Riverworks – Wading Jackets, help us out
With the end of 2011 drawing close its time to start looking ahead and revaluating the Riverworks product range for the 2012 – 2013 season.
The Tongariro wading jacket has served us well over the years. However, technology has changed and improved, new fabrics are available and styles and fashions are always evolving. The Tongariro jacket is not dead! We are looking to create a new jacket to add to the range for the 2012 – 2013 season and we need your input!
While we fish as much as we can here at Riverworks and we use the gear we preach and sell, we aren’t everyone. There’s nothing better than getting feedback and criticism from the people that are using our gear and making the purchasing decisions in the stores.
So here are a few questions to get the creative juices flowing in all your fish riddled brains:
What do you want in wading Jacket?
How can the Tongariro wading jacket be improved?
When do you wear a jacket, to stay warm? To stay dry? Both?
Do you wear a vest under or over your jacket? Or not at all when wearing a wading jacket?
What’s your style of fishing when wearing a wading jacket? Tongariro style? Rivermouth / rip? Back country? Multi day trips?
Do you see a market for a basic lightweight packable shell style jacket, tailored (short wading cut) for trout fishing?
How important is the length of a wading jacket? Should they be longer? Shorter?
What are the key features you look for in a wading jacket? Big pockets? Zingers? Fly patch? Water tight cuffs? Style?
What’s your colour preference? Does it really matter or influence your purchasing decision?
Is price an issue? Would you be prepared to spend more for a better jacket? Or is there a certain price point we should aim to hit?
Post a comment below with your suggestions, and hell, if you’re feeling artistic pinch the kids crayons and draw us a picture of your ideal jacket, email it through to me firstname.lastname@example.org and if you don’t mind Ill even throw it up on the blog.
I might get in trouble giving the bosses stock away, but why don’t I run a little competition. The 3 most creative designs sent in will receive a little something. If it’s a really shit hot design I might even be able to persuade Rob to give away one of the new jackets to the winner……………..
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