Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Exped Customers

We love to hear from our customers - how they use their gear and where they go with it. Here are a few photos and comments from some happy customers in Canada:

On the Venus III DLX Plus:

"The Venus III deluxe plus has been awesome -we took it up golden ears a few weeks back - with three people on the trip, and it was fantastic. Couldn't ask for a more comfortable sleep - in fact - this might even convince [K's] mother to give camping a shot. The vestibule is really great for getting clean and dry in the rain. The fact that the floor opens up makes clean up super easy - and in fact gives us more options for setup on ground that might otherwise not look so great beneath the inner tent...."

"The Venus III DLX plus really isn't that unreasonable for a 3 person hiking trip - the tent fits neatly into a 50L pack - which may be not the best use of space on a longer trip - but for 3-4 days - I wouldn't hesitate. It really is something that you can't suffer being without after you've had the pleasure of actually camping with it."

On the Auriga Mesh:

"The auriga mesh has been a real treat thus far. On the west coast trail - we were quite happy with many aspects of this tent: the time saved pitching, the light weight, small pack size (which allowed me to carry the tent inside my pack) the strength in the wind, the guy lines, the quality, the lack of condensation - almost completely, no need for the footprint (although it is nice to have on a muddy site), the perfect inner dimensions for two exped down 9's, the appropriately sized vestibules, and even the quality of light inside the tent. The colors of the materials work pretty well I think. The zippers are really strong - in the face even of sand of varying particle size."

On the MultiMat:

"The multimat is a revelation! This is the most versatile and probably most used piece of gear in our pile - such a brilliant product. It really has to be tried out on a trip to be understood. If you need something for some purpose - chances are the multimat will do it - or at least allow you to do it better. It is a comfort accessory that weighs nothing and gets carried along everywhere we go these days. The beach, the lake, the living room. Check."

And some general comments:

"We feel that we've found a real hidden gem stash of outdoor gear with Exped..."

"The stuff sacks are great - very strong and weatherproof, lightweight. Overall - these products are great, and we are very pleased with both the quality of the equipment and the support we've had in dealing with your company! The products really add a dimension of convenience and comfort that normally means extra bulk and weight. The last time I hiked this trail in 2005 - we also did an 8 day relaxed pace, however this time with exped gear and maybe a more refined packing attitude I had a pack 27 pounds lighter on day 1 (and heaps more comfortable at camp). This contributed to one of the very best weeks of hiking in my life."

"I hadn't really meant this to be such a gushy love song - but there you have it. We are very happy with ourselves for having lucked into experience with Exped products, and can't see why we'd look anywhere else first :) Thanks again..."