19215Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Manufacturer links (was Platy Reviews and CD link thoughts)
- Nov 1, 2002I haven't been following this tread too closely, but here is what I put in
my Therm-a-Rest owner's review:
Item: Ridge Rest® 25
Manufacturer: Therm-a-Rest Brand, from Cascade Designs
Year of Manufacture: 2002
URL: www.cascadedesigns.com (www.thermarest.com takes you there too.)
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Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Manufacturer links (was Platy Reviews and CD link
11/01/2002 10:27 thoughts)
Please respond to
But, could this just be the case because MSR just got acquired?
Perhaps they will be integrated into the future... at the very least
a link on the tab that takes to to the more robust MSR page?
CD might, on the other hand, want to keep MSR seperate with no links
because MSR has a history and a reputation on its own that's very
marketable. I personally thought they did themselves a disservice by
branching the MSR name into tents and filters, not to mention
hydration and trekking poles.
MSR is a rocking stove maker. Cookware and organic foods were even a
Maybe the best route is to not have any hard and fast rules, and just
post manufacturer URLs using common sense. If it looks like a
standalone company, treat it as one irrespective of what's going on
at the corporate level.
With the number of mergers going on these days, and the speed of
their execution, do we really want to keep up with the politics?
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