NEMO, an award-winning designer of outdoor gear and accessories that are built to improve the experience of adventure, has donated 1,600 sleeping bags to Big City Mountaineers and its partners in an effort to get more kids outside.
“Big City Mountaineers and their program partners are leaders in breaking down barriers to outdoor access,” said Mike Welch, VP of Global Sales for NEMO. “We’ve been donating a portion of our sales over the Labor Day Holiday for the last two years to support their mission to get more kids outside. We are incredibly excited to be able to support them further by providing gear that will enable adventures and learning outside for a new generation of students,”
The Kyan™ and women’s specific Azura™ feature NEMO’s revolutionary, patent-pending FeatherCore™ construction using PrimaLoft® Silver insulation. The combination creates an ultralight bag that provides all the benefits of synthetic insulation with a 40% reduction in packed size, making it comparable to down in efficiency. The aggressive shape, generous apparel-like hood, and unique Thermo Gills™ provide maximum warmth with flexible temperature regulation. Kyan™ was rated Best Buy in 2020 and 2019 by the independent Outdoor Gear Lab.
“We are so grateful for NEMO’s support over the years, and the thoughtfulness of this contribution is a testament to their company culture,” said Bryan Martin, Executive Director for Big City Mountaineers. “Having the technical gear to keep kids safe, warm, and dry when they are being introduced to the outdoors is critical to a successful BCM trip and ensures that the experience will be the start of lifelong connection to nature. Through NEMO’s generosity, we are able to spread this donation across 16 partner organizations who share our mission.”
Over one thousand sleeping bags is a significant number for a brand the size of NEMO to donate. It was a mistake in production that created the opportunity. The bags, which are otherwise in perfect condition and made to spec, received the wrong labels at the factory. Instead of wasting resources transporting the bags back to the factory for new labels and then back to NEMO, the brand decided it was a perfect opportunity to donate them to one of its favorite organizations. The bags are first quality and backed by NEMO’s lifetime warranty.
NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear design company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. Recently recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility as a small business leader for the environment, the brand has won over 70 major awards for its designs since its founding in 2002. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, hammocks, and furniture—is an outgrowth of their design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. Their team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.