Does the Firewood Carrier Utility Mat pack down?
Yep! You can either roll it up or fold it up to store it. It’s already pretty small laying flat, but we know how precious cargo space is when on the road.
Can the Firewood Carrier Utility Mat get wet?
Totally! Whether you’re hosing it down after a dusty adventure or you're a surfer using it as a wetsuit changing mat, the Firewood Carrier Utility Mat can get wet, no problem. Thanks to a 300-denier Oxford nylon fabric armored with a hydrophobic coating, the mat is easy to clean and exceptionally durable.
Where do you make ReRoam Gear?
Much of our ReRoam gear is stitched right in our homebase of Bend, Oregon. We’ve partnered with local seamster, Tailgate Industries, to localize production and fulfillment of our ReRoam gear, further reducing our carbon footprint.
What is the difference between upcycling and recycling?
Upcycling is the process of taking products or materials that are considered waste and repurposing them. For instance, taking an air mattress destined for the dump and stitching it into a utility mat.
On the other hand, recycling is the process of breaking down material waste into a different state to then create a new good. An example that’s becoming more and more prevalent: Plastic water bottles, which are recycled and turned into a fabric, before eventually getting stitched into a t-shirt or jacket.
Why are upcycling & recycling important?
Recycling and upcycling are different processes. Recycling breaks down a material before creating a new product, for example, sheets of aluminum that are recycled and then eventually manufactured into aluminum cans. Upcycling skips the breakdown step, and simply converts an existing product into a new one–for instance, cutting up old air mattresses and stitching them into your favorite changing mat.
Both processes essentially convert old products into new ones, and both are extremely important. Manufacturers don’t always need to create new products from virgin materials, and instead can give old materials a second life. This creates a circular, “cradle-to-cradle” means of production as opposed to a linear, “cradle-to-grave” one.