From logging and poaching to adventure and biocultural diversity tourism, West Sumatra

Exped is a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association eoca, which supports valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European Outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild places. 

"We've been testing the DeepSleep System all summer long and unanimously agree it offers a great night's rest, at home or in the woods. For comfort, it's hard to beat." 

Graham Zimmerman leading the technical crux of the SW ridge of K6 W (photo credit Scott Bennett)

Graham Zimmerman: first ascents in the pakistani karakoram

Bien que le Hammock Suspension Kit supporte parfaitement les 200 kg de limite de charge prescrits, la marge de sécurité affichée par les exemplaires provenant des lots susmentionnés n’est pas suffisante. Par conséquent, nous te prions de bien vouloir ramener au magasin ou renvoyer les exemplaires de ce produit que tu aurais en ta possession! Ce rappel de produit est valable pour les lots numéro LOT5110 et LOT5130. Les Hammock Suspension Kits concernés sont faciles à identifier visuellement: leur sangle textile est noire alors que le cordelet fendu est gris. Les autres exécutions, dont la sangle et le cordelet fendu sont noirs, ainsi que celles qui ont une sangle grise avec un cordelet fendu également gris ne sont pas concernées! Voir photo.

Des tests récents ont indiqué que, bien qu’elles soient multiples, les coutures des Hammock Suspension Kit des lots 5110 et 5130 ne sont malgré tout pas assez sûres. En effet, si le Hammock Suspension Kit supporte parfaitement les 200 kg prescrits, la marge de sécurité affichée par les exemplaires issus des lots susmentionnés n’est toutefois pas assez élevée. En l’occurrence, les six points d’arrêt dont ils sont munis auraient dû être cousus de façon plus solide. Le Hammock Suspension Kit est vendu individuellement ou est compris dans les confections Travel Hammock Plus issues des lots indiqués ci-dessus.


Guido from "Outdoorshop-Magazin" has taken a close look at our new Thunder backpack, tested it thoroughly and published his review. His conclusion: "Exped has built a great, extremely lightweight pack with the Thunder 50. Despite reduction to the minimum, especially on the suspension system, it manages to carry serious loads comfortably."

Friedrichshafen - The Outdoor 2015 offered an extensive market overview and attracted all important decision makers to underscore its importance as the premier global outdoor trade show. 21,464 trade visitors from 85 countries congregated in Friedrichshafen Germany for the 22. Outdoor Show that ended on Saturday after 4 extremely hot summer days. 

A 1000 km race from Salzburg to Monaco across the Alps, exclusively on foot or by flight using a paraglider has successfully come to an end. Although he had to fight with sickness and had to take a break, Swiss athlete Peter von Bergen (Team SUI4) hung in there and successfully crossed the finishing line in 13th place. Excellent, we congratulate him to this feat! We hope our Lightning pack served you well.

The winners:

1. C. Maurer, Team SUI1 (Winner of 4 consecutive races)

2. S. Huber, Team GER3

3. P. Guschlbauer, Team AUT1

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Marco Fuchs in the mystical Töss valley (Switzerland). While out there he produced this atmospheric video.

Photo: David Birri

The start of the 7. X-Alps takes place on July 5th in Salzburg. The route leads over the length of the Alps via the Zugspitze, Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc to Monaco. The 33 best athletes from 18 nations will cover the 1038 km distance to the Mediterranean Sea in the air or by foot with their pack paragliding gear. One of which is Team SUI4 with Peter von Bergen.

The new Mira II HL (and its companion tents the Mira I HL and Mira III HL) is designed specifically to be our lightest 2-person tent.