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post #226 of 292
In think the jackets are terrible actually. After only a handful of wears the fabric soaks up water, is distressing very rapidly. The Velcro on the cuffs and neck doesn't stick anymore. Maybe this one is just on mine, but the fabric absorbs smells like crazy too. Mine now reeks of tide from wearing a freshly washes shirt under it.
post #227 of 292
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. Mine now reeks of tide from wearing a freshly washes shirt under it.

Is that supposed to be a bad thing? rotflmao.gif
post #228 of 292
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Is that supposed to be a bad thing? rotflmao.gif

I prefer my clothes to just smell neutral.
post #229 of 292
I didn't even know... Thought it was just one big care tag I had to tear off.




+ I purchased "Wind Jacket" from United Arrows in Japan, size 44. This one isn't even announced officially, quietly released in a couple Japanese stores and Haven in Canada. Will post pick in a couple weeks when it arrives.
post #230 of 292
Wind Jacket came today. Looks like this was a one-off Japan exclusive, since I could only find two stores world wide carrying it (One in Japan and one in Canada) and the care tag is in English/Japanese.


In Black.

Few things

1. Same hardware: buttery smooth 2a SPA zippers and Velcro I am not sure if I love it or hate it - they are really light and soft, doesn't make noise, but do not hold on tight.

2. Ten C's black is very unique. It has almost purple hue when under direct light. Fabric is soft to touch, waterproof (we all know this won't last forever) and purplish black is very lux in it's own way.

3. The fit is very, very, very aggressively cropped, almost to the point I'm guessing it was designed specifically for smaller people in Japan:

Overall fit is also very slim which surprised me because Snow Smock I own is pretty over-sized and boxy. Now I know for sure my size in Ten C is size 46.

4. I am not sure if its just because it lacks buttons or the quality has gone up, but the construction (stitching and finish) actually feels way nicer than the Snow Smock of last year, which I had to take off and re-sew all buttons.

I love the rigid feel of brand new Ten C, the wobbly sound it makes as it breaks in. I am not sure if would keep it though, it is almost way too lux for me. I don't think I can actually abuse this jacket.
Also, its cropped design calls for a more trimmed fit overall, which I am not really into. I'll upload my pics later & PM if interested!
post #231 of 292
ceoceo did you do anything with your snow smock? vaguely remember you saying you going to bung it in the wash, how did it turn out?
post #232 of 292

Hello all, 

 

Selling this $350 Brand New with Tags (shipped) 

 

TEN C RUCKSACK (Olive)

 

RRP: $659

 

Pick ups available in MEL, Aus for cheaper.

 

 

 

 

 

post #233 of 292
So any updates on how the quality is on these jackets? I was originally really interested in the snow smock, but hearing these stories about how the fabric loses water resistivity is kinda turning me away
post #234 of 292
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ceoceo did you do anything with your snow smock? vaguely remember you saying you going to bung it in the wash, how did it turn out?

I went TTS so I haven't been wearing it much during warmer weather. Still great jacket to wear in the rain. I walked 10~15 minutes in a (unexpected) downpour, and while it did start to weigh me down by the time I got inside, it kept me dry (not crisp dry like Patagonia stuffs though).

I just saw this picture, and I guess sizing down one would look good too:



On the other hand, I like mine as it is (roomy and boxy) as it can accommodate pretty much anything- a shirt+sweater+actual jacket/ blazer can fit fine under it without feeling stuffed, making it a perfect winter jacket.

ps. I added hoops on Patagonia jacket last winter so that I can use as a liner. As long as the sleeve lengths match this can be a good, if not better alternatives to their in-house liners. It will have to do while I save up for this:


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fungz0r, I am 99% sure TEN C is exactly what its name entails - they are trying to see how far they can go with bullshitting us with their pricing and mysterious charm.
post #235 of 292
Hi ,
I've been wearing a snow smock for a couple of winters now and it's holding up very well. I skimmed through this thread and saw where some people aren't getting the performance they expected from the jacket, but I have no complaints. I don't expect true waterproof performance from anything other than non-breathable rubber and wear the snow smock as a cold weather parka rather than a rain jacket. When coupled with the liner it's a true deep winter piece, albeit for urban wear.
post #236 of 292

Yeah that shearling liner looks really cool. That plus the parka is so badass (and only about $2500).

Picture from haven

post #237 of 292
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Originally Posted by fungz0r View Post

So any updates on how the quality is on these jackets? I was originally really interested in the snow smock, but hearing these stories about how the fabric loses water resistivity is kinda turning me away

 

Yeah it sucks, to buy the garment expecting its advertised properties to a very long time, which are basically the main selling point of the product to begin with (waterproof + will "mold" your shape) Only to hear stories like habitant which makes you think twice before blowing like 1k + addons on a closet investment piece.

post #238 of 292
It's good but not $1.5 k good. With its 10-15% price hike and growing stock list each season I feel like they are trying to catch both rabbits, increased profit and demand control. Unless you are a poor bloke who saved up to purchase a pair (an act which I am guilty of) price increase of $1.1k to $1.5 shouldn't be a big deal anyways, if not better since t weeds out small timers like me.
post #239 of 292
yeah really coveting the shearling posted by ceoceo above for my parka but the prices are getting a little silly.

wore my field in a downpour recently and held up well and kept me bone dry. quite fascinated how the feel and structure of the material changes from rather stiff to soft and malleable.
post #240 of 292

I agree the shearling has a powerful want one force, keep checking out the dark grey and really think the new Storm Parka is powerful too.  But, really, £975 is loots of folding stuff. And then £650 for the lux shearling, mores the pity. 

Glad to hear the fabric is fascinating still...

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