Originally Posted by Yukon
Well then we would be in an arguement
This is all my opinion, and not fact of course. It's just, every Hennessey I have laid in, or seen, seemed cheap to me. You can't make that statement about anything Brandon produces.
Let me agree with you on a quality point. For the most part, cottage guys have an attention to detail that is unmatched in any mass-market consumer product, Hennessy included. That said, the stitching and construction on the Hennessy is high-quality. I guess it is how fine you draw the line. For example, Adam has wicked-amazing stitching on his under quilts -- hardly any seam allowance. I don't know how he does it. The work is impeccable. But does having your hem really small mean that a standard 1/4" seam not high-quality?
In contrast, I have hammocks who's stuff sack fell off thanks to poor stitching, or had lots of frayed edges, loose uncut strings, etc. In some cases, the stitching is not straight. To me, that is poor quality.
Now that I've described my measuring stick, that is why I feel Hennessy is high-quality. Is it a comparison between Dodge, Ford, and Chevy? Or Ford and Mercedes? It could be argued that the Ford v. Mercedes is not a comparison between quality but a comparison of process or luxury.
I don't think there's any question that we value hand-crafted "cottage" gear more than products mass-produced in a factory. There is a personal connection, real or imagined, that can't be matched.