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Which of these products would you like to see come into the gear shop next?

New Colorful T-shirt (val head, or ant, or something) - $20.00
0 (0%)
New Subdued Color T-shirt - $20.00
7 (19.4%)
Gear Bag (smallish) with TSP Logo - Price Depends on Where We Get It
13 (36.1%)
A Coffee Mug - $10.00
7 (19.4%)
A hooded sweatshirt - $35.00
9 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Voting closed: March 10, 2010, 04:29:25 PM

Author Topic: Next New Gear Shop Item  (Read 8629 times)

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Next New Gear Shop Item
« on: February 08, 2010, 09:42:07 AM »
Okay ladies and gentlemen of the jury - I'm curious as to what you'd most like to see in the gear shop next.  We'll go ahead with whatever gets the most choices, and then we'll re-evaluate which items will come next based on the number of votes they get.  :)

Comments are welcome!

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 09:49:20 AM »
If it were the beginning of the fall or even winter I would go with hoodie, but since we are coming out the other side of winter, I am going to go with the subdued shirt.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 09:54:44 AM »
I'm kinda liking the gear bag idea.  +1 if SOE makes it...

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 10:34:22 AM »
I'm kinda liking the gear bag idea.  +1 if SOE makes it...

BINGO! Right on!

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 01:42:28 PM »
So an SOE bag with .... what? embroidered logo? screen printed logo? or a patch sewn on?

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 02:03:10 PM »
So an SOE bag with .... what? embroidered logo? screen printed logo? or a patch sewn on?

Questions on top of your questions...

Which of these options is:
1. the most durable?
2. the least expensive to produce?


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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 03:08:30 PM »
Questions on top of your questions...

Which of these options is:
1. the most durable?
2. the least expensive to produce?



1. The Patch
2. The Patch

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 03:56:09 PM »
And MOLLE/PALS attachment points on back of the bag.  No need for the webbing on the front if it's a small bag.

Hopefully that is doable and doesn't add to the cost of the bag too much.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010, 04:23:12 PM »
Somehow I totally missed that John Willis does CUSTOM bags.  I'm emailing him now.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 04:28:35 PM »
Email sent.  This is the bag I'm considering, except with MOLLE webbing across one of the long sides, and a long shoulder strap added to it (and the whole thing in Foliage Green, maybe with black straps).

http://originalsoegear.com/kitbag.html

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 05:29:30 PM »
I like the idea of a bag, but something a bit smaller. Something like Gray Ghost has posted here. I was thinking more of a day bag than the kit bag, but I'd probably be happy with the kit bag as well. I'd just use it differently. The kit bag from S.O.E. is much more cost efficient than their other bags.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 06:23:10 PM »
Yeah, Maxpedition makes awesome bags.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 07:41:32 PM »
I was thinking of something around 12 inches long.  Not huge, but not tiny, either.  FAK size.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 12:01:20 PM »
Put in vote for gear bag.

Logo as a patch if possible!

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 12:35:39 PM »
I like the bag idea.  I would definitely buy a couple subdued, rectangular, velcro backed TSP logo morale patches(tan and OD green) as well!
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 12:39:12 PM by Duke66 »

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 01:44:08 PM »
Hey guys, just want to do a quick post here.

Been very, very busy for the last little while, but I wanted to let you know that as SOON as I emailed John Willis with SOE Tactical about the "kit bag" idea, he responded IMMEDIATELY, and has been very excited ever since about getting the project underway.  I'm going to order them very soon, and we'll get them in the store by the end of the month.

:-)

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 01:54:03 PM »
Thanks for the update, cant wait to see them.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 02:09:15 PM »
Thanks for the update, cant wait to see them.


What he said :)

Thanks SW

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2010, 02:25:16 PM »
What's the latest on the gear bags?  Any pic's of a prototype?

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 11:52:09 AM »
Another idea... I work as an Engineer, and I can't wear hats etc... in the office.  How about some simple golf type shirts with a small logo on the front pocket.  Dark blue, black, and tan would be good for colors.  Maybe 2 or 3 types of logos, especially one that is confusing to the uninitiated that will get people asking / thinking. 

(I need a 2x at least if you're sending a freebie for the idea hint hint  ;) )

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2010, 12:16:29 PM »
I would definitely buy a couple subdued, rectangular, velcro backed TSP logo morale patches(tan and OD green) as well!

+1 on the velcro backed patches

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 01:33:56 PM »
Nadir - I'm waiting for a response from John Willis to find out if I've drawn up the bags the way he wants to make them.  Once I get the OK, I'll post pics of the proto.

Fyrekat - If/when we get polos, I WILL send you a free one for coming up with the idea.  ;)  Just please remind me that I said that.  I will forget.

Subdued patches are being made for us right now, but they are NOT rectangular.  I'll get some rectangular ones made too, with velcroe on the backs.

:)

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 01:35:47 PM »
Iron on's would be easy too.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 01:37:41 PM »
Iron on's would be easy too.

Yeah, but iron on's have a habit of peeling back after a while.  I'd rather we didn't have that problem.

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 01:53:01 PM »
I will forget.

I don't believe it.  ;)

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 03:12:20 PM »
I don't believe it.  ;)

sarcastic muppet.  :D

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2010, 11:00:23 PM »
Nice bags- would go with DH's TSP shirts  :). Any updates on availability?

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2010, 01:20:17 PM »
We're waiting for John to finish up with a huge overseas order.  When he's done with that, here's how it will work (as far as I know)....

I'm going to send the patches to John in the next week or so (less than that, probably).  When he makes the bags and sews the patches on, he will send them back to me (I'm really uncomfortable having anybody drop-ship items.  "I" want to send them to our customers, and know that they're in our hands that WE are responsible for them and know where they are.  I'm a control freak like that).  When I know that they are done, because I can see them in my hands, I will put them up for sale in the gear shop.

I can't tell you how long that will take.  I know that John's a very busy guy, and that we have to stand in line like everybody else.

I'm sorry I can't be more specific than that.   :-\  But I know they're coming!  ;)

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Re: Next New Gear Shop Item
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2010, 08:16:37 AM »
Iron on's would be easy too.
Someone owns an iron?