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Field and stream gear at Dick's sporting goods?!?!?!?!?

Uploaded on June 16, 2011

Ummm, please tell me the Field and Stream line of "outdoor" gear available at Dick's is in no way affiliated with my favorite website and magazine... Please. I bought a pair of boots last fall, they were 90 bucks, 800 gram, "waterproof", and looked real nice, just like my old Rocky's. 2 months later, the soles cracked in half and de-laminated, the laces lasted a week, the tongue stitching looked like a baitcasters' backlash, and they were only waterproof if you stayed away from anything even remotely wet. Long story short, WORST PAIR OF BOOTS EVER> EVERRRRR!!! FWIW, they were super-comfortable, like shearling slippers.
My buddy had the same pair, with the same problems. I found out last night my girlfriends' mom bought a F&S sleeping bag. Holy crap, this thing looks like it was sewn together by a team of intoxicated spider monkeys.
Please, please, please tell me you guys aren't making money off of this imported garbage!!! Please!

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from J4huntfish wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

they are sadly, buy higher quality stuff like patagonia for a sleeping bag and danners for boots

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I wouldn't be surprised if F & S made the affiliation agreement. A subscription for F & S is now $5 for a year! And I thought F & S was in survival mode when I signed up for a year's subscription for $9.95 !

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from whitetailfreek wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

J4, are you sure about that?

I used to work for a Dick's Sporting Goods, and I was always told that it was a brand name, but the gear is no way affiliated with Field and Stream. All that stuff is made in China by other companies, and then the Field and Stream logo is put on it. I don't actually think it's tied with the magazine.

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from J4huntfish wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

i stand corrected

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

We would all probably be shocked if we knew just what all was "Mfg in China" and stamped with a U.S. brand name!
It's a "mind bogglin' thang!".

Bubba
P.S. - and I got a "captcha" for this post!! LOL!!!

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Just remember how many USA International companies are located in China.

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I thought on a post like this we might get someone from F&S to comment.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

if i were the power that be at F&S i would be getting the name off of that stuff!

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I was hoping the same thing, however, If I knowingly was affiliated with products of such low quality, I would ignore this question and hope it disappears from our memory...

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

If F&S were in the business of putting their name on products, I think they should send it out to some users for a field test.

;-)

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

they used to.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I think they would promote their own brand in the magazine if it were affiliated so I doubt it.

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

fliphuntr14, real good point. I've never seen an ad in the magazine, so I guess it's safe to assume they don't have anything to do with this crap. And BTW, my girlfriends' mom used that sleeping bag last weekend, and the zipper fell off. Geeezzzz......

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

At the dicks here they also have a spinning rod/reel combo that I think was in the $50-70 range. Luckily I went with a quantum instead. My buddy got the F&S one and hasn't been happy with it at all. It seems like the drag is all or nothing, there isn't much in-between. He said it also didn't take very long, in not very punishing conditions, for the reel to start "running rough" as he put it. Last time I was with him that combo never left the floor of the boat.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Incredible that the product line has an F & S labeling...seems impossible unless F & S is financially involved.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Incredible that the product line has an F & S labeling...seems impossible unless F & S is financially involved.

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from J4huntfish wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

they are sadly, buy higher quality stuff like patagonia for a sleeping bag and danners for boots

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I wouldn't be surprised if F & S made the affiliation agreement. A subscription for F & S is now $5 for a year! And I thought F & S was in survival mode when I signed up for a year's subscription for $9.95 !

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from whitetailfreek wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

J4, are you sure about that?

I used to work for a Dick's Sporting Goods, and I was always told that it was a brand name, but the gear is no way affiliated with Field and Stream. All that stuff is made in China by other companies, and then the Field and Stream logo is put on it. I don't actually think it's tied with the magazine.

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from J4huntfish wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

i stand corrected

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from FirstBubba wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

We would all probably be shocked if we knew just what all was "Mfg in China" and stamped with a U.S. brand name!
It's a "mind bogglin' thang!".

Bubba
P.S. - and I got a "captcha" for this post!! LOL!!!

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Just remember how many USA International companies are located in China.

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I thought on a post like this we might get someone from F&S to comment.

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

if i were the power that be at F&S i would be getting the name off of that stuff!

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I was hoping the same thing, however, If I knowingly was affiliated with products of such low quality, I would ignore this question and hope it disappears from our memory...

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from ableskeever wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

If F&S were in the business of putting their name on products, I think they should send it out to some users for a field test.

;-)

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from jamesti wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

they used to.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I think they would promote their own brand in the magazine if it were affiliated so I doubt it.

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from MATroutslayer wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

fliphuntr14, real good point. I've never seen an ad in the magazine, so I guess it's safe to assume they don't have anything to do with this crap. And BTW, my girlfriends' mom used that sleeping bag last weekend, and the zipper fell off. Geeezzzz......

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

At the dicks here they also have a spinning rod/reel combo that I think was in the $50-70 range. Luckily I went with a quantum instead. My buddy got the F&S one and hasn't been happy with it at all. It seems like the drag is all or nothing, there isn't much in-between. He said it also didn't take very long, in not very punishing conditions, for the reel to start "running rough" as he put it. Last time I was with him that combo never left the floor of the boat.

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