New Brand at ACK: Exped

We’re always adding new products and we are even more excited when we can bring a new brand into the fold. The outdoor industry is constantly evolving with new technologies for lighter, more resilient fabrics and ways to design a product that will better fit the needs of the outdoor enthusiast. A brand we are very excited about is ExpedThey’ve been around since the 20th century (1997 to be exact) and they manufacture high-quality camping gear for everyone from the enthusiast to the expert. Exped prides themselves in thorough testing, superb craftsmanship and durable quality.

Recently, I was able to unpack and “play with” some of their sleeping pads, which all pack down nicely into sacks and come with a variety of pumping methods, whether that be a little mini-pump that packs neatly into the sack and works well with the pad, or self-inflating methods that are easy to use and super fast to setup. When you’re out camping and want to get some rest, you want it sooner rather than later, right?

They also make some unique products like their Chaps, which can help protect your legs from wind, dirt, rain and can even help you keep a pair of pants clean should you need to save space in your pack and not take as much clothing along with you. They’d work perfectly with Exped’s Bivy Poncho, which fits over a pack while wearing it as a poncho and can be used for many different purposes like a bivy, a poncho, a rain collector or even a sail should you choose to use it as such!

One of their products that has received a considerable amount of attention is the Dreamwalker Sleeping Bag. Admittedly, the first time I saw the photo in the office, I audibly laughed. C’mon! Its a funny looking photo! Once I got beyond that, however, I realized this is actually a pretty unique product and way better than the walking sleeping bag you might’ve seen in Skymall… Now Icould go on expounding its merits, but Exped made a video for it so I will let that speak for itself.

Gear up for your camping with some new Exped products. We stand behind ‘em and can’t wait to hear what you think about ‘em.

-Trent @ ACK


Outfit Your Expedition with Exped Equipment

Heads up, Outdoor EXPEDition-ers, you can now find a new line of products at ACK to Outfit Your Adventure from Exped, an innovative company that’s been designing products for the casual hiker to the technical climber since 1997. Swiss based, Exped has slowly been making a name for themselves in the States and we aren’t surprised if you haven’t heard of them.

Exped prides themselves in their long list of industry firsts, awards and patents and have a history in ingenious simplicity in all of their products. Need some examples? The Exped Orion Tent is one of their first creations. The Orion combines the styles of a tunnel tent with that of a dome tent into what they call a ridge tunnel tent. If you’re not familiar with the different styles of tents, what this really means is that the Orion combines usable space and freestanding capability unlike most tents. If you’re looking for a new lightweight tent with plenty of storage space for gear that can also handle some tough weather – check this one out.

And anyone can see the innovation of Exped’s DreamWalker Sleeping Bag. Ok, sure, it kind of looks like an oversized snuggie and you’re probably asking yourself why anyone would think to bring this on a real camping trip. First impressions aside, this thing is packed with function that we bet anyone can find useful out in the field. Just watch this video:

Of course, these aren’t the only two products from Exped that we have picked up, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our full line of tents, sleeping bags, hammocks, sleeping pads, footprints, camping pillows and more here. I hope that you’re as excited as we are to find these unique products at and be sure to comment below with any Exped experiences you’ve had in the past or questions about the new gear!

Joseph @ACK