Chinese Made -- Don't Know How They'll Hold-up
January 4, 2015
I've owned a pair of the prior, U.S. made, ones for years. They're great ... what else can you say for the brand all (it seems) the party skippers and deckhands wear?
Unfortunately, a few years back they closed down the U.S. plant and moved production to China.
I've heard nothing but VERY BAD reports about these Chinese-made ones.
I did read that they became aware of the problems, pulled existing inventory, and made changes. I don't know.
That's why I only give a 3-star rating. If the production gets back to the U.S.-made quality, I would give 5-stars. If it remains where it was (is?) I'd give 1-star.
Bot this pair for my fishing buddy for Salmon fishing in Alaska ... they're Chinese-made, so I'll (he'll) see how they hold up.
Pros:U.S.-made ones (if you can find them) are great.
Cons:Don't know about these Chinese-made ones.