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  • Miking
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I have noticed that this Pinterest board has had a resurgence of activity as of late. So I present some Made in the USA things I use and enjoy on a regular basis.

    Concept2: Indoor rowers and Oars made in Morrisville, Vermont. If I could have only one piece of fitness equipment it would be a Concept2 rower. No other machine is as effective at working every single muscle group while giving you a cardiovascular system workout at the same time.
    Home | Concept2

    Western mountaineering: Sleeping bags and down filled clothing manufacturers from San Jose, California. Much like Feathered Friends a Seattle based company pinned earlier WM makes top quality, expedition grade sleeping bags using the finest down and best fabrics. I have their Bison GWS -40 bag and even at -40 it is like crawling into a blast furnace!
    Western Mountaineering

    Danner boots: Hiking and casual boots made the old fashioned way in Portland, Oregon. I have beat on their Explorer boots for the last 15 or so years, second pair on its second sole and still going strong! Tough enough and waterproof enough for logging in the Pacific Northwest yet stylish enough for fancy dinner while traveling. Danner - Boots

    Filson. Another Seattle, Washington company. The Macinaw Cruiser, Timeless, introduced in 1914, still looks cool after 100 years. Enough said.
    American Brand: Quality Outerwear, Outdoor Clothing, and Bags | Filson

    Plano Moulding: The guys who made your first fishing tackle box! Here is an odd one. I use the Plano sportsman trunks to FedEx gear to jobs before I arrive. It saves me a bunch of stress trying to fly out with the gear (especially internationally) and it is usually cheaper than paying to check it on a plane. The cases are surprisingly made in the USA, come in multiple sizes, lockable with wire ties, weigh way less than a pelican case, are pretty strong and seeing as they only cost $12-25 and are available in most hardware and department stores I won't cry myself to sleep over breaking one or leaving it at the destination if it is for an install and I want to travel light on my return.
    Plano Molding | Storage and Protective Cases | Home


    Guitar stuff:

    Mesa Boogie: Handmade vacuum tube guitar and bass amplifiers being built in Petaluma, California. The original boutique guitar amplifier played by everybody from Carlos Santana to Metallica. Bullet proof, tone for miles and F#*%ing LOUD! Mesa Boogie Vacuum Tube Guitar and Bass Amplifier

    Fender: Out of Fullerton and now Corona, California Fender has been making fine electric guitars and basses since 1947 and ok ones from 1965-1995
    FenderĀ® Guitar: Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitars, Amplifiers, and Pro Audio

    Gibson: Fender's #1 competition and maker of lovely musical instruments with factories in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee and Bozeman, Montana Gibson Guitar: Electric, Acoustic and Bass Guitars, Baldwin Pianos

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  • Toblerhaus
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    Flinx: do you have a cover for any IPad? I watched the video but not sure how the cover works for horizontal viewing etc.
    I absolutely love the Portenzo iPad case with "Intellistand" for horizontal viewing. It's beautiful and well made. Totally worth the price! iPads - iPad - Portenzo

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  • Flinx
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    I don't have an iPad, sorry!

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  • Shiva
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    Flinx: do you have a cover for any IPad? I watched the video but not sure how the cover works for horizontal viewing etc.

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  • Flinx
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    Artisan Leather iPad Kindle, Nook & Journal Cases & Covers

    I've got a Kindle cover from these guys and the quality is excellent. I see they've also gotten into bags.

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  • gochicken
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    I would rather have one or two sets of this, than have several that are so-so--
    Exactly my sentiments. I used to try to find cotton sheets that had nice colors and patterns...only to have the fitted sheet wear out or shrink and end up with all sorts of unmatched odds and ends. So now I have two sets of white Linoto sheets for my bed.

    I also did splurge on the quilted coverlet. Jason special made this for me in the indigo color (at the regular price... all I had to do was ask!) and I feel it is worth every penny. I machine wash and dry the coverlet. I also have on the bed a 100% linen duvet cover in natural color from Rest...... Hard...... and it was so poorly sewn I ended up taking the entire thing apart and re-sewing it myself. That's when I gave Linoto a try and couldn't be happier. In the winter I just tuck a down comforter into the duvet cover and we are good to go. No more piles of mismatched sheets for me!

    I think it really makes a difference to buy from companies that are passionate about the product they are making. Jason at Linoto and Tom Bihn take pride what they offer for sale and it shows in the quality and workmanship. I agree with you, Shiva, that I would much rather have fewer things of better quality than many things that need to be replaced all the time. I hope the linen works out for you!

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  • Shiva
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    ADD to Pinterest board: colonel littleton products. I don't own them but they are made in the US and seem to be great quality. Pricey yes. Anyone know anything?

    And the new J W Hulme bags...

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  • Shiva
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    thanks for the detailed reply...really helps. will order some pillowcases maybe and go from there. I like the sound of them...and I would rather have one or two sets of this, than have several that are so-so--just as I now have 3 TB bags and that is it...other than a couple of larger duffle bags for my travel to India!!! I just don't like the feel of Sateen sheets...and it has become impossible to find simple crisp cotton sheets that are substantial. I used to have Lands' End percales; and oxfords--they are all quite skimpy; and Garnet Hill, The Company Store---none of them feel as good as they used to be. I hate sounding like those old folks and the days of yore...but when it comes to sheets, it seems that way!!

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  • gochicken
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    hi there: i was looking at these. quite expensive. a couple of questions:
    1. are the sheets crisp in finish? I hate the sateen ones. since they are linen, i assume so
    2. are they floppy? some linens get that way--so want to know how they feel
    3. do they wash and dry well in regular home washing machines
    4. are they substantial in feel

    thanks so much
    shiva

    Hi Shiva, well since they are 100% linen, they are kind of crisp... but soft at the same time. They just feel good. Linen is my favorite fiber because it breathes and is crispy and structured and soft and drapey all at once. I wash my sheets every week in hot water in my front loading machine with baking soda, Oxyclean (my sheets are white), and a sprinkle of powder detergent and a few squirts of Dr. Bronner's Lavender soap. Then I hang them out on the line to dry. They take only about an hour or two to dry and then yes, I would describe them as crispy but not rough. They also smell like sunshine in a weird sort of way. If it's raining or cold out, I might hang them inside or damp dry them in the dryer and spread on my bed to dry, but never do I dry them completely in the dryer (it is bad for the linen fibers). Then I would say they are soft, but definitely not sateen like. They are very substantial without feeling heavy. I love that they breathe. We sleep comfortably on hot summer nights now, and I actually did not use my flannel sheets this winter... they didn't feel too cold either. You could call Jason at Linoto (might need to leave a message) or e-mail him and ask if he can send you a swatch. I ended up just ordering a pair a of white pillowcases before I took the plunge into sheets. They are very expensive (I had to build up my sets slowly), but should last decades with good care. I think there are some pillowcases in the sale section right now. I hope this helps!

    Also, Linoto has a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you really hate them, you could return them. But be warned... they are like TB bags... once you have them in hand there may be no turning back!
    Last edited by gochicken; 07-18-2013, 03:10 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by Nli View Post
    Darn Tough socks--- amazingly great socks lifetime guarantee and made in VT (or are they there on the "board" already and I missed in my scanning??). Thanks for doing this- I love it!
    I think we pinned those a long time ago, but they're definitely worth another pin!

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  • Shiva
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    linoto linen sheets

    hi there: i was looking at these. quite expensive. a couple of questions:
    1. are the sheets crisp in finish? I hate the sateen ones. since they are linen, i assume so
    2. are they floppy? some linens get that way--so want to know how they feel
    3. do they wash and dry well in regular home washing machines
    4. are they substantial in feel

    thanks so much
    shiva


    Originally posted by gochicken View Post
    Linoto 100% Linen bedding is made in the USA from imported fabric.... Jason does a big share of the sewing himself if not all of it. His French seams are second to none, and his customer service is up there with TB. Over the last 3 years I have slowly converted my sheets to his 100% linen ones and couldn't be happier.

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  • Nli
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    Darn Tough socks--- amazingly great socks lifetime guarantee and made in VT (or are they there on the "board" already and I missed in my scanning??). Thanks for doing this- I love it!

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  • gochicken
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    For all the knitters out there, Dyakcraft needles, made by hand in Vermont by Tom & Linda Diak

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  • gochicken
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    Linoto 100% Linen bedding is made in the USA from imported fabric.... Jason does a big share of the sewing himself if not all of it. His French seams are second to none, and his customer service is up there with TB. Over the last 3 years I have slowly converted my sheets to his 100% linen ones and couldn't be happier.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by capncat View Post
    cuppow (http://www.cuppow.com/): i have been using these for a while now and they are so handy! they are lids that you can put onto mason jars to turn them into travel mugs.
    I use these too! They're great.

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