In 2009 a team of British cavers explored a gigantic cave in the jungles of Vietnam: Hang Son Doong.

DownMat UL 7 is the ultralight version of the DownMat 7 being 20% lighter and yet equally warm. It comes without an integrated pump, but with a smart pump bag, the Schnozzel Pumpbag. 

Rüdiger Flothmann had thoroughly tested the DownMat UL 7 M on his blog:

SynMat WinterLite

Trailspace.com recently reviewed the new SynMat WinterLite, coming in March to specialty retailers. 

 

GLISSADE ABS ZIP-ON

The Glissade ABS Zip-On is a backpack unit designed specifically for the ABS-VARIO-LINE base unit (avalanche emergency airbag system).

"Wind-prone construction? Will the spacious Exped Orion 3 Extreme also convince in stormy regions?". Outdoor Magazin tester Boris Gnielka was wondering about this question and made the real-time test. Below his findings published in the Dec 2014 issue (in German):

"Exped's Glissade backpack is characterized by its straightforward, functional design as well as very good carrying comfort." Tanja Walser tested this winter touring pack and posted her impressions on "ich-liebe-berge.ch":

 

Ingenious simplicity: there is no better way to inflate an Exped mat! With the help of the Schnozzel Pumpbag any Exped mat is inflated with 2 to max. 3 compression.

And it also doubles as a waterproof compression stuff sack.

Each year, in the fall, Exped distributors from around the world meet in Zurich for our innovations meeting. 

A great weekend  with this video by Gilles Sierro. Various Exped packs went along for the ride, including the new lightweight trekking pack "Thunder" that will be available in a store near you in March 2015 and is being tested now in late summer for its carrying comfort and skiing capabilities in the Valais. Gilles quote to the Thunder: "Le sac est très confortable!!"

"The mini pack Core 25 by Exped does not have much to offer - this is exactly what makes it so desirable." Outdoor Magazin 11/2014

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