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post #181 of 949
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Originally Posted by eseanyang View Post

Anyone can recommend some technical outerwear for vancouver fall/winter weather? Preferably a jacket less than >$550

As a vancouverite, you should be ashamed you're asking this question smile.gif

In all seriousness, if you are new to this world, I suggest hitting the Broadway corridor between Main and Cambie. You'll find a lot of the 'regular' technical lines in Hendrix's first post and can handle different jackets - you have MEC of course, and Valhalla for example is a decent store carrying several brands. That said, if you don't want to look like every other sloppy Vancouverite in MEC, do as the previous poster suggested and hunt down Veilance on sale. Actually, try the Arc'teryx outlet in North Vancouver or give them a call first and see if they have any Veilance at the moment.

I don't get cold easily, so asides from some days in Jan or Feb, layering with just a shell is fine.

The slippery slope will continue when you start looking at the more obscure stuff that a store like Haven carries (they don't have a lot of stock in the Vancouver location though).
post #182 of 949
Thanks for the reply, I think i'll check those stores out. I really like the veilance field jacket, but doubt i will find a small on sale.
post #183 of 949
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Originally Posted by Spatlese View Post

As a vancouverite, you should be ashamed you're asking this question smile.gif
In all seriousness, if you are new to this world, I suggest hitting the Broadway corridor between Main and Cambie. You'll find a lot of the 'regular' technical lines in Hendrix's first post and can handle different jackets - you have MEC of course, and Valhalla for example is a decent store carrying several brands. That said, if you don't want to look like every other sloppy Vancouverite in MEC, do as the previous poster suggested and hunt down Veilance on sale. Actually, try the Arc'teryx outlet in North Vancouver or give them a call first and see if they have any Veilance at the moment.
I don't get cold easily, so asides from some days in Jan or Feb, layering with just a shell is fine.
The slippery slope will continue when you start looking at the more obscure stuff that a store like Haven carries (they don't have a lot of stock in the Vancouver location though).

The SISP reflective jacket is amazing, just tried it on at Haven the other day.

But yeah go check arcteryx outlets
post #184 of 949
Is pertex waterproof (or at least rain proof)? I bough this thinking it was, but now I'm not so sure.
post #185 of 949

Long term lurker but first time poster. I noticed earlier in the topic that someone mentioned that Stone Island was widely available on UK EBay. This should be approached with extreme caution as the amount of fakes on it have reached epidemic proportions and has lowered the brand value over here so much that many refuse to wear it. I believe the Shadow Project stuff is yet to be copied but this cannot be too far away from happening.

 

6876 isn't strictly a technical clothing manufacturer either. They have produced many items, many of which I own, and some of these have been in normal fabrics and some in technical fabrics. However they have produced a line with british outdoor clothing manufacturer Rohan using Rohans fabrics, all developed in house but much the same as Gore etc, and designed by 6876. Details of that can be found here :http://www.rohan.co.uk/Category/Detail/Rohan6876 and also here: http://www.sixeightsevensix.com/store

 

Ventile is an interesting fabric and the history of it even more so. Most will know it by now but for those that do not and are interested it can be found here: http://www.ventile.co.uk/history.php There are also some companies in the UK who only use ventile with west winds being the most interesting to me http://www.west-winds.co.uk

 

Another new brand is UVU. They seem to have put a lot of thought into their products with the Ultra Race Jacket being a particular highlight of their collection. I have asked on twitter and I understand that they too plan to produce a range of urban wear but the answer to that was a rather cagey yes. More on them can be found here:http://www.uvuperformance.com/home

post #186 of 949
I really like that Stone Island fishtail. Been eyeing that, but wondering about the Ten C and Nigel fishtails. The Ten C one, in particular, seems interesting because of their strong dedication to their proprietary fabric
post #187 of 949
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Originally Posted by Kuznetsov View Post

Long term lurker but first time poster. I noticed earlier in the topic that someone mentioned that Stone Island was widely available on UK EBay. This should be approached with extreme caution as the amount of fakes on it have reached epidemic proportions and has lowered the brand value over here so much that many refuse to wear it. I believe the Shadow Project stuff is yet to be copied but this cannot be too far away from happening. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
6876 isn't strictly a technical clothing manufacturer either. They have produced many items, many of which I own, and some of these have been in normal fabrics and some in technical fabrics. However they have produced a line with british outdoor clothing manufacturer Rohan using Rohans fabrics, all developed in house but much the same as Gore etc, and designed by 6876. Details of that can be found here :http://www.rohan.co.uk/Category/Detail/Rohan6876 and also here: http://www.sixeightsevensix.com/store

Ventile is an interesting fabric and the history of it even more so. Most will know it by now but for those that do not and are interested it can be found here: http://www.ventile.co.uk/history.php There are also some companies in the UK who only use ventile with west winds being the most interesting to me http://www.west-winds.co.uk

Another new brand is UVU. They seem to have put a lot of thought into their products with the Ultra Race Jacket being a particular highlight of their collection. I have asked on twitter and I understand that they too plan to produce a range of urban wear but the answer to that was a rather cagey yes. More on them can be found here:http://www.uvuperformance.com/home

Thanks, good points.

That UVU stuff is crazy expensive!
post #188 of 949

The UVU stuff is very expensive but I think with much of it he is aiming at a very niche market. The Ultra Race jacket is designed specifically with running a Ultra marathon in the north pole in mind. I really like the look of it.

 

I thought some on here may be interested in Moncler R which is a collaboration between Moncler and Christopher Raeburn. I have stolen these photos off End Clothing.

 

 

More photos can be found here http://www.endclothing.co.uk/blog/moncler-r-debut-collection-online-now/ Again this is very expensive.

post #189 of 949

The UVU stuff is very expensive but I think with much of it he is aiming at a very niche market. The Ultra Race jacket is designed specifically with running a Ultra marathon in the north pole in mind. I really like the look of it.

 

I thought some on here may be interested in Moncler R which is a collaboration between Moncler and Christopher Raeburn. I have stolen these photos off End Clothing.

 

 

More photos can be found here http://www.endclothing.co.uk/blog/moncler-r-debut-collection-online-now/ Again this is very expensive.

post #190 of 949
Uvu is cheaper than Acronym - so I guess it all depends.

Plus Schoeller Dryskin and those other technical fabrics are not cheap.
post #191 of 949
any thoughts on g-lab?
it looks like technical outerwear but the price tag makes me skeptical
http://g-lab.com/styles/men/moto/
post #192 of 949
Thread Starter 
nice find. I like some of their longer coats
post #193 of 949
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

nice find. I like some of their longer coats

but is it worth $650?
post #194 of 949
Thread Starter 
seems like a pretty reasonable price for waterproof breathable outerwear with what looks like good functional design.
post #195 of 949
I've been looking at these G-lab coats as well. Does anyone have a recommendation on a vendor? Even better, if someone has one and can advise about sizing.
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