What happens to a couple when the go on expedition together? Love!

Once upon a time there was a dragon who had lived for hundreds of years in a small castle in the Glarus mountains. The locals lovingly called him Wisli dragon. Every winter he watches over the Raminer river and makes sure that the Tschingelböcke with their pointed horns don't come down into the valley...and if hasn't melted, you'll find him this winter directly behind the Wisli forest in his castle. Thomas Oschwald built it, captured it in photo and video and of course spent the night in it with his partner ...

[Photo: Menno Huber]

With the winter months upon us, staying warm on backcountry trips becomes a little more challenging; it requires careful attention to the gear list. 

Josh runs us through the differences between the famous MegaMat and the almost-as-famous MegaMat Lite. 

 

MegaMat Outfitter is one tough customer. In fact, it's Exped's toughest mat. An excellent choice for rafting, overlanding, fishing/hunting camps and basecamps of in general. And if you let your dog on your sleeping mat, this is the one most suitable for that purpose. 

 

Three products appear in this year's Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide. Click here for details: MegaMat Lite, Hyperquilt and Explore 75

 

Backpackers.com recently reviewed Exped's famous MegaMat. 

Exped is the originator of the two-person sleeping mat and we have one in every category - car camping to ultralight backpacking. 

 

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