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MegaMat 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As good as a bed at home. Fantastic insulator in cold weather. We also use it as a guest bed at home, which helps offset the cost. We use the joiners it comes with and a queen sheet and have never had a complaint and our guests are fussy! Half a star off because it is HUGE when you are tight for space on a trip. SIDE NOTE: My kids were using it as a slide and managed to create a significant tear. Fixed at no charge by EXPED which he was great (I paid to ship it to them). Full review

Vela I Extreme

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I brought this tent on my one-year backpacking trip from Ushaia to Deadhorse, and have to say — it is the best HOME you can carry! The LARGE space inside convinced me on the buy (much more space in front of the inner tent than in other brands). A very complete product I can warmly recommend to any long-term traveler! The tent is a very simple build, nothing can break and it is possible to pitch in under two minutes, with a dry inner tent even in the rain. Tough Patagonian winds and wet Alaskan… Full review

Venus II

rated 5 of 5 stars Cold/cool weather sanctuary. My wife and I love this tent. When we are not carrying heavy climbing gear we like to use this tent in spring and autumn. With climbing gear this tent is simply too heavy and bulky to carry. Tent inner and outer, together, weigh about 5 Lbs. Because of its exo-skeleton design it is not easy to split the tent into two (roughly) equal halves for two people to carry. So, invariably, one person has the poles and stakes to carry, and the other person has the tent inner and… Full review

Carina II

rated 4 of 5 stars Great backpacking tent. We have a bunch of Exped tents. We have a Venus 2 and a Gemini 2. We love the Venus 2, but it is kinda heavy...  the tent fabric alone (i.e., the tent without the poles or stakes) weighs 5 lbs. Plus, due to its exoskeleton design it is inconvenient to split the tent into to equal halves for carrying. So, one person gets stuck carrying the tent fly AND inner, and that weighs 5 lbs! When we saw the Carina II tent become available we thought: Awesome, same basic pole structure… Full review

MegaMat 10

rated 5 of 5 stars Best basecamp pad available! For the person who wants comfort while car camping or a way to rejuvenate with a good night's sleep at a basecamp, MegaMat 10 is the best mat made! This mat is a wonder in snow as well. Rated for -54°F you can sleep well in all four seasons. It is like a high quality home mattress in an inflatable camping model. The firmness is adjustable, width is substantial, and length more than adequate. It has an R-value of 9+ so there really is no excuse for it not being comfortable! Full review

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Exped was founded in 1983 as a distributor of outdoor brands in Europe. Since 1997, the Exped team has designed and built specialized gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and Seattle, USA.

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