NEMO Wins Multiple ISPO Awards

Tensor Extreme Conditions, Resolve Endless Promise Daypack Series awarded top honours

NEMO Equipment, the independent designer of outdoor gear and accessories, has grown its list of accolades to now include the coveted international ISPO Award for both its newly launched Tensor™ Extreme Conditions sleeping pad and the forthcoming fully recyclable Resolve™ technical daypack series (spring 2024).



Achieving the highest warmth-to-weight ratio ever for a sleeping pad, Tensor Extreme Conditions features NEMO’s patent-pending Apex™ baffle construction and represents a new chapter in backcountry sleeping pad innovation. With an 8.5 R-value at only 472 g for the regular mummy size, Tensor Extreme Conditions is the warmest ultralight pad on the market and remains the quietest in its class.


Boasting 8.9 cm of cushioning, Tensor Extreme Conditions offers noticeably quiet support for re-energising sleep and uses more durable, bluesign® approved materials to protect from terrain. Most crucially, it packs in enough insulating layers to combat the world’s harshest conditions. Like most NEMO pads, it includes a Vortex™ pump sack for fast, easy inflation when attached to the updated, cold weather–optimised Laylow™ valve.


“It is impressive how the product designers at NEMO Equipment have managed to develop a sleeping mat that is not only light and small, but also offers excellent insulation,” said the ISPO Award jury.



Resolve is a first — a fully recyclable technical daypack designed for fit, performance, and circularity. In developing this backpack line, NEMO engineered fully recyclable textiles that are stronger and more durable, and sourced all-new recyclable cushioning with extraordinary wicking capabilities. Thanks to modular construction techniques, this pack is more adaptable, configurable, and repairable. Together, these novel materials and precise design techniques create a backpack that’s better performing and more sustainable.


“With a focus on new, innovative materials and a design designed for circularity and recycling, the Resolve Backpacks are a prime example of sustainable product development,” said the ISPO Award jury.



In 2023, NEMO debuted the first product in its fully recyclable Endless Promise collection: the redesigned Forte™ Endless Promise® sleeping bag. Based on the brand’s top-selling synthetic style, Forte Endless Promise has been a monumental step for NEMO as it aims to cut its emissions intensity in half by 2030—all while keeping gear out of the landfill. In 2024, the Endless Promise Collection expands to include three down sleeping bags and the Resolve™ and Vantage™ backpack lines.


The Endless Promise collection is painstakingly built to be:

– RECYCLED. Made with lower-carbon materials.

– REPAIRABLE through its modular construction and replaceable components.

– RECYCLABLE at the end of its useful life through its mono-polymer materials and NEMO’s regional recycling partnerships.


In the U.S., Unifi, Ambercycle and Allied Feather & Down have partnered with NEMO to recycle the polyester and down components of each Endless Promise product. As NEMO expands the programme into mainland Europe, they are partnering with United Repair Centre, a B2B repair business for brands, and CuRe Technology for textile recycling R&D. To date, all NEMO Endless Promise products have passed initial recyclability testing and the teams are working towards putting final systems in place for consumer recycling. For down extraction and recycling, NEMO will continue to partner with ALLIED Feather + Down’s European facilities.


For more information on NEMO’s efforts to keep product out of the landfill, ISPO Munich tradeshow attendees can see Theresa McKenney, NEMO’s Director of Sustainability, along with representatives from United Repair Centre and Allied Feather & Down on the show’s panel on circularity, Tuesday, November 28.

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