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Exped wins gold at OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen

Exped wins gold award for new SynMat UL 7 at OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Exped has won one of eight gold awards from the OutDoor Industry Awards at the OutDoor show in
Friedrichshafen, Germany. The award was given to the new (for 2011) SynMat UL 7 sleeping mat, an
ultralight mat that maintains Exped’s well known warmth and comfort despite its extreme compactness and light weight.

“We’re honored to receive a gold award in Friedrichshafen – very exciting” said Kaj Bune, director of marketing for Exped LLC in North America. “Innovation is the one word we like people to remember about Exped and this award is recognition of that company core value. Our lightweight backpacking customers will love this product.”

From 412 entries , the awards jury delivered a total of 47 awards, of which eight were Gold for special design and innovation. Exped won gold in the camping equipment category. This is not the first such award for Exped sleeping mats. Exped’s DownMat won the European outdoor product of the year in 2002/2003 for the DownMat 9 and the SynMat won silver at the OutDoor show in 2006.

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About Exped:

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.