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EXPED founders Heidi and Andi had a common dream of learning to live off the land in the wilderness. This dream came true when they set out together into the northern Canadian wilderness with only 40% of the gear they needed.

With their experience getting the max outdoor experience with minimal means they began to innovate camping gear suited to both the backcountry backpacker and the frontcountry cabin dweller.

Gear that gets you close with nature

EXPED sleeping bags are roomy while still keeping you warm and cozy. Equipped with an adjustable hood and small internal pockets for a headlamp or power bank, these plush sleeping bags set you up for sleeping success.

For a cushy layer between your sleeping bag and the cold, hard ground, EXPED sleeping mats are lightweight for backpacking yet warm enough for winter camping.

If you prefer to share a sleeping pad but your camping partner is a restless sleeper, EXPED double sleeping mats have separate halves so tossing and turning won’t disrupt the other side of the mat. These mats are also great if you like to spread out on solo trips.

EXPED’s got you covered with synthetic sleeping mats, down sleeping mats and extra thick mats for any sleep set-up.

A good night’s sleep in any conditions

Camping in a snow cave or pushing the limits of shoulder-season backpacking? Exped down sleeping bags and insulated sleeping pads are up to the task. Innovative design features add warmth while shaving weight, so you can sleep well in even the harshest environments.

Exped prioritizes materials with a smaller environmental footprint, like OEKO-TEX 100® certified fabric, recycled polyester, and 100% Responsible Down Standard down. Plus, as of 2022, all Exped sleeping bags and pads are certified climate-neutral by MyClimate.

Sleeping pads and R-value

Each sleeping pad at MEC has an R-value, which shows its resistance to heat loss. A higher R-value means the pad helps keep you warmer; some Exped sleeping pads include down insulation to boost their R-values. Get more tips on how to choose a sleeping pad.

It’s a good idea to choose a sleeping bag with a temperature rating a few degrees colder than the lowest temps you plan to camp in. If you start to overheat, you can always unzip the bag a bit.

Down sleeping bags are lightweight and compressible, but won't keep you warm if they get wet. For rainy or humid conditions, a synthetic sleeping bag may be a better choice, though it might be slightly heavier and bulkier. To help your sleeping bag last, learn how to store and wash it properly.

Durable, reliable and repairable

EXPED creates products that are durable, reliable and repairable with a careful selection of materials. They encourage repairing damaged products instead of tossing them out.

To reduce their manufacturing footprint, EXPED uses bluesign® approved materials and no single use plastics.