Remember the little wooden spoons you used to get with single serving ice cream cups? Nemo has fashioned their new line of sleeping bags around this classic shape. Designed to let your knees bend and move around during the night, even the heaviest thrashers will sleep warm and comfortably in these unique sleeping bags.
The new Nemo line of sleeping bags includes both men's and women's down and synthetic backpacking bags, a variety of down comforters, and even an ultralight fastpacking quilt (510g, 30ºF). The series is ideally designed to work with Nemo sleeping pads and pillows for a fully integrated sleep system.
As opposed to the traditional mummy shape, the Nemo line of sleeping bags are contoured like a spoon, with wide shoulders tapering down to the hips, then flaring back out again around the knees. A pillow pocket with sleeve opening ensures your stuff clothes or inflatable pillow don't move around during the night. An insulated blanket fold tucks you in for extra warmth, while an internal zippered pocket lets you store your watch, earphones, or earplugs for safe keeping.
The 15ºF/30ºF men's Nocturne and women's Rhapsody spoon shaped sleeping bags are stuffed with 700 fill down treated with DownTek nanotechnology that renders the down water resistant. Nemo also takes advantage of the Insotect Flow baffling system that prevents cold spots resulting from the movement of insulation.
The 25ºF/40ºF men's Rhythm and women's Harmony spoon shaped sleeping bags are stuffed with PrimaLoft Synergy synthetic insulation. As you flatten the insulation loft underneath you when you sleep, rendering it almost useless, Nemo took out 10% of the insulation on the underside of the sleeping bag in order to cut down on weight.
The spoon shaped sleeping bags use a lightweight DWR treated ripstop nylon shell fabric for extra durability. The inside of the footbox is treated with a waterproof breathable coating to keep the insulation from absorbing any tent wall condensation that might occur during the night.
The full line of Nemo sleeping bags will officially be released in 2013, but in the meantime, Nemo is selling Limited Edition models (MSRP $130-$450) to those who are interested in getting their hands on one come September. Ian and Andy from The Dusty Camel tested out the Nocturne prototype on the Pacific Crest Trail last summer, with great things to say.