Is Eddie Bauer making Good Outdoor Clothes? edited to add: data
yes, they used to - 20 years ago. What about now? I tend to buy LLBean or Patagonia or Columbia. Son going on ski trip to North Texas aka Colorado over Christmas and we want to get him parka, etc.
Yes, Virginia, Colorado was part of the Republic of Texas until the Feds made us give it up so we could become a state....hmm, bad deal, me thinks.
Just looking at the new "First Ascent" line of outdoor gear –– upon reading, they are trying to go back to their original quality a la 1957 through the 1960's - they invented the down jacket.
I think it's more money than product these days. But that's just an observation from looking at their stuff in stores. Always better stuff for the money IMO.
I agree with the previous post. They may be trying to get back in the game,but from what I have seen,they are not there yet. I do however buy Eddie Bauer clothes for work,but I use my Patagonia/some mixed North Face/Columbia and mil-surp gear for camping/backpacking/hiking.THe issue that I have with Eddie Bauer,is the ruggedness. It just doesn't seem to hold up as well or as long in the outdoors. (meaning packs,pants,shirts)
I have some of their First Ascent gear. The fleece pullover quarter-zip (or whatever the heck it is) is really nice. It's fairly thin, so it's great to layer, but it's still really great as an outer layer. I haven't bought many brands, so I don't have much room for comparison, but I really like what I have. Also, their sizes are really great for tall, thin guys like myself.
You don't see people wearing it up here where it is really cold. Look at arcteryx, llbean, ems, mountain hardware, north face, Columbia