Other Favorite Brands
Everyone here is so knowledgable and seem to be, like me, pretty loyal to their favorite brands. So I am curious, what other favorite brands/products do you like?
I really like Klean Kanteen, Humangear, Able Brewing (coffee brewing supplies) and Apple.
Gomadic....not only are their products excellent, their customer service is on par with Tom Bihn's.
Keen shoes. Smartwool socks. Patagonia clothing. LL Bean for all sorts of things at a good value and with excellent service. Valve Software.
Filson, Barbour, Blundstone, Rhodia, Birkenstock, Fluevog, Levis, Lego....
Shoes: Camper, Vibram FiveFingers, Scarpa
Clothing: Patagonia, J. Crew (yeah, I know), Smartwool
Office: Field Notes, Pilot and Zebra (pens), Moleskine, Apple
Apps: Scrivener, Quicksilver, Evernote, Dropbox
EDC items: Klean Kanteen, W.S. Badger (lip balm)
Gin: Anchor Junipero, Smalls, Leopold's, Anchor Genevieve, Letherbee, St. George
(Why is my gin list the longest one??)
Badger, we have a lot in common. I love jcrew and smartwool. Have you seen the field notes archive box?
Originally Posted by Badger
Yes, and I want it although I have no reason to buy it. My handwriting is so small I go through a notebook like once every year. But it's so, so tempting.
Originally Posted by sarahlin
Re: J. Crew: while a lot of it is overpriced, I do appreciate that they use good-quality fabrics and that they have partnerships with some really good, well-established companies. I'm particularly excited that they're carrying Billykirk leather goods, which are very handmade and very US-based. They make this really awesome wallet that I would love to have (hint, hint, Mrs B.).
Outdoor Research is my favorite outerwear maker. They make the puffy that I just bought that makes winter bearable. I love my Surly bike. My iPhone 5 is my constant companion. Mission Workshop is a great company that makes backpacks and bags for bike messengers and commuters.
I really love ecco shoes. I know they're a big multinational nowadays, but some of their shoes are still made in Slovakia (at least some I have) and as far as good shoes for traveling go they are absolutely the most comfortable while still passing for dress shoes. I have some Allen Edmonds, which is a great dress shoe brand, but they don't feel nearly as nice as ecco's for walking all day in. My two pair of eccos are actually more comfortable for all day walking than tennis shoes.
Fluevog, Apple (although they've annoyed me lately), Sock-dreams.com (more of a storefront than a brand), Green & Blacks
A few off the top of my head:
KAI, Carhartt, Glenrothes, Blantons, Vasque, Merrell, Vosges, Glock, Hydro Flask, Steel Flame, Cabelas...
Totally stealing Badger's list idea (because I'm lazy like that)~
Shoes: Keen, Merrell
Clothing: Gramicci, LL Bean & Columbia (mostly because they understand that not every woman is tiny), SmartWool, and my new fave Deva Lifewear
Office: Levenger (Circa notebooks & True Writer roller ball pens), Moleskine, Apple
Apps: Evernote, Dropbox, Things, Camera+
EDC: Klean Kanteen, GroovyStand (for my iPad)
Alcohol: Dogfish Head 120-Minute IPA, Kirkland Signature Vodka, Bundaberg Rum (sadly unavailable in the US; I sip mine), Gran Patron Platinum tequila
Shoes: Dansko clogs, Frye boots, and Old Gringo for my cowgirl boots
Furniture and Household: Room and Board
Skincare/haircare/beauty: Desert Essence (especially the organic jojoba oil)
Pens: I love those Bic America 4 color pens because they are perfect for grading/reading/notes and I only need to carry one pen to do it all.
I really want to try icebreakers.
Originally Posted by nsh