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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    In all seriousness, Kuiu is doing a simulcast to talk about the bag on Tuesday. Any of you going to watch?

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    Yes I do plan on attending or watching the event. I have the time and I find their marketing approach really interesting. This is the direction that I would like to take with my college education so I thought it will be educational as well.

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    I plan on watching the event as I am curious on what makes these bags worth and cost so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don K View Post
    I plan on watching the event as I am curious on what makes these bags worth and cost so much.
    I believe the cost is so high because they stitched the 'KUIU' emblem on the bag.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    I believe the cost is so high because they stitched the 'KUIU' emblem on the bag.
    Yes, "Branding" can add a lot to the price tag! I don't remember were I read up on Kuiu, but for the owner to break apart from Sitka and become as notable as he did in such a short time says a lot. I know what I read can be personal preference, but Kuiu sure is highly recommended and I am to interested in what makes these bags worth so much.

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    The market out there is getting more and more competive each and every day. That is a good thing as long as we have a place to compare them all and get honest reviews and feedback to be able to compare them. It gives us more options. I think a big key on any company is continuing to find innovation and find ways to encourage folks to buy their product instead of from their competitor. If folks don't see the value in what they have to offer they won't sell much of it. Give someone a product they find good value in and they will tend to buy it. I think a big problem out there is being able to compile it all and what really is out there or on the horizon to be able to make wise decisions. Some products do have better value than others.
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    Good point on the branding and I like the idea of competition. Competition usually makes good business and prices usually reflect competition but I'm not sure in this instant.

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    Anyone else look to Outdoor Gear Lab reviews for help on picking lightweight equipment?

    Here's the link to last year's ultralight bag comparison. Hopefully, an updated one will be coming the end of next month when more 2014 bags have been released. http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Ultral...ng-Bag-Reviews

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    hoshour,

    thanks for the link never have heard of that site

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    Don, that site has been really helpful.

    I was trying to decide which light down jacket I would buy as a midlayer to carry in my pack and what to pick for a really lightweight wind shirt. I ended up with the Mont Bell Alpine Light jacket and will probably buy the Patagonia Houdini based on their tests and reviews. Being cheap, I wait to find someone selling last year's model on either AdHunter or eBay.

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    I buy used all the time. Great way to get great gear.

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