Quote Originally Posted by smitty77
I voted LL Bean. Their gear is pricey, but their guarantee is tops. I've never had to use it, but know a few people that have - and there were never any questions asked. I'll also buy EMS, columbia, and the like depending on price. Last year I bought a Red Ledge ski jacket at Sams in Keene, NH for $100 and it's the warmest jacket I own and fits like a glove.

What I like about LLBean is that you can do returns at their outlet stores -- which is great because there's one right down the road in Nashua, NH.
We've had to do some returns, but most of them were because of size problems, which is easy to do with kids stuff.