Originally Posted by UncleMark
Buy whatever you want... I'll support the vendors thank-you...
Thank you, I will and I did. I looked at 12 volt clothing because they are a vendor. I believe that any vendor who supports forums such as these wants to know that they get a shot at our business. I gave them full consideration, but made a different decision on my purchase.
Tourmaster Synergy gear is a complete product, not one sold in pieces. With 12-volt, you have to buy the jacket, then add a troller or two, then add a plug. With Tourmaster, everything comes in the package. If 12-volt put together a package and priced it competitively, they would have had another customer.
I thank the vendors for sponsoring this site and that does get my attention. I have purchased a lot of things from vendors on this site. However, I will not blindly throw my money towards a vendor simply because of a sponsorship. Once they have my attention (what the vendor sponsorship buys), then they have to earn the business.
12-volt looks like good gear and I'm glad you are happy with your purchase. This thread was about Tourmaster Synergy and that is why I responded. If we create an environment where we frown upon those who speak well of gear that is from a non-vendor, then we are doing a disservice to the community.