New Hampshire Patent of the Month – September 2022
While hiking and camping are enjoyable outdoor activities, it’s nice to have a few comforts to remind us of home. Foam pads are often used to soften the ground or floor to make sleeping a comfortable experience. However, traditional foam pads are bulky to carry and many hikers and remote campers prefer to take lightweight materials. Additionally, they are difficult to store as many foam pads are hard to fold.
The team at Nemo Equipment, Inc. is all too familiar with the issues involving outdoor adventures. They are committed to providing innovative products that use less resources and produce less waste to promote sustainability and a reduction in our carbon footprint. They make use of recycled polyester fabrics to create sleeping bags, foam pads, and other products that are comfortable and convenient to use.
They have developed an innovative closed-cell foam pad that is lightweight and can easily fold “accordion” style to fit any backpack. It has a dual density layer to provide plush comfort as well as premium support. This includes protrusions and indentations that provide significant user comfort. Conveniently, the foam pad has a metallized thermal layer that effectively reflects heat back to the body by utilizing up to 15% more heat trapping space than other pads, providing a warmer and more comfortable sleeping environment. Hikers and campers can be confident that they can get a restful sleep on a trail or in a tent to be fully energized to tackle the next day’s adventures.
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