Cabela's to be bought by Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro Shops isn't a chump group, but they're no Cabela's. I don't know if they're buying Cabela's for the market share, or for the brands. I hope it's the latter, in which case, I can expect to see stuff continue as is (or at least similar to what it is) for some time.
I wear Cabela's jeans, Cabela's cargo pants, Cabela's socks, Cabela's jackets, Cabela's shoes for work, and Cabela's boots for hiking. If in the future when I need to replace what I have, I can't get Cabela's, I'm probably going to have to go with some snooty, smug, self-righteous (and most especially) over-priced alternative. Rail Riders for pants? Patagonia? The North Face? Am I going to have to buy them at REI? Blegh.
Not happy today.