Nemo’s Escape Pod Bivy Wins Major Award!

NEMO Equipment, Inc.'s Escape Pod 1P Bivy. Photo: Nemo Equipment, Inc. NEMO Equipment, Inc.'s Escape Pod 1P Bivy. Photo: Nemo Equipment, Inc.

NEMO Equipment, Inc., was recently recognized with the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2016 for its Escape Pod 1P Bivy.

At just 7 oz., the Escape Pod 1P Bivy delivers bug protection and a sense of security, essential elements for a good nights’ rest,” according to a recent NEMO press release.

Awarded at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 37 outstanding product and material innovations were selected from over 343 entries in this years’ competition. The expert panel was composed of international designers, apparel and equipment experts from retail and industry associations, journalists and alpinists.

“The high level of expertise and experience that comes together for the OutDoor Industry Award judging process is completely unique. It was impressive to witness the in-depth nature of the judges’ discussions. There were differences in opinion and serious debate—which is a welcome part of the process.

“In the end though, the judges were able to reach a consensus and select the innovative products they saw as deserving winners of the award,” said OutDoor Project Manager Dirk Heidrich.

NEMO’s lightweight and proven AirSupported Technology (inflatable airbeam) provides structure. The two-thirds length bivy with zippered entrance and drawstring closure seals out bugs while still offering starlight views.

Escape Pod packs to the size of a grapefruit and orally inflates — no pump required.

It retails for $119.95.

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