Nomad Is an Island

Though the original came out this spring, hot on its heels comes a sleeker, svelter version for the summer.

The same design principles are at play, but Smith sees the Nomad 2.0 as the original’s even more portable younger sibling. “Instead of the bamboo frame, we’re using materials like aluminum and industrial plastics.” Fear not, Earth Firsters, ecoconsciousness hasn’t fallen by the wayside. “These two can both be green materials, and we’re making sure that what we use is in line with our values.”

The benefits of the 2.0 are manifold. Smith continues, “The 2.0 is going to be lighter and more flexible, and, most notably, about half the price of the original (around $3,000 versus $8,300). You can really treat this one like a big tent.” She sees the Nomad 2.0 as an appealing alternative for weekend getaways or adventure sports. “We’re pitching this one to rock climbers and surfers. It’s definitely for the recreational market.” Though it’s unclear whether you’ll be able to sleep with your longboard, we’re certain you’ll have the space to bunk down with your favorite carabiner

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