The Oilskin we use is a Traditional 120z Cotton Drill Fabric treated with an Antique Wet-Look wax waterproofing. The fabric is also used in the production of the Barbour clothing line and we use their "Barbour Thornproof Wax Dressing" supplied in a tin to re-pooof the fabrics.



The canvas we use throughout our store is both a 12oz and a slightly heavier 14oz Cotton Duck Canvas, popular with army tents etc., waterproofed using a dry wax method which would need to be reproofed using a Re-Proofing Bar. Canvas is stiffer than the oilskin and thus slightly more bulkier and heavier when rolled or folded up.


Woollen Fabric

We use either a 55% Wool / 45% Blend on our Oilskin Ponchos & Bedrolls & a 75% / 25% Blend on our Hybrid All-Terrain Bedrolls. We find that the 55% wool one offers warmth, robustness, a nice solid weight and a stable sewing platform while the 75% woollen one offers you that little bit more luxury for the Hybrid Bedroll. We tend to steer clear of the 100% wool fabrics as one they tend to make you itch and second the fabric isn't as compact to sew to.


Washing Instructions

Oilskin - Do not machine wash, do not use hot water and do not dry clean as this will remove the waterproofing wax and oils which cannot be replaced.

Brush off any mud and debris and then wipe it down using cold water only.  We would recommend to reproof our Oilskin products using "Barbours Thorn Proof Wax Dressing" which comes in a tin. Be sure to follow the product instructions written on the tin. Hang in Dry / Airy place to dry completely before storage.

DO NOT STORE any of the items we make WET OR DAMP
Canvas - Again, avoid machine washing, hot water or dry cleaning, but you can wipe down with a warm damp cloth after removing any dirt or debris. We recomend our own "Re-proofing Bars" available from our shop to reproof any of our Canvas products.


For all our products.

  • DO NOT wash with soap, detergent, solvents or hot water
  • DO NOT dry clean, starch or iron
  • DO NOT machine wash
  • DO NOT store wet or damp garments / items in a confined area, you must allow them to completely dry out before storing. 
  • DO NOT hang on radiators, expose to naked flames or use artificial heat to dry
  • DO NOT stitch through canvas or oilskin layers as they would require reproofing 
  • PLEASE NOTE that because of the traditional method of manufacturing wax cotton (oilskin), it's recommended to keep it away from paler materials due to possible oil transfer. 

All-Terrain Bedroll Weights


Weight of Standard Bedroll: approx 2.1kg
Weight of Extended Bedroll: approx 4.8kg


Weight of Standard Bedroll: approx 1.9kg
Weight of Extended Bedroll: approx 4.5kg

: approx 4.8kg