The top of the class expedition sleeping bag with excellent thermal performance
- Expedition hood and extra wide, proportional differential cut
- recycled Pertex Quantum shell fabric
- extra-long footbox for gear storage and double zipper flap
The thick draft tube backing the zipper provides excellent heat retention. The anti-snag stiffener ensures smooth operation of the zipper.
The expedition side baffels offer extra warmth and warmth distribution through the sleeping bag.
The double ended zipper has reinforced sewing to increase strength in sensitive areas.
The puffy draft collar prevents heat loss for cozy next to body warmth.
Designed to cradle the feet in uncompressed insulation, this unique footbox eliminates cold spots. Internal baffles form a multi-faceted array of down chambers for extremely efficient heat conservation in this critical area.
The Expedition hood is designed to preserve every joule of warmth.
The different shaped cord ends on the hood closure cord allow the user to easily feel and adjust the hood closure.
The Ultra XP is only certified to Limit -28°C due to a limitation in the certification, however the sleeping bag is designed and tested to be used in -40°C.
The expedition inner pocket has extra space to keep electronics warm overnight.
The sewn in loops allows the sleeping bag to be attached to the mattress, or hung up to air out.
The large zipper garage keeps the zipper head away from the face.
The Ultra XP is the warmest sleeping bag in the entire Ultra series. It was developed specifically for expedition use and is reliably warm even in extremely cold temperatures. Countless down chambers ensure even heat distribution and excellent thermal performance.
To meet the demands in such extreme temperatures, the Ultra XP is cut extra wide. The 3D foot box with 11 individually filled down chambers ensures toasty feet. A thick, adjustable draft collar retains warmth within the sleeping bag. Additionally, a double zipper flap keeps the cold out. The expedition hood provides efficient insulation around the head and the large interior pocket keeps you organized.
The shell fabric is recycled, PFC-free and protects against moisture. Only RDS certified down is used as filling. Despite all these clever features, the Ultra XP is lightweight considering its thermal performance, making it the perfect companion for expedition mountaineers, extreme winter bivouacers or a journey to polar regions.
It's an open secret that the EN thermal test only works reliably down to about -15°C - -20°C.
That is why we only state a temperature recommendation for our beefy expedition sleeping bag that has been tested in real world conditions. Factors such as your physical constitution, the sleeping mat and tent used as well as the prevailing weather conditions play a major role in the bags performance, and these cannot be reflected in test results. -40° C can be regarded as the extreme temperature rating for the bag.
MW: 47.6 oz
LW: 49.4 oz
MW: 80.7 in
LW: 86.6 in
MW: 15.7 x 11.8 x 9.8 in
LW: 15.7 x 11.8 x 11.8 in
MW: 65.3 oz
LW: 68.8 oz
MW: 64.6 in
LW: 65.7 in
Mesh storage bag
Up to body size
MW: 71 in
LW: 77 in
MW: 43.3 in
LW: 43.3 in
Oeko-Tex® 100 certified
Oeko-Tex® 100 certified
Product with Climate Contribution
EXPED calculates all climate emissions from the production and transportation of this product and finances certified climate protection projects through myclimate to an equal extent.
Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
RDS is the strictest standard for animal welfare in the production of down. EXPED uses 100% certified down in all down products.
More and more EXPED products are made from recycled materials. Materials gained from previously made materials -such as PET-bottles or waste from the production of textiles.
Oeko-tex certified material
Oeko-Tex® is a testing and Certification system for raw materials and finished products. EXPED does not feature fully tested products. The listed products aren't certified under this standard. Only accordingly specified materials are certified.
Bluesign certified material
Bluesign®, the world's strictest textile standard for environmental protection and consumer protection in textile production. The listed products aren't certified under this standard. Only accordingly specified materials are certified.
Abbreviation for Per- or poly fluorinated chemicals, also known as fluorcarbons. Non degradable and accumulating toxic chemicals used for waterproofing.
What are EN values for sleeping bags?
The EN (European Standard) rating is a rigorous test designed to set measurable goals and standardize the marketing of sleeping bags. It is designed to help consumers make an informed decision by using independently derived temperature ratings.
Each EN sleeping bag test results in four temperature ratings - upper limit, comfort, lower limit and extreme, with the following definitions:
Upper limit - the temperature at which a normal man* can sleep without excessive perspiration. It is made with the hood and zippers open and with the arms outside the pocket.
Comfort - the temperature at which a normal woman* can expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position.
Lower limit - the temperature at which a normal man can sleep in a curled position for eight hours without waking up.
Extreme - the minimum temperature at which a normal woman can stay for six hours without risk of death from hypothermia (although frostbite is still possible).
For the purpose of these measurements, it is assumed that a "normal man" is 25 years old, 1.73 m tall, and 73 kg; a "normal woman" is 25 years old, 1.60 m tall, and 60 kg.
The three most common ratings are comfort, (lower) limit, and extreme. For men's bags, most companies advertise the Limit rating, and for women's bags, the Comfort rating, although it can vary."
How should I store my sleeping bag?
It is best to store the sleeping bag in the mesh storage bag provided. This will ensure that the insulation retains its maximum bulk and thermal performance. When traveling, it is okay to compress the sleeping bag and carry it in the included stuff sack.
When you return from a trip, it is very important to let your sleeping bag dry completely. Then store it in the mesh storage bag in a dry and temperature controlled place.
How do I wash my sleeping bag?
If you wash your sleeping bag too often, the insulation can suffer (down or synthetic). The insulating power may decrease. We recommend cleaning the sleeping bag with a damp sponge. If the sleeping bag needs a more thorough cleaning, use only a front-loading machine (no agitator!) and a special detergent from Nikwax or McNett.
Before you put the bag in the washing machine, close the zipper. Use a cold water and gentle wash cycle, and after the wash cycle is complete, run a second rinse cycle without detergent. This will ensure that all detergent residue is removed. Two spin cycles will help get a lot of moisture out of the sleeping bag.
It is best to hang the sleeping bag afterwards and air dry it. Keep massaging the sleeping bag the down tufts apart. Depending on the humidity, it may take several days to dry completely. If you need to dry it faster, use a tumble dryer on low heat (often there are special down drying programs). To loosen up the down in the dryer, you can put some tennis balls in the dryer with it.