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Looking for quality outer gear, jacket and Bibs for bc travel, that is NOT made in china! Anyone got suggestions?!
 

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I've struggled with this problem too. It really pisses me off that manufacturing has gone overseas and to boot, they receive tax cuts for outsourcing! To hell with the god damned Republicans!

Anyhow, I digress, I don't have any great solutions, but there is a company that has a mix of some stuff that is made in the USA as well as others. They manufacture mainly for the military so their prices are higher than a kite. Good luck!

adstactical.com
 

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I use a LOKI soft shell for backcountry and non blizzard days at the resorts. Last I knew they were manufactured in Grand Junction (although they ship worldwide). I was just checking their website and it doesn't say where they are manufactured....but I believe it is still here in CO....and I have been very happy with their products.

LOKI USA - LOKI Outerwear

There is definitely something to be said for their patented built-in mittens and neck gaiter/balaclavas as well...
 

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Feathed Freinds!!!! made in Seattle, USA.
and they do custom, over stuffs and the such.
 

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I thought LOKI started making stuff in Vietnam.....

Moment has some pants and jacket that are made in the US... Freeride systems is also made in the US.
 

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Some of the patagonia is made in the US and arc'teryx stuff is made in canada. It's not US, but at least it's not china. also some of the sunice stuff is made in canada too.
 

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Heres a link to an all American made clothing site. Below I pasted the fine print on the site so make sure the clothing is US made.
Carhartt Made in USA ; All USA Clothing

For over 119 years, Carhartt has manufactured premium workwear known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can feel in the fabrics and see in the performance. This historic line of clothing, up until recently, was only produced in America. However times and economies have changed leaving only a handful of pieces of Carhartt clothing made in the USA.

At All USA Clothing we support America and therefore only carry those pieces Carhartt Clothing that are still Made in USA. This clothing also has the benefit of being Union made in the USA.
 

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I hate to break it to you nicho, but Carhartt closed their last American plant a few years ago. People wouldn't spend the extra couple of bucks (literally only a couple) to get American made, so they closed it.

If you want a great, thick, heavyweight traditional sweatshirt check out Camber. ALL of their stuff is currently made in the USA, and you can't beat the quality. Camber Sportswear- Heavyweight Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Active Clothing
 

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I thought LOKI started making stuff in Vietnam.....
that might be why it doesn't say "made in the USA" anywhere on their website...at 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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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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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?

Winter Green- Anoraks

Fox Sox


Mystery Ranch Packs


Western Mountaineering- Down gear


Equinox- tents etc

Nunatakusa- Down gear


TADV gear
 

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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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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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