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I am the kind of guy that would much rather stay outside at a campsite than cooped up in a hotel room with god knows what on the bed sheets and carpet. While on the road, I have used many bulky and uncomfortable pieces of camping gear sourced from army surplus stores and Walmart. The Oregon Bedroll ($289) is much different than those, because it was specifically tailored for motorcycle riders.
The Oregon Bedroll is made from cotton duck and marine canvases with a comfortable top material mated to a Therm-a-Rest self-inflating mattress. With the optional drizzle and frost covers it can be a true four-season bedroll.
Another good thing about the Oregon Bedroll is that they are made in the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Oregon, under a program that teaches inmates ancillary job skills, professionalism, as well as interpersonal workplace skills.
The Bedroll securely attaches to the frame rails with the supplied heavy-duty straps and has a large pocket that can be filled with a jacket or other clothing to make a pillow. There is also a stash pocket for valuables.
On the first overnight trip I took the bedroll on, I was impressed at both the comfort and versatility of the Oregon Bedroll. I honestly don't see myself going on another trip without this thing, so I ditched my old and stank-ridden egg crate mattress for good and plan to keep comfortably snoozing under the stars atop the Oregon Bedroll. For more information call (541) 754-2443 or visit oregonbedroll.com.
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