Originally Posted by swimteam101
They manufacture the frames in Idaho as of last year when I talked to them. Call them up and ask them, I did and they seemed very up front about the origin of the products. Straps China , E boats Mexico , Frames Idaho.
Frames are cut, bent, drilled in Idaho. Where are the pipe and lopros made? But it's better I guess than it just being imported and distributed like my yeti cooler
Which is better than frontier play, where I believe their local manufactured content is close to zero.
The new company I'm most excited about in the industry is canyon inflatables down in Oregon. Unless I'm being lied to, their frames, dry boxes, coolers (and soon to be their new cat tubes) are all made in Oregon
madcatr makes nice lightweight and technical hand made frames in wa for less cost than either. Too bad it's a one year wait list.
Strap works makes their straps locally although not sure where they get their materials.
Sotar and Aire and Maravia and Jacks probably employ a lot of people making boats here although I would guess the raw materials are probably not sourced locally
Of course if this is a priority you should always pick up the phone and do your research, not listen to the rantings of a 'tard