Sustainable, Warm, Spacious, Innovative, Recyclable
Tucked away in the picturesque landscapes of New Hampshire, the gearsmiths of NEMO are crafting something that's not just functional and comfortable, but responsible and revolutionary.
The Forte sleeping bag from NEMO has been a cherished pick for many outdoor enthusiasts. This three-season synthetic bag offers a unique Classic Spoon shape, providing ample room around your knees and shoulders. If you're someone who turns and tumbles through the night, this is the respite you've been seeking. Gone are the days of waking up wrapped in a constraining cocoon. With the Forte, you'll enjoy the freedom of movement, ensuring a serene slumber under the stars.
The recent rendition of the Forte is not just about a change in design or added features. It's about a commitment. It's about NEMO's pledge to our environment, our future. The 2023 Forte is the pioneering product of NEMO's Endless Promise series—a collection that stands as a testament to sustainability. Crafted entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials, this sleeping bag not only keeps you warm with its 100% post-consumer recycled insulation but also promises a greener footprint with its 100% recyclable design. And when it's time to bid adieu, this gear doesn't end up in the landfill. Instead, it metamorphoses, to be reborn, reused, and recycled.
But NEMO didn't just stop at eco-conscious design. They've endowed the Forte with features that make it a beacon of comfort in the wild. The newly improved Gill vents, equipped with a multistage zipper system, adjust to your preferred temperature, ensuring you're neither too hot nor too cold. The bag also flaunts a “Blanket Fold” draft collar—a snug hug around your neck on chilly nights, or a breezy fold when things heat up. And, let's not forget the pocketed hood, holding your pillow right where it should be.
There's a sense of softness to this bag. The kind that you yearn for after a day's hike, clamber, or trek. It's not just the fabric—it's the peace of mind, knowing that with each purchase, you're a part of a larger movement. A movement towards responsible consumerism, circularity, and sustainability.
With NEMO's Endless Promise series, we're not just talking about buying a product. We're investing in a promise. A promise that with every adventure we embark upon, we're not detracting from the beauty of our world but preserving it.
It’s also delightful to note that the Forte isn’t alone. Another of NEMO’s classic, the Disco, is set to join the ranks of the Endless Promise in 2023. As the journey unfolds, NEMO ensures that instead of creating waste, we adventurers continue to scale those mountains, cherishing the very nature we thrive in.
So, the next time you're packing for a weekend in the woods, or a month-long expedition, and you reach for your Forte sleeping bag, know that you're embracing more than just comfort—you're holding a beacon of hope, of change, and most importantly, an Endless Promise. As for me? I'm all in for a product that doesn't just serve me but serves our planet. Cheers to NEMO for leading the charge!
- Eco-Friendly Design: The Forte is made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials, a conscious effort to reduce environmental impact.
- 100% Recyclable: At the end of its lifespan, this sleeping bag can be completely recycled, ensuring zero waste.
- Innovative Comfort: The Classic Spoon shape provides ample space around knees and shoulders, ideal for those who move in their sleep.
- Temperature Control: Enhanced Gill vents with a multistage zipper system allow users to fine-tune the bag's internal temperature.
- Additional Warmth Features: The “Blanket Fold” draft collar can be adjusted for warmth retention or ventilation as needed.
- Pillow Pocket: An integrated pocket ensures that your pillow stays in place throughout the night.
- Variety: Available in different lengths, temperature ratings, and color options to cater to a diverse range of customers.
- Economical Resale & Recycling Options: NEMO encourages customers to send back their bags either for resale or recycling, offering gift cards in return.
- Lifetime Warranty: The product is protected by the NEMO Lifetime Warranty, ensuring durability and long-term use.
- Price Point: Starting at $179.95 and going up to $240, it might be considered pricey by some, especially for a synthetic bag.
- Weight: The heaviest variant weighs 3 pounds, 11 ounces, which might be a bit hefty for ultralight backpackers.
- Single Material Focus: While being made of a single type of material is great for recycling, it might limit some functional aspects or features found in multi-material bags.
- Dependence on NEMO's Commitment: The recycling program's success depends on NEMO's continued dedication to the Endless Promise project.
- Potential Learning Curve: With new features like the multistage Gill vents, some users might need time to adapt and learn how to use them efficiently.