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post #196 of 903
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

any thoughts on g-lab?
it looks like technical outerwear but the price tag makes me skeptical
http://g-lab.com/styles/men/moto/

Had an Explore for 24h, but it turned out not the be waterproof, even though the shop told me it was and it was by no means warm enough for the Scandinavian winter (G Lab told me it was).
post #197 of 903
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

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.

i tried on a medium which would be tts in my case and the sleeves were a bit tight in the elbow area, but i think that would get better with s few wears
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Had an Explore for 24h, but it turned out not the be waterproof, even though the shop told me it was and it was by no means warm enough for the Scandinavian winter (G Lab told me it was).

thanks for the comments, very good to know

anyone else have some thoughts, please keep them coming
post #198 of 903
I am always wary about manufacturers claims and these seem to be claiming that this is their own material they are using for their products. It is expensive to develop and patent your own technology and yet these coats seem to be at the cheaper end of the spectrum.
post #199 of 903
Thread Starter 
that's why I wonder about Ma.strum's claims about the micro-sateen.

Did they actually develop that fabric themselves?
post #200 of 903
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

thanks for the comments, very good to know
anyone else have some thoughts, please keep them coming

yeah, I was pretty damn disappointed when I found it was as waterproof as the non waterproof coat it was replacing and their Danish retailer NAG turned out to be a bunch of wankers, who gave me a store credit (to a shop which only sells G-lab, CG, Filson and Danner), so it ended up taking a loss of 200$ just to get rid of it.

So NAG guess how many fingers I'm holding up.
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Originally Posted by Kuznetsov View Post

I am always wary about manufacturers claims and these seem to be claiming that this is their own material they are using for their products. It is expensive to develop and patent your own technology and yet these coats seem to be at the cheaper end of the spectrum.

With good reason.
post #201 of 903
Thanks for the info about the G-lab coats. I'd really like to find a quality rain/wind jacket in a style somewhat like the Explorer. It seems as if it should not be so difficult.
post #202 of 903
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Originally Posted by Simplicio View Post

Thanks for the info about the G-lab coats. I'd really like to find a quality rain/wind jacket in a style somewhat like the Explorer. It seems as if it should not be so difficult.

I ended up getting a Norrøna /29 instead.
post #203 of 903
can you guys recommend something similar in style and durability to the g-lab moto (see below)

post #204 of 903

Hanon have just put up some pictures of the new Acronym line up for this autumn/winter.

 

 

http://www.hanon-shop.com/news/1430/Acronym-FallWinter-2012-Collection.html

 

I'm a fan of the field jacket, the car coat and the bomber jacket. Acronym normally get it very right with their functional add ons as well.

post #205 of 903
^ Field jacket does look nice. What's up with the Interops, though? Those 3 front pockets are just really bad, don't care how 'functional' they may be.
post #206 of 903
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Originally Posted by Kuznetsov View Post

Hanon have just put up some pictures of the new Acronym line up for this autumn/winter.



http://www.hanon-shop.com/news/1430/Acronym-FallWinter-2012-Collection.html

I'm a fan of the field jacket, the car coat and the bomber jacket. Acronym normally get it very right with their functional add ons as well.

IMO - I disagree on the add-on front - the phone holster I don't find terribly useful, and the magnets on mine were never that good at holding my Etymotics on the jacket. The looks are good, but I'd also like to see some more creativity with the fabrics since Gore-Tex is kind of crappy and plasticky feeling.
post #207 of 903
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

can you guys recommend something similar in style and durability to the g-lab moto (see below)

Maybe a Veilance, Nanamica, Stone Island or one of the Scandinavian firms.
post #208 of 903
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

IMO - I disagree on the add-on front - the phone holster I don't find terribly useful, and the magnets on mine were never that good at holding my Etymotics on the jacket. The looks are good, but I'd also like to see some more creativity with the fabrics since Gore-Tex is kind of crappy and plasticky feeling.

You must have missed the link - they're now using Stotz Etaproof (Ventile) and Schoeller as well.

I can't really comment on which is better but it's good to see that they're open to different fabrics.
post #209 of 903
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

You must have missed the link - they're now using Stotz Etaproof (Ventile) and Schoeller as well.
I can't really comment on which is better but it's good to see that they're open to different fabrics.

Ah, I didn't catch that. Hopefully it is better than GT which is crinkly in not a good way.
post #210 of 903
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Maybe a Veilance, Nanamica, Stone Island or one of the Scandinavian firms.

thank you i will look into those tonight
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