Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by Lorne Sund » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 07:05:07


Just posting for opinions.  I have a pair of running pants from Nike - ACG
layer 3 wind-resistant, water-resistant, breathable.  I wear them in the
cold weather by themselves, or with wicking long underwear, and/or with
fleece pants, and it gets me to -45C if I need it.

After two years of use - roughly 40 weeks of wear, 5 times per week - the
crotch is worn through and the inseams are coming unravelled in two places
- leaving gaping holes of 6 inches in two spots, and a worn-through patch
of 2 inches diameter.

My feeling is that this is way too soon to trash a $100 garment.  I should
be able to get more wear out of it than just two winters.  My instinct is
to call Nike and negotiate for an exchange.  Would you consider that
unreasonable? (regardless of whether or not you think Nike will give a
damn)
--
Lorne Sundby
Edmonton, Canada
(Come visit Aug 3-12, for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.)

 
 
 

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by Clyde Sol » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 08:09:34

Quote:

> Would you consider that
> unreasonable?

Yes. Nobody guarantees products to never wear out. And at $0.50 per use,
it sure seems like you got your money's worth.

--
http://clydesoles.com

 
 
 

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by Andrea Bostr » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 09:07:25

Quote:
>> Would you consider that
>> unreasonable?

>Yes. Nobody guarantees products to never wear out. And at $0.50 per use,
>it sure seems like you got your money's worth.

>--
>http://clydesoles.com

Agreed.  And the washer/dryer take a heavy toll too.  I try to hand wash my
running garments and air dry them to the extent possible ---

Andrea

 
 
 

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by fergifac » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 10:06:41

Hmmm-
I think that they've done their service for you.  I mean, five times a week,
for two seasons?  That's a lot.  You didn't mention how long your runs are,
but it sounds like you're pretty dedicated, so I'm sure those pants have
served you well!
FF


Quote:
> Just posting for opinions.  I have a pair of running pants from Nike - ACG
> layer 3 wind-resistant, water-resistant, breathable.  I wear them in the
> cold weather by themselves, or with wicking long underwear, and/or with
> fleece pants, and it gets me to -45C if I need it.

> After two years of use - roughly 40 weeks of wear, 5 times per week - the
> crotch is worn through and the inseams are coming unravelled in two places
> - leaving gaping holes of 6 inches in two spots, and a worn-through patch
> of 2 inches diameter.

> My feeling is that this is way too soon to trash a $100 garment.  I should
> be able to get more wear out of it than just two winters.  My instinct is
> to call Nike and negotiate for an exchange.  Would you consider that
> unreasonable? (regardless of whether or not you think Nike will give a
> damn)
> --
> Lorne Sundby
> Edmonton, Canada
> (Come visit Aug 3-12, for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.)

 
 
 

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by Jeff » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 10:46:58

Quote:

> My feeling is that this is way too soon to trash a $100 garment.  I should
> be able to get more wear out of it than just two winters.  My instinct is
> to call Nike and negotiate for an exchange.

Well you might as well call Coco-Cola and tell them that the Powerade you
drank last night didn't last as long as you thought it should.

Quote:
> Would you consider that
> unreasonable? (regardless of whether or not you think Nike will give a
> damn)

To be honest Nike will probably replace them for you.  I don't have a
problem with people exchanging stuff that they wore out (I've done it before
with shoes), but at least be honest with yourself.  I mean you wore, and
presumably washed, those pants 200 times.  Come on.

-jeff

Quote:
> --
> Lorne Sundby
> Edmonton, Canada
> (Come visit Aug 3-12, for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.)

 
 
 

Reasonable wear & tear on clothes

Post by Joseph Meeha » Thu, 05 Jul 2001 05:18:12

Quote:
>Begin Quote<

 My feeling is that this is way too soon to trash a $100 garment.  I
should  be able to get more wear out of it than just two winters.

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>End Quote<

    Well I would consider two seasons not bad.  Consider the total cost
of running, even with the $100 garment and it is still a very cheap
sport.

--
Dia 's Muire duit

Joe M