FEATURES - Exped.com exped


FEATURES - Exped.com exped


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a > Fast setup and ease of use:

- slide poles into sleeves

- secure poles into pockets

- tension. And that’s it!

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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-

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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

bathtub floors.

> 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 section.

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

worst times.

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.

Quality materials:

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

available separately).

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


Quality workmanship:

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

of fabric.

Thread used throughout is ‘polyester

core, cotton wrap’ that expands

when wet to fill needle holes in edges,

ground reinforcements and silicone

treated fabrics.

> 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.

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