Can the Gear Tote pack down?
Yes! The Gear Tote is collapsible and packs down quite well thanks to our stitching pattern and seam design. The tote folds easily along the seams to lie flat, making it easy to store when not in use.
Can the Gear Tote get wet?
Absolutely. Our 300-denier Oxford nylon fabric is extremely tough, waterproof, and easy to clean. Luno crew members love to use the Gear Tote for hauling dirty, muddy gear while car camping, as the bag can easily be hosed off at home or even rinsed in a river on the road.
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.