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two reasons i can think of that you wont - cottage guys have their hands full. many of them list wait times on their websites. to produce in bulk would mean to hire extra help which raises overhead, and then to sell off gear to brick and mortar stores also forces them to sell for less.azbackpackr wrote:I would like to see some of these local outfitters carry a full line of super-ultralight
its LowerGear in Tempe. and the price is retail. ULA is offering them to LG at wholesale, and losing money like I described earlier. Seems interesting too, that based on quality and features the ULA would be more $$ - they are the lowest cost packs of the big cottage guys, for the design you can get.joe bartels wrote:Some gear renting place in the Valley carries ULA. Wanted me to advertise, I forget it's been a few months. I'm sure you pay a hefty premium over direct.
they already have. ULA was the very first packs to have waist-belt mounted pockets. now, they are mainstream.azbackpackr wrote:One wonders if the big companies will ever do copy cat on ULA, etc.
True... I recently spoke to an REI employee that didn't know what the Mazatzals were . I browse when I'm looking for pants, shirts, jackets, etc. Usually when I'm buying anything else, I've researched and know what I want or come into the store to compare a couple things in person.davis2001r6 wrote:The people are usually helpful but I wouldn't say as knowledgeable as some places.
Most of us don't have the option of return to sender when our parts stop working ...Outdoor Lover wrote:I had a really good interaction with Osprey...My bladder started leaking and I emailed them...They emailed me back and had me take pictures of the Bladder...Sent the pictures, they determined that it was a manufacturing defect and I had a new Bladder in 3 days...I didn't even have to send the old one in...