Friend Rick G. sent me this link to Butler Bags, a US company manufacturing traditional style bedrolls and bags in marine grade waxed cotton. Per catalog copy: “sleeping bags are made for the serious, rugged outdoorsman who recognizes quality and know the value of comfort and convenience.” All product descriptions should read this way.
Wishing I had a Butler bedroll for my trip back to my old summer camp, Camp Robbinswold
, in two weeks. Instead, I’ll be packing a mouldering down bag purchased from Eddie Bauer in the vintage days when EB was still a venerable, Northwest outfitter (w/a brick and mortar, Spokane, Washington storefront).
Let me know if you know of anyone who has actually tested out one of the Butler bags in a real world, outdoor location. I searched the Butler dealer list and found a retail outlet, Salem Tent and Awning, worthy of its own future archival fieldtrip.
Heavy duty brass zipper
Sewn in end ropes
Marine canvas carrying case
Just saw new link
to this US made bag by Wiggy’s
on Rivendell Bicycle Works site (great source for highly curated camping and cycling supplies). According to the Riv blurb. Wiggy makes bags for the US military.