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In Topic: Gill Foulies

01 May 2016 - 04:46 AM

My experience with Gill customer service is very different than Drew's. Maybes it all who you talked to, the level of gear (mine was top line stuff) or the approach, but they replaced 8 year old bibs of mine where the stitching came off of the strap and a 5 year old jacket where the Velcro on the collar wouldn't hold it together any longer. In both cases, I assumed nothing would happen, but hoped for a repaired product. However, in both cases I received brand new, current top of the line, gear in the mail with no question asked. They've eaned my business and have gotten a lot more of it since!

In Topic: Looking for deal on (used?) foulies for my kid

07 April 2016 - 04:56 PM

Some more great advice here - thanks!.  


It turns out a local friend saw this and offered up a loan of his wife's stuff, which is the best possible outcome.  

This means USA190520's stuff should be available to someone else.



In Topic: Looking for deal on (used?) foulies for my kid

06 April 2016 - 09:49 PM

It looks like USA190520 is going to hook us up just like I was hoping.  SA comes through again!  I actually had another offer too, through PM, but they were too small.  If anyone is looking for their kid, maybe age 10-12, that stuff would work great for them and I can get you in touch with the person.

In Topic: Looking for deal on (used?) foulies for my kid

06 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

Edith -   Where did I write cheap or Craigslist?  I did write "Quality sailing specify gear".


Shaggy - Yes, I'm prepared to spend money, was hoping it might be $500 versus $1,200.  


I'm guessing there of some of us who have bought their kids or spouse foul whether gear that they have either grown out of that just isn't used.  


Some of the clearance sites are great, but I'm not finding the right size(s) in quality stuff at this time.

In Topic: Looking for deal on (used?) foulies for my kid

06 April 2016 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions so far, some I would not have thought of!  I should have mentioned that we are in the Northwest where the water and wind are cold in May.  Having tried gear for other activities, and lower-end gear, over the years I've learned that I do want him to have quality sailing specific gear.  


I bet that motorcycle stuff would be be great except I'm guessing they don't have the critical hoods and very nice super high fleece lined collars.