/ PRODUCT NEWS: Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket
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I have spent a long time looking for an light orange jacket with lime green highlights...yikes.
Is it wrong that i actually love the colours?
Thought the exact same thing on the price... that is freakin' steep! Great gear but at the end of the day... it is just a jacket?
This is what you get when you create an item which is subject to both the "Chouinard Tax" and the "Gore-Tax"; a piece of clothing so expensive it will never sell. If you've ever wondered why Patagonia normally uses its own w/proof fabrics, this is why.
Patagonia - you are straying from your roots
> the "Chouinard Tax" and the "Gore-Tax" ...
Very good! But that's not all .... They're US$599 in the US, which right now is 'only' UKSt369 yet going for UKSt500!
With extra taxes like that you Englanders should be rioting in the streets. Oh, wait ...
Well done to you too ;-) It's not just the taxes though, or the import costs, it's sheer profiteering. The same thing used to happen with MBS mountainboard kit when I was involved in that sport; you could more or less replace the $ with £ to get the UK price.
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