NEMO’s Baffled Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Won An OR Innovation Award

Since the company’s inception in 2002, NEMO Equipment has been crowned with more than 70 significant design awards in the outdoor gear space. And the New Hampshire-based outfit’s latest envelope-pushing offering is the Flyer, a self-inflating baffled sleeping pad.

The concept behind the Flyer was to offer a sleeping pad for backpackers with the thickness of an air-pad coupled with the comfort of a foam pad, all while keeping weight to a minimum. This was achieved by utilizing a new open-cell foam and manufacturing technique that uses 60% less material though still bolsters thickness when inflated by nearly 300% thanks to a unique structural setup and the self-inflating pad using a 3D-sculpting system. Backed by a NEMO Lifetime Warranty, the Flyer uses a 20D PU Polyester fabric and NEMO’s proprietary zero-profile micro-adjustable valve. Weighing less than 1.5lbs (for the 72” X 20” X 2” size), the Flyer breaks down/rolls up to an extremely compact 10” x 6.5” form. The pricing for NEMO’s Flyer self-inflating baffled air-pad — which recently won an Outdoor Retailer Innovation Award — starts at $120 for the “Regular” size and goes up to $140 for the “Long Wide” size.

Purchase: $120+