how many guys going on TT ride will be wearing a camelbak?
Posted June 13, 2002 - 06:45 PM
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[ June 14, 2002: Message edited by: freestyle111 ]
Posted June 15, 2002 - 11:04 AM
Posted June 15, 2002 - 11:37 AM
Originally posted by CAB:
So what are you going to do to those guys wearing Camelbacks, club them over the head??? Give it a rest. I've not seen any evidence that Camelback makes donations directly to the Sierra Club. Why wouldn't they advertise in Sierra magazine?? They're in business to make money. However, there are lots of organizations that give a percentage of their net profits to the green menace, including REI, Campmor, etc... What about Platypus, does anyone know they don't do the same thing?? If you're going to continue to crap on Camelback just because they have some bonehead executives and sell to eco-freaks, then you better be researching where every dollar you spend goes. Remember when Bridgestone tires bought thousands of acres of land in the midwest and then donated it to some land trust to sit unused by motor vehicles? Does that make sense?? If you're going to draw a line in the sand, then you should not buy from any company that directly supports causes contrary to yours. I own a Camelback, it works great for me and I have made my views directly known to Camelback. Deal with it.
Advertising in the Sierra Club magazine may not be a direct donation, however, it does provide revenue that has the potential to be used against our sport. Without question, it helps the Sierra Club magazine stay in circulation all the more longer, so that it can spread its extreme environmental views and policies. If Camelbak (CB) is agnostic to either group, why not buy from a company that has chosen to be on our side of the fence? Strictly from a business standpoint, CB is doing what any for profit company should. Their product serves the needs of both sides and they are looking for the right venues to reach them. I'm sure the Sierra Club magazine helps them reach a portion of their target audience effectively. Personally, I try to understand with whom I'm doing business before I buy. If I have reason to believe that they are sympathetic the environmental right, I will look elsewhere. As CAB said, are we going to hit our fellow brothers over the head because they choose to use CB's products? All I can say is do your OWN research and make up your OWN minds.
[ June 15, 2002: Message edited by: Bryan Bosch ]
Posted June 15, 2002 - 07:39 PM
Posted June 17, 2002 - 07:53 AM
However the first person who wishes to give me any crap about it when I pull up to ride somewhere, should be prepared to back it up.
Posted June 18, 2002 - 06:54 PM
I remember a few years ago this issue floating around and letters from Camelback reps were posted and I thought it ended up that they were ok after all. However, advertising in the Sierra Club is pretty bad. I have had my Camelback for a long time and I really like it but if a good alternative is available for $40, maybe its time to make a statement. Before that though, can someone give me some details to consider. Thank you.