I just returned from traveling overseas working with Toray, The Merino Company, development rooms and factories as I finalize designs, construction, print and get ready to move into production. The new system and packs are really coming together.
With long flights and time to think about KUIU, I have a question for you; If you have a choice, How do you buy your gear?
Personally, I do a lot of research before buying. Blogs, forums and recommendations are how I usually first hear about a new product. Occasionally, an ad in a magazine will catch my attention. I go online and further research the product on the manufactures site to get all the specks, technical data and read reviews to get intimate knowledge of the product. Then buy it directly from the manufacture or a retailer the manufacture links to the product.
Unfortunately, I no longer have a pro-shop I can trust to do the research for me. Years ago, I bought all of my gear based on recommendations from the local pro-shop owner. The Cabela’s catalog in the 1990’s. Now only the internet.
In buying technical gear such as KUIU, how do you prefer to buy it?
Direct from KUIU?
A retail store? A retailers website? Retail Catalog?
If you prefer a retail store, retail website or catalog, which retailers do you recommend for KUIU?
Thank you in advance for all your help, I really look forward to hearing back from you.