In 1983, Heidi and Andi Brun founded Exped AG as a distributor for many iconic brands in the outdoor industry. In 1997, driven by friends and new ideas, EXPED launched its own products and transitioned from distributor to manufacturer.

EXPED's history is closely tied to the life story of Heidi and Andi Brun, who pursued their dream of experiencing solitude in the wilderness. Their adventure began in 1980 with a unique honeymoon. They journeyed to northern Canada with minimal supplies and built a log cabin using only a hatchet and saw blade. Their encounters with bears and the challenge of living off the land near the Arctic Circle forged their skills as innovators. After nine months, they dismantled their cabin, leaving no trace behind.

Any regrets? None. Heidi and Andi fondly recall their self-sufficient time in the wilderness, valuing the self-confidence and humility they gained. Andi emphasises the importance of strong relationships, humility, and finding oneself in nature's solitude.

Today, Heidi and Andi Brun's legacy continues with a range of award-winning products, including dry bags, backpacks, organiser pouches, sleeping mats, pillows, and tents. EXPED products are available in 26 countries and sold exclusively through specialty outdoor retailers like Valley + Peak. The EXPED team remains small, innovative, and dedicated to balancing work with outdoor adventures, prioritising social and environmental responsibility.

Exped encourages anyone considering a lifestyle change towards self-sufficiency and outdoor exploration to take the leap—you won't regret it.


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