W h a t m a k e s E x p e d t e n t s s o u n i q u e ?
a > Fast setup and ease of use:
- slide poles into sleeves
- secure poles into pockets
- tension. And that’s it!
Attention paid to every detail...
Continuous sleeves allow poles to easily
pass through intersections.
Canopies are factory mounted and only
a few stakes and guylines are needed
to pitch any Exped tent.
Color coded poles and sleeves eliminate
Reflective, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls
are easy to locate.
Round shaped doors are easily operated
with just one hand.
There are two types of pole sleeves on
the fly sheet: Exterior sleeves for easy
setups or interior sleeves (Orion) for re-
duced resistance to rain, wind or snow.
Models with the Exped developed “flat
pole sleeves“ combine the advantages
of both interior and exterior sleeves.
b > New adjustable floor loops made
of Dyneema cord for easy placing of the
stakes. Now you have a radius of up to
8“ / 20 cm at your disposal in which to
find the ideal spot for the stake.
c > Open loops, inverted for easy guyline
d > Strong and weatherproof: bombproof
shelters are created by combining
wind shedding designs with strategically
placed, dual guy points on each
sleeve. Lines attach directly to pole
structures for superior stability in any
weather. Guylines, also developed by
Exped, are ultralight and static with a
tear force of 400 lbs/180 kg. This prevents
the cord from stretching and
tearing in high winds, which otherwise
leads to flapping of the fly and structure
and ultimately to fracture of the poles.
e > Enhanced aerodynamics with Flat
or Interior Pole Sleeve designs.
f > Excellent ventilation: even in rainy
conditions, condensation is kept to a
minimum by large opposed vents. This
design promotes a chimney effect to
maintain air circulation.
> No-See-Um panels on the
canopy‘s doors adjust from inside the
tent to control ventilation. Careful attention
to design ensures there is no contact
between fly and canopy.
> Our single wall tents are made
of waterproof and breathable VentAir
g > Loads of space: unique Exped designs
maximize usable interior space
with steep side walls and large, protected
vestibules. Vestibules provide ample
space for storage and cooking (If cooking
inside the vestibule, always prime
and light stoves at a safe distance from
the tent). Models with dual vestibules
and entrances offer easy access and
eliminate “trauma by kick“ to a sleeping
tent mate. At least one inner door is
large enough for two people to sit next
to one another.
> Totally waterproof shelters with
factory taped seams, polyester core/
cotton wrap thread, and taped or seamless
> Canopies can be unhooked to
increase vestibule space. Loops and
pockets keep the tent tidy.
> Integrity: Keep it simple and
reduce weight - care is taken to use
simple, proven designs and hardware.
Examples include toggle and loop
connectors and adjustable pole tension
pockets. Of course, field repairability
goes without saying!
> Natural, pleasing colors: warm
yellow interiors are pleasant and relaxing,
even when stormy weather
keeps you inside the tent.
Earthy, green color rainflies blend with
nature; or bright terracotta color rainflies
are easily spotted in bad weather
or from a distance.
> Multi-functional and simple use:
Inner canopies can stay attached to
rainfly at all times;
Rainfly can be used alone for storage or
for basic shelter;
Inner canopy can be used alone in clear
weather, with or without a tarp cover
(pole pockets at the corners enable this
Unhook part of the canopy to increase
the space beneath the fly;
Numerous zipper sliders allow the door
to be opened in many different positions.
> Freestanding and spacious:
Most models are either freestanding or
require just a few stakes to ensure that
the tent is not carried off by wind. Such
designs enable Exped tents to be easily
moved to a new location or to be
cleaned by shaking overhead. Developed
by Exped, the “ridge tunnel tent“
is a new type of structure that combines
a Tunnel design‘s maximum usable
space with the Dome‘s freestanding
> Easy maintenance:
Tent poles‘ end caps remove easily
to adjust the shock cord in changing
weather conditions or to replace a broken
Pole tension pockets are made with
strong, but simple materials (webbing
and a small pole section). In the event
of a failure, such materials can be repaired
any place and do not depend
upon plastic parts that can break at the
All Exped tents include spare parts:
zipper sliders, adhesive patch fabric,
and emergency pole repair segments.
> Easy packing:
Specific length pole sections allow the
packed tent to fit square into most large
packs and uniform length pole sections
mean that just one section can address
most any situation; Side entry packsacks
surround the rolled tent without
effort or strain.
> Accessory bag: Poles,
stakes and spares pack
into separate compartments
of the accessory
bag so poles stay clean.
In the non-Extreme series tents the
rainfly fabric is strong, lightweight ripstop
polyester: UV-resistant and meets
CPAI-84 flame retardant guidelines. Extra
strong PU coatings on the fabric‘s
underside offer long wearing waterproofness.
In the Extreme series the fly fabric is a
strong, super lightweight, double
silicone coated ripstop nylon with improved
UV- and tear-resistance. However,
silicone coated fabrics do not meet
CPAI-84 fire retardant guidelines. (See
tent models for specifics).
All Floors are made of durable taffeta
nylon with heavy PU coatings; have a
waterproof rating of 14+ PSI (10,000+
mm water column) and are either factory
seam taped or seamless to maximize
Mosquito netting is of ultra fine, very
UV-resistant No-See-Um polyester.
E x p e d s t a n d s f o r q u a l i t y.
Poles of state-of-the-art extruded,
seamless aircraft aluminum by DAC-
very rigid but soft enough to yield in
strong wind. DAC poles snap back to
position without breakage or damage to
the fly. And DAC poles are less likely to
burr if they do snap together.
Reliable YKK zippers in the fly and
canopy are sewn smooth side out to
reduce exposure to dirt, which could
cause premature wear.
Aircraft aluminum stakes are provided
in two grades: V-profile stakes for
hard ground; ultra lightweight, U-profile
stakes for soft earth.
Ample guylines include adjustable tensioners,
especially developed by Exped,
that secure around most fixed objects
without complicated knots. Key lines
are factory pre mounted and provided
with Exped‘s own Cord Stuffsacks (also
Guylines, also developed by Exped,
are ultralight and static, with a tear
force of 300 lbs/140 kg. This prevents
the cord from stretching and
tearing in high winds which otherwise
leads to flapping of the fly and structure
and ultimately to fracture of the
poles. The guylines have a Dyneema
core and polyester mantle. Dyneema is
15x stronger than steel and 40% stronger
than Kevlar of the same weight. A
reflective thread has been spun into the
mantle for visibility in the dark. Sheaths
and cores can be separated to increase
usable length. Zipper pulls glow, and
are color coded and reflective for easy
Lap-felled seams (4 inter-wrapped
fabric layers) are single or double factory
taped. Stress points are reinforced
with extra-duty patches and are
sewn with crossover stitching to better
distribute forces over larger areas
Thread used throughout is ‘polyester
core, cotton wrap’ that expands
when wet to fill needle holes in edges,
ground reinforcements and silicone
> Warranty and service: Exped tents
carry a 5 year, limited warranty on defects
in workmanship and materials. At
its discretion, Exped will repair or replace
any part that fails due to manufacturing
defect. Failures due to normal
wear, negligence, accidents and
acts of nature can usually be repaired
for a nominal charge. Please see your
outdoor retailer for details or contact
> And why not cheaper? The main
costs lie in the materials used. Sure
we could reduce the costs by half using
cheaper components with the result
that the product would be half as good
or even irresponsible: Good looks
under the shops lights and frustration
out in the field.