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  • #2068861
    just Justin Whitson
    Member

    @arcturusbear

    Roger have you considered contacting Michael from Sierra Designs, the guy who posted here awhile back?

    #2068867
    Ito Jakuchu
    BPL Member

    @jakuchu

    Locale: Japan

    "Too bad, this reminds me of the old quote "Quantity has a quality of it's own." I believe this was atributed to Joseph Stalin."

    Correct

    #2068870
    Miguel Arboleda
    BPL Member

    @butuki

    Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan

    What about giving the Scottish tent manufacturer Vango a try? Aarn Tate, the designer of Aarn packs now, used to design their high-end tents for them back in the 90's. Vango then went through a long slump, mostly selling family-style tents. Recently, however, they've started picking up again and are slowly putting together some great new, innovative designs. They might be willing to listen to you.

    #2069161
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Hi all

    Thanks for all the suggestions. (Truly.)

    I think I will try to complete the stoves first. Which means I have to rebuild the electronics for the CNC before I can do that. Hassles, hassles …

    Cheers
    Roger

    #2070612
    Jacques de Plume
    BPL Member

    @lfone

    That really is a shame. I was looking forward to getting one!

    #2070671
    MFR
    Spectator

    @bigriverangler

    Locale: West

    This is frustrating. I was looking forward to eventually cooking in a Caffin tent with my Caffin stove.

    I have already begun scouring thrift shops for neon, leopard-print ski pants to complete the winter backpacking experience. I was hoping that you might eventually license those as well.

    #2070760
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    The frightening thing is that I know of a woman who sews ski-racing Lycra tights …
    and tops too.

    Cheers

    #2070769
    Desert Dweller
    Member

    @drusilla

    Locale: Wild Wild West

    :-P

    #2071079
    scree ride
    Member

    @scree

    I've been looking for a high end tent made by some low wage workers.

    #2071085
    Woubeir (from Europe)
    BPL Member

    @woubeir

    "Awesome, simply awesome. Very happy for you and can't wait to see them."
    Euh, did you actually went through the thread or did you only based yourself on the title ?

    #2071086
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Dead in the water.

    Just two suggestions for a new thread title.

    #2074483
    Adam Kilpatrick
    BPL Member

    @oysters

    Locale: South Australia

    Bugger about the lack of Easton Support.

    :-|

    #2074920
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    Roger, as I mentioned in a PM to you a while back I think the Philippines is the best place for you to get your tents made.

    English is spoken by 90% of the population so nothing gets "lost in translation". There are a LOT of call centers in the Phils because of their English speaking population, at least 30% of which have college degrees.

    Filipinos make a lot clothing for export and some items like gloves are a speciality of that country. Finding truly skilled seamstresses there is no problem.

    GOOGLE about a bit on that topic and you may find just what you are looking for.

    BTW, Korean made DAC poles ar another alternative to Easton poles.

    #2074959
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Hi Eric

    Yes, you mentioned the Philippines, but the levels of corruption at the Customs and Bureaucracy levels seem to me to be more than I could handle. OK, I am a wimp.

    Cheers

    #2075081
    Mobile Calculator
    Spectator

    @mobile-calculator

    #2075162
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    > North Korea will guarantee you low cost and zero defects.

    Yes, but can you wash the blood stains out?

    Cheers

    #2075195
    Mobile Calculator
    Spectator

    @mobile-calculator

    #2075212
    Rick M
    BPL Member

    @yamaguy

    del

    #2075348
    slavenya slavenya
    BPL Member

    @slavenya

    Locale: Israel

    Did you consider Israel?

    They have all required techniques and resources to produce great products.

    Probably not cheap as China yet not as expensive as US or Europe

    #2075423
    Paul Hatfield
    BPL Member

    @clear_blue_skies

    Since the Caffin tents are on indefinite hold, the Force Ten Nitro Lite 200 would seem to be a reasonable substitute:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C63UdeZb4dY&t=4m0s

    Anyone know a distributor in the U.S.?

    #2075480
    marc D
    BPL Member

    @mareco

    Locale: Scotland

    Its a shame these are not going into production, I think they are better than any other tunnel tents on the market.

    Is there no way they can be made economically in Australia? When you look at Hyperlite Mountain Gear, MLD and Tarptent, all made in the USA, surely there must be a way to do these (high end of market) tents in Oz?

    I suspect Ron Bell, Henry Shires et al are putting in a lot of hours for a basic financial return when there are easier ways to make money.

    #2075485
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    > Is there no way they can be made economically in Australia?
    Don't know.
    Right now I am rebuilding the electronics on my CNC from scratch. That's half done, but it will take another couple of weeks.
    Then I will finish off making enough the winter stoves to use up all the burners I have in stock.
    THEN I should have some time to consider the next step, whatever it may be. The advent of the Chinese and other Asian factories destroyed the clothing and textiles industry in Australia many years ago, although some claimed that the very militant Union in that field helped a lot too. But it seems there are still people doing small-volume stuff here, so we aren't dead yet. And I have had 2 offers from America as well. That said, how many of them can handle silnylon? Not many (not any?) of the Australian ones I would think.

    Cheers

    #2075529
    Bob Bankhead
    BPL Member

    @wandering_bob

    Locale: Oregon, USA

    @Roger:

    check your PMs.

    #2075541
    Jim Colten
    BPL Member

    @jcolten

    Locale: MN

    Hi Roger,

    Another PM headed your way.

    #2075550
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Hi Bob

    > check your PMs.
    I don't get PMS … :-)

    Thanks

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