Brave Era provides the opportunity for travelers to bring a bit of luxury with them on their adventures. While there are a few similar products on the market, other travel sheets (commonly referred to as “sleeping bag liners”) are designed for and marketed almost exclusively to campers, who have traditionally been men. Brave Era’s silk travel sheets are made with premium quality silk and designed to provide a cohesive luxury experience travelers can enjoy in hotels, Airbnb rentals, and of course in traditional camping contexts as well. From its sleek silk carrying pouch to gorgeous gift-worthy packaging, attention to detail, hand-sewn workmanship, and modern color palette, Brave Era caters to the desires of the more discerning traveler offering the highest quality travel sheet on the market. Retails at $99.99, now available for $79.99 at BraveEra.com or on Amazon.
We had an opportunity to speak with Brave Era about their amazing product. Check out the interview below!
Hi, Brave Era! Thank you for speaking with us about your Travel Sheets. What an awesome product! This product idea was inspired by many years of traveling. Tell us more.
Real travelers know that along with every Instagram-worthy moment comes grit. The truth is most of the time traveling keeps us outside of our comfort zones. We get lost. Things get stolen. There are moments we feel disconnected and just wish we could be at home sleeping in our own comfortable beds.
In my twenties, I made Hollywood, California my home and did the starving artist thing, chasing my dream of being a professional singer. My music was featured in some TV commercials and movie trailers and I traveled to Asia to perform. It was awesome exploring beautiful places, being immersed in different cultures, trying unusual street food… but I’m not going to lie, some of the places I stayed were filthy –I’m talking “better wear your flip-flops in the shower,” actual bugs in beds, and sheets that had clearly not been washed.
I’m not just bagging on hotels in Asia. Hotel rooms are dirty everywhere. An undercover expose here in the U.S. showed that 1 in 3 hotels was guilty of not changing sheets between guests. ONE IN THREE! And these were what we consider good hotels.
After being grossed out one too many times, I started bringing a sleeping bag liner wherever I traveled, from tented camps on an African safari to a bare-bones beach hotel at a Costa Rican surf camp. But the liners I used were designed for camping. They were low quality. Some were made out of synthetic materials like polyester, that made me sweat. There were cotton ones, but those were too bulky and heavy. I found a few silk options but they were super thin and fell apart in the wash.
I realized the versatile travel sheet I wanted didn’t exist, so I decided I’d make it myself. I knew that silk was the strongest, softest, lightest material available, not to mention naturally hypoallergenic. I discovered the best mulberry silk was made in a tiny region in China and, never being one to half-ass anything, I went there. I toured factories, learned everything I could about the process, and after several months of trial and error created the best travel sheet on the market.
What are the sheets made of?
Brave Era’s 100% Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet is made of 100% pure 8 momme high-grade mulberry silk. It’s super lightweight and easily folds into a bag the size of an iPhone. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, temperature regulating, machine washable, and critter resistant – making it the perfect travel companion, whether you’re backpacking across Europe or just distrusting of hotel sheets.
At just 5 ounces, it folds down into a tiny pouch fitting easily into a small carry-on. When you get home, you can throw it right into the washing machine and it will air dry in about an hour. And since it’s premium quality silk, it will last through lots of washes.
We watched the news report on how many hotels don’t change the sheets between guests. Tell us how your travel sheets can protect travelers.
Yes! I always suspected hotel rooms were gross, but lately, there have been several expose reports where investigative reporters have found as many as 30% of hotels guilty of not changing sheets between guests. That’s just crazy!!! And another reason I’m so glad to always have my Brave Era’s 100% Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet with me when I travel.
Another issue you hear about frequently is the prevalence of bed bugs in hotel beds. Those creepers have been found in some of the world’s finest hotels. There’s no foolproof solution, but bed bugs are terrible and it’s certainly worth taking precautions. We recommend treating your travel sheet with a product like Cravegreens’ natural organic formula before traveling to give your Brave Era Travel Sheet bed bug resistance.
Although the description on your website says your sheets are for the adventurous traveler, they are actually for anyone who travels.
We provide the opportunity for travelers to bring a bit of luxury with them on their adventures. But of course, all kinds of travelers love their Brave Era 100% Mulberry Silk Travel Sheets. I’ve gotten such an amazing response from other travelers who love it too — flight attendants, couchsurfers, music festival-goers, gap-year takers, and business travelers. One dad gifted it to his daughter who was headed out for a semester at sea and some members of our armed forces are enjoying the added comfort while stationed abroad. I’ve been so inspired seeing pictures from travelers who have brought their Brave Era 100% Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet with them on adventures all over the world.
Most people love to spend their vacations in the comfort, luxury, and safety provided by prominent hospitality establishments. In contrast, some love to enjoy the sanctity and serenity offered by locations surrounded by a lot of natural beauty. However, there are a few who want their vacation experience to be something more.
Adventurous travelers crave an experience like no other. Thankfully, there are innumerable options which are now available for them to indulge in thrill they’re looking for and who want to add that touch of adventure to their vacation. However, planning well for the best adventure experience is also something which requires careful consideration.
Here are a few tips that can help you have the best adventure vacation of your life:
The first thing to consider while planning your adventure trip is to determine the number of individuals prepared to go on a similar vacation. These considerations include their age, fitness levels, and health advisories as well. The overall idea of taking an adventure trip articulates the collective spirit of the group; therefore you must ensure that everyone is on board when it comes to deciding the kind of adventure to be indulged in.
The next step to take is to make sure you do a thorough research before you leave for the trip. Great care must be taken while choosing the kind of accommodation at the destination, the restrictions imposed by the different airlines, and the surrounding areas. Also, you must choose the right type of adventure sports, since the travel and the dwelling themselves constitute the bulk of the expenses incurred throughout your trip.
Next, make all the relevant bookings far ahead of time since doing so can reduce the amount of money the adventurers would have otherwise ended up spending. Most of the adventurers make impromptu decisions to choose which way to go on a whim. This may appear very tempting proposition at the time, but without a proper planning, there are high chances that these abrupt decisions will turn out to be far more expensive than previously estimated. There may be situations when you need to make spot decisions, but for the decisions that involve expenses, finalizing details beforehand can help adventurers save a lot of financial and mental strength.
Carrying the travel essentials is also a must. You can avoid the dirty sheets of the backpackers’ hostel, and the painful bites of pesky bugs while you’re traveling. Make sure you carry a travel sheet, most probably the silk travel sheets that are incredibly durable and temperature regulators to help you keep cool in the hot and tropic regions and warm in the bone-chilling nights. Of course, we recommend getting yours at BraveEra.com where we guarantee a blissful night’s sleep for adventurers so you’re re-energized the next morning for a new adventure.
We post travel tips and trick regularly on our blog page at BraveEra.com.
Thank you for speaking with us. Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
We are in the process of launching our next product, a 100% Silk Sleep Mask that comes in a beautiful custom designed compact silk pouch and a gorgeous magnetic gift box. Keep an eye out for the sleep mask in the coming weeks. Also, OCCHI MAGAZINE is fantastic and we are honored to have been interviewed. Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us.
Where to find us:
Brave Era Website: https://braveera.com/
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