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    New Exped hammock at Outdoor Retailer Summer Show

    From the Trailspace web site:
    Link with pics:
    http://www.trailspace.com/blog/

    Exped

    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.

    BF

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    Wow, 60oz?! Must be that "unique support web". Wonder what it's made of...

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    I just scrolled down further on that and saw that ENO is coming out with their own version of an SPE, called the Hotspot. Cool.

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    Bought my exped combi on Fourdog's endorsement. Aquired mine from The Mountain Factor out of England. For comfort it's my goto Hammock, taking into consideration that I also have 2/hennessy's, a warbonnet, and a Grand trunk nano 7. Love my Exped
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    Quote Originally Posted by rb_daniel View Post
    I just scrolled down further on that and saw that ENO is coming out with their own version of an SPE, called the Hotspot. Cool.
    I saw that too. I was wondering when someone would jump on the idea since Speer isn't making them anymore. I will be interested in the reviews. The picture looks pretty basic, but it seems to come with the foam wings included. Might be pretty popular.

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    Took a second look and noticed it is an ergo combi. Thought it looked oddly different the first time from my exped combi. Very unique. Will personally look forward to my first sighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot2 View Post
    From the Trailspace web site:
    Link with pics:
    http://www.trailspace.com/blog/

    Exped

    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.

    BF
    I have a friend attending the show, and he texted me this picture. I'm not sure if it's the hammock you're mentioning here, but it does look interesting! He says it's a "side hammock with built in slot for padding/underquilt". I'll have to chat with him once he returns and see if he can tell me more about it...
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    That almost looks like big shock cord on the suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    That almost looks like big shock cord on the suspension.
    Well that would get you seasick in a hurry...


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    They should hire WV as a consultant. He's been working on the same idea for a while.
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