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post #571 of 996

+1

 

Wigwam are pretty good too

post #572 of 996
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Originally Posted by wizzeak View Post

Probably a stupid question but does "Schoeller" have to be re-treated or anything to keep it's water resistance?

Most water resistant fabrics have a silicon or fluoropolymer hydrophobic coating. These lose their effectiveness over time, but can be reactivated to some degree by heat.

 

The nanosphere treatment has a very fine texture that acts as a disruptive surface and prevents dirt and water from sticking. It is designed to be longer lasting than hydrophobic coatings, but it will still wear out in time.

post #573 of 996
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Originally Posted by chinesealpha View Post
 

I've found that Schoeller Dryskin and WB-400 fabrics are really tough and abrasion resistant. They are also nicely stretchy, and don't permanently stretch out the way woven cotton does. The caveat is that they make a huge range of fabrics, so I'd guess that the lighter fabrics with finer yarn will be more delicate. The Nomad shorts look to be  a lighter fabric than my unkillable MEC jacket. And like any "refined" fabric (smooth yarns, even dyeing, smooth finish), they won't age as nicely as a more irregular natural fabric. The life of the shorts will likely depend more on your tolerance for visible wear, rather than complete destruction.

 

If you have a tailor who will handle this kind of thing, you could probably get them to make you a pair of shorts for not much more than the Nomads. If you've got a lifter's thighs and seat, bespoke shorts will fit you way better.


My experience of dryskin is that it is tough and abrasion resistant, except against itself. There are a lot of variations on the fabric so you would need to know exactly which version it is. I had a pair of dryskin pants with the fabric containing cordura fibres. Worst pants I ever had. They pilled terribly through the crotch as the fabric was extremely abrasive against itself, but worse still they abraded anything worn against them. Wore through the hem of a softshell jacket after just a few wears.

post #574 of 996
Thanks guys. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #575 of 996
That is one knowledgeable rock! When I asked Outlier before they said about 3 years of regular wear is when elastine pants lose shape and nanosphere wear out. 'So what happens after then?' They said after that they become a good looking regular pants. biggrin.gif
post #576 of 996
Anyone see any reviews of this jacket?
http://www.klymit.com/index.php/products-1/kinetic-vest/ulaar-jacket-6.html

Uses argon gas for insulation.
post #577 of 996
bunch of leftover veilance stuff on sale in Canada

http://www.sportinglife.ca/sportinglife/brand/15228/Veilance-By-Arcteryx
post #578 of 996
PSA:
Proof NY is doing 40% entire order through Monday, "thankfulproof", and free domestic and international shipping
post #579 of 996
i interview errolson hugh of acronym/stone island shadow project for nomad recently, thought some of you guys might be interested in reading: http://www.nomadshop.net/index.php/entry/431
post #580 of 996
I just dropped $1200 at ISAORA on the 29th, then I waltz over to SuFu on the 1st to find that ISAORA had a 40% off promotion on the 29th. FUCK!
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Buying Isaora at retail is a huge mistake, all there garments go on sale every season at 40%+ 

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Originally Posted by einstine View Post
 

Buying Isaora at retail is a huge mistake, all there garments go on sale every season at 40%+ 

 

They have some down jackets on their sites for like $170 that is very reasonably priced. 

post #583 of 996
aether drop isaora an email or give them a call they may back date the discount for you, they're helpful guys.
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Speaking of ISAORA, their IO line wasnt included in the sale today which said entire collection. I guess IO is a whole other thing. I have a jacked from the IO line which I like a lot.
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I just dropped $1200 at ISAORA on the 29th, then I waltz over to SuFu on the 1st to find that ISAORA had a 40% off promotion on the 29th. FUCK!

Share whatcha bought at least! What you get and how you like it?
post #585 of 996
their black friday code only covered what they call the isaora collection (main line) which is separate from io (basics range).
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