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View Poll Results: Do you practice brand loyalty?
Absolutely - Familiarity with one brand is key 5 41.67%
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:41 PM
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Default Outdoor Gear Brand Loyalty

Just curious how many people out there practice brand loyalty. I understand not using the same brand for all of our outdoor adventures. However, if you find a brand that you particularly like, do you stick with it even if it means a slightly higher price tag?

For example, probably 90% of my hunting gear is Under Armour. Part of that is because it is so comfortable, and the rest is because they had this particular pattern on clearance and I got it all at a bargain.

However, for fishing and hiking, I am not that thrilled with Under Armour as it feels to be a little bulkier and heavier than more hiking specific brands such as Marmot, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, etc.

I have tried a couple of the big box brand items, particularly BPS and Wally World, and have been less than thrilled. They just were not up to par with the other more task specific clothing brands that I have tried.

As badly as I wish that I could find one brand that could supply all my needs and sizing that I was familiar with, it just looks like that scenario will never happen. Regardless, it most definitely makes for some difficult decisions anytime I walk into an outdoor store looking for just the right item.

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