Re: Gear for ORs
- Wow - sorry to hear that. My gut instinct (since we don't have all that many The North Face product reviews and most of them are either older or based on older products) is that someone that is not affiliated with us has been hitting up gear manufacturer's that are not familiar with how we do things and taking advantage of our reputation for thorough reviews.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Jerry Goller" <ChiefModerator@...> wrote:
> I had a very disturbing conversation with the new Director of Equipment for
> The North Face. They are very interested in testing with us but one of their
> objections was that they had already sent lots of gear to people who said
> they were going to do Owner Reviews in return for the gear.
> I was, of course, quite surprised to hear that as doing such a thing is a
> banning offense. No one is suppose to approach any manufacturer for gear but
> the OR show crew, the Mods, or me.
> They are checking their records now to see if they can come up with names
> and gear that was sent out. If you have done this I suggest you contact me
> immediately to see what we can work out. If it goes until I get the list
> from them I am going to ban anyone on that list.
> We know most everyone in the industry. Most of them know how we work. The
> only reason it went this far with TNF is because we've never approached them
> for gear. If you do this we will find out eventually. When we do, we will
> ban you. Don't do it.
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