In one of the most highly coveted international design competitions, NEMO Equipment was recognized with the OutDoor Industry Award 2016 for its Escape Pod 1P Bivy.
The Escape Pod was recognized for being outstanding in functionality and weight/pack size. “Smart idea. Nice implementation. This very lightweight bivouac solution offers good protection from mosquitoes,” quoted the jury.
At just 7 oz. (204 g), Escape Pod 1P Bivy delivers bug protection and a sense of security, essential elements for a good nights’ rest. 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 pairs with NEMO’s Apollo 3P and Moonwalk sleeping bag to deliver a lightweight, small packing kit meeting the needs of bikepackers and ultralight travelers, while also addressing the demands of comfort, safety and protection. MSRP: $119.95/€149,95.
“We are honored to have been selected for the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2016,” said Brent Merriam, NEMO’s Vice President of Outdoor from the OutDoor Show floor in Friedrichshafen. “The Escape™ Pod 1P Bivy is unique in the space and another example of NEMO’s commitment to innovation and improving the experience of adventure.”
Awarded at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 37 product and material innovations were selected from more than 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.
“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,” said OutDoor Project Manager Dirk Heidrich. “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.”