As an innovative and socially responsible company with a small, 20-member team, we require reliable and advanced manufacturers and factories with whom we can engage in long-term partnerships. This has positive effects on the quality of our products!

Our sleeping bag fabrics are manufactured in Taiwan and Korea. Taiwan implemented the 5-day work week in 2017 and is taking steps to becoming a nuclear-free state. Our weaving partner is Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1 certified, the highest certification necessary for manufacturers of baby clothing. For next-to-skin applications the highest certifications should be used.

SHELL FABRICS

LINER FABRICS

SHELL FABRICS USED

LINER FABRICS USED

WHAT MAKES A FABRIC DOWNPROOF

QUALITY CONTROL

OPTIMAL FABRIC CONSUMPTION

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

 

Shell fabric in general

Those who have experienced condensation in their tents appreciate impregnated sleeping bag shell fabrics, as no one wants humidity in their bag or down. We apply an environmentally sound, non-bioaccumulative treatment based on organic components free of PFC, PFOA and PFOS.

PROPERTIES

> free of PFC, PFOS, PFOA(thought to be carcinogenic)

> good hydrophobic properties

> not oil or dirt repellant

> need to be re-impregnated after extended use

GOOD TO KNOW

Residual PFC may be found on the fabrics. This cannot be avoided as long as the use of PFC are not prohibited in fabric production.

 

 

LINER MATERIAL in general

The liner fabric that has direct contact to skin is impregnation free. Due to the fact that these lightweight fabrics dry quickly and absorb very little moisture, we have decided to keep them treatment free. Should you wish to waterproof the fabrics yourself, you can apply water-based proofing products.

PROPERTIES

> pleasant feel of the fabrics

> no critical chemicals in next-to-skin fabrics

> stains can be removed with regular detergents

> more susceptible to staining

 

 

 

 

 

Shell fabrics

PERTEX QUANTUM PRO®

Lightweight Nylon fabric with the most vapor permeable PU coating.

> 1'000 mm water column, water resistant, 7'000 MVTR g/m²/24h (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate)

> 20 D Ripstop nylon face fabric, weight 45 g/m²

> abrasion resistant, durable construction

> allows air to circulate which increases loft and insulating properties of the down

> wind resistant

> C6 impregnation for 2018

> made in Taiwan or Japan

 

TEXPED PRO

The fabric is hydrophilic, absorbing humidity, and passes it on to the shell fabric.

> 1'000 mm water column after 5 wash cycles

> 22'000 g/m²/24h MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate)

> 20 D Ripstop nylon, weight 42 g/m²

> abrasion resistant, durable construction

> windproof

> C0 impregnation, Eco Dry Plus®

> made in South-Korea

> Oeko-Tex 100 certified

 

30 D PLAIN NYLON

The fabric is manufactured by one of the best weavers that has specialized in Nylon fabrics and fulfills our requirements to the fullest.

> downproof construction

> high tear-resistance and durability

> C0 impregnation, EcoElite®

> weight 44 g/m²

> made in Taiwan

> Oeko-Tex 100 class 1 certified

 

 

 

20 D RIPSTOP NYLON

The high thread count makes the fabric downproof and breathable by design. The fabric is manufactured by one of the best weavers that has specialized in Nylon fabrics and fulfills our requirements to the fullest.

> downproof construction

> high tear resistance and durability

> C0 impregnation, EcoElite®

> weight 35 g/m²

> made in Taiwan

> Oeko-Tex 100 class 1 certified

 

 

 

 

Liner fabrics

20 D PLAIN NYLON

Exped sleeping bag liner fabrics are fully DWR-free as they are used next-to-skin. The fine construction of the fabric has a soft feel and has high moisture absorption.

> downproof construction

> high tear resistance and durability

> DWR free

> weight 35 g/m²

> made in Taiwan

> Oeko-Text 100 class 1 certified

 

 

 

30 D PLAIN NYLON

The fabric is manufactured by one of the best weavers that has specialized in Nylon fabrics and fulfills our requirements to the fullest.

> downproof construction

> high tear-resistance and durability

> DWR free

> weight 44 g/m²

> made in Taiwan

> Oeko-Tex 100 class 1 certified

 

 

 

how does a fabric control down loss?

There are two options in manufacturing downproof fabrics: applying an acrylic or PU coating to one side or by design. The latter means weaving higher thread count fabrics which has lower production output and comes at a higher cost.

> Exped only uses fabrics that are downproof by design

> This increases comfort and breathability of the fabrics

> Downloss is reduced





GOOD TO KNOW

Down and feathers are natural and non-uniform so there is always the possibility of a down stem poking through the fabric. Do not pull it out but push it back into the sleeping bag. The hole in the fabric will seal itself.

 

Quality control

To ensure consistency, quality control begins during the weaving process, allowing Exped to have 100% confidence in its fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optimal fabric consumption

Optimal fabric consumption is a very important production factor for Exped. We strive to prevent waste wherever possible in order to reduce resource consumption. Fabric consumption in our sleeping bags reaches over 80% and up to 90% in certain models. We have products like our hammocks where we reach 99%; this in contrast to the clothing industry where it can be as low as 60%.

Environmentally friendly production | water consumption

In the production of fabric used in an Exped sleeping bag, approximately 20 liters of water are consumed. If we were to use cotton, consumption would be around 2750 liters of water. An important fact when it comes to choosing a sleeping bag. The water used for our fabric production is filtered and treated.