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Outdoor adventure and exploration is what we do and the importance of quality gear cannot be overstated. Whether you’re embarking on a backpacking journey through the rugged terrains of the Lake District or simply enjoying a serene picnic by the coast, reliable gear is an essential companion. When it comes to durability and sustainability Rooted Oceans Lifetime Gear has been crafted with that in mind. What sets our gear apart is not just the high end fabrics but also the deep connection to being British Made with British craftsmanship and materials.

A bit about Rooted Ocean…

Rooted Ocean was born out of a passion for nature and that search for adventure whilst having a deep respect for our planet. Founded by Matt and Lee, two like-minded individuals who shared a deep love for the outdoors, the brand’s mission is to create sustainable, environmentally friendly products that encourage people to connect with nature. This passion for the environment is at the heart of everything we do at Rooted Ocean, including the creation of their Lifetime Gear range.

British Craftsmanship at Its Finest…

One of the leading features of our Lifetime Gear range is the materials and that they are made in Britain, a country with a rich history of craftsmanship and textile manufacturing. We  believe in supporting local economies and reducing our carbon footprint, and this commitment is reflected in the gear we produce.

Crafting each product is a meticulous process that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation. Skilled artisans in Britain are responsible for weaving, sewing, and finishing every piece of material to perfection. This not only ensures the highest quality but also supports local communities and preserves the art of British craftsmanship.

British Materials: A Sustainable Choice…

The essence of Rooted Ocean Lifetime Gear lies in the materials used to create them. Each product is made with British materials, a conscious choice that aligns with Rooted Oceans commitment to sustainability.

  1. British sourced Polyester Laminate –  used on our Traveller blanket, Little traveller, and Cove Carryall. A fire retardant and waterproof material brings the tough strength needed to ensure your gear lasts. With our Tomma Blankets we designed a wave quilt to run through the coated polyester which brings an extra layer of comfort and padding to the blanket making it perfect for wrapping up to stay warm to sitting on to protect yourself from the damp surroundings.
  2. Anti pill cotton  – Working with Halley Stevensons the base of our Traveller and Little Traveller blankets is made from their Anti Pill cotton. Specialists in waxed canvas and waterproof materials the Anti Pill cotton is coated in C6 Fluorocarbon which allows it to be water and oil repellent. We recognise that the use of fluorocarbons isn’t the best and we are always searching for more sustainable alternatives such as water based chemicals. However for the moment the fluorocarbons are the strongest finish to allow for our travellers blankets to be as durable as we need. We want them to last a lifetime so the stronger the better.
  3. Quilted by Caledonian quilting – Our cotton canvas requires padding to bring the soft feel and comfort to the top of our Traveller blankets. Founded in 1969 Caledonian Quilts ensure our canvas is turned into a comforting quilt working from their base in East Lothian.
  4. Ultra Dry Wax Cotton Canvas – The Knapsack range is built with 100% dry waxed UK cotton canvas. We work with British Millerain who have six generations of textile manufacturing and are a British based company. Their canvas is ultra lightweight, compact nylon ripstop and has durable water repellent finish which means our backpacks are built with the british weather in mind.

The Benefits of British Materials…

Using British materials in the production of our Lifetime Gear comes with several significant advantages:

  1. Reduced Carbon Footprint: Sourcing materials in the UK reduces our carbon emissions associated with transportation, contributing to a greener and more sustainable production process.
  2. Supporting Local Communities:  By using British materials, Rooted Ocean supports UK farmers, artisans, and businesses, promoting economic growth within the UK and supporting businesses in this country.
  3. High Quality: British canvas is renowned for its quality and durability. By using such materials we ensure that our gear is long-lasting and provides excellent value for customers.

Lifetime Gear That Tells a Story…

Rooted Ocean Lifetime gear is more than just functional outdoor kit; it’s woven stories of nature, tradition, and sustainability. Each product carries with it the legacy of British craftsmanship and the commitment to using locally sourced, sustainable materials.

Connection to Nature – The products are designed with nature in mind, featuring patterns and colours inspired by the British landscape. Whether you choose a colourway reminiscent of the rolling hills or deep oceans, you’ll feel an instant connection to the natural beauty of the UK.

Durability and Built to last –  All of our Lifetime gear range is made in house here at Rooted Ocean and we ensure that all of our products are designed to last. We offer a lifetime repair service on the gear as well which allows you to bring it back to us and we’ll repair it to keep it going for years ahead. 

A Sustainable Choice – Lifetime gear does what it says on the tin, you’re making a sustainable choice that aligns with respect for the environment. Lifetime gear is a tangible way to reduce your ecological footprint and make a positive impact on the planet.

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