/ NEW REVIEW: The Rab Shadow Hoodie by Sarah Stirling
...the weather swung to bipolar extremes of whiteout and dazzling sunshine on the Haute Route, we were working hard, rarely stopping unless to put on or strip off ski skins, and it proved absolutely ideal for these conditions...
Rab designer Helen Robinson told me: "It's fleece for the next generation!"
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=2652
Cracking. And you're basing that on what precisely? Knowledge of both products having owned both and tested them extensively and comparatively? Oh no hang on a second, what's that I hear you say? You've never even touched the Rab product?
I very much doubt it Paul.
If you come out with some dumbass statement that doesn't make sense you can only expect someone with more than two brain cells to point out how stupid the statement was.
For such a dumb ass, ill be sure to spend my dumb ass money in a dumb ass way on my dumb ass £60 jacket, because im just to dumb to realise I can get a magic one for twice the price that'll do so much more?
You've got the sentence "If you imagine a continuum from hard shells down through soft shells to fleeces, this jacket basically sits on the fence between soft shell and fleece" in there twice.
I dont quite know why ive even started this, but i guess i need to justify my entirely made up statement.
Keep on digging Paul.
Read Mike's post. It makes sense.
No it's not because you haven't stated the model of the Hoody you're talking about. How about a link?
Oh FFS. <Wanders off in direction of the pub>
Nooooo Paul. Where's the fun in that?
Have a good one.
Got given mine as a present and it was bought at trade price. :-)
Seems to me that everything costs what it does for a reason, and if you think that reason is good then it's worth paying, whatever it is. I'm sure the people at Rab aren't chuckling with glee as they slap a massive price on their new stuff, nor does it seem likely that the people at Quencha are going without food just so they can ensure their new stuff is cheaper. With the exception of Arcteryx's veilance nonsense (and even there maybe it really is so difficult to make a windproof blazer that they need to charge £1000...), companies - outdoor pursuits companies, I mean - charge what they do because it costs X amount to make Y.
It doesn't always follow that more expensive is 'better', but it suggests that more is involved in production, be it in design, materials, production quality etc.
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