Watch Dave explain the features of our zippered Cavalry Bedroll. We think you'll agree that it's the perfect choice for getting a good night's sleep in the great outdoors.
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Hello everyone, I'm Dave Ellis, owner of Ellis Canvas Tents, and today I want to talk to you about my cavalry bedrolls. This is my zippered Cavalry Bedroll, it's made out of a 12.83oz marine-treated, Sunforger, Army Duck. It's water repellant so you can sleep in the rain and as long as water is draining away from you, you will stay perfectly dry.
I sell this bedroll with a foam pad and this is the way it comes to you with tie ropes, draw strings on the side, and the foam pad inside. You choose whether to put blankets inside it or a sleeping bag. We also sell a 0º or a +20º Teton sleeping bag which is a very nice sleeping bag, square-bottom, so you can almost leave your boots on. But it's got a mummy top so it can really draw down around your shoulders which is very handy on a bedroll because it's got a pretty open top to it.
It's got a four foot flap on your head so that when it starts raining you can cover your head so you don't get wet. The bedroll has ties inside it at the bottom, so when you put your sleeping bag in it, or we install a sleeping bag in this bedroll, we tie the bottom of the bedroll down inside it so it doesn't drag out on you as you pull yourself out of the bedroll.
This is the zippered Cavalry Bedroll with a sleeping bag installed. You can see right off the bat, it's much bigger than when it comes to you with just the foam pad. The ropes that go around the top of it or the midsection can be used as, I've got it tied, to be a shoulder strap. So I'm going to undo these ropes, roll it out, first goes the head-flap, and there's your sleeping bag. If it gets windy or rainy at night you zip yourself up, again, two zippers, and a full head-flap that you would put over and tie this grommet to this D-ring on the side to keep yourself, keep your head dry and your whole body.