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Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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    Buy some of their trousers or shorts, that's what they're best at. $365 for a very basic schoeller softshell seems excessive
     
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  2. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Well-Known Member

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    ^ I think it really depends on the cut. I think that's what we're all really paying for right? Tons of companies use the same fabrics, make very similar garments, but these are in a "stylish" cut. I guess it's almost sold out too

    Outlier shorts and pants are what they do best. Love the 3 ways, keirin cut... I wanted to try the slim dungarees too, but I think it might be a tad too slim for me. I'm digging the short sleeve shirt as well. Merino henley is pretty awesome, but I got it for a song so that probably sways my opinion a bit.
     
  3. js0930

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    Just bought the surf runner trunks from Endless Ammo and they seem in line with other things in this thread.

    Stuff like this

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    and this

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    might interest some of you. I'll let you know what I think when the trunks come in. Some of their stuff is on sale at Huckberry as well (no affiliation) so check it out.
     
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  4. Gruntle

    Gruntle Well-Known Member

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    Grabbed this today while it's on sale.
     
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  6. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where he got his, but Haven has it for 30% off with smaller sizes left. Good looking jacket.
     
  7. Gruntle

    Gruntle Well-Known Member

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    I got it from Haven. Ive had my eye on it for a while hoping it would make it to sale season.
     
  8. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    Good link snow. I wish they had more photos, but from what I can see, that's looks great for someone looking to stay dry but not look like they're about to go camping in the snow or on some paramilitary operation.
     
  10. hoozah

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    only $500 CAD too
     
  11. Zeemon

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  12. hendrix

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    Posting a review of the Ma.strum Defense Parka.

    Was going to take pics but freshnessmag's pics are way better anyway.

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    Initial thoughts on construction:
    These are not taped seams, in the way that Act'ryx (I cannot be bothered looking up how to spell it) etc tape their seams to be waterproof. It's just standard fabric taping over the seams to stop them unravelling. The Lampo zips and buttons etc are all very nice, but I would've expected proper taped seams at the retail price point, especially considering the jacket is manufactured in China so the labour costs shouldn't be so great. Then again, I do wonder how many of these Gore-specified construction points are all just marketing bullshit.

    On the fabric: This is not Gore-tex or a name brand fabric. Initially, this made me think that Ma.strum should be able to manufacture it cheaper since they don't have to pay for the name brand fabric, but then this is a fabric they researched themselves to be waterproof and breatheable. It's a high density cotton sateen with a tricot backing - inspired by the Raso Gommato fabric that was backed with rubber, except this of course led to it being unbreathable, so this development is nice.

    The more I research this the more I'm coming to the conclusion that there is no reason to use the Gore-tex fabrics other than as a marketing tool. Waterproof breatheable fabrics are produced through High-density weaving (e.g. ventile, this cotton sateen), micropolymer coating (gore-tex, others), or lamination, and each of these categories have a number of brands coming out with innovative materials.

    I really like this fabric because it has the historical geeky Osti reference in the backing, but functionally there's no rubber to peal off and it is also breatheable.

    So far I am really enjoying this jacket. I like the design, I like the fabric, it's exactly what I was looking for in a winter jacket. It's not as conceptual as some of the other stuff in this thread but it is an updated military style parka and that is exactly what I needed and I'm happy with it. I was definitely shopping for something that's a bit of a staple and I think i found it.

    As for sizing, I am normally a 38-40, or a medium, and I took the large in this for a more layer-friendly fit. True to size would work as well but I wouldn't recommend sizing down. This is a fit without the liner, it's a bit more fitted with the liner inside.

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  13. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    nice pick up hendrix.

    just had a 3 minute heavy down pour so i took the Senz umbrella out for a spin hehe! felt really secure and sturdy.
    good coverage too (its a stick umbrella not a pocket)

    A++ would buy again
     
  14. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Where did you order from again? And it's the Senz mini you got, correct? Reminder to self I still need one.

    Edit -- found your earlier post. I see what you mean re: stick vs. pocket (I was still thinking of the pocket version to toss into my bag). Did you get it straight from Senz then?
     
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  15. snowmanxl

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    The senz website doesn't ship directly to Canada(I think it's only uk) but they link you to umbrella world and that's where I ordered from.
    No tracking unfortunately but it was shipped safely in a tube.
     
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  16. g transistor

    g transistor Well-Known Member

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    When I need my jackets retaped, I send it to Rainy Pass Repair in Oregon. They're pretty much the best place around; REI works with them for -tex repair. I wouldn't recommend doing seam taping by yourself, as it gets messy and a lot of times it doens't work out (either by fucking with the waterproofness of the fabrics or simply not having enough heat to tape correctly). It's relatively cheap too, a full retaping with wash + re-proofing is about $100, worth it since you're essentially getting a brand new piece back.

    Also, nonnative has some very technical pieces out that are well designed. On top of sweet outerwear, goretex lined sneakers and shoes (awesome). This season I wasn't quite impressed with their offerings, but I have an older navy pertex jacket from them that I used for pretty much everything outdoors: multi-day treks into the maritime forests of the Georgia barrier islands, swamp romps in the Okefenokee, daily cycling commutes, and it has held up impressively.

    I have a WM jacket as well that is very well thought out, and overall I'm really impressed with the two brands. I have an Isaora 2.5L jacket coming so hopefully that will hold up to my expectations.
     
  17. filcol

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    Can someone suggest me a short, very slim fitting, technical jacket ? I am looking for something similar to the typical Northface windjackets. They fit slim and have a nice matt black look. But I don't want it to have any branding!
     
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  19. nineohtoo

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    ^They don't normally have sales. I think the only time I remember was when they had a run of short merino tees that they ended up discounting.
     
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  20. reedobandito

    reedobandito Well-Known Member

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    My only true tech piece at the moment (outside of maybe a pair of mixed fabric Isaora pants), this jacket is from the Japanese brand NDG:

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    Hoping to get more tech pieces soon, would love some White Mountaineering BLK or something similar.
     
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