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  • GaryS
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    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    Darcy, Wiggy is a bit of a character. You can read his rants against
    his industry on his website. He once spent an hour on the phone with
    me talking about politics, he's a big Ann Rand fan.
    Uh-oh! That's enough for me.

    Actually the Wiggy stuff I've seen (I've been a backpacker and whitewater canoeist in the past and own equipment from an assortment of companies but not Wiggy) is well made but can only be described as "cruder than a stone ax". The thing that makes the products from Tom Bihn stand out is the thoughtful and elegant design. Something Wiggy and some other "Made in America" evangelists omit. I don't care where a product is manufactured as long as it meets my expectations.
    Last edited by GaryS; 11-05-2007, 04:17 PM.

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  • PM4HIRE
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    Darcy, Wiggy is a bit of a character. You can read his rants against
    his industry on his website. He once spent an hour on the phone with
    me talking about politics, he's a big Ann Rand fan.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    Need a quality sleeping bag made in the USA, click http://www.wiggys.com/ and http://www.featheredfriends.com/Default.aspx
    to learn more.
    That's cool. Wiggy's makes inexpensive dog beds, too.
    Western Mountaineering sleeping bags are also made in the U.S.A.

    P.S. For boots and shoes, we can't forget Frye, all made in U.S.A.
    Last edited by Darcy; 11-05-2007, 02:57 PM.

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  • PM4HIRE
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    Need a quality sleeping bag made in the USA, click http://www.wiggys.com/ and http://www.featheredfriends.com/Default.aspx
    to learn more.
    Last edited by PM4HIRE; 11-05-2007, 01:44 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    I didn't think this was possible but I've found a company that makes stuffed animals in Canada.
    Stuffed Animal House makes high-quality stuffed animals in Canada. (Some of the stuffed animals are made in China -- email them to ask which aren't. Some of the animals made in Canada include: 33" and 50" Bellyflop Bears (all furs), 32" Ranger Moose, Raccoon & Bear, 48" Floppy Moose.) An excellent holiday gift for kids not made by kids.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    Click http://www.chuckroast.com/ to view. Great quality at competitive prices.
    And some of it is made of Malden Mills fleece, too!

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  • PM4HIRE
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    Chuck Roast >> Fleece Jackets & Blankets

    Click http://www.chuckroast.com/ to view. Great quality at competitive prices.

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  • scholar
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    hey, the tough traveler factory store is right down the street from me, and they are definitely a great company to deal with... all of my bags with one exception before I got my first bihn was from them... the one exception was a targus bag, that I absolutely hated... so when I checked out TT, just didn't like the styling on them, so I searched around and found you guys

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  • GaryS
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    She doesn't list Tom Bihn. She does list Tough Traveler though.


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  • Darcy
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    A useful site

    Still Made in USA.com

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    Originally posted by GaryS View Post
    [b]I'll bet Josh doesn't wear a Tilley hat. (Now, a silly hat maybe...)

    Hey! I wouldn't consider any of my hats silly! Other people however.....that's their call.

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  • GaryS
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Hey man, Tom Bihn wears a Tilley hat!
    Really? On purpose?



    I'll bet Josh doesn't wear a Tilley hat. (Now, a silly hat maybe...)






    Last edited by GaryS; 09-04-2007, 03:39 PM.

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  • Darcy
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    Hey man, Tom Bihn wears a Tilley hat!

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  • GaryS
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    Originally posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    Well Darcy, you seem to have thing for Canadian stuff, then checkout http://www.tilley.com/ for your next hat. I've had the LT 5 hat for years. Tilley has an international reputation.
    Oooo, Tilley hats.



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  • PM4HIRE
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    Well Darcy, you seem to have a thing for Canadian stuff, then checkout http://www.tilley.com/ for your next hat. I've had the LT 5 hat for years. Tilley has an international reputation.
    Last edited by PM4HIRE; 09-03-2007, 01:14 PM.

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