No one on this forum will pay those prices we are all way too crafty for that. But I still think this is a good thing. Cottage manufacturers will still be king with koolaid drinkers like us, but for normal people its a bit different. Going on line to learn about and purchase gear for something you heard about from a youtube video or from some guy you talked to for five minutes at academy is really intimidating for some people. They want easy observable and relatable things. They want something sitting in a big box store that they dont have to think too much about.
I probably could have converted some people to hammock camping instead of hammocks as a novelty for tent campers if I had had an underquilt in the store to show them. Without seeing it there was just not enough interest for them to go looking for it. Also the friends I do have that I converted to Occasional hammock camping wont break out of the ENO bubble. And I think both of them have the money and would rather spend the money for the Blaze just because they wouldnt have to think or worry much about it. Dudes that can afford 350$ camp knives because they are a brand they trust will certainly shell out for more ENO gear if it is all their blinders will let them see.
I still think we will stay on the cutting edge, but I would like to see more hammocks out there and the Blaze will ultimately make it much more accessable to the general public.
That and you gotta admit this is so much better than that horrid embarrasment we experienced with the Ember.
Last edited by Alanvalentinus; 02-19-2013 at 20:58..