Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Catching Up with Scott of Vedavoo and Cam talks American Made Cordura

I had the privilege of catching up with Scott Hunter of Vedavoo the other day, it was great to hear from Scott and I talked about whats going on with Vedavoo and what to look forward to in the future and the latest with TLTFF. The conversation was triggered by the release of a bunch of new products by Vedavoo as well as a small Facebook conversation Scott and I had been tagging back and forth with since Carp Week.

As far as new products, if you haven't been watching the Vedavoo site over the past two months, you probably didn't notice new products rolling out almost every other week, including the new Fly Patch, Daypack, Tippet Pack (to name a few). Without ruining any surprises, all I can say as far as future items is keep an eye out on our favorite blogs and sites as well as the Vedavoo Facebook for upcoming collabs and releases...big stuff on the horizon.

We also talked about how much "Made in the USA" means to both of us. Obviously, Scott bleeds red, white, and blue, which is another reason we absolutely love Vedavoo. Granted, we are guilty of buying overseas and supporting some overseas companies but as most americans will agree, buying and using something made in our homeland (and in Vedavoo's case, EVERY single piece of any Vedavoo product is made in the USA, NOT ONE PART IS FROM OVERSEAS, from fabric to zippers to shirts, etc.) is as awarding as getting a hookup on a fly that you tied yourself!

I also wanted to post about the amazing American-made cordura Vedavoo uses the epitomizes why products made here in the US, although expensive, are extremely well made. Cam, blogger genius and legend of TFM, beat me to it so here's what he had to say. This corder test was initially posted on Vedavoo's Instagram.

Via TFM:

This series of photographs, along with a couple short videos, popped up on the Vedavoo Facebook and Instagram pages recently and I thought it was worthy of a share here since this is pretty damn impressive.

Scott Hunter and the crew at Vedavoo are building an ever growing list of rock solid gear pieces and this puncture test and fix is just another example of why they are committed to every part of their business being "Made In U.S.A.".

From the Vedavoo Facebook page...   

All photos show the same swatch of Cordura fabric without photo tricks.  The value of this fabric speaks for itself and explains why we use it in our gear.

This is a swatch of 1000 Denier American Woven Cordura that we use to build our packs. 

Worried about Durability?

A bad day... right?  Well, if we were using a pure waterproof, lesser quality, or overseas lookalike, then yeah, it would be, but with our packs, not so much. 

With the awl removed from the swatch, an obvious and dramatic hole remains in the fabric. 

Literally seven seconds elapsed since the last photo.  Just scratching the back side of the fabric at the puncture point realigns the fibers and brings the weave back into shape.  The hole is gone. 

A few pulls of the fabric (like stretching it) and the hole is completely gone.  The 3X DWR waterproof coating on the back of the fabric is also still bonded to the fabric.  Try this same test with your waders and see if you can reproduce a similar result.  Just don't blame us when it doesn't work.

We use American Woven Fabrics because we know that they are still the best, most durable, and longest lasting option for our gear.  

Accidents happen, but when fabric can heal itself like this, it definitely reduces the chance of failure in the field.  All Vedavoo packs use this fabric. 

Check out the 2014 Vedavoo product catalog to see what's coming next.  This growing company is still on the rise.

Its always great catching up with Scott and hearing directly from such an awesome guy that has such a great vision. Check out Vedavoo and get yourself some equipment that will not only fulfill your gear needs but make you feel a little bit more patriotic. 


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