Each year, at the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, we enter our newest gear in the Industry Award competition. For the past several years we've won awards for the Ergo Hammock Combi, DownMat UL 7, and SynMat UL 7. And this year we've won again for the Lightning 45 and Lightning 60 backpacks. These packs won't be available until March 2013, but they will be worth the wait!
Here is a recent press release about the award and the packs:
From 301 product entries , the awards jury delivered a total of 46 awards at this year's show.
Since 1997, the Exped team has designed and built the highest quality specialized gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. This equipment is designed to appeal to everyone from the casual hiker of the Appalachian Trail to the technical climber in the Himalayas. Exped means expedition equipment, and through ingenious simplicity and innovation Exped delivers the maximum outdoor experience with minimal means. Exped is based in Zurich, Switzerland with a subsidiary, Exped LLC, in Seattle, USA.