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Trad climber
Washington DC
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 31, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
Just ran into this place in Seattle. Walked out with a vest for my wife and a coat for myself. Best looking down goods I have seen since the very early days of Marmot.

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Dec 31, 2010 - 09:21pm PT
They make great down gear. I've got at least twenty years on my 15 degree bag, and it is still in great shape. My winter bag and coat are unbelievably warm. I've steered a lot of people their way, and no one has ever been disappointed. One of the few surviving old-school gear manufacturers.

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:15pm PT
Couldn't agree more!
Credit: TYeary

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
Top effin notch stuff!

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:36pm PT
Are you guys saying that Marmot still sews clothes in the U.S. ?

I'm asking because some of their jackets are on sale in the BX in Okinawa but they're more expensive by far than what we're used to paying.bIt seems like you're saying this is because they're made in the U.S. and worth it because of the quality?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:39pm PT
marmot clothing hasn't been sewn in the US for a long time
The Larry

Moab, UT
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:40pm PT
Feathered Friends= "GUD"
Captain...or Skully

leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:43pm PT
Known quality versus unknown quantity.
Just do your homework. Feathered Friend stuff is solid.

A long way from where I started
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:46pm PT
It's a good place. Not just for down-filled things, but as a climbing shop in general. More or less next-door to the REI store (the "flagship" REI store, no less).

Long-time partner of both MisterE and I works there.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 31, 2010 - 10:59pm PT
I bet most of the feathers come from the Orient, though.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 1, 2011 - 10:29am PT
Doh. Thought I'd find some nice bird photos here.
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
Jan 1, 2011 - 11:29am PT
Feathered Friends Winter Wren -- very versatile bag, the goods for the backcountry.
winter wren in jacket mode
winter wren in jacket mode
Credit: J. Werlin

Like Fats, my Widgeon is still going strong after 20 years.

Props to FF for not selling out.

Edit: Crimpy, you have a one track mind. Well, maybe one-and-a-half.

Trad climber
The Best Place On Earth
Jan 1, 2011 - 11:42am PT
Credit: tooth

My feathered friend is made by mammut, but I'm pretty sure the 'stitching' was done in south america somewhere.

Social climber
Los Angeles
Jan 1, 2011 - 02:47pm PT
I've got a FF bag that's almost 20 years old and is still going strong. Also have a Volant jacket that is the finest down jacket I've ever owned. The best.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 1, 2011 - 02:48pm PT
I don't know Werlin - you are looking quite bird like in that awesome photo! :)


Can't resist:

Credit: Crimpergirl

This stitching was done in Texas. Though his parents were from Mexico. As far as I know, his parents never voted in an election or collected welfare.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 1, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
If Feathered Friends starts to make hi-tech gadgets, will they be called Bird Brains?

Jan 1, 2011 - 03:22pm PT
Western Mountaineering in San Jose makes comparable goods. Marmot hasn't been really in the made in the USA quality mix for some time. In fact, I believe Western and FF used to buy down together if my source was correct BITD when I worked in the industry.

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 1, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
Ghost said:

Long-time partner of both MisterE and I works there.

Behold "The Albatross" aka "Free Beer":

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I have had the Hummingbird with Epic fabric for years and love it!


Cheers to Todd and Eddie!

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