I don't know Black Yak but the fact that they license Marmot in Korea seems a positive to me. Marmot doesn't have the cache of North Face or Patagonia to most people but they make great technical gear.
While I'm in this thread, I'll say that I bought one of Nau's trench shells like five years ago and the thing has been awesome. Almost the perfect coat for the application.
apparently BY's founder is a well respected high alpine climber and the brand has been around for some time. (Haven't read that link above but local PDX papers had some goo articles when it happened recently).
I don't really think tons will change...but of course some thigs will...
Needed a work appropriate rain shell so I picked up a Modus trench thanks to oboy. Anyone else have the Modus and how are you liking it? I hope I sized right, went with a M and I'm about a 42 chest / 32 waist. What did you guys pick up this sale?
Just got the Modus and it looks like they've switched things up. Thin brushed lining, YKK instead of RIRI zips and the outer fabric has a ripstop look and feel to it with a light grid pattern, Bit disappointed.