I certainly own many brands Simms, Patagonia, Mtn hardware. But if I can afford it the choice for me always goes to Patagonia. This is simply because everything I have with their name it lasts, and if it doesn't they stand behind it. Sometimes I have to go with other brands just due to money constraints but otherwise I'm wearing Patagonia. I'm in the market for a new set of waders, I hope the wife let's loose of the purse strings cause I like the new 2011 Patagonia waders!
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