Watch out, you'll become a TADict like the rest of us!
The jacket is definitely worth it. I've worn mine for 2 years now and have spent hours under the truck and in the dirt without an issue yet.I went this past saturday.. picked up some pants. I really want one of their jackets though... but its SO EXPENSIVE!! but SO NICE!!! aHHH
So ended up checking out the sale, by the time I got there most of the good sales items were gone. I did really like the stealth LT jacket and was hoping it would be on sale... no dice and not one in my size. Some how ended up in hayes valley later in the day and they did have the jacket... One thing I didn't know they did was a nice 15% discount for vets/military. So my GF being the vet bought it for me for Christmas....On a side note they are having an in-store sale this weekend, thinking of taking the long mile walk to check it out!
AFAIK this is a known issue with both the praetorian and the artemis. Is it the sleeves? I'd ask them to fix it...Back to da TAD thread...
Many of the products I own have held up extremely well. Others, not so much.
Latest piece to start end of life death spiral is my wife's Artemis sweater. She wears only a few times a year, really minimal, and its unraveling.
This exactly, while I have had and enjoyed their gear, the strategy to make it unobtainium kills the deal for me. There are plenty of quality manufacturers out there today, I don't have time to play the game of hide and seek for the TAD gear stuff. Also, I have one of their packs the Litespeed, it is amazing, I bought it missing the beaver tail compartment, they won't sell me a new one, they keep saying they are going to sell them separately and I believe them, but its been over a year and I am moving on. For a $300 pack I expect a bit more from a high end company. Again, nothing against them, their products or reputation, its just HOW they choose to do business that has lost its magic for me.The stuff is well made. So, it is a quality product. However, when you only sell limited numbers to create a market of unobtainable products, you can charge more.
I would go elsewhere. After crappy customer service and never being able to get the items I want due to the market strategy they choose to use, I have decided I would rather support other companies.