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#5870803 - 08/09/15 04:21 PM Banded buys out Avery...
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/02/12
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Banded Buys Avery Outdoors
BY JOE BALOG AUTHOR OF THE DUCK BLOG WITH JOE BALOGAUGUST 6, 2015
The making of a waterfowl mega-brand



To many in the waterfowl world, Avery has always been a legendary brand, in operation before many of us learned to hunt. By comparison, Banded is a recently new name, but has already proven itís worth with extremely hardcore gear; built for the hunter by hunters.

Now, they are one.

Banded Holdings recently released news of its acquisition of Avery Outdoors, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn.. The purchase likely represents the largest joining of manufacturers specializing in waterfowl gear in the history of the sport.

At first glance, such ventures are often at the expense of the consumer. Each of these brands has tremendous market presence, and each has specialty items they do best. Averyís Sporting Dog line of gear has always been popular, and its decoys are the best-selling in the world. What will come of such products is yet to be seen, but I would imagine Banded recognizes their value, and will only improve and expand on the line.

I can honestly say that gear carrying the Banded brand is some of the best around. The guys behind the name are hardcore hunters. Iíve hung out and hunted with many of them, and most have years of experience pursuing waterfowl in various areas of the country. These guys go hard, and they demand that their gear keeps up; believe me, junk items are immediately culled from the herd.

In addition, Banded has always pushed the envelope with new design ideas, particularly in regards to clothing. Its Red Zone waders - breathable models that truly wear like bibs - are a case in point. Perhaps the Banded designer-eye, coupled with Averyís long-time field-proven products, will result in items never before seen.

We will have to wait and see. This will be a crazy year with consumers unsure of what will come of their trusted Avery-branded goods. However, Iím confident the result will be a waterfowl mega-brand that we'll all come to trust. Bandedís gear will continue to back up the claims - letís just hope itís all offered in MAX-5.

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#5871221 - 08/09/15 08:55 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
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Registered: 03/03/15
Posts: 149
Waterfowling was better before that dbag Chad Belding and the like came on the scene.

Coming soon: waxed Avery hat with a flat bill.

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#5871408 - 08/09/15 10:43 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
Roc Offline


Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 375
Here is what this means

Avery - decoys, layout blinds, dog stuff

Banded - crappy calls, bags, clothing, waders

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#5871541 - 08/10/15 07:26 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 283
Avery sells a bunch of Chinese Junk anyhow.

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#5871548 - 08/10/15 07:39 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Roc]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Roc
Here is what this means

Avery - decoys, layout blinds, dog stuff

Banded - crappy calls, bags, clothing, waders


Actually shocked at the quality of branded gear(clothing, bags and waders). Actually smokes drakes as far as quality

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#5871751 - 08/10/15 10:12 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 212
will definitely be interesting to see how this plays out. Have always been impressed with the realism of the decoys and the different poses that they offer. Especially in every specie practically. But, I will agree that the durability is not top of the line. I think what was said above will prevail, but it would be nice if they would improve the overall quality.

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#5874447 - 08/11/15 09:19 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
Ty Webb Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 275
Loc: North Texas
My .02:
In the past couple of years I've hunted with dozens of hunters and nearly a dozen different outfitters and not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. No waders, no decoys, no dog vests, no calls, nothing.
To me, that sums up the desperation banded had that led to this buyout.

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#5874628 - 08/11/15 11:07 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Ty Webb]
duckboogieman Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 936
Originally Posted By: J.P.
...... not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. .


Like most I won't even consider it with Chad Belding association.

That and is it just me or do their products just look cheap?

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#5874760 - 08/12/15 07:24 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Loc: Texas
I have some banded stuff that I bought because it was on clearance. I like it fine.
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#5874761 - 08/12/15 07:24 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: duckboogieman]
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Originally Posted By: duckboogieman
Originally Posted By: J.P.
...... not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. .


Like most I won't even consider it with Chad Belding association.

That and is it just me or do their products just look cheap?


Who cares if the guy is a d bag? If they have good stuff at a decent price I'd buy it.
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#5874765 - 08/12/15 07:29 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Ty Webb]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: J.P.
My .02:
In the past couple of years I've hunted with dozens of hunters and nearly a dozen different outfitters and not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. No waders, no decoys, no dog vests, no calls, nothing.
To me, that sums up the desperation banded had that led to this buyout.


I know a couple guides that are using their layouts blinds and they have been impressed.

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#5874770 - 08/12/15 07:33 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Registered: 11/09/04
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: J.P.
My .02:
In the past couple of years I've hunted with dozens of hunters and nearly a dozen different outfitters and not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. No waders, no decoys, no dog vests, no calls, nothing.
To me, that sums up the desperation banded had that led to this buyout.


I know a couple guides that are using their layouts blinds and they have been impressed.


calmdown Bobo. City duck hunting don't count!
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#5875814 - 08/12/15 05:54 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Black Dog, Texas
I bought a couple of their gun cases before last season. Started using one after wearing out an older one. Only reason I bought them was because they were cheap. confused2
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#5876851 - 08/13/15 10:25 AM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: Moto382]
aggieraf Offline
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Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 64
Loc: Texas
I know this is going to open up a can of worms but I have no idea who this is or what he's done. Can anyone elaborate as to why he is so hated? What did he do? What does he do?

Thanks

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#5877175 - 08/13/15 02:36 PM Re: Banded buys out Avery... [Re: BarneyWho]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: J.P.
My .02:
In the past couple of years I've hunted with dozens of hunters and nearly a dozen different outfitters and not once have I seen someone use a single piece of banded gear. No waders, no decoys, no dog vests, no calls, nothing.
To me, that sums up the desperation banded had that led to this buyout.


I know a couple guides that are using their layouts blinds and they have been impressed.


calmdown Bobo. City duck hunting don't count!


Of course it counts...limit is a limit

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