Life is good on a Dehen blanket.
There are people thrashing their half a century old vintage motorcycles, worth many thousands of euros, through downtown traffic on a Saturday night. It seems, there are some things that just want to be used as often as possible and don’t want to live in a museum.
Future owners of our “GoWest!” woollen blankets may be in for the same urges: this heavy quality Dehen blanket is actually built from two blankets, connected with sturdy edging all round. On the blanket is residing a monumental sidewinder snake (crotalus cerastes) paying homage to W&W’s catalog. It is cut from fine wool felt and carefully embroidered onto the blanket. Thanks to the double-layer construction the technical reverse side of the snake is invisible as it should be. You can’t make a better or more exclusive blanket – that’s why this rare viper is limited to a run of 25.
As we use our motto of “We ride what we sell!” on anything we make, we took a one-off prototype to Sweden for the A-Bombers event. Our respect for the beautifully crafted textile soon turned into affection, when we used it as a comfortable and tough base for our trackside picnics. The woollen fabric feels reassuringly solid and exudes good vibes right away. In short: this blanket is for life.
No wonder, as it is crafted from 24oz Melton wool (named after the small town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK). We use an extra heavy version of this jersey knit from a worsted yarn (steam treated for toughness). Melton wool is used on classic military and navy garments due to its wind and water repellent properties. Weather resistant, and battle hardened, this seemed like the right choice for a tough and reliable companion to all kinds of outdoor adventures. Using it as intended in the Great Outdoors will give it character over the years.For this blanket, Dehen, fine makers of woollen sweaters, located in Portland, Oregon, teamed up with their neighbours Pendleton Woollen Mills. Which makes it pretty clear that this is the perfect companion for the road of your life.
- wool, black / white
- length x width: 198 x 148 cm
Snow Peak Pack + Carry Fireplaces
seconds and you can enjoy a log or charcoal fire for keeping you warm or for cooking. An optional grill bridge converts the Pack + Carry fireplace into a perfect barbeque grill and cooking platform. Another accessory is a steel base plate for additional ground protection and secure stand.
W&W In Cubic Inches We Trust Folding Chair
Buck 124 Frontiersman Knife
PanAm Luggage Carriers FLH Style
Hilleberg Tent Nammatj 3 GT
- packing size: 50 cm x Ø 15 cm
- outer tent: Kerlon 1800
- w.c.: 3.000 mm
- inner tent: 100% Nylon (Ripstop)
- ground sheet: 100% Nylon PU
- w.c.: 7.000 mm
Hunter S Thompson´s Hell´s Angels
Hunter S. Thompson spent one year preparing for this book in close quarters with the Hells Angels and their president Ralph "Sonny" Barger. Thompson was up front with the Angels about his role as a journalist, a dangerous move given their marked distrust of reporters from what the club considered to be bad press.
Far from being wary of this outsider the Angels were sincere in their participation, often talking at length into Thompson's tape recorder and reviewing early drafts of the article to ensure he had his facts straight. Thompson remained close with the Angels for a year, though ultimately the relationship deteriorated when several members of the gang gave him a savage beating or "stomping" over a trivial remark made by Thompson.
This book is - even more so today - a broad comment on the modern tendency to violence and sensationalism. It is also one of the first examples of the participatory "gonzo" journalism that Thompson perfected.
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