NEMO Introduces First Air Pad Ever with 8+ R-Value

October 3, 2023 Accessories, Gear, News

A good sleeping pad can make a big difference on a trip. NEMO has just announced a new sleeping pad that might be a new go-to for camping and traveling photographers.

From NEMO:

{Dover, NH—October 2, 2023}—Achieving the highest warmth-to-weight ratio ever for a sleeping pad, NEMO’s newest product, Tensor™ Extreme Conditions, is a prime example of the award-winning brand’s commitment to building only gear that improves the adventure experience. Featuring NEMO’s patent-pending Apex™ baffle construction, Tensor EC represents a new chapter in backcountry sleeping pad innovation with an 8.5 R-value at only 16 ounces for the regular mummy size. This pad is the warmest, most insulating ultralight pad on the market, and remains the quietest pad in its class. 

Backcountry enthusiasts looking for the lightest, warmest pad for year-round overnights now have an ideal option for their kit that only builds on the features that made NEMO’s Tensor series both award-winning and beloved. In addition to offering stable and noticeably quiet support for re-energizing sleep, Tensor Extreme Conditions is a half inch thicker for greater comfort; uses more durable, bluesign® approved materials to protect from terrain; and packs in enough insulating layers to combat the outdoor world’s harshest conditions. 

studio image of the NEMO Tensor sleeping pad

“We continue to use low-stretch, die-cut trusses to eliminate springiness and provide the ideal mix of support and give,” said Luke Scotton, NEMO product developer. “But to achieve that sky-high R-value, the Apex™ system uses trapezoidal trusses to suspend four sheets of Thermal Mirror™ metallized film within each pad. Each sheet has a different sized slot, so they stack evenly without the need for welding. By eliminating welding, we’ve created the quietest and warmest insulated air pad on the market.”  

Each layer of Thermal Mirror also reflects body heat back and helps block radiant heat to keep you warmer throughout the night, making Tensor Extreme Conditions 16% warmer than any air pad on the market. Like most NEMO pads, it includes a Vortex™ pump sack for fast, easy inflation when attached to the updated, cold weather–optimized Laylow™ valve. 

The pad, which just received the international ISPO Award, is available at specialty retailers and on NEMO’s site now, offered in Regular Mummy (20” x 72”), Regular (20” x 72”), Regular Wide (25” x 72”) and Long Wide (25” x 76”). MSRP $249.95 – $279.95. 

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 one of Outside Magazine’s and Business New Hampshire’s Best Places to Work, NEMO has also been recognized as a small business leader for the environment by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. 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 Anyone. Adventure Forever.™   

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