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SKYMASTER™ evolves from NATURES CLOUDS bringing moisture to feed the USA merino sheep wool and Tree Pulp modal viscose.

 

Your good sleep time enjoys soft, light and comfortable car camping breathing away body moisture. Waking rested and dry for the day’s exploring.

Exclusive Satin Finish car camping woven nylon textured to a vapor permeable breathing covering.

(Portland Woolen Mills first to market)

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  • THE REVIVAL

    The Products are all now built under the SKY MASTER™ fiber system exclusively introduced by Portland Woolen Mills in this website.

     

    The drawing here shows the staple length fibers of wool and tree wood and the long thin fibers a tow type polyester fiber today branded as Climashield™.

     

    To understand the history of the wool and treewood fiber, the photo of an authentic Portland Woolen Mills robe is featured that was made in the year 2001.

    The website now introduced this as the SKY MASTER™ for the new products. You are encouraged to visit on the Internet a book titled "Ravens Tail Weaving," which was used to learn how to make the SKY MASTER™ robe/blanket.

     

    At this time there only three privately owned woolen mills in the USA making actual wool blankets for the outdoors. Portland Woolen Mills has turned to the owner's 50 year knowledge and accomplishments in outdoor insulation battings and polarfleece™ to create the present SKY MASTER™ insulation system and Quilts.

  • ORIGIN OF WOOL & TREEWOOD FIBERS

    Click on the image to learn more about the robe

    Briefly, the Pacific Northwest coast in what is now Alaska began the creation of weaving wool and cedar tree peelings for the wealthy members of the Tlingit tribe wearing the fibers as a robe with unique designs each with a specific meaning.

     

    Tlingit Dancing Blankets and Ravens Tail Weaving


    In the SKY MASTER™ PWM robe the dominant design means tattoo.

    Click on the image to learn more about the weaving

  • DESIGN FOR CAR CAMPING QUILTS

    SKY MASTER™ car camping quilts today begin with a smooth styled shape sized to measure the four point blankets the original PWM made.

     

    This shape of one width of 28 inches and 4 lengths (points) of 60/72/80/90 inches allows for easy folding or rolling and packing for travel. The quilts come with a sewn on tie string and a stuff sack is also available at a minimal cost.

     

    The SKY MASTER™ QUILTS are created with the best sustainable materials to reduce the use of fossil fuels and be sustainable.

  • NATURAL RECYCLING MATERIALS

    SKY MASTER™ defines this procedure as a mechanical process rather than a chemical process. First taking the wool and treewood and accepting that both these fibers were used by the Tlingit nation in the 1700’s. The area of the Pacific NW coast of what is now Alaska was protected from European trading explorations. Tlingits traveled through a pass to the ocean shores rather than have the trading parties visit their lands and villages. Picking wild sheep and goat wool from bushes where the sheep and goats had rubbed against and hand peeling the cedar peelings from trees is how the Tlingits respected nature and its offerings. Then these materials were rubbed through the fingers of the women weavers into what today is called a roving and hand fed into a creative weaving loom.

    From these simple mechanical beginning wool fibers became the most used and worn outdoor textiles.

  •  MECHANICAL NOT CHEMICAL PROCESSING

    The mechanical processes today are called combing and carding or garneting of the wool and tree wood fibers. Using modern times machines. Preferring to use the fibers in a non woven fabric that requires no chemicals for dye stuffs todays SKY MASTER™ Quilts save not only the fossil fuels that make the chemicals to dye wool blankets and outdoor polarfleeces™ but also allow for easy recycling and assure the renewable supply as a food based wool sustain-ably controlled by a national producer organization of American Sheep producers. Both wool and tree wood are also biodegradable at their end of use life in textiles. In 2003 Portland Woolen Mills first created an outdoor fabric system knitting the wool and tree wood into fr base layer under garments for the U.S. military Special Forces in Iraq.

     

    Assured the best moisture management evaporation system for that next to skin textile, Portland Woolen Mills has now created the same innovation for the popular car camping quilts.

     

    At this time the synthetic polyester fiber branded as Climashield™ remains after 50 years, the longest lasting most durable and warmest man made fiber for outdoor sleeping systems in any design of quilted sleeping bags. It is 100% recycled at the end of its use when a consumer properly searches for that waste location outside a landfill. The tow construction does not require chemicals of dwr finishes or any other chemical additives.

  • CAR CAMPING QUILT INSULATION TECHNOLOGY

    The layer of synthetic polyester filament breathable thermal layer is facing the outside shell fabric to protect from wind, moisture and night time dew while sleeping outdoors car camping or in a tent or vehicle itself.

     

    The inner layer of woolothetreewood blended fibers has natural chemicals that maintain a healthy antimicrobial freshness. Also an accelerated moisture absorption and evaporation compared to any other sleep system fiber.  Assuring you a dry night's sleep and a constant skin temperature to keep you from getting clammy or chilled.

     

    During the day SKY MASTER™ keeps track of the changes in weather based on nature's uses of wool and tree wood while you are wrapped in their creation.  It is suggested to function like a poncho while wrapped.

Public Lands Ranger Hoodie Poncho

Now available in 4 sizes.

$159 Each

Thousands of rangers manage our public lands while teaching and creating the best experiences for visitors. Read an example above as posted at Lava Lands Visitors Center at the Newberry National

Volcanic Monument.

Portland Woolen Mills supports all public lands and monuments

as SOVEREIGN, also supporting all Indian Lands as SOVEREIGN.

Funding from Public Lands Ranger Hoodie Ponchos goes to build national awareness through the Outdoor Recreation Medias.

SOVEREIGN TO SOVEREIGN

We’re excited about our Ranger Hoodie Poncho, featuring our merino wool insulation; it is a fire resistant insulation developed for and in testing with U.S.A. military.

 

We’re raising awareness of people visiting public lands about safety.  Before beginning outdoor experiences, please visit nifc.gov (National Inter Agency Fire Center) to review reports about prevalent fires on public lands during summer months.

 

Most people have purchased items with thermalplastic polyester fiber that is common in most outdoor apparel and sleeping bag insulations.  When exposed to extreme heat, thermalplastic fibers melt and stick to the skin, causing burns and sometimes necessitating surgical removal.

 

Portland Woolen Mills Ranger Hoodie Ponchos contain a protective fire resistant (fr) insulation made of merino wool and tree pulp. The covering nylon fabric are thermalplastic fibers that usually burn but do not melt.  Portland Woolen Mills is raising awareness only, and we do not offer a fully fire protective garment at this time.

 

To learn more about our fire resistance click here

 

To learn more about the National Inter Agency Fire Center, or fire updates, click here

 

To learn more about wildfire awareness click here

RANGER HOODIE PONCHO  (First to market)

Introducing exclusive Cooling Warmth camping technology

 

*** Designed to be worn in temperatures from 50ºF to 25ºF.

*** While camping, after skiing, and other activities where you want to cool down and still be warm.

*** Casual and brisk hikes and urban walks.

 

Portland Woolen Mills innovations of woolothetreewood, now trademarked SKY MASTER™, make it the most lightweight, warm, and healthy poncho you can buy. Our exclusive, sustainable USA raised merino wool breathes away perspiration with help from our renewable tree wood.

 

And so the legend of the SKY MASTER RANGER HOODIE UNFOLDS.

 

In the night sky filled with stars... he had borrowed the sun’s warmth to bring to you under the cover of darkness...

He had cradled you in nature’s wool and treewood, letting you breathe away the perspiration of your adventure...

It is in this way that Sky Master appears again, bringing you the most lightweight, warm, and healthy poncho you can buy.

Your body heat will become cooling warmth.

Youth

60 Inch

Adult

72 Inch

Adult

80 Inch

Tall

90 Inch

SKY MASTER™ CAR CAMPING QUILTS

Now available in 4 sizes.

$135 Each

 

Specifications

• SKY MASTER™ Car Camping Quilt Blankets (rated 40°F)

• Smoothly styled shape rectangle sizes with zippers.

• Classic Four Point Portland Woolen Mills outdoor blanket sizes.

• Natural Dry soft merino wool and tree wood fibers filling (sewn in law label details).

• Natural permanent antimicrobial filling.

• Pure finish soft weave nylon shell and liner fabrics.

• Outer filling thermal moisture barrier synthetic polyester tow.

• Durable #8 YKK coil zipper.

• Low maintenance care cold water washing lay flat or hang to dry.
(follow sewn in care label instructions)

 

Portland Woolen Mills Proudly made in USA original brand label
(woolothewest) now branded as SKY MASTER™.

 

28" x 60" inch long car camping quilt opens to 60" x 60" full size one point quilt.

28" x 72" inch long car camping quilt opens to 60" x 72" full size two point quilt.

28" x 80" inch long car camping quilt opens to 60" x 80" full size three point quilt.

28" x 90" inch long car camping quilt opens to 60" x 90" full size four point quilt.

SKY MASTER™ TRAVEL QUILT

Bag design quilt without zipper 28" x 68" length.

$105 Each

Specifications

• Design inspired from climbers authentic wool blankets.

• Smoothly styled shape is light weight & packs flat/folded travel storage.

• Snug fit eliminates zippers pull on push off warm up design.

• Immediately creates warmth with Natural Dry Sorption wool and tree wood.

• Natural antimicrobial without chemicals created by nature.

• Insulation filling rating 2.3 clo.

• Low maintenance care follow sewn in care label.

• Weight is 1.8 lbs

 

Portland Woolen Mills Proudly made in USA original brand label
(woolothewest) now branded as SKY MASTER™.

 

 

Available in 2 colors

Urban Grey

Coyote Brown

SKY MASTER™ Down Sleeping Bag Liner

Liner design without zipper 28" x 68" length.

$105 Each

 

Available in 2 colors

Urban Grey

Coyote Brown

Specifications

Creative Award Achievement was given to Portland Woolen Mills (June 2016) for the innovation of taking a classic wool outdoor blanket and developing wool into a filling insulation that is designed using the original down sleeping bag quilting patent from the 1930’s.

 

• Smoothly styled shape is soft and fits comfortably into most down sleeping bags.

• Natural fiber filling without chemicals tests at 2.3 clo.

• Exact weights of each material is confidential to the development.

(fiber contents is stated on the sewn in law label as required by law they include nylon 100%, wool 50% and viscose 50% by percent of fiber)

• Weight is 1.4 lbs

 

• Natural fiber sorption technology a long time knowledge to the owner of Portland Woolen Mills was first stated in science in 1858 when a dry wool blanket was moved to a moist room. There it produced a rise in temperature. This is explained by the fact when moisture vapor is absorbed into merino wools internal structure, it transforms from gas to liquid ad the phase change produces the rise in temperature.

 

• While humans are sleeping at night they give off approx. 8 ounces of liquid. Left unattended that liquid moisture will be absorbed into down and result in clammy even chilling discomfort. Portland Woolen Mills knows that this moisture is best managed without chemicals especially toxic dwr chemicals or mixing synthetic polyester fibers.

 

• Low maintenance is assured with natural fiber antimicrobial filling fibers and care for washing is cold water wash lay flat or hang to dry.

 

• Another insider tip for getting the liner to dry quickly is whenever possible wrap it around your clothed body as the body skin temperature of 94° F will produce heat that is also absorbed into the natural filling fibers.

 

Lesson to be learned here in almost all outdoor overnights your body temperature is the warmest source of heat compared to the outside air temperature and during the day can be used to dry sorption based clothing and the SKY MASTER™ blanket bag liner as shared.

 

Portland Woolen Mills Proudly made in USA original brand label
(woolothewest) now branded as SKY MASTER™.

 

PRODUCT MATERIALS

Inner filling of woolothetreewood blend batting is created by Portland Woolen Mills.

 

Portland Woolen Mills uses materials raised and/or produced and processed and assembled in the USA.

 

Nylon fibers yarns and fabrics produced in the USA as required and certified by law for the US military under the Berry Amendment.

Merino wool fibers raised under USDA regulations and laws and produced into wool including finishing and processing in the USA.

 

Zippers produced in the USA as required by US military regulations.

 

Tree wood fibers as waived and certified produced in Europe to be compliant with U.S. military Berry Amendment.

 

Synthetic polyester filament breathable thermal layer is made by Climashield™.

 

SKY MASTER™ product assembly in approved US military production factory.

 

Portland Woolen Mills uses these US military products and processing and assembly because at this time it is the only remaining profitable supply chain left in textiles produced here in the USA.

 

The history section of the Portland Woolen Mills website shares the mills story and its proud contributions to America and her citizens.

Benefits of Wool

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