Got to talking with a hunting buddy of mine about gear. I stated that all my gear, whether it's hunting, skiing, riding, etc etc is all Gore-tex. He said I'm crazy for spending that kind of money. Could be, but I firmly believe it's worth the extra dough. The stuff lasts forever. I have gear that is years old that still performs like new.
...Could be, but I firmly believe it's worth the extra dough. The stuff lasts forever. I have gear that is years old that still performs like new.
Camp, you are absolutely right that a product made with Gore-Tex is going to have a higher level of quality. The W. L. Gore company has very high quality standards that a prospective manufacturer must pass in order to use the product. So if it is made with Gore-Tex, you can be assured that the jacket or whatever is well-made. Plus, I agree, the stuff simply works as advertised.
Hmm, what original thing do I believe in? Since this is a ski forum I will go with skis made with wood. The original skis from way back were whittled out of wood and most higher-end skis of today have wood cores. All my favourite skis have had wood cores and I still use some old woody cross-country skis from time to time. Yay, wood!
Good call on the wooden core ski's SBR. I concur with your thoughts.
Sticking with skiing/outdoor theme I'm also fan of the original Duck Tape brand Duct Tape. Can't tell you how many times I've put that stuff on ski boots, gloves, pants. The stuff really works great. All the others are, well, just imitation. Even that damn gorilla tape doesn't hold a candle to the Duck.