Category Archive: Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags

Jul 12 2013

Review: Exped’s Dreamwalker (take 2)

Yours truly, caught live at The Delta, Dreamwalking.

Imagine a sleeping bag that you can get up and walk around in. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true? Wake up and smell the coffee – it exists already. All you need to do to enjoy this level of comfort and functionality is endure a bit of ridicule. For independent thinkers only. Sheeple need not apply.

Feb 21 2013

1st Look: Exped’s Downmat Lite 5 – budget luxury

Exped bring the warmth and comfort of a down insulated mat to the realm of realistic budgets ($99). Downmat Lite5

  Some of you may have read my review of the Exped Downmat UL7 with some interest, then dismissed it because it is simply too expensive. While it may be more expensive than many competitive products, the old adage that “you get what you pay for” comes to mind. Quality is rarely cheap, but usually …

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Jul 16 2012

Review: Exped Downmat UltraLite

le Schnozzle Pumpbag

When it comes to getting a good nights rest you don’t want to cut too many corners. In the backcountry that means down insulation, top to bottom. Nothing is as light or lofts up as well and thus, is as warm as down. When camping on the snow it would seem obvious this means a …

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Aug 23 2010

Exped’s Dreamwalker

Kaj Bune demonstrates Dreamwalker's walk mode.

Last fall Exped’s US marketing manager Kaj Bune sent me an email with a YouTube link. I’m a big fan of Exped’s down sleeping mats, but not a big fan of YouTube links and recommendations in emails, especially when there is a known marketing message involved. So I decided to call and harass him for …

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