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    I have for sale a canvas bedroll we made as a prototype for possible Rugged River production..

    The bedroll is made from 15oz water and rot resistant canvas, in a very traditional style, taking inspiration from US Cavalry issue bedrolls.
    It has a slot in the base for a mat (Thermarest/kipmat etc) and a pocket for the feet. The main weather cover is a double wrapover affair giving two layers of protection, closed by a cord running through D rings. A 3ft long headflap can be deployed over the head for additional cover.

    The main base is 75" long x a nominal 35" width, but the double cover enables even the largest of folk to be accomodated. The 3ft head flap is additional to this and is 40" wide.
    Rolled up size on its own is 24" x 8" diameter. It is approx 4.5kg in weight.

    Extra long leather straps are fitted enabling you to roll up your mat and sleeping bag & pillow all together.

    The bedroll has been used (this weekend) in some very wet weather and it kept my down bag dry inside, although my head was under a tarp!

    It has been a good exercise for a production bedroll, which will differ in a few areas from this one, hence it is offered at a much reduced price of 115 including postage to the UK.








    Photo above shows the foot enclosure and the folded back "gutter" to prevent any run-in of water.





    Photo above shows the sleeping mat slot - accessed from the foot end of the bedroll.


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    PM sent!

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    Sold pending funds..!

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    Far to quick!

    V good catch!

    2nd Dibs if for some unknown reason Bfloat doesn't have it!

    Alan L.

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    Very nice work got a bit of a hankering to do some canvas sewing now.... BA's certainly building up a fair stockpile of canvas!! What is the colour and type of the dye on the straps, it looks like a nice brown??

    Cheers,

    Alan
    Cheers,

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    Now sold - thanks again Barelyafloat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    Very nice work got a bit of a hankering to do some canvas sewing now.... BA's certainly building up a fair stockpile of canvas!! What is the colour and type of the dye on the straps, it looks like a nice brown??

    Cheers,

    Alan
    Its "Australian Nut" We don't dye our own leather, we buy in pre-finished, dyed-through whole saddlery shoulders.

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    If you're making any more of these, I'd definitely be interested.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    If you're making any more of these, I'd definitely be interested.

    Cheers.
    They new design will be available to order from our website soon, or available directly from us (Rugged River) now at 160 each including postage.

    Hope this helps.

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    that looks perfect. Curious, what changes are you making to the final iteration?
    Regards,
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    There will be two changes to the new bedrolls: -
    1) They will be slightly longer to suit more people - although we can always tailor them longer if the customer is 6'-6" for example.
    2) The slot for the mat will be at the head end, and on the "inside" as opposed to the foot end on the "outside" which it is on this one.

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    could you add a ali hoop for the head end so that you could keep the cowl off your face? and a couple of peg holes to just pin it down if using it as a true bivi?

    Or would that be logistically to difficult?

    Alan L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno2 View Post
    could you add a ali hoop for the head end so that you could keep the cowl off your face? and a couple of peg holes to just pin it down if using it as a true bivi?

    Or would that be logistically to difficult?

    Alan L.

    We wouldn't do this for production bedrolls for two reasons: -
    1) It just adds cost, and for most people its not an issue
    2) It strays from the "keep it simple" philosophy that we have

    Having said that, it would be possible and we would do it as a custom modification, the price would reflect this. Please contact us directly for a price.

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