NEMO Equipment, Inc. is a small company located in southern New Hampshire with a passion for design and innovation. The company was founded in 2002 by Cam Brensinger, who had been working with a joint team at NASA and MIT to design the next generation of spacesuits. Cam is a committed rock and ice climber with a talent for inventing new technology.
After several years of development behind closed doors in their studio in New Hampshire, NEMO unveiled its first line of tents and shelters in 2005. This product line introduced several patent pending technologies including NEMO's AirSupported Technology. AST is a system of low-pressure inflatable ribs and lightweight pumps which replace the aluminum poles traditionally used in tents. These inflatable ribs are stronger than standard aluminum poles, faster and easier to set up, easier to repair, and more compact.
NEMO's bold steps forward in tent and shelter design earned the company much attention and accolades from the start. In 2005, one of their AirSupported tents was named among the 100 best inventions of the year by TIME and Popular Science magazines. That same year, the company also won the highest award for innovation in the outdoor sporting goods industry, the ISPO BrandNew award in Munich, Germany. In each subsequent year since 2005, NEMO has added new technology to its line and continued to refine their designs. NEMO tents have since won awards and recognition from Rock & Ice, Climbing, Backpacker and many other magazines. The company has a strong team of ambassadors, including many elite mountaineers and adventure racers. NEMO tents have been to every corner of the planet and are used, not only by passionate outdoor adventurers, but also by elite US Special Forces.