Top tier piece of gear!
This product is worth every dime. I recently received mine in waved canvas and the craftsmanship is unbeatable. This roll will literally last you the rest your life!
Ultra heavy duty, well designed and thought out, and supremely well crafted. A tad on the heavy side, so I don't suggest it for lighter people or for light or ultralight backpackers. Would be perfect for mounted expeditions or for vehicle camping.
Or, if you're old fashioned like me, it's worth the extra weight to have a sleeping system/ Bivvy sack/ rain tarp/ lean-to/ all-in-one campsite on you pack!
In warm climate, you can run it without any sleeping system inside, just you and the canvas. Mine has straps long enough to add in an inflatable mat inside the mat compartment as well as a US Army wool blanket, though it's a little on the worn thin side. It still rolls and straps to the bottom of my pack.
Overall, excellent product, would recommend(actually did) to friends and family.
Posted on 6/30/13 by Zach
This is a fantastic product. The only suggestion I have is to offer extension straps on the web site. I use this with a pad and a -30 sleeping bag. The straps just won't reach. I could rig it with some small belts but I would prefer them to match the factory straps.
Posted on 1/12/13 by Moosebritches
One of the best pieces of gear to have.
This is a wonderful piece of gear. It is a rock solid shelter system in and of itself. This is the only bedroll that I'm aware of that makes provision for using something as your pillow -- and keeps it in a zippered pocket so it doesn't squish out -- and keep your sleeping pad in with you so you don't wake up cold, laying next to your pad after rolling off of it.
In warmer months, you'd need to take nothing but this with you. In cooler months a woobie or wool blanket will work, and there's room for a sleeping bag in really cold temps. This is definitely on my "don't ever leave behind" gear list.
Only downside is that if you count ounces, this won't be for you.
Posted on 5/31/12 by King Bear
The way everything in America used to be made.
Even though I measured my sleeping bag prior to ordering, it still sticks out of the short bedroll when unrolled. Next time around, I'd get the long size. The full length pad pocket is a smart idea, but with a pad in it, even the thin blue closed cell foam type, the tie straps will not reach all the way around and buckle. Nor would it roll and tie with a fiber fill sleeping bag in the bedroll. It will however buckle with one wool blanket and a rectangular poly bag liner zipped inside the bedroll. And I'm sure a down bag would roll up and tie. While neither of these points is a deal breaker, it does sort of defeat the purpose of having an all inclusive system if you have to put it together in the field. That being said, and I've been putting gear to the test in the field for over 30 years, I am looking forward to owning and using this obviously well made product. Just based on my inspecting this item, I will be ordering one of your packs. Well done.
Posted on 5/31/12 by Spike
Now a standard piece of equipment on my list.
The Duluth Bedroll appeared to be the best in my search for a suitable, all-round, cowboy bedroll. Turns out after five nights on the trail in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming that the product lives up to what I believed to be its merits. The bedroll was warm, kept me dry, and I appreciated the features. The bottom pocket kept the sleeping pad under me through the night; the dual, two-way zippers that allowed me easy access to the top compartment proved most convenient; the pillow compartment was a bonus that worked perfectly. I added a light weight fleece bag in the top compartment of the bedroll and stayed warm in temperatures down to 40 degrees F. I could not be more pleased.
Posted on 5/31/12 by Doc Holiday