight Reduction, and Insulation

{Dover, NH—February 15, 2022 } /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – NEMO, the award-winning, independent designer of outdoor gear and accessories built to improve the adventure experience, is excited to announce its 2022 line of new and updated backpacking gear with an increased focus on sustainability, weight reduction, and insulation.

One of the most exciting updates for the 2022 line is the new OSMO recycled fabric in the Dagger OSMO™ and Hornet Elite OSMO™ series. OSMO fabrics are woven from recycled polyester and nylon yarns and backed with a polyurethane coating for waterproofness. This high-performance, proprietary poly-nylon ripstop fabric has 4x longer water repellency and 3x less stretch when wet. OSMO is made from 100% recycled yarns that are PFC- and PFAS-free and meet flame retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.

UPDATED Dagger OSMO™ 2P/3P ($479.95 – 549.95)

The brand’s best-selling and most livable ultralight backpacking tent is updated with 100% recycled OSMO fabric.

  • NEW PFC/PFAS-free fabric that meets fire retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.
  • NEW Divvy Cube™ stuff sack.
  • NEW Landing Zone™ gear tub for additional dry storage.
  • NEW Gatekeeper™ door tie back.
  • 100% recycled fabric pole bag.
  • Same pole structure as previous Dagger™ series ensures generous interior volume and color coding for an intuitive setup.
  • NEW lower weight:
    • 2P – 3 lbs., 2 oz.
    • 3P – 3 lbs., 9oz.

UPDATED Hornet Elite OSMO™ 1P/2P ($499.95 – 599.95)

Already the ultimate tent for extreme minimalists, Hornet Elite OSMO takes it to the max with thoughtful updates, including NEMO’s new, proprietary 100% recycled PFC/PFAS-free OSMO fabric.

  • Technical design and minimal pole structure shave every ounce possible.
  • Flybar™ volumizing pole clip.
  • NEW PFC/PFAS-free fabric that meets fire retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.
  • NEW subdued colorway
  • NEW Gatekeeper door tie back.
  • 100% recycled fabric pole bag.
  • Weight:
    • 1P – 1lb., 7 oz.
    • 2P – 1 lb., 11 oz.

NEW Impact™ 2P ($299.95)

NEMO partnered with fellow New England brand L.L.Bean to create their first rugged, high-performing, 100% carbon neutral tent. The end result? An impressively spacious shelter that dials up the durability while cutting down its carbon footprint, making outdoor adventure more enjoyable today and in the years to come.

  • Two doors & vestibules for ample storage and access.
  • 100% recycled ripstop yarns for an 80% increase in tear strength.
  • PFC/PFAS-free fabric that meets fire retardancy standards without the use of added chemicals.
  • Removable Landing Zone gear tub for additional dry storage.
  • Divvy Cube stuff sack.
  • 100% recycled fabric pole bag.
  • Strutted vents in the fly for air circulation.
  • Light Pocket™ uses special light-diffusing fabric to cast an even glow throughout the tent.
  • Designed to reduce greenhouse emissions as much as possible and 100% carbon neutral through the AMC Maine Woods Initiative.
  • Available exclusively at LLBean.

UPDATED Tensor™ & Tensor™ Insulated ($169.95 – 219.95)

NEMO’s iconic and proprietary Spaceframe™ baffle construction rocketed Tensor to the No. 1 selling position for ultralight air pads, offering backpackers the trifecta of ultralight, quiet, and stable sleep. In 2022, it’s warmer and still quiet, with no impact on weight.

  • UPDATED Spaceframe construction with continuous TPU film prevents convective heat loss to achieve a higher R-value without any weight penalty:

Tensor Insulated R-value increased from 3.5 → 4.2

Tensor R-value increased from 1.6 → 2.5

  • NEW 100% recycled 20D bluesign® certified polyester fabric.
  • Laylow™ zero-profile, multi-functional and micro-adjustable valve offers customized control over inflation.
  • Vortex™ pump sack provides easy and fast inflation, saves breath, and minimizes moisture entering the pad.
  • Tensor™ min weight – 12.9 oz. / Tensor™ Insulated min weight – 14.5 oz.
  • Packaging made from recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.

UPDATED Astro™ ($119.95 – 149.95)

Astro™ shines as a reliable, go-to value pad for 2022 with a full upgrade in materials.

  • NEW 100% bluesign® certified, 75D recycled polyester fabric set.
  • NEW 100% PCR PrimaLoft® synthetic insulation.
  • Pillow Baffle™ to keep your pillow in place.
  • Laylow zero-profile, multi-functional and micro-adjustable valve offers customized control over inflation.
  • Vortex pump sack provides easy and fast inflation, saves breath at elevation, and minimizes moisture entering the pad.
  • Astro – 19 oz. / Astro Insulated – 24 oz.

UPDATED Sonic™ Sleeping Bag 0F/-20F ($549.95 – 699.95)

The bag long praised to be the only one you need from trailhead to above treeline, Sonic is updated for even greater warmth retention and tuneability.

  • UPDATED Thermo Gills™ with access from both inside and outside the bag offer a broader range of temperature regulation and fine tuning.
  • NEW chevron baffle construction better compartmentalizes down for more uniform loft while mitigating migration.
  • UPDATED sustainable materials – 100% recycled bluesign® certified fabric and 100% RDS certified 800FP PFC-free hydrophobic down.
  • Toester™ Footbox keeps feet warmer and protects against tent wall condensation.

NEMO is working hard to meet demand and is actively shipping new 2022 products to dealers now. For dealer information on product availability, please contact Mike Welch, mike.welch@nemoequipment.com.

About NEMO

NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. Named the fastest growing camping brand in 2021 by NPD Group, NEMO has also been recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility as a small business leader for the environment, and recently won the 2021 Sustainability Slam for its 100K Polybag Elimination Project which commits to removing 100,000 polybags from the brand’s product line by 2023. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp accessories and furniture—is an outgrowth of its design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. NEMO’s team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.

Adventure Anywhere. Adventure for All. Adventure Always.


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