COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, not only in Switzerland. This is why we at EXPED have also taken measures to protect our employees and customers. Although it is difficult to classify this situation, which is new to us all, it is important to us that we do our part to ensure the health of our families, the community and ourselves. Most of our employees now work from home. Yet we can still be reached by e-mail, phone and our social media channels.

2001: A Sleeping Mat Odyssey: Through the end of the last century, outdoor enthusiasts relied on one of two types of sleeping mats: 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. 

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

Not long ago, the EXPED USA crew had the rare pleasure of getting out in the wild with several of our Taiwanese friends, Cindy and Penny.

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Graham Zimmerman was interviewed recently by The Created Life podcast and his comments reveal his typical humility, philosophical approach to life and his deep well of postitive energy. 

 

When fall arrives and the colors begin to change in the high country, it’s time for the EXPED USA team to visit Ladybug Peak.

If you are reading this, chances are good that we are fond of one of your Instagram posts.

 
Exped ambassador Susan Conrad is a sea kayaker and the award-winning author of the book Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage. 
 

Car camping, hiking and overlanding in the desert, once again escaping the rain of western Washington. 

 

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