這有點無聊~~~ My old daypack is, well, pretty old. Today we passed a North Face shop and some packs caught my eye. Now we all know that North Face has gone commercial, but they still have some good stuff. I quickly found a very nicely designed 29 liter pack, priced 25% off. The only color it came in was brick red, and usually I buy grey or blue packs, but okay, let’s get it.
Yeah, commercial, like I bet most people who wear North Face products don’t even know which North Face that is, or what the logo is about, just like people who wear Hang Ten don’t know what it means to hang five or hang ten. Some of my students I asked about it seriously thought it meant to hang ten people. Nice brand name.
I was thinking, the last time I bought a red pack was a Sac Millet I bought when I was 17, preparing to leave the US for Viet Nam. Mom gave me some money to buy good supplies, so when I went to San Francisco for my visa, I asked my sister to drive me across the Bay to Berkeley. There was a very good, very small mountain supply store almost unknown to the general public, but held in high esteem in the climbing community. It was called The North Face.
What goes around, comes around.