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MeC86
12-03-2009, 15:15
I read on this site before that The North Face offers a professional discount, but I dont believe there was a link posted. I was able to locate the link and signed up. I was accepted in as a SWAT sniper so I really doubt any QP's would have difficulty being accepted.

They will require you to write a small paragraph detialing why your job would be made easier with the use of North Face gear.

Products are offered at 50-60% off their regular price.

http://thenorthface.3point5.com

MackallResident
12-03-2009, 16:52
this has been getting heavy circulation, I have seen it on two others forums as well.

BTW: I am a member, but I wonder how long it will last since it has gone viral. Oakley does the same sort of thing, but their products are allowed in the conventional Army. The northface, albeit I have some of their products, are not authorized on my side of the fence. More power to the white and black SOF though, this is a good deal.

I will use it while I can.

BTW: My white and black reference was to job description, not race, gender, color, religion or national origin. (EO NCO speaking ;))

Red Flag 1
12-03-2009, 17:01
Great find!!

RF 1

LongWire
12-03-2009, 19:37
Bought my last tent this summer from them!!!

OR and Merrell do these as well:

http://outdoorresearch.3point5.com/action/pro

http://www.merrellprodeal.com/Login.aspx

cosmok
12-03-2009, 20:28
They let a lowly puddle pirate like me sign up, I don't think they will turn any of you guys down;).

Eric

lindy
12-03-2009, 21:46
Pro Deals have been around as long as rock apes have needed sponsors. Apparently back in the day, poor climbers would simply write letters to companies "begging" for gear and since word of mouth is the best commercial, companies often sent out samples of products looking for input.

3point5 has pro deals on these brands (http://www.3point5.com/action/public/manufacturers)

promotive has pro deals available to Mil, LEO, FF, and AAI guides (http://www.promotive.com/action/public/teams)

I'm a Mountain Hardwear whore (IMO, their gear is high quality and cheaper than TNF and Arc'teryx) so here's their pro deal (http://prodeal.mountainhardwear.com/newaccount.html) too. I also am a huge fan of La Sportiva and they are a part of Outdoor Prolink (http://www.outdoorprolink.com/FAQ.aspx).

Ahh...so much gear and only 26 pay periods each year. :cool:

SF-TX
12-03-2009, 23:08
I am partial to Kaenon (Kore model) polarized sunglasses. They also offer discounts to the military.

Hello all,

Kaenon has launched a new website! We are updating our look and continue to progress even with the tough times. Each of you are apart of what is known as Kaenon’s Pro Price program in which you and your corresponding parties are able to take advantage of our great deals and discounted rate.

With the new website comes new procedures and ways of going about business. Now our website has an integrated pro price program which you each can access and continue to t advantage of until Jan 2010. The following code will give you access until that date. This does not mean that you are no longer able to receive great deals on great eyewear it simply means that you have to renew your code with us. This is so we can continue to stay in touch with you and provide you better service.


SERVPRO110


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Please visit www.kaenon.com.

TOMAHAWK9521
12-03-2009, 23:24
Mountain Hardwear is also a big supporter. I set up the prodeal program with my unit in the past but they have gone and made it easier. As long as you have an active AKO account you can join the program. It takes a day or two to verify but the prices are worth it. :)

The Reaper
12-04-2009, 07:41
Bought my last tent this summer from them!!!

OR and Merrell do these as well:

http://outdoorresearch.3point5.com/action/pro

http://www.merrellprodeal.com/Login.aspx


Where do you get the codes they require to sign up?

Mountain Hardwear is also a big supporter. I set up the prodeal program with my unit in the past but they have gone and made it easier. As long as you have an active AKO account you can join the program. It takes a day or two to verify but the prices are worth it. :)

http://prodeal.mountainhardwear.com/newaccount.html

Patagonia has a pro program as well as Arc'Teryx, military is GTG, though they tend to be pretty far left enviro-whackos. The stuff from Arc'Teryx is incredibly expensive, even with the discount.

https://www.patagonia.com/web/uspro/patagonia.go?assetid=47131

http://www.arcteryx.com/Service-Forms.aspx?PROPRCH

TR

KolB
12-04-2009, 08:40
Hitting the Submit Application button sends you to their sign up page. No need for a code.

The Reaper
12-04-2009, 08:49
Hitting the Submit Application button sends you to their sign up page. No need for a code.

OR asks for an email address, and a code. If you are able to click through without a code, I am missing how you are doing it.

Thanks for the assist.

TR

KolB
12-04-2009, 09:21
I'm thinking promotive is a middle man for OR. Their site:
http://www.promotive.com/action/broformRegistration
allows you to sign up with out a code (even though they have an entry field for it).

edited to add that I got promotive.com from OR's help page.

skylinedrive
12-04-2009, 09:38
Where do you get the codes they require to sign up?



http://prodeal.mountainhardwear.com/newaccount.html

Patagonia has a pro program as well as Arc'Teryx, military is GTG, though they tend to be pretty far left enviro-whackos. The stuff from Arc'Teryx is incredibly expensive, even with the discount.

https://www.patagonia.com/web/uspro/patagonia.go?assetid=47131

http://www.arcteryx.com/Service-Forms.aspx?PROPRCH

TR


The stuff from Arcteryx is incredibly good, I've been using an Alpha jacket from their Leaf programm for a few years and it's the best I've ever had. I put it through heavy use, wearing it on a daily basis in autumn and winter, in the forests where I often have to crawl through thorns and dense undergrowth, it takes a pretty bad abuse and it is still in a top condition.

Lately www.amronintl.com had interesting prices on the arcteryx stuff.

MeC86
12-04-2009, 10:00
Check this one out as well....

http://www.steepandcheap.com

Its ran through backcountry.com and they have some phenominal deals.

They offer a limited number of a certain product for 30 min at a huge discount....then it changes. I've purchased several items from here.

Try www.chainlove.com for Mtn Bike gear and www.tramdock.com for ski/snowboarding

st1650
12-04-2009, 13:31
I'll have to echo the Arcteryx LEAF program. Great great gear, still made in Canada. Got me a Alpha Jacket. Still very expensive (paid 600$) but you get what you pay for.

Also if you're in Canada, Glock has a 'professional' program too. If you're LEO/MIL/Pilot/Firefighter/etc you can get a G17RTF2 for under 500$ which is about a 200$-250$ rebate.

gits
12-05-2009, 00:42
I'll have to echo the Arcteryx LEAF program. Great great gear, still made in Canada. Got me a Alpha Jacket. Still very expensive (paid 600$) but you get what you pay for.

Also if you're in Canada, Glock has a 'professional' program too. If you're LEO/MIL/Pilot/Firefighter/etc you can get a G17RTF2 for under 500$ which is about a 200$-250$ rebate.

Well I'm not so sure if all there stuff is still made in Canada... I own a Bravo Jacket and a Gamma Mx which happen to be made in China from ArcTeryx it seems some of the stuff is outsourced.

LongWire
12-05-2009, 11:11
OR asks for an email address, and a code. If you are able to click through without a code, I am missing how you are doing it.

Thanks for the assist.

TR

Did You get it? I honestly didn't remember the whole code process. I'm willing to help poke around if this is still an issue.

st1650
12-05-2009, 14:07
Well I'm not so sure if all there stuff is still made in Canada... I own a Bravo Jacket and a Gamma Mx which happen to be made in China from ArcTeryx it seems some of the stuff is outsourced.

All of the LEAF division gear is still made in Canada under the strictest quality control.

Some of the retail stuff has been outsourced to China. Especially sad for a 400$+ jacket.

NoRoadtrippin
12-05-2009, 17:17
Glad to see you guys are coming across all of this. If I had known some of the info wasn't out there for everyone I would have tried to put it out sooner.

I've worked at retailers carrying all of these brands for two to three years now. I would definitely promote Arc' stuff. I have eight or ten of their jackets and they are all fantastic. Their warranty is also pretty bombproof I had a Minuteman shell for about 4 years that began to come unlaminated at the cuffs. I called them, sent it in, and got a return call in about two weeks asking which jacket I wanted from the current line. So I got a brand new $450 jacket in exchange for one I had beat the crap out of for years. Pretty nice.

3point5 is the newest implementation of pro deals for employees of retailers. The shop signs up and then gives employees accounts. Employee signs on, watches some interactive slides and takes some quizzes on a given product line and then can order from that company. So it works for everyone as far as ease of pro dealing and getting more product knowledge out.

ProMotive used to be BroForm. 3point5 bought them out/took over. So now individuals or employees of shops/outdoor/gov't agencies can sign up and get deals. You sign up for "teams" based on your credentials. I am currently in the military team and a couple others. You can only be a member of up to 3 teams for free. After that, it costs $10 a year. Ordering as a member of this team or that supposedly encourages more manufacturers to support said team so the site says it behooves you to choose your teams wisely if you qualify for more than one. The nice thing is the number of brands you get in one spot. I think I have something like 40 companies I can buy from.

Outdoor prolink is another good one that has some higher end companies like MSR and MHW.

Hope some of this was helpful. The only thing I enjoy more than the Army is my time spent teaching/educating others in the Wilderness. Its a passion.

j942rhino
12-07-2009, 11:59
I run the Tactical program at Promotive. As a current/retired member of the military you can join for free at www.promotive.com/ext/tactical. We currently have about 40+ brands on there that are tactical and or recreational in nature. I'm working every day to add more tactical brands to allow operators to get the job done as efficiently as possible. If there are certain brands that you'd like pro-deal access to please let me know.
jhaskell@swarmbuilder.com

Thanks for your service.

The Reaper
12-07-2009, 12:38
I run the Tactical program at Promotive. As a current/retired member of the military you can join for free at www.promotive.com/ext/tactical. We currently have about 40+ brands on there that are tactical and or recreational in nature. I'm working every day to add more tactical brands to allow operators to get the job done as efficiently as possible. If there are certain brands that you'd like pro-deal access to please let me know.
jhaskell@swarmbuilder.com

Thanks for your service.

Rhino:

I signed up for promotive (thanks for the code free link) do I need to sign up for 3point5 as well?

TR

Priest
12-07-2009, 16:54
Just a thought for Admins on here, the bulk of these programs are meant to be discreet. I understand that the majority of the membership on here rightly deserves the benefits of these programs however the other people who frequent this sight should not be privy to these details. Now I understand a simple google of these programs will get you the same info, and, in the end it is up to the individual vendors as to whether or not they accept you or not but we shouldn't perpetuate that. Long story short, shouldn't we move this into the Iso Fac at least?

MeC86
01-02-2010, 08:58
Link to Marmot's Prodeal

http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index

NoRoadtrippin
01-04-2010, 20:00
Rhino:

I know a couple I would love to see are Streamlight and SureFire. Both of them are on 3point5 but neither of my shop associations on 3point5 get me into them as we don't carry their lines. Those are probably the two biggest ones that I see already with some sort of relationship with the company that for whatever reason chose to use 3point5 but not ProMotive.

What's the reasoning some companies give for doing this? Just not interested in opening up to the wider customer base at the lower margin?

Thanks for stopping in!
NR

sneakypete
01-05-2010, 10:58
I am partial to Kaenon (Kore model) polarized sunglasses. They also offer discounts to the military.

+1 on Kaenon. I own a couple pairs and love them so much that I have purchased them for my brothers, mom, dad, and girlfriend. They really are fabulous. The C12 lens on sunny days makes everything look so nice. The lens does a great job with saturation and aids with depth perception.

j942rhino
01-05-2010, 12:22
Rhino:

I know a couple I would love to see are Streamlight and SureFire. Both of them are on 3point5 but neither of my shop associations on 3point5 get me into them as we don't carry their lines. Those are probably the two biggest ones that I see already with some sort of relationship with the company that for whatever reason chose to use 3point5 but not ProMotive.

What's the reasoning some companies give for doing this? Just not interested in opening up to the wider customer base at the lower margin?

Thanks for stopping in!
NR

I've spoken with both Streamlight and Surefire and they really aren't set up to sell direct to the public so it's not a path they want to travel at this time. I will be meeting with several other handheld light companies at the SHOT show this month to see what we can do. Keep the brand requests coming because they carry a lot of weight coming from the end users.

j942rhino
01-05-2010, 12:26
Just a thought for Admins on here, the bulk of these programs are meant to be discreet. I understand that the majority of the membership on here rightly deserves the benefits of these programs however the other people who frequent this sight should not be privy to these details. Now I understand a simple google of these programs will get you the same info, and, in the end it is up to the individual vendors as to whether or not they accept you or not but we shouldn't perpetuate that. Long story short, shouldn't we move this into the Iso Fac at least?

I understand your concern with discreetness. All members who join our tactical teams have to provide credentials to be approved so it's not really open to the public. We also have the ability to filter what users see which brands based on the brand's request. I.E. brand XX wants to market to Spec. Ops operators but not general line units. Unless you verify that you are a member of Spec. Ops you will not see brand XX.
The brands would like us to grow the communities as large as possible provided that we continue to qualify the members as they come in.

j942rhino
01-05-2010, 13:10
Rhino:

I signed up for promotive (thanks for the code free link) do I need to sign up for 3point5 as well?

TR

No you don't. 3point5 is designed for retail store employees to get product training.

The Reaper
01-05-2010, 18:38
I've spoken with both Streamlight and Surefire and they really aren't set up to sell direct to the public so it's not a path they want to travel at this time. I will be meeting with several other handheld light companies at the SHOT show this month to see what we can do. Keep the brand requests coming because they carry a lot of weight coming from the end users.

Surefire will normally give a direct sale customer who is military or LE a discount. Their employee discount is incredible.

I would suggest that you make contact with Inova, if you want to see a smaller selection of very nice lights, including some tactical applications.

They may be willing to talk to you about this at SHOT, let me know if you need an introduction.

TR

The Reaper
01-27-2010, 21:42
I run the Tactical program at Promotive. As a current/retired member of the military you can join for free at www.promotive.com/ext/tactical. We currently have about 40+ brands on there that are tactical and or recreational in nature. I'm working every day to add more tactical brands to allow operators to get the job done as efficiently as possible. If there are certain brands that you'd like pro-deal access to please let me know.
jhaskell@swarmbuilder.com

Thanks for your service.

I met the 3point5 guy at SHOT in the dungeon, I would respectfully suggest that next year you put your booth squarely in the Mil/LE section.

Win-win for everyone! Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

TR

j942rhino
02-02-2010, 12:05
I met the 3point5 guy at SHOT in the dungeon, I would respectfully suggest that next year you put your booth squarely in the Mil/LE section.

Win-win for everyone! Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

TR

Thanks for the suggestion Reaper. I'll see what we can do but those upstairs booth prices are pretty steep. The layout at this year's SHOT show was not real friendly to folks like me who had to try to get to all the tactical brands that were spread out all over the convention center. We did have some great meetings and will be bringing some pretty exciting brands online in the future. If you get out to SOFIC, MDM, IWC, or any other upcoming events let me know. I'd like to meet you.

Bayonet14
02-24-2010, 05:49
In the nut shell - GREAT THREAD - will share this with folks I work with ...thanks again to all...

34RX
10-08-2011, 16:39
Rejuvenating an old thread. The Clymb offers great deals on items for only 3 days. Some of the items sell out in minutes so if you think you want it, buy it. Shipping takes a little while. I was referred by REI employees. I have no affiliation with this company other than that of a consumer.


http://www.theclymb.com/