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Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 05/06/2008 06:51:36 MDT Print View

I'm looking at the Vaude Infinity Jacket II, an item which came up while I was using UK search engines when trying to find an eVENT jacket which would fit me. I've never owned a Vaude product and don't know anyone who owns this jacket. If anyone can comment on the quality of their product and specifically this jacket, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Tim Heckel
(ThinAir) - M

Locale: 6237' - Manitou Springs
Vaude tent on 05/20/2008 10:09:27 MDT Print View

Since nobody replied I will give you my opinion of my Vaude tent. It is well designed and well made. Don't know if that helps, but there you have it.

Kyle Rosenberger
(kyler55) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Vaude Packs on 05/22/2008 00:06:35 MDT Print View

From the many vaude packs I have seen they are absolute crap. I would not trust this brand. I have seen numerous different pack models fall apart. If you are looking for an eVent jacket. Look at Integral Designs, or Rab. Not very impressed with Montane either.

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 05/22/2008 00:56:14 MDT Print View

No experience with VauDe clothing. The only VauDe production I have used is a Siena 40 biking oriented daypack. I have been very happy with it. It has gotten close to daily use for the last 6? years or so going to and for work carrying around 8-10 lbs of stuff. Also gone on several fastpacking trips. The mesh of the side pockets is a little torn up... but otherwise the pack is still in good shape.

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Re: Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 05/22/2008 07:05:01 MDT Print View

> From the many vaude packs I have seen they are absolute crap

this sounds odd to me. I have only owned a couple packs and a tent so personal experience is limited but Vaude is the typical mass market outdoor company who builds stuff to last. They know their target customer will expect that. They focus on tough, reliable designs and materials. They may not be the most innovative but I have the feel I can trust their quality. It's a common brand around me and I never heard of such complaints, right on the contrary, it's a well considered brand.

Edited by inaki on 05/22/2008 07:08:12 MDT.

Kyle Rosenberger
(kyler55) - F

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Not good from what I have seen on 05/22/2008 10:38:04 MDT Print View

Never used a Vaude pack and never plan to. However I work at a shop that sells them. Let me tell you all that I have to warranty about 2 of every 3 I sell. One customer had had a pack fall apart, I replaced it and he returned with the replacement that had fallen apart. Sorry to be a little negative on this subject but I just don't trust the Vaude brand

John Negley
(hikemonkey) - F
Re: Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 06/06/2008 11:43:20 MDT Print View

I have a pair of Vaude hiking knickers that I love. They have lasted for years, are super lightweight and very breathable... and they do not make them anymore.
I have heard mixed reviews on their packs and gear, but nothing bad on clothing.

Richard DeLong
(Legkohod) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Europe / Caucasus
Re: Re: Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 06/06/2008 12:01:34 MDT Print View

I have the Vaude Hogan Ultralight tent for two. It's great and seems very well made, but these days I'm using stuff that's quite a bit lighter.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Has anyone used VAUDE products? on 06/06/2008 16:28:22 MDT Print View

I bought my wife a Vaude Cross 35 backpack about a year ago. Will did a review of it here on BPL. She is pleased as punch with it. Weighs about 1-1/2 lbs. She is rough on gear, yet it still looks like new. I've used it for a day pack several times, even though it's small for me, but it served me well.

Robert Fredriksson
(lifepac) - F
Re: Vaude on 06/25/2008 07:37:37 MDT Print View

I own the pack Vaude Ultra Hiker 20, and has used it a lot. It is a well made and durable backpack.

F. Thomas Matica
(ftm1776) - F

Locale: Vancouver, WA
Vaude, Where are they made?? on 10/09/2009 09:23:09 MDT Print View

Where are the Vaude products made? I know it's suppose to be this great "German" technology, but some years ago I looked at one of their now discontinued tents and it was made in China and didn't have the quality I would expect from a high quality German product.
Have they changed their ways in the past few years? They seem to get some rave reviews on their more up to date products, specifically, tents. And the price, WOW!!!
Comments, please.

Edited by ftm1776 on 10/09/2009 09:24:18 MDT.

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Re: Vaude, Where are they made?? on 10/09/2009 16:23:34 MDT Print View

I can't say for sure but I highly doubt Vaude has done any significant manufacturing in Germany or anywhere in western Europe anytime AD but I've always found Vaude products reliable and good quality, just not at the edge of UL as I was saying above in this thread. They're a mass market company after all but just because of that they build things to last. What's the lack of quality you noticed about?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Vaude, Where are they made?? on 10/09/2009 21:10:31 MDT Print View

Mostly China, like most any other company.

Cheers

Hart -
(backpackerchick) - MLife

Locale: Planet Earth
Great German Technology on 10/09/2009 21:22:35 MDT Print View

There's a Mercedes plant in Alabama. This is a global economy!

I think some outdoor gear manufacture is tending toward Vietnam too. Just a bit of trivia.

Edited by backpackerchick on 10/09/2009 21:24:02 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Great German Technology on 10/09/2009 23:31:56 MDT Print View

> I think some outdoor gear manufacture is tending toward Vietnam too.
Quite true - their labour costs are lower than China. Amusing in a way.

Cheers