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post #511 of 1048
Originally Posted by habitant View Post

isn't it all about staying dry?

 

The hardshell = douche stereotype meme has been going on for a while:

 

 

but that's why you pay the extra for Veilance, Outlier, Acronym etc as most people won't recognize it's a hardshell and are just looking at you and your silhouette instead of a logo...

post #512 of 1048
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

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I don't see whats more douche-y in wearing cheaper hard shell compared to spending $3k to achieve about same effect. Especially if he is going to talk behind the guy in bright orange saying "Look at that douche wearing Arc'Teryx."


Nothing douchey about going below top-tier. 

 

For me, it's more a question of whether your clothing reflects a lived-in reality or tries to project a fantasy uber-ego. I don't wear full team kit to go ride with my friends just like I don't wear a gore mountaineering jacket to rake the leaves. I can integrate some technical pieces into a fit and feel fine about it. But most of the time, in the city, a hardshell is overkill. So is a climbing-derived daypack with 17 straps. The brighter and more zipper-laden the hardshell is, the worse it looks to my eye.

post #513 of 1048
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post


Nothing douchey about going below top-tier. 

For me, it's more a question of whether your clothing reflects a lived-in reality or tries to project a fantasy uber-ego. I don't wear full team kit to go ride with my friends just like I don't wear a gore mountaineering jacket to rake the leaves. I can integrate some technical pieces into a fit and feel fine about it. But most of the time, in the city, a hardshell is overkill. So is a climbing-derived daypack with 17 straps. The brighter and more zipper-laden the hardshell is, the worse it looks to my eye.

I live in Vancouver, BC.. fact is that it rains basically all the time.. arc'teryx was designed here. Hardshells are more of a necessity than anything else.
post #514 of 1048
Chinesealpha should getting a dog for not eating purposes and take it for a walk 3 times a day for a year in northern climate and then report back on clothing needs.
post #515 of 1048
Great thread.

I'm very new to techwear, and am looking to pick up a softshell. After looking through this thread for a while I can't find any (current) suggestions for decent mid-range ones. Can anyone recommend anything that runs about $200-300?

I discovered this beauty (pic related) while reading up, but am gutted to find out that I'm a year late to the party for it... As an aside, if anyone has a lead on where to get one please PM me! (And apologies if this isn't the place to post such a request).

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions regarding a soft shell, I'm all ears! Need to pick one up before things get too cold.

I'll keep reading this thread and hopefully I can contribute something of value in the future.

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post #516 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Chinesealpha should getting a dog for not eating purposes and take it for a walk 3 times a day for a year in northern climate and then report back on clothing needs.


I'm currently sunning myself on a breezy beach in Grand Cayman. Wearing nothing but puppy leather trunks (bespoke) and a gauzy silk shawl. Playful beachy cover ups and a closetful of flip flops (also bespoke) are all I need.   

post #517 of 1048
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post



I'm currently sunning myself on a breezy beach in Grand Cayman. Wearing nothing but puppy leather trunks (bespoke) and a gauzy silk shawl. Playful beachy cover ups and a closetful of flip flops (also bespoke) are all I need.   

You forgot to ad, while hiding from the Chinese IRS.

So what you are saying, is that you know nothing about the needs, of someone living in the cold north.
post #518 of 1048
All I've ever seen in the wild is nf, cg & regular arc, and mostly in dark colors, but I must admit that whenever I see that guy with the oversized bright red cg with coyote fur hood it does look a bit douche, especially when its not even raining/snowing, or that cold outside.
post #519 of 1048
Who makes good, slim-fitting technical outerwear that can tolerate -30 to -40°C?
post #520 of 1048
Also on the look out for slim fitting outerwear that can make me pork chops and sandwiches.

You are talking a temperature that is COLDER than night temperature of Arctic zone of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
post #521 of 1048
He must live in Siberia or something.
post #522 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


You forgot to ad, while hiding from the Chinese IRS.

So what you are saying, is that you know nothing about the needs, of someone living in the cold north.


My father is a party member. I don't pay taxes.

 

I have seen extreme weather, but only on youtube. Most of my technical clothing is for my museum, and, thus, carefully stored in custom mylar suiting bags. Though I hear from some of my Norhern Chinese ('sup Beijing) brethren that dog is a suitable cold-weather stew meat. ymmv

 

 

post #523 of 1048
Iwe can share my 60%, if you want. wink.gif
post #524 of 1048
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

He must live in Siberia or something.

I live in Winnipeg, and occasionally spend time in various areas of northern Canada.
post #525 of 1048
Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

Who makes good, slim-fitting technical outerwear that can tolerate -30 to -40°C?

 

Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka might fit the bill:

 

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