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Cat's Pride Club Kit: What Do YOU Want?


(5/6/2014)

Arctic Cat's Pride Club kit contents?

Cat's Pride Club has provided members a sweet package of products and opportunities since its launch in 1979. From various contests, magazines, events and other perks, membership has indeed had its privileges.

A club-branded article of clothing has been one of the key membership benefits for many years. Sometimes it's been a jacket (like the two pictured above), other years a sweatshirt. Plus there have been hats, mugs, drinking glasses, posters, t-shirts and more.

Well, the folks at Arctic Cat are looking for YOUR help to determine what the feature product should be for the 2015 Cat's Pride Club membership kit.

Some ideas that I've heard already:

-Handlebar gauntlets/muffs

-Casual/driving gloves

-Fleece Jacket

-Flat brim hat

-10-plus-10-equals-20-in. handlebar riser

-Snowmobile/ATV storage cover (not a trailering cover)

-Performance-fabric sweatpants

-Hundreds of ArcticInsider decals

 

These are just some of the ideas for a membership kit that will include a dated pin and perhaps a hat, and that will cost roughly $50 U.S.

What would you like to see?

Just write your response in the comments below. (No response means that the kit will default to the 20-in. handlebar riser and hundreds of ArcticInsider decals.)

Thanks for the input!

 

Cat's Pride Club pins from the Ische collection

Various Cat's Pride Club membership pins.

 

Vintage Arctic Cat fedora from the Ische Collection

Personally, I'd like to see a Cat's Pride Club fedora along the lines of these vintage wonders.

 

Vintage Arctic Cat duffel bags from the Ische Collection

Or maybe some sweet leather duffel bags like these vintage items?



Comments (45):

joel mertens says:
5/6/2014 4:06:00 PM

I would like to see a nice casual coat, I believe they called a shop coat in the accessory catalog. something in the retro theme would be great! Also a stocking hat or bomber hat instead of a baseball cap. Thanks!
Mark Piccarreto says:
5/6/2014 4:57:00 PM

A new El Tigre!
Tom Mahon says:
5/6/2014 6:11:00 PM

We are spending 14 large on sleds and we spiff it with baseball caps and membership pins ? Cats Pride needs to mean something to be proud of .
One option would be a Zero Restriction outerwear vest by GORE-TEX , you can wear it golfing,fishing and underneath you snowmobile jacket . Its all weather gear that does not restrict your range of motion . Black with Artic Cat logo would be COOOL !
J Sr. says:
5/6/2014 8:17:00 PM

A registered Cat's pride member number on a decal that could be put on your sled. Make the number's owner's name available to other pride members. I have seen some nice Cat's around and have wondered who the owner was.
Dennis Quinn says:
5/6/2014 8:20:00 PM

I'd like another Cats Pride hoodie and I agree with Joel above, instead of a baseball style cap a trapper/bomber style hat. Or a gear bag would be useful. Perhaps a mat to put under our sleds like the dealers have? Thanks for the great website and all the great stories.
Eric says:
5/6/2014 10:42:00 PM

Don't get why Cat doesn't offer a bomber hat anymore! I want the 20 inch riser and flame/monster graphics.
John says:
5/7/2014 12:41:00 PM

How about an extra 5-10% off gear at the dealership.

Under Armour hoodie and pants with cat's pride logo.
Tom Steiner says:
5/7/2014 1:20:00 PM

My suggestion - either a sweatshirt (non hoodie - the hood doesn't work well when snowmobiling) or the performance sweatpants. Plus, the arcticinsider decals.
hugh says:
5/7/2014 1:24:00 PM

A reverse-cam secondary clutch with oilite bushings and a return to four rear axle wheels.
Hammer and LumberHead says:
5/7/2014 1:34:00 PM

Love the fedoras! I guess an Arctic Cat Collector Edition Coleman Stove is out of the question? It's okay to dream though!
Derek Elias says:
5/7/2014 2:10:00 PM

I agree with Hugh. But here are some other options: hoodies, sled decal kit, gear bag(s), membership card, pin, beer coolers, fleece jacket(s).

Happy sleddin or should I say Happy ATV'ing
Matt says:
5/7/2014 3:24:00 PM

I agree with Tom M, cat's pride should mean something special. A high performance moisture wicking vest or something would be nice, but it would be cool to be able to earn your way into a "club" or group that get's special benefits as well. Random ideas...1) Emails which highlight build dates of sleds so you could try to go to the plant to see specific builds, 2) invitations to events or group rides, 3) drawings for xx # of people to be invited to participate in new model year photo shoots or volunteer at snow shoot, 4) maybe additional discount on one or two accessories if you buy a new sled, 5) maybe even special trade-in pricing for sleds after you buy your second new one, 6) direct line to the business on suggestions for future models - voice of the customer, 7) participation in product testing and providing feedback (you would get to keep or purchase at a significant discount if you wanted) on anything from gloves/boots to ??.
Matt Villanueva says:
5/7/2014 8:28:00 PM

I like anything with the retro theme.

You can have several packages. A pin, a hat. Shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Then mega packages with higher end merchandise for those who want it.

Remember, cat always had something for everyone. Budget sleds like the lynx and higher ones like the vip fit a wide variety of clients.

Anyway you cut it, we should use arctic wear and not under armor or whatever. After all, we cat's pride and want to show it and support it.
Kevin Hooper says:
5/7/2014 8:57:00 PM

A DVD insider tour of Arctic Cat - including the race shop -- and some footage of our personal sled being built -- oh, and with a personalized and numbered case.
greg says:
5/7/2014 9:22:00 PM

a light weight storage cover for the sled or a personalized cat's pride gear bag similar to pn 5242-903
Alberta Tornado says:
5/8/2014 7:49:00 AM

A 24 foot enclosed trailer.
Jay Krogstad says:
5/8/2014 4:30:00 PM

I would really like to see a nice track jacket like they have in the photo on the left. I have been a Cats Pride member a couple year, but stopped due to the fact that I wasn't getting any cool thing or even a Hat that fit my head. I would like to see a 3XL track jacket I can wear around Sept-Nov and March-May......Also would like to see some good decals. I am thinking each kit should have 5-6 items in it. Maybe even a Magnet. I want people to know I have a deep pride for Arctic Cat. Cat should come out with a jacket like every other company does when you order a sled. Did last year and all I got was a handshake.
Bob says:
5/9/2014 10:52:00 AM

Every Cat's Pride membership should the Action Video for that model year.
Greg Hallstrom says:
5/11/2014 4:19:00 AM

Bring back the magazine (wrtten by John Sandberg of course).

P.S. A sweatshirt would be okay too. I have enough jackets and caps.
Vince says:
5/11/2014 6:44:00 PM

A unique performance jersey made with the same materials as the jerseys shown on page 74 of the 2015 Catalog.
chuck anderson says:
5/13/2014 10:05:00 AM

How about a fleese vest or a gear bag . The itched glasses were very nice maybe wine glasses now. A arctic cat balacava also would be nice. I would like to get a chance to watch my new , snow checked, sled being built also.
Ray Polson says:
5/14/2014 4:54:00 AM

A bomber Hat would be great especially after last winter. The jackets that they had last year and the year before are great looking and comfortable.
S.K.LEPINNET says:
5/15/2014 10:26:00 PM

The option to subscribe for more then a year. Like a three year or lifetime ???
Tim Wang says:
5/16/2014 10:58:00 AM

I ordered a pair of mid-weight pants from the 2014 Arctic Catalog for about $50, and they are very nice. The 2015 Catalog is not carrying them anymore, so pants with a Cat's Pride emblem would be unique.
Todd Percey says:
5/16/2014 8:54:00 PM

Definitely a mad bomber hat. After that a dust cover would be cool.
Paul Reiman says:
5/22/2014 11:59:00 AM

How about mirrors that fit on the standard height windshield for the 2013-2014
Procross F800 LXR. They only fit the tall windshield
Matt says:
5/24/2014 12:43:00 PM

I would like to see the Cats Pride magazine return also. I was a member for a long time and quit when the magazine went away. Some nice quality items would sure justify the price of membership. A lot of items that were included in the past were poor quality.
Dave says:
6/26/2014 12:09:00 AM

1/4 zip fleece pullover. It's been about 10 years since you've done that one and I could sure use a new one. Maybe make a choice of a couple different items with a price difference for better items.
Eldon Smith ( Mr.EXT ) says:
6/30/2014 1:45:00 PM

2012 was my last year for being a member of Cat's Pride since 1992,when I bought my first new Arctic Cat!, 91 El Tigre EXT 530!, still own it among other Cat's that I have. I've always worn my Cat clothing to go out and to work! The last few years, the kit to me has been boring! No exciting, bright colours on the caps, jackets,etc., no Cat's Pride magazine, no DVD, no decals, key chains, welcome mats, etc...! 2013 I bought a white cap with the new pro-cross sled on it, 2014 bought an EL TIGRE CAP!, instead of Cat's Pride. I hope you get the picture! I have a 2 sons that I ride with and now I have a 17 month old grandson, that I hope this winter will go for his first ride! I hope you can improve THE KIT! THANK - YOU!
Sean McGinnis says:
7/22/2014 6:46:00 PM

I realize the impact of cost and logistics in offering multiple clothing options especially when a year is associated with each garment/hat.

Ideas already vetted in previous comments that strike a chord:

1) Offer multiple products of Cat's Pride gear for a 3 year period then cycle it out with a new selection. Offer items like a sled dust cover, bomber hats, different style lightweight coats - full zip & 1/4 zip, AC thermal cold gear, balaclava. stocking hats....etc. Members can then select items that they may need more of for additional sleds or family members. Also, children are the future sledders....yet there is no Pride product for us as parents/grandparents to select to get them hooked on Cat.

2) Love the idea of a unique Cat's Pride ID number sticker for sleds - to drive discussion and camaraderie on the trail/mountains.

3) Enticed with the idea of test gear selection at a reduced/no cost provided detailed updates on test gear is received in a timely and complete fashion. Must purchase at full price then discount granted based on feedback.

4) How about an app for smart phones for AC Pride members highlighting sponsoring restaurants, gas stations, hotels with associated discounts, repair shops, dealers & parts availability.....etc along the trail systems. I'm sure establishments would be interested in paying a nominal fee $20 to be listed as a sponsor.

5) AC sponsored summer events at State Fairs and/or attend state snowmobile conventions with pre-production sleds to provide more access to AC personnel/dealer reps & associated dealers. Auction off the sled and donate profit to state association. Looking for a reason to get together and provide customer feedback ultimately building AC loyalty.

Just an opinion or five, but I am a hardcore sled head who is passionate about AC and the rich history and loyalty driven by your Pride mentality.
Steve Hahn says:
8/2/2014 3:55:00 PM

I got my first ride on an arctic cat in March of 1969 and my life has never been the same since. Arctic cat and snowmobiling have been a true passion for me since that amazing day with my uncles in rural Pelican Rapids Mn. As 45 year lover of Arctic Cat and an owner of over 100 Arctic Cats , I would love the anything like the retro bag, anything with the late 60's early 70's arctic cat patches. I am not living in the past, but I truly appreciate my roots in the early days of Arctic Cat.
Tim says:
9/5/2014 8:27:00 PM

I am only interested in the club membership when a jacket with a front zipper is offered. Other things can be included like a coffee mug ect... but it must have a jacket with a zipper or i will just pass it up.
Spike says:
11/16/2014 1:23:00 PM

Love the fedora. A full zip fleece is always good. Keep up the good work.
Michael Flinn says:
12/4/2014 12:53:00 PM

The hats and jackets have always been great items. How about concidering a nice embroidered polo shirt or team shirt?

Thank You
Michael Flinn
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sean cameron says:
1/18/2015 6:40:00 PM

i've been a cat owner since 1990 loved the arctic cat pride cups hats keychains glasses and dvd don't see any of that stuff anymore
z-cat says:
3/24/2015 10:56:00 AM

I am searching for Cat's Pride Pins. What have you got and how much?

looking for....pre 1990 as well as 1994, 1996, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013

Maybe we can make a deal....Send me a note at zsls@mcsnet.ca
Tim says:
9/3/2015 2:51:00 AM

Handlebar risers or handlebar gauntlets dont help everyone. A zip up jacket is always good most people could use a jacket for day to day use. By the way pull over jackets are useless try taking one off in a resturant, i ended up throwing my pull over jacket away.
Peter Thompson says:
9/21/2015 7:58:00 AM

I would like to see the magazine return , a day pack sack that you throw in a cap , extra socks and a small lunch , a nice Cats pride alarm clock , baseball cap and pin must stay . We do not need anymore jackets , I already have 7 and I have not bought any for the last 3 years . A Cats pride wall calender , a pride sticker with date for your sled .
Lisa Cossairt says:
9/24/2015 8:01:00 PM

A travel bag or gear bag but not a jacket since have all of them.
Josh Heiks says:
9/25/2015 9:27:00 AM

Where can I go to join Cat's Pride Membership? I skipped the last year or two as I didn't need another jacket but would like to join again this year. I cannot find anywhere to join.
Doug Olson says:
9/29/2015 5:03:00 PM

A nice high quality heavy sweatshirt, I don't remember the year I got my other one but it is wore out. I got tired of all the jackets. A sweatshirt & nice bomber hat
Karen Paradis says:
12/3/2015 2:02:00 PM

Where can I purchase the fleece or jacket that were part of the 2005 and 2006 Cats Pride kits. My husband is a member every year and loves the products. However, those 2 years were his all time favorites and he has worn them both out beyond repair. I would love to purchase another of each if at all possible. thank you.
James kalenda says:
2/9/2017 7:58:00 PM

I agree. Bomber hat,hoodie bleeding green,current thundercat hat or model of sled you buy
Randy Noble says:
11/11/2018 5:23:00 PM

The only reason I purchased two 2019 mountain sleds (King Cat and M8000) was to receive a Cats Pride Kit like I have received for 35 years since I became an exclusive Arctic Cat Snowmobiler, ATV, and Tigershark Jet Ski rider. Please make our day and we will fly your colors PROUDLY! I'm trying to impress my son who will be a future loyal customer with a little appreciated-love shown from Arctic Cat. Is this site so old that that our request will never be considered?

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