The Controversy of Camping Products “Made in China”

Every product is ordinary Chinese.
It was because of this phrase that was born this article!
Many people agree with her because they had some negative experience, but others agree simply by reproducing a prejudice established in recent years, without any argument (“Mary-go-with-the-other”?). There are also many people who disagree with the sentence only to be “against”, and others who disagree because they have knowledge to defend your position. We, FuiAcampar, are of this latter group.

We disagree that sentence because she simpl esmente generalizes the quality of everything that is produced in a country. This generalization is usually carried out by people who don’t usually use the products before making an assessment, even look at the origin of the equipment purchase and make a deeper analysis of them.
And any generalization deserves a more careful analysis. We don’t like generalizations, stereotyping. We like to look,examine, test, use, use it again and then issuing our opinion.So we identified the positive and negative points of each product according to loverists.

Let’s begin this reflection with an undeniable truth:
The vast majority of the products, evennational brands are produced in China.
Don’t you know that? That’s that! The company may be brazilian, but the origin of the products is China. This happens with brands like Nautika, trails and Paths, Cheetah, Fit, Hummer, among others. How do we know that? Simple: looking at the labels.
But it’s not just the Brazilian brands that produce in China. The French company Quechua, Australian Sea to Summit, the Hi-Tec English, the American Coleman, the French Salomon: all, recognized by your quality, also produce in China.
If you agree with that initial phrase that “every Chinese product is dirty!”, this is the time to break this concept in half and get rid of that stereotype.
The conclusion is very simple: you can find Chinese products of all kinds of quality! Since the top-of-the-line brands to the most simple. The question is not in the country of origin and in the production process, in the raw materials and the technologies used; that’s what influences the final quality of the equipment, and not your nationality.
Many companies only buy generic equipment, put your brand and import to Brazil. So, sometimes we find “virtually the same” in different brands. And that’s not necessarily bad – it is the way the market works these days, for reasons of costs, taxes, logistics etc.
The more serious issue is knowing in which working conditions these products hit the market, but it’s more complicated, it’s another 500. And companies don’t tend to talk about these matters.

And there are Brazilian companies producing in Brazil?
Has Yes! Some brands represent very well the outdoor segment in Brazil, with factories here in territory tupiniquim!
One of them is the Did, which has a factory in São Paulo (SP).Another good example is the Hard Adventure, with a factory in Hortolândia (SP). It also has the conquest, which has factory in Campo Largo (PR), Solo, with factory in Ant (MG), and Kampa, with factory in Piracicaba (SP).
Some of them proudly bring Brazil’s flag labels on the products.These are companies that sell here and even carry the label “Made in Brazil” beyond the country’s borders.
We found very nice valuing what is produced here, in the national territory, with our workmanship, generating jobs and income, valuing what is ours and boosting our economy.
But we know the reality of the entrepreneurs in Brazil is not easy. Taxes end up making eaters some ideas economically unviable, which is a shame!

If you are hard-headed, maybe he’s still thinking that Chinese products are bad. Yes, as we speak, there are Chinese products of all levels of quality, and there are also of poor quality. And now you wonder: why? Why aren’t all of quality top of the line?
Some products are made with more care, with better technology, with a focus on a particular audience. Other equipment are made with less whim and cheaper raw material seeking another public profile. There are all kinds of quality to suit every type of consumer.
If you bought an outfit and found the quality of it bad, it means that your consumer profile is another quality product. But someone else can buy the same product and be happy, because it meets her needs. And it can happen that the same product as you thought it would be nice to be considered bad for a person even more demanding.
We usually apply this philosophy in the analysis that we do camping equipment. There are products to suit every type of demand. This variety in quality is needed given the way which people travel according to the experience that will acquire.

The natural cycle of consumption of equipment
To understand why there are low quality equipment at the outdoor market, we invite you to follow our reasoning.
A person decides that going camping for the first time and wants to buy a tent, but she has no knowledge about the equipment.She’s never camped, don’t even know if you’ll like camping! She is just getting into this activity and there is no need to invest in a tent to be more than “simple”.
Hence, the person enjoyed too much sleep listening to the sound of crickets and want to continue camping. Gradually, with the experience, she will realize the need for a better equipment, with more quality and more resources appropriate to your type of camping. So, your next purchase will be a tent with better technology.
After a lot of time camping, the person is expert in the subject, full of knowledge and begin to have a more technical, more specialized equipment.
This is the cycle that we speak: a natural way, which takes place from the time the person begins to engage in an activity to the point that she becomes an expert. And is this cycle that makes space for market stalls ranging from 50 to 800 reais.
Of course this can apply to tents, clothes and other equipment that do not depend on personal security, when the maximum quality/technology becomes indispensable.

We leave here that our reflection. Maybe you think about it, disagree with us or agree with us … Maybe next time you know that a product is Chinese, you don’t label it as of poor quality before I met, to see, to experience.
If you want to opine, agree, disagree, get more information, more impressions, more experiences that can enrich this reflection, you’re invited to opine. Use the comment field below!