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Old 13.07.2012, 13:39
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

Never mind the hassle making your stuff look cooler, just wear a novelty mask with the jacket and have the picnic table outside the alpine hut all to yourself.

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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

i had terrible service from mammut and TBH if you look closer the quality isnt good for a "world premium" brand , spouting "swiss quality" at every opportunity.

mammut = overpriced tat and yes i am biased
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Old 13.07.2012, 14:15
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

I recommend Sherpa Outdoor: http://www.sherpaoutdoor.ch/

Their stuff is decently priced, yet quite good.
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Old 13.07.2012, 14:28
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Bächli outlet
No-no. You can you get real bargains there. You know, stuff reduced to 200 CHF...
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

When I enter Swiss outdoor stores and see their discounts where the item on sale is usually more expensive that the same item without reduced price in Germany, I recall living for slightly more than a year in the USA where twice a year or so REI had their garage sales, selling returned and damaged goods for indeed ridiculous prices. In most cases these items were unused and new, just with damaged packaging. 210 USD tent for 50, 120 USD Keen hiking boots for 10 (the attached card said that the owner did not like them, they were barely unpacked and worn maybe once), 60 or 70 USD head torch for 5 USD and so on.

I have never seen anything comparable in Europe, let alone Switzerland.
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

When we want name brand type clothing/items, we usually wait for the big 50%-75% sale at Joos Bergsport here in Chur... I've gotten all of my winter gear (Mammut snowpants, mammut thick jacket and a mammut thin jacket all for less than 200 franks)... Also got an alpine show climbing helmet for 60francs.
http://www.bergsport.ch/

My husband really likes the clothing from the Maya Maya outlet in Alpenrhein village in Landquart. They also have amazing clothing and prices...
http://www.alpenrheinvillage.ch/de-c...mayastore.aspx
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Old 13.07.2012, 15:48
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

If you are a bit of a 'bargain hunter' but more the 'expensive brand at cheaper prices' then I'd try the 'fundsachenverkauf in Wollishofen, Zurich.

They sell off the stuff that's lost on the public transport system, I think...

There are literally hundreds of coats, jackets, rain coats....
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

I got some stuff from Sherpa in the end. They have some expensive gear but also had lot of reasonably priced stuff.
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

I end up looking in the shops here and then go on line and buy the same item from sports direct in the UK. It is normally here within 10 days.
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

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When I enter Swiss outdoor stores and see their discounts where the item on sale is usually more expensive that the same item without reduced price in Germany, I recall living for slightly more than a year in the USA where twice a year or so REI had their garage sales, selling returned and damaged goods for indeed ridiculous prices. In most cases these items were unused and new, just with damaged packaging. 210 USD tent for 50, 120 USD Keen hiking boots for 10 (the attached card said that the owner did not like them, they were barely unpacked and worn maybe once), 60 or 70 USD head torch for 5 USD and so on.

I have never seen anything comparable in Europe, let alone Switzerland.
So you haven't been to the UK where thevprices are dirt cheap and you also don't realise the UK is actually in Europe!
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Re: I love the abundance of low priced hiking gear in Switzerland.

I've found this site useful for kit, if I know the dimensions:

mandmdirect.com

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