From today's press release...
"Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced the launch of its Outdoor Recreation Store (www.amazon.com/outdoors) – a single shopping destination offering thousands of outdoor gear and apparel items from top-tier brands. Amazon.com’s growing selection is complemented by offerings available from leading outdoor merchants, including Altrec, Backcountry and Mountain Gear, and FREE Super Saver Shipping offers on thousands of eligible items."
Somehow I don't think our friends at Gossamer Gear, Six Moon Designs, Tarptents, ULA-Equipment, Warbonnet, Mountain Laurel Designs, Titanium Goat, etc. (apologies to anyone I didn't list!) will make the Amazon.com list.
I'm not immune to shopping for bargains for mainstream items (e.g. WM sleeping bags), but I plan to continue to support the cottage gear makers who deliver product and service and value that is too often beyond the reach of mass-market retailing business.