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.
In 1949, Nalgene started off, specializing in state-of-the-art polyethylene laboratory equipment. As rumors spread of scientists taking the bottles out of the lab and out on hikes and other excursions, the focus of Nalgene expanded. Thanks to Nalgene, everyone can enjoy durable, lab-quality containers for their everyday use.