New Exped hammock at Outdoor Retailer Summer Show
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Founded by Heidi and Andy Brun in 1983, Exped was originally a Swiss distributor of outdoor products. But when no one made the products they wanted, the Bruns started designing and making their own gear. To solve the issue of sleeping comfortably outdoors, Exped took an old concept and rearranged it.
The Exped Ergo Hammock Combi
Hammocks have been around for a long time, but sleeping in a bendable bed can leave you waking with a bad back. Exped looked at hammock design from a new angle, and made its Ergo Hammock Combi asymmetrical.
The Ergo Hammock Combi is a one-person hammock system that uses a unique support web that allows the occupant to sleep flat.
It has both a rain fly and mosquito netting, and there's a double pocket underneath the hammock's bottom to hold a sleeping pad for insulation or for extra storage.
Kaj Bune, Marketing and PR guy for Exped in North America, is also an avid coastal paddler. He sees a use for the Ergo Combi when exploring the rugged and often bushy coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest. Travelers to tropical areas, where sleeping on the ground is often an invitation to nasty creepy crawlies, also may appreciate this hammock.
At 60 ounces and a packed dimension of 18 by 6.7 inches, the Ergo won't take up much space in your pack. Last month it won a Gold Award at the OutDoor show in Germany.
Exped Ergo Hammock Combi
Weight: 60 oz
Packed Dimensions: 17 x 6.7 in
Available spring 2012
Seems kind of heavy, but it's nice to see the big boys entering the hammock field.