More than 30 years ago, two northern California mountaineers came together with a vision for uncompromising excellence. Their inspired dedication and persistence built the foundation that Western Mounaineering stands on today. A dedicated search for the finest raw materials, meticulous design and unsurpassed workmanship have come together to provide you the highest quality down sleeping bags available anywhere.
The idea of NEMO was born one turbulent night in 2002 on the side of Mount Washington, while Cam Brensinger spent a sleepless five hours in a poorly designed bivy. That night he realized how much opportunity there was for thoughtful design as part of the equation of enjoying adventure. And, coming down off the mountain the next day, he resolved to tackle that challenge. Cam founded the company in the spring of his senior year at the Rhode Island School of Design and, three days after graduation, opened its first office in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Mountain Hardwear was founded in 1993 by a small band of outdoor industry iconoclasts. They saw the industry changing, compromising quality and dumbing down products to serve less technical users. Mountain Hardwear was founded to buck this trend in order to stay true to the needs of outdoor athletes.