Just in time for camping season, if that even has a beginning or end, Fayettechill has brought on two new brands that will make your next journey a few degrees warmer and a few degrees more rugged-- Rumpl Blankets & Ridgemont Boots.
Heralded as one of the most comfortable experiences ever, Rumpl brings the coziness of your favorite puffy jacket to everybody’s favorite cuddle partner-- a blanket. Lightweight yet heavy duty, the "20D" fabric is ripstop and DWR coated, which means rips don't spread and it won't soak through when laid on dewy grass or when your tent springs a leak. The DWR doesn’t just repel water, but dirt and odor as well.
The Rumpl blanket is as at home indoors as it is outdoors. The synthetic down allows it to be thrown into the washing machine, making it a bed-topping option, equally as warm and snuggly as your favorite sleeping bag.
And see those ridges? Those are inspired by the natural formations you see in wind whipped sandstone, or the marble-like swirls seen in metamorphic stone, allowing the beautiful strength of nature to represent the softest part of your home.
Available at Basecamp in three sizes: throw ($99), twin ($129), and queen ($199).
As you peel yourself off your Rumpl blanket, you can slide your feet into a pair of the thoughtfully crafted Ridgemont boots. The Ortholite insole provides real arch support while maintaining it’s structure by never compressing more than 5%. They're non-absorbent, and anti-microbial to boot! (Sorry, I had to!)
Seriously though, the construction of these is as real as the comfort. Incorporating vulcanized soles, a high heat bonding prized by the skateboard community for their inherent strength while maintaining the senses to execute expert flips with their feet, with a lugged rubber outsole to provide as much traction as possible in the outdoors. By incorporating a gusseted tongue, or by attaching fabric along the sides of the tongue, Ridgemont has found the way to keep pesky debris from entering your sole without having to lace up too tightly.
It doesn’t stop at strong soles and debris defense, as everyone knows a good hiker has to worry about the occasional puddle, rain, or creek crossing. Ridgemont kept this in mind. Using high quality materials like canvas, leather, and suede they’ve assured water repellency through dry waxing the canvas and oiling the suede and leather so they bead water versus absorbing it. In addition, all of their stitching is non-moisture wicking. If the stitching gets wet it expands and fills all the stitching holes where water could infiltrate. Yeah, I'm impressed too.
Basecamp currently carries the Monty Hi ($99 Sued/Canvas) in Brown/Orange, and Gray/Teal, along with the Outback ($135- oiled leather) in Brown/Auburn. All are pictured above.