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New sleeping pad with the highest warmth-to-weight ratio ever

ISPO Award Winner: Tensor™ Extreme Conditions Air Pad by NEMO Equipment

The latest advancements in backcountry sleeping pad technology are on display with the NEMO Tensor Extreme Conditions Air Pad, a 2023 winner of the prestigious ISPO Award for innovative products in the sport industry. This exceptional sleeping pad sets new standards in warmth, weight efficiency, and comfort, positioning it as the ideal choice for backcountry adventurers seeking high-performance solutions for challenging conditions.

The smallest Tensor Extreme Conditions is the Regular Mummy model

Tensor Extreme Conditions provides the highest warmth-to-weight ratio ever achieved in an insulated air pad by using NEMO's groundbreaking Apex™ baffle internal structure. With four layers of insulation, this pad boasts an impressive 8.5 R-value while weighing only 472 grams for the Mummy size. It is the first air pad ever to achieve an 8+ R-value, making it the warmest, most insulating ultralight pad availableall while maintaining its reputation as the quietest pad in its class.

The patent-pending Apex™ baffle construction eliminates the need for adhesives by using tapered vertical baffles to interlock and evenly space layers of insulation. This innovative, efficient design ensures better performance, reduces the risk of material stiffening, and minimizes noise disturbance during your night's sleep.

Advanced Technologies

Premium materials: Tensor Extreme Conditions features premium nylon fabrics for their superior strength-to-weight ratio, increasing durability without adding bulk. 

Mylar insulation: Four layers of Thermal Mirror™ metallized film are suspended inside to provide exceptional insulation. The mylar layers block radiant heat loss and reduce convective heat loss. 

4 sizes, 4 different packing size - all of them almost as small as a water bottle.

"In developing Tensor Extreme Conditions, we were also able to improve our zero-profile, micro-adjustable Laylow™ valve. Our design and engineering teams optimized it for easier operation over a wider temperature range by adjusting the valve's internal geometry and durometer (hardness). We also replaced the fabric cord with an integrated TPU cord. The result is an improved inflation system that's more reliable and satisfying to use," says Gabriel Rosenbrien, Product Development Director.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

NEMO has a strong focus on sustainability and the Tensor Extreme Conditions reflects this commitment: 

The use of bluesign® approved materials ensures compliance with strict ecological and toxicological requirements, minimizing environmental impact. 

Recycled fabrics, including a 20D nylon upper and 40D nylon bottom, enhance the product's durability and environmental friendliness. 

Tensor is not shipped in poly bags, reducing the shipping footprint, and paper packaging are used, further minimizing waste. 
 
For peace of mind, all NEMO products, including the Tensor Extreme Conditions Air Pad, are backed by a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, ensuring long-lasting performance. NEMO's mission is to keep products in use for as long as possible, whether through warranty, reasonable repair fees, or resale assistance. 

This Is What the ISPO Award Jury Said About NEMO’s Tensor Extreme Conditions Air Pad:
"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."
Jury ISPO Award

5 Reasons Why the Tensor Extreme Conditions Air Pad Won the ISPO Award:

  • bluesign® approved recycled materials 
  • Small pack size 
  • Light weight 
  • Excellent insulation 
  • Lifetime warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Available in four sizes: Regular Mummy (183 x 51 x 9 cm), Regular (183 x 51 x 9 cm), Regular Wide (183 x 64 x 9 cm), and Long Wide (193 x 64 x 9 cm).
  • Ideal for year-round backcountry overnights, winter camping, and mountaineering. 
  • Designed for backcountry enthusiasts looking for the lightest and warmest pad. 
  • Fabric: bluesign® approved recycled 20D nylon (top) and 40D nylon (bottom) 
  • Price range: 289.99 – 319.99
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Andi Spies
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