Our history

Starting in the early 80's as a distributor of other outdoor brands, we began to build our own gear in 1997. Since then we have created many highly innovative products and won many awards for our designs.

2016
  • Black Ice, waterproof alpine pack
  • LiteSyn, synthetic fill sleeping bag range
  • Ursa, huge footprint, low weight tent
  • SynMat Hyperlite Duo
2015
  • Deep Sleep System, the complete luxury bed
  • Hyperlite-Mats and Hyperlite-Tents
  • Thunder - lightweight trekking packs
2014
  • Double width mats

  • Dreamwalker WB - the waterpoof wearable sleeping bag

2013
  • Lightning - one of 3 new backpack lines - light and tough with Dyneema fabrics

  • Travel Hammocks - light and simple Hammocks

  • Versa - comfortable and affordable sleepingbags

2012
  • Two new 3-Season tent lines: The Mira and Gemini models feature large mosquito mesh panels and new structural designs that create generous amounts of living space.

  • DownMats are now available in UL versions

  • DreamWalker DUO - the double bed for outdoor adventures

  • Ergo Hammock Combi - at long last a hammock that allows near horizontal sleeping

2011
  • Ultralight (UL) selection of products throughout our range for the gram counters.

  • New Tarps and Mosquito nets that complement each other perfectly.

  • The MegaMat pioneers a new generation of self inflating comfort mats.

  • The „Backcountry“ backpack range developed for the most demanding users.

2010
  • Our complete range of mats now features the FlatValve Technology for quick inflation and deflation, ease of use and superb durability
  • Sleeping Bags: Simple classification and fresh natural colours
  • New Daypacks: clean designs merged with weatherproof construction
2009
  • Trekking poles: Secure and compact thanks to a revolutionary locking system. New high-tech materials for lightweight performance. Ecological production process
  • High frequency welded packs and duffles reduced to the max
2008
  • Launch of our Backpack line: refined to the basics in design combined with a weatherproof construction
  • Sirius II: Prop up poles for added foot space in Tunnel tent design
  • SynMat Pump: Integrated pump for quick and comfortable inflation
2007
  • Pegasus: The first geodesic tent that can easily and quickly be setup by one person alone
  • Fold Drybag CS: Packsacks with Exped’s proprietary window fabric for more insight
  • Cargo Drybag: The padded storage system for instant overview of contents
2006
  • SynMat: What DownMat does for expeditions, SynMat does for less extreme adventures: it is as comfortable, light and compact, not as warm but well priced
  • The new tent Vega bridges Superlightweight and Comfort by use of a new hybrid A-Frame-structure
  • Brand new are the static Dyneema guylines and the adjustable tent ground loops
2005
  • introduce “Polaris“ - a single wall, expedition grade tent with a new ‘short-ridge-tunnel‘ tent structure (freestanding tent and vestibule design with optimized space but minimized weight)
  • effortless mat inflation with new foot pump
  • pumptubes and shrink bag
2004
  • create and introduce zipperless rainfly tents (Vela I / II)
  • leakproof, tunnel seam for silicone fabrics (Bivy-Poncho Extreme)
  • Shrink Bags
  • solar rechargable, pocket LED (Skylight)
2003
  • Cord Stuffsack
  • Snow and Sand Anchor
  • color coded, reflective zipper pulls
  • Waterproof Compression BagsTension lock
  • VBL Socks
  • now shovel carry-bag
  • Avalanche Probe
2002
  • DownMat: highly acclaimed down-filled air mattress (3x the Warmth and Comfort of any mat of similar weight)
  • ComfortfoamMat that blends air comfort with foam insulation
  • “tent-tension foot“; revolutionary tent design with “flat pole sleeves“
  • “packcover poncho“
  • tarps with “elastic hemming“ and “guy line pockets“
  • compact, ‘Backcountry‘ 4-section trekking pole
2001
  • new multi-use tarp “Tipi-Tarp“ (complements “Tarp Tent“)
  • tropical weather tent “Southern Cross“
  • supported vent windows with repair poles
  • the perfect Snowsaw
2000
  • world‘s first, truly waterproof sleeping bags, the “WB down bags“ : welded, not sewn; “condensation-proof accents“
  • expedition style construction in family tent designs (Big Bear)
1999
  • new tent construction “short ridgeline, tunnel tent“ (Venus)
  • perfecting the very versatile „Bivy-Poncho“
1998
  • “wearable sleeping bag“
  • “shingle-block-construction“ in synthetic bags
1997
  • Introduction of new construction with “ridge tunnel tent“ (Orion) and “ridge double cross tent“ (Vega)
  • Mosquitonet-protection-storagebags for sleepingbags