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post #1141 of 1253
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

And I would almost ignore the ratings and just look at the article underneath for some down basics. I honestly have never really noticed much of a difference between most brands at the same weight so I think Uniqlo down vs Arcteryx down vs whatever in the ultralight category is pretty interchangeable.The main thing is whether the jacket is more fashion-forward or technical...

So you honestly believe down ratings are not real? Have you worn a high end ultra light down vs a lower end one? Huge difference. I guess all goretex is the same too?
post #1142 of 1253
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Originally Posted by malcb33 View Post

So you honestly believe down ratings are not real? Have you worn a high end ultra light down vs a lower end one? Huge difference. I guess all goretex is the same too?

No I worded that off a bit, I think the delta between brands at roughly the same rating is about the same. Like 720 fill mont bell vs 800 fill whatever is just not that big of a deal.

Anyway, no need to be a dick.
post #1143 of 1253
Thoughts on acronym j43-gt
post #1144 of 1253
Finally ordered the Isaora aviator jacket. Hopefully I'll get it on Monday. The only thing that took me so long was deciding between black or navy but I guess it worked out since they put up the discount code.
post #1145 of 1253
Your wording was very misleading in that case, which is why I replied.

And you are going to call me out for being "a dick"? My reply could have been much worse but sorry about that, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
post #1146 of 1253
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

No I worded that off a bit, I think the delta between brands at roughly the same rating is about the same. Like 720 fill mont bell vs 800 fill whatever is just not that big of a deal.

Anyway, no need to be a dick.

That's kind of a silly way to look at it. That's like saying there's really not much difference between 45 degrees and 40 degrees. While it's true in the most observable sense, 40 is definitively colder the same way 720 fill down definitively keeps you less warm than 800 fill.
post #1147 of 1253
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Originally Posted by brooks23 View Post

That's kind of a silly way to look at it. That's like saying there's really not much difference between 45 degrees and 40 degrees. While it's true in the most observable sense, 40 is definitively colder the same way 720 fill down definitively keeps you less warm than 800 fill.

Ok let's make this simpler. Most of the brands are interchangeable. I've gone winter mountaineering in Uniqlo and in Mountain Hardware and the differences aren't that huge at a particular fill level (or close to it)
post #1148 of 1253
So I have a problem. I sold someone a Visvim bickle. I originally bought the jacket from Rakuten. I only wore it once or twice for a minimal amount of time. The jacket was perfect when I sold it. However after the guy wore it for a bit the goretex tape started to come off and now the jacket is completely falling apart. He sent it in to get repaired, but supposedly it is not repairable. What do I do?
post #1149 of 1253
Why is that your problem? Is he trying to make you pay for the repairs or refund him or something?
I'd tell him to contact visvim.
post #1150 of 1253
I guess i feel responsible? I know this person in real life as well, so that adds another layer to it. I also told him to contact Visvim. Just wanted to see if anyone else had experience with this.
post #1151 of 1253
Yeah I don't really know what else you could do. Fair enough feeling bad for the guy, I would too, but it's not your fault and based on what you said you couldn't have known. If vis don't have anything useful to say maybe somewhere like REI might know somebody that could do that kind of repair.
post #1152 of 1253
My Isaora G1 came in today. It's pretty awesome. I'll try and post a fit pic in the next few days when I wear it out.
A few initial thoughts:
- The navy has an iridescent sheen to it. Not a contrast just dark navy to a pretty vivid blue.
- it's thicker and heavier than expected. Mailing slip says 5lbs but I don't know how accurate that is and it obv includes the packaging, but it's still heavier than I was expecting. Not a bad thing though.
- it's boxy, the cut is a pretty classic G1 shape. I was worried it would be cropped based on the model shots, although he's 6'1" in a medium and I'm 6'2"-6'3" and got the XL.
Overall I really like it so far but need to test it when it gets colder, even if it's not that warm though I will keep it just based on aesthetics. I doubt it will have an issue in the cold with the primaloft and thick nylon weave though.

TL;DR A+ would buy again
post #1153 of 1253

Bombers look better with a regular/boxy fit anyways.

 

Also I'd appreciate it if we could keep this thread open to all sorts of technical clothing discussion.

 

I decided to stick with the Uniqlo ULD purely out of budget constraints. If it was a fashion item perhaps I'd change my mind, but this thing serves admirably over a sweater, and under a shell, down to the 30s.

 

Speaking of shells, my Veilance shell has been performing admirably. Honestly I just want to buy more Veilance products, but at this point I have no idea what to buy next. Everything I want is some frivolous goretex pro addition that my wardrobe doesn't need. 



What are some brands that'll make me look like the captain of a starship?

post #1154 of 1253
Nike acg new stuff drops on Thursday. A lot of it looks really good. Basically heavily branded veliance/acronym. Might fit what you're looking for.
post #1155 of 1253

@OccultaVexillum  cool pick up I think its one of the better looking pieces they've made in a couple years, def wanna see a fit pic

 

I wish acg was better than that, it just looks like branded, watered down acronym. All the details and features are hidden and theres really not much extraneous stuff, I prefer acr with lots of extra bs articulation, robot sleeves, pockets added on and whatnot. The white flyknit boot does look good though. Currently looking for an Interops jacket because I just got an old 3rdarm, slippery slope i guess

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