I just emailed customer service at Columbia with this:
"Does anyone at Columbia ever pay any attention to forum posts like the one on Mountainproject titled "Did Mountain Hardwear rip me off?"
It reminds me of sitting around a campfire near a climbing crag, or talking with people while climbing at the gym, what else are we going to talk about besides how horrible outdoor gear has become over the last few years. You do realize that Mountain Hardwear, along with Montrail, used to be considered quality outdoor gear before you bought them, right?"
I'm sure that they will ignore it, but I do wish that Mtn Hardwear did make quality clothing and gear like they once did, unfortunately they just mass produce garbage and slap their logo on it. I wonder why there are so many Columbia Outlet stores filled to the brim with garbage that my mom won't even wear! Am I the only one that finds it REDICULOUS how much clothing is being produced right now? Think about all of the climbing shops alone across the country with enough clothing to supply each climber in the country with 50 t-shirts each, and not one that I would actually wear! Thankfully this leads to overall happiness and content...