Once upon a time there was a dragon who had lived for hundreds of years in a small castle in the Glarus mountains. The locals lovingly called him Wisli dragon. Every winter he watches over the Raminer river and makes sure that the Tschingelböcke with their pointed horns don't come down into the valley...and if hasn't melted, you'll find him this winter directly behind the Wisli forest in his castle. Thomas Oschwald built it, captured it in photo and video and of course spent the night in it with his partner ...

[Photo: Menno Huber]

With the winter months upon us, staying warm on backcountry trips becomes a little more challenging; it requires careful attention to the gear list. 

The new Winterlite sleeping bag has a hydrophobic and windproof shell, which keeps the down dry and heat inside. 

Not too snug, not too big - just right for nearly any adventure. 

05/09/2018

Exped's new down-insulated sleeping bags: new fit, new colors, great details ...

Three products appear in this year's Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide. Click here for details: MegaMat Lite, Hyperquilt and Explore 75

 

Can't beat this for comfort out in the wild or as a guest bed at home: The complete sleep-system includes a thick mat, a cuddly quilt, a smooth fitted sheet and packs down nice and small in the mat inflation pumpbag.