2001: A Sleeping Mat Odyssey: Through the end of the last century, outdoor enthusiasts relied on one of two types of sleeping pads: thin closed-cell foam mats or slightly thicker self-inflating mats. Both provided some level of comfort and insulation from the cold hard ground, but neither did so with great effect. In 2001, EXPED introduced a revolutionary product - the DownMat – which created an entirely new category of sleeping mats – much warmer, lighter and more compact than previous mats. This new category necessitated a means of measuring and comparing the efficiency of the insulation, so we pioneered the use of R-value testing to determine the “warmth” of a sleeping mat. Almost 20 years later the outdoor gear companies have agreed upon an international standard method for testing the R-value of sleeping mats, based heavily on EXPED’s previous work with EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. 

Trek&Mountain magazin (UK - Mai/June 2019) tested 10 lightweight packs between 45 and 60L that are ideal for multi-day treks and hikes. Exped's Lightning 60 was awarded with the Editor's Choice Award: "A simple-in-design, Lightweight and roomy pack that also proviceds good carry comfort due to ists backsystem and hipbelt."

As summer wanes and cooler temperatures move in, it's best to make sure you know where you put your Camp Slippers!

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

The Women's Comfort sleeping bag is designed specificallly for women and built to be a little wider than typical mummy bags. More comfort without sacrificing warmth. This video shows how we do it. 

RECALL OF THE EXPED TORRENT 30/45 - LOT-9110

Have you purchased a Torrent 30 or 45 in the past weeks? The following may apply to you:

GearJunkie.com names MegaMat Duo "Best Double Sleeping Pad" and DownMat XP 9 "Warmest Backpacking Sleeping Pad"

 

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