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post #811 of 1368
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Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

I think I experienced that normal, ie extremely minimal, level of shrinkage with my slim Ds. they always loosen up sfter a bit though.

I have bern hitchhiking around the states for over 2 months now and these a re really the greatest pants I could have brought with me. climbed a lot of fences, fallen, hopped freight trains, been attacked by dogs, and there is no damage on these pants. not needing to wash them is the best. if they get dirty I will just wash that area and continue to wear them until they're dry like, 30 mins later. <3

wish I had more outlier gear though!

That pretty cool to do that, best of luck.

post #812 of 1368
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Originally Posted by Suyi View Post

which outlier gear would you get next?

def most useful would be the henley. I have 1 merino sweater and it is one o found the most generally useful things I have ever owned. not saying the sweater itself is particularly great, but merino is gd amazing.

the hoodie looks nice but doesnt look packable, and I've kinda stopped wearing hoodies in recent years. some kind of overshirt would be great here in northern (central?) cali: I have something like that, but it's normal wool and not particularly high quality.

however, I am heading north so more useful than an overshirt would probably be an actual jacket. I like how the bomber claims to not overheat, but I like hoods.

anyway I cant afford any of this shit until I get back to canada and get a job, at which point I will want a 4 srs *coat.*
post #813 of 1368
I waited about a solid 6-7 wears before washing...I put them to the test on the trail with a bit of bushwacking and bouldering to boot. (Consequently, decided I need those 4 way stretch for such activities and ordered the climbers)

Anyways, washed the mud and dirt off them and mine shrunk too. But in a great way. They now fit perfectly. I love it. They just tightened up in all the right spots. I washed them cold, but tumbled dry (which is why they shrunk).

This was to be expected though...they Are cotton blend. I've shrunk many items by accident and can't say any company would ever take fault for my mistakes. And rightfully so.

On a side note, what color and size are yours?
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Originally Posted by dlynch635 View Post

Please consider before supporting Outlier.

I had purchased a pair of the Nyco Slims. They are nice pants! Build quality was really strong and seemed very durable. However after 6 months they had shrunk on me. Now they are too tight to wear comfortably. My waist and legs have not grown. At the time of buying the Nyco Slims I also got same-sized pants elsewhere. Those other pants still fit. 
I emailed customer service seeing what my options were. The person merely stated that the pants don't shrink and I was beyond the 45 day return or exchange policy. I offered to ship the pants to them so they could see. She did not accept.
This was a very frustrating experience since I paid 100$ for pants that lasted 6 months for me.
I was originally attracted to outlier because they were American made. Just trying to do some ethical shopping and it bit me in the ass...

I do not recommend anyone support them. Instead check out Bonobos. They have a much more flexible return/exchange policy, better selection of clothing, and are American made.

Anyways, that's it! Thanks for listening smile.gif

David
post #814 of 1368
Yer living the dream
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Originally Posted by aeymxq View Post

def most useful would be the henley. I have 1 merino sweater and it is one o found the most generally useful things I have ever owned. not saying the sweater itself is particularly great, but merino is gd amazing.

the hoodie looks nice but doesnt look packable, and I've kinda stopped wearing hoodies in recent years. some kind of overshirt would be great here in northern (central?) cali: I have something like that, but it's normal wool and not particularly high quality.

however, I am heading north so more useful than an overshirt would probably be an actual jacket. I like how the bomber claims to not overheat, but I like hoods.

anyway I cant afford any of this shit until I get back to canada and get a job, at which point I will want a 4 srs *coat.*
post #815 of 1368
Fwiw I don't think they shrank an entire size. And I think you'd be fine with a cold water wash and line dry.

The waist isn't any tighter it's more in the thighs/butt and overall length. I'm glad I waited to get them hemmed though..lost maybe 1/4" in leg length.

I'm wearing a 28, fyi
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

How did you launder them? If mine shrink a size I'd be screwed. I haven't washed mine yet.
post #816 of 1368
So you laundered them several times over the course of those 6 months, or just the once? Quite frankly I've interacted with Outlier support sooooo many times and it's always been a positive experience. I find it hard to believe Rachel just shot you an email saying "our pants don't shrink." If it's your first wash, of course they'll naturally shrink a bit, but put them back on and they'll stretch out. My slim dungs always shrink a bit after a wash/dry cycle, but they fill out again after a couple minutes of wear.
post #817 of 1368

They were navy blue 32's

 

Laundered correctly several times over the 6 months but it was probably around month 4 or 5 that I really started noticing the constriction.

 

The person who I was in communication with was Krista, not Rachel.

 

I did try just not washing them for an extended period to see if they stretch but it still didn't help.

 

Perhaps I did make a mistake in the laundering process... But still, I think Outlier would benefit from a more flexible exchange policy.

 

Anyone here interested in exchanging? Size 30 waist would probably fit nicely :)

 

David

post #818 of 1368
I'm not going to discount your story, David, but I disagree with you about Outlier not having a flexible return policy.

In my opinion, Outlier has the most flexible return policy of anyone I've purchased from.
post #819 of 1368
I don't like to support Outlier with their strategily raised msrp and limited stock, but Outlier's return policy is still valid and fair even 6700 miles from NYC, in my experience.
For a relatively small company, they do manage the trade off between return cost and reputation pretty well. (except customers are always right)

ps. How about the new air forged soft core vest? Wonder "air texturized nylon" could repell water for how long?
post #820 of 1368

^Probably for a couple washes, I think the vest is nice but its not as nice as last years. Why the hell would you replace wool with oxford cloth on a vest? looks I guess, even though wool looks nicer on winter garments. 

post #821 of 1368
Yeah, I don't like that Air Forged vest at all. Weak effort compared to last year.
post #822 of 1368
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Originally Posted by dlynch635 View Post
 

Perhaps I did make a mistake in the laundering process... But still, I think Outlier would benefit from a more flexible exchange policy.

 

 

Is there any company in the world that would give you a full refund for an item YOU fucked up 6 months after you bought it?
 

I have some complaints about bits and pieces of Outlier's business strategy, but this just seems stupid.

post #823 of 1368
I'm desperately trying to find a slim pair of pants for travel & hiking that's mostly technical fabric (nylon/etc).

The Outlier OG's look perfect, but $240 is way outside of my budget.

Any other brands that make something similar, even if quality is a bit lower?
post #824 of 1368
 
Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post

I'm desperately trying to find a slim pair of pants for travel & hiking that's mostly technical fabric (nylon/etc).

The Outlier OG's look perfect, but $240 is way outside of my budget.

Any other brands that make something similar, even if quality is a bit lower?

 

Wrong site buddy; ask over there instead. (Or, better yet, start learning about techwear).

post #825 of 1368
Got the Air Forged Vest in the mail yesterday and I love it. I wasn't sure about buying it until I read that it's a "trim fit." It does fit slimmer than the wool edition, which I have the second (first non-experimental) run of . Hopefully they make more slim-fitting shirts soon.

The pocket closure is much easier to use and I like the front pocket flaps. When wearing Climbers or 60/30's, I tend to keep my keys and phone in my vest pockets instead of my pants. Things are less likely to fall out if I jump around.

I don't know if I really needed a second vest but now I've got one... Tehe
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