Mount Saint Elias is the second-highest mountain in both the United States and Canada, rising 18,000 feet from the head of Icy Bay at sea level to its summit on the Alaska-Yukon border in just 10 miles. Despite its great height and stupendous vertical relief, hardly anyone attempts to climb it due to the high winds and crushing snows that blow in from the Pacific. If you're intrepid enough to venture to a place like this, the NEMO Alti Storm series is for you.
The Alti Storm shares its geometry with NEMO's acclaimed Losi series backpacking tents, and is ruggedized for heavy winter use. The brow poles of the Losi are brought all the way to the ground on the Alti, providing greater strength against heavy snow and wind loads (such as those brought by the coincidentally-named Blizzard Nemo, which provided a good test for these tents in NEMO's own backyard in New Hampshire). The summertime mesh canopy is replaced by a breathable ripstop nylon which keeps out drifting snow while allowing in much-appreciated light during long storms. The durable full-coverage fly offers expansive vestibules, deployable vents, and windows which allow you to get a view of conditions outside. Every exterior anchor, guyout, and zipper pull is reflective for easy spotting with your headlamp. Light Pockets™ built into the tent diffuse the light from your headlamp more evenly around the space, making it feel just like home after you've turned in for the night.
Feature list from NEMO:
- 7 lbs, 13 oz (3.5 kg)
- 34 sq ft (3.2 sq m)
- 28 sq ft (2.6 sq m) Vestibules
- Tent Shell Fabric: 40D Nylon
- Fly/Vestibule Fabric: 75D PU Polyester
- Floor Fabric: 70D PU Nylon
- 4 DAC 9.0mm Featherlite Aluminum Poles
- Floor: 103" x 54" (262 x 137 cm)
- Interior Height: 44" (112 cm)
- Floor Area: 34 sq ft (3.15 sq m)
- Packed Size: 20" long x 7" diameter (51 x 18 cm)
- Fully seam taped and waterproof
Cam Brensinger founded NEMO Equipment Inc. in 2002, with the intention of bringing the sort of the high-level design and engineering he had learned at RISD and MIT to the outdoor industry. From its headquarters in a historic mill in Nashua, NH, NEMO unveiled its first products - tents with AirSupported Technology, that used airbeams instead of poles. Since then, NEMO has done all sorts of innovative work, engineering shelters for outdoor enthusiasts, Navy SEALs, NASA, and more. What other tent company has been asked to develop inflatable architectures for Lunar and Martian exploration?
In addition to tents, NEMO now offers a full line of sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and ingenious accessories like the Helios portable pressurized shower. High-quality materials combined with designs unlike anything you've seen before - that's what you'll find with NEMO.
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