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Old 11-30-2011   #11
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Originally Posted by grandyoso View Post
I thought LOKI started making stuff in Vietnam.....
that might be why it doesn't say "made in the USA" anywhere on their least I got mine while it was made locally.

There is a little shop next to Benson's on F Street in downtown Salida called J2 Software. She custom makes fleece and soft shells, and they are super high quality...another awesome option is Melanzana in Leadville, top quality stuff.


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Old 11-30-2011   #12
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Arc'tryx is now made in china not canada

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Old 11-30-2011   #13
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damn. that's a bummer...I thought some of their fleeces still were.
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Old 11-30-2011   #14
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Thought Arc'teryx was at least Canadian!? How can this be that we can't purchase quality gear from our own country! whats wrong with this picture?! China REALLY that's where are jobs go! along with our recreation $??? Say it ain't so!
Maybe we should all start voting with our wallets !!
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Old 11-30-2011   #15
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This was a good question, so I did some digging and found a list of folks manufacturing gear in the US. I can only attest to the quality of three of these: Winter Green Northern Wear (if you don't mind the greenland kayaker/dog sledding look), Fox River Socks (and socks is socks) and Mystery Ranch (started by the founder of Dana Design after he sold DD). Does smartwool maybe make some socks in the US, too?

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I've had two jackets made from Home » . Awesome stuff, and it's custom fit.
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Old 12-01-2011   #17
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For flece I recomend melanzana very good quality plus its made here in leadville
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Old 12-01-2011   #18
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A lot of socks are made in the USA because there is little labor involved (Wigwam, Darn good Socks). But check the packaging for Smartwool because they were bought by Timberland a few years ago.
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Old 12-01-2011   #19
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Ibex. Not all, but a lot is made in USA. Unfortunately, the more technical gear is made overseas.
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Old 12-01-2011   #20
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Island Tropic?

I have a pair of ski pants from Island Tropic that are about 20 years old and still like new. The guy theat owned Mogul Mikes in Dillon had them made in Denver I believe. Anyone know if he and they still exists?

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