Another cool collaboration just landed on a trail near you. Hailing from Missoula, Montana, adventure sandal makers, Bedrock Sandals has just completed their first-ever collaboration. And who better to collaborate with than Neoclassical bike stuff maker, Ron’s Bikes? More specifically, Bedrock wearer extraordinaire, Ultra Romance himself.
Bedrock has incorporated the signature Ron’s Bikes tulip design on the straps of their Cairn Pro II, and Cairn 3D Geo sandals, deeming them the Limited Edition Ultra Tulip Sandals.
Ron says that the pattern “looks like camo from afar, and flower power up close. A muscular hippie — the archetype of both our brands“.
I’ve personally been an enthusiastic user of Bedrock Sandals since 2017, and currently in the middle of a long-term review of their synthetic leather version of their Mountain Clog. I’ve been riding in my Cairns almost exclusively for the last 5 or 6 years, and it’s been an overall pleasant experience.
Bedrock Ultra-Tulip Sandals
As mentioned earlier, this collab will be coming in two distinct soles, the Cairn Pro II, and Cairn 3D Geo soles. They are both retailing for $130 but there are only 300 pairs available in this collaboration. So, if you like ’em, go get ’em.
Cairn Pro II Adventure Sandals
The Cairn Pro ll is a beefier version of the original Cairn and is what they call “our best in performance”. This is their “ultimate adventure sandal, outfitted with their Hook-heel strap and Vibram Megagrip outsole with the molded 3D footbed on top. The Pro II G-hook and loop system locks in the heel strap like it does the front, for a super secure fit.
Cairn 3D Geo
The Cairn Geo is Bedrock’s “flagship eco-groovy sandal”. It’s built with the same tried-and-true Cairn strap design yet geared towards more casual uses. it uses an exclusive brown Vibram outsole that dawns wider spread, less aggressive lugs and is crafted with Vibram Eco-Step compound comprised of 30% recycled material. It’s really geared for dry conditions and is suggested to go for the Cairn Adventure Pro for wet activities.
Ron’s Matching Ultra Tulip Luggage
Ron’s Bikes matched the webbing and incorporated it into a limited run of 50 small Fab’s Chests. These bags use Connecticut made cotton faced x-pac laminate, and come in brown and tan. The body and pockets of the bag used the 1” tulip webbing to contrast the main extendable flap.
Also, the inside of the bag is lined with a special brown and tan tulip pattern. Ron says he “hopes you like brown”.
The Ultra Tulip Bedrock sandals and matching bag will be sold separately from each company’s separate websites. With the Sandals being made in Montana, and the Fab’s Chests being made in Connecticut, this seems to make sense.
See below to get yours while supplies last.