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    REI story

    Me (at the newly opened REI in Folsom CA): placing a Voile shovel on the counter;

    ClerK: What's your member number?

    Me: How'd you know I was a member? Usually the question is "are you a member?"

    Clerk: Oh, you're buying a member item, non members just buy clothes;

    Me: Hmm, very observant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Not me. If the underquilt gets to that point it'll be made with low quality materials in a sweatshop, by an under paid over worked employee. Unlike the quilts made with high quality materials by our over worked, under paid cottage vendors.
    I agree wholeheartedly. In fact when I was typing that I thought of that lol.
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    Me too...that would be very interesting.

    I was in Rei this week and met a young kid who had said he was thru hiking April 1st and was asking the clerk for some tips. I jumped in and mentioned hammocks. He said he already has a Hennessy hyperlight! I was like yeaaaaa! He was asking about using pads with a hammock. After a little discussion on pad extenders and underquilts I then mentioned this site for more information...he has already been here!

    I then told him to check out shugs hammock how to videos...he hadn't seen them and I really hope he does.

    hammocking is absolutely catching on.

    I long for the day when I can shop for an underquilt at rei
    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Not me. If the underquilt gets to that point it'll be made with low quality materials in a sweatshop, by an under paid over worked employee. Unlike the quilts made with high quality materials by our over worked, under paid cottage vendors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly. In fact when I was typing that I thought of that lol.
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can already buy an Underquilt at REI. Behold the Eno Ember UQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can already buy an Underquilt at REI. Behold the Eno Ember UQ.
    And it looks like garbage, it looks like the paper boats I made as a kid. Then of coarse it's imported. My quilts;, Imported from the fine State of Idaho a bit west of the the town I was born in.

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    did you look at the weight of the ember?
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    Oh, weird, me rei does not have that uq...at least not yet.

    But rofl like a paper boat you made as a kid. Near spat my soda out lolol

    I like to fantasize that all the cottage vendor quilts would be on display and I can run around like a kiss in a candy shop.

    Heck, it's my fantasy, throw in Dutch gear and ula packs!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountnman View Post
    The new REI here in Cincinnati has a few ENO items and the staff has no clue about hammocks. Every time I stop in I start asking questions about hammocks hoping they will get the hint to be honest I would rather buy all my hammock gear from cottage vendors anyway.
    Truth... and I'd also add that I could care less if REI gets the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadphans View Post
    Oh, weird, me rei does not have that uq...at least not yet.
    My REI only stocks 2 ENO SN's at any given time... Drives me up the wall.
    Insanity Happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Off hand I think he has it backwards. In the climbing world tubular nylon is standard partly because it stretches. In the webbing world I would bet it is last place. Look at all the slings, seat belts, and tie down straps made from polyester and polypropylene. I could run on but I think you get the picture. ;-)
    I agree that he has it backwards. Nylon isn't used in climbing because of strength, it is used because it stretches. No stetch= broken back in a fall. The sudden stop from lack of stretch kills more climbers that actual suspension breaks. All ledge tents and hammocks used in climbing use polyester because it doesn't stretch. I'm a rock climber as if you couldn't tell, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just-bobby View Post
    There's going to be an REI in Jax?
    Yes. First in Florida. Grand Opening is March 1.
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