Let the custom bags roll! -This was a custom messenger we built for our friend Doug; it has a fully removable shoulder strap w/padding, front-facing conceal pocket and an extra-long cover flap.
Coming up this week we will be building a custom chalk bucket and a custom tripod case.. What’s next?!
PS we now have our first run of messengers back from the factory in Dallas, you can find six different color options with our friends at Denton Bicycle Center. Stay tuned for more shops and specials!
PS thanks to our good friend Patrick Kratz for all of his hard work on shooting these great pics of our bag! Check out his link on the bottom, and feel free to try and convince him to join Tumblr!
The Scouts and Roam Ready…
One of the reasons Isaac and I started RR two years ago was to give back to an organization that had given us so much, the BSA (Boy Scouts of America). Isaac and I have both survived hypothermia, chipmunk-infested packs, and any number of bruises, bumps, and scrapes. And through all of these harrowing times with the Scouts we learned the value of quality gear. So when we launched Roam Ready two years ago we also wanted to find a way to give back to the same group that provided years of fun and learning and built some of the best friendships that survive nearly 15 years later!
This past Friday I was asked by our good friend Sam to volunteer my time as a belayer for an annual Scout Climbing Lock-in. From 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sam, Nick, and I belayed approximately 60 Scouts, in a retrofitted barn.
I could think of no better way to spend a Friday night than encouraging the next generation of adventurers and future dirtbags.
-PS you might be surprised to learn who is an Eagle Scout at your local Rock Gym. Oh and holds cast from plaster feel surprisingly like glassed-limestone…
Productivity… Well I can’t say this word really applies to me this week, but Isaac, while managing his day job he was able to bring our website back from the dead! I spent most of the week working with our factory in Dallas and we can expect our first production run of messengers next week! -Ahhh, and the crowd goes wild!!! HAAAA!!! And during my free time I decided to upgrade my original camroll so now its a Camroll 2.5. I only used scrap material for my camroll, hence the maroon on tan.
If anyone would like a new camroll 3.0 shoot us a message or email us at email@example.com. Price is $45.00 w/o shipping, each is hand built in Texas and guaranteed for life. You will be amazed the first time you pull your quiver of cams and nuts from your pack, and all your other gear doesn’t come flying out with it!
Returned this Sunday from a weekend at Sam’s Throne. Got onto a classic 5.10c and then concentrated our efforts on some fun Trad climbs. Joe and Devona said they would return anytime, so, I guess it was a pretty successful weekend! -Also got to try out a rope bag I whipped up Thursday before the trip, used a recycled tent ground cloth, and some various scrap Cordura. If anyone wants one we are aiming at $35-$40, with $5 off if you send us your old ground cloth. (Yes, it will have to be cut). Our friend Joe liked the velcro-out option I used and requested a velcro-out rope tarp in his next messenger! -There maybe something there…
And Last Weeks Winner Is…
Howdy All, so our winner for our first Annual Contest is…
Hopefully One-ufo will send us some cool pics that we can post of them using our gear! Stay tuned for more gear give aways, and new products we are going to be rolling out with!!! Thanks for all the support!
The Bros. at Roam Ready
First Annual Contest!!! To win a Free T-shirt and Stuff Sack simply re-blog or copy and paste the blog address on your FB page and one lucky winner will be selected at random on Friday April 19, we will then message you to find where we can send your swag!
We will not use your information in any way, shape, or form other than to mail your winnings. Sorry, Dominic does not come with the T-shirt.
Finished another custom bag last week for our friend Slim, hence “Slim’s Bag.” Just another example of a cool custom request. This bag was modeled after a WWII small mechanic’s bag but was elongated to fit slims 25” tire iron. We used an aluminum base insert in place of plywood, and 1000D Cordura instead of Cotton Canvas. The extra length allowed us to add four exterior pouches for storage.
I have been working to find the perfect bivy sack for my peak bagging, and climbing trips, or my random ‘lets get out of town trips,’ and after using several different bags my overall winner was the Big Wall Hooped Bivy from BD.
After all the testing I ended up with a surplus of bivies and no stuff sacks… solution? Use our scrap material for some water-resistant, ultra breathable stuff sacks. (A link to make your own, if you aren’t interested in purchasing some from a store is below).
BD: TBWHB uses a proprietary fabric called ToddTex single-wall fabric, think WTB in bag form, and has a built in wire frame to keep the hood off of your face. -That is a huge selling point after several nights in both the military gore-tex bivy and the E-bivy from MSR.
The suffered minimal condensation; my mouth was directly against the side-wall and the hydrophyllic inner layer could not cycle the moisture quickly enough. That said, unlike the MSR E-bivy I had next to no moisture on my down mummy bag after a blustery, cold evening in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge, OK.
The finished product minus a logo. Thanks to our good friend Sam for sporting the bag before we ship it out! -I should be posting a new order form for download either this week or next, so if you want a totally custom messenger you will have a way to order it. -Unless you stop by Canyons and order in person ;)
The “Purple People Eater,” This is the first marine-grade upholstery to go through our new Juki, and man does it sew! Hopefully our friend Trevor will enjoy his custom bag as much as the kids that watch Barney :)