Anyone that reads this blog fairly consistently knows that canvas gets a lot of play here on ACL. It is just such a simple yet perfect fabric. I fondly remember the smell from an old army green canvas tent my dad had growing up. That is something you just don’t get with nylon. Occasionally I’ll get a little whiff of that tent smell the first time I put on my Barbour coat in the fall. So naturally when I saw the canvas goods from Portland, Oregon based Beckel I took pause. The crunchy, dare I say, campy company makes tents, bags, lawn tarps, just about anything you can think of from canvas and all here in the United States.
Take note of the excellent prices for the Beckel offerings. You would be lucky to get those sort of prices from China let alone the good old USA. In fact that reminds me, Beckel will make a great addition to The American List. If you are in the Portland area, stop into their shop. The rest of us will just have to admire from a far. Many thanks to ACL reader Gary Robbins for the tip.