Photo: Mike McGowan
Here's a testimonial from Mike McGowan, CEO of Condit Exhibits.
(note: his company has taken care of Exped USA's trade show exhibit needs for the past 6 years and we have no intention of looking elsewhere in the future. They're simply outstanding partners!)
Most often, one prefers their lodging on a camp trip to include a small, lightweight structure made up of some combination of the following elements: nylon, polyester, mesh, and aluminum.
Me, I prefer a rather perforated roof, one through which all the stars are visible. In other words, I prefer a night in the buff, sans tent that is. Last autumn during a weeklong whitewater raft trip down Oregon’s Rogue River bad karma, for reasons unmentionable, struck hard. Rain poured by day and only let up to a hard drizzle by night. Without the luxury of an aforementioned tent system, I was forced to take my REM beneath the soggy skies.
But to my comforted surprise, it turned out my karma had reversed. Thanks to my Exped WaterBloc 1200 sleeping bag I became the object of envy. I awoke with rested mind and body, looked over at my comrades to find them shivering almost too vigorously to wring out their water soaked sleeping bags as if they were wet dish rags.
My Exped bag is a like a personal body tent that wicks away the most vicious of raindrops, so much so that I briefly considered trading out my wetsuit each day to take the WaterBloc for a spin in the class IV waters.
[Since Mike got his bag, the Waterbloc 1200 became the Waterbloc 1400 - more fill and even warmer. Same great waterproof/breathable shell]