Arc'teryx and Veilance Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Caligari, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Caligari

    Caligari Senior member

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    Being somewhat addicted to Arc'teryx, after getting sick and tired of the bulky Canada Goose jackets, I'm surprised I don't see more mention of them here. I have 8 Arc'teryx and 4 Veilance jackets and coats and my wife has 6 Arc'teryx
    (Arc'teryces?) so yeah maybe it's time for an intervention.
    They just look so damned good, fit so well and are extremely warm. Perhaps being in Toronto I just got sick of seeing 1000s of CG!
    When extreme cold hits I wear the Therme which to my mind is one of THE most stylish extreme weather coats. When it's not Antarctic-like I wear the Veilance Node IS.
    Both elicit many compliments.
    Any Arc' lovers here?



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    I appreciate attention to detail and theirs is over the top. They truly make clothes that move with you. The arms on my Beta LT are so well articulated it's crazy. I also like that they work really well together. I also have a Gamma MX jacket that fits perfectly under the Beta. I am looking to get their Atom jacket because it's pretty warm and so lightweight.
     


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    The Atom is so bloody versatile just an amazing jacket.
     


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    subbed. in the market for one pretty soon
     


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    i wear my galvanic 5 out of 7 day a week. The paint/dye is starting to chip off a tad on the sleeve and hem edges but otherwise it's going strong after 3 months of almost daily wear. It's by far my best clothing purchase for winter. Great design, great insulation.
     


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    Love the Galvanic it's a wonder garment. Don't forget there's a lifetime warranty on it.
     


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    Grabbed a Veilance Align Shell today in a rare sale. Awesome so far.
     


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    Not an expert on this, but definitely a fan of the brand. Wife and I both have old EasyRider jackets and they have held up incredibly well.
     


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    How do you guys find the Galvanic IS zipper from aw14? I hear its quite hard to do up given the excella zip.

    SS15 is up on the site though some pieces were available on Porter a while ago. I would recommend against the Actuator, the elastic sleeves pill quite readily
     


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    I actually have the Actuator from SS14 and it's been through the wringer and is still perfect. It's my go to piece.
    The SS15 looks great I hope get some for review shortly.
     


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    Nothing on the cuffs? Mine seems so fragile
     


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    Nothing at all John. Could have been changes in SS14?
     


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    Mine is the ss14 model as well but I guess it has something to do with mine specifically.

    Just curious, what specific models do you guys own and how do you pair them?

    I'll start:
    Alpha SL (circa 2012), go to hard she'll, normally worn with atom LT or as a standalone rain jacket.

    Khuno Parka, I wear it with just about anything and the perfect length to cover a sports coat.

    Epsilon SV, I use it as a midlayer underneath a TNF soft shell (student's budget) or as a standalone for post practice periods

    Apsis Windshell, haven't really worn it. The fabric is at most 10 deniers and doesn't perform well. Didn't have the heart to return it.

    Actuator, occasional wear with a RC tigerfleece. Good for above 0 degrees. Too cropped for my liking but solid jacket.

    Atom LT jacket and pant, jacket works for any situation. Pants good for camping at night.

    Bunch of other pow shells and paraphernalia not SF relevant.
     


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    Here are mine, for now:

    Therme Parka, my number one winter jacket. It's stylish and extremely warm. Outdoor Gear Lab's winter jacket winner.
    Veilance Node IS, Love this one. It's a GREAT looking insulated jacket that's good until about -15c. Both the Therme and Node elicit lots of compliments.
    Fission SV, Super warm and my "sporty" winter jacket.
    Alpha FL Shell, use this for climbing, hiking and around town. Can be used all 4 seasons. It's simple, bombproof and light.
    Atom AR, extremely versatile piece as a layer under the Alpha or standalone for all but the coldest conditions
    Atom LT Hoody, use this 3 seasons this is Arc'teryx' most popular jacket and probably most praised. Got an odd off brown colour to shake things up.
    Parsec, my go to rain coat and it looks great over formal wear. Attracts lots of positive attention.
    Veilance Align shell, formal Gore tex piece. Stylish and technical
    Solano, my main jacket for the boat on all but the the hottest days. Great wind jacket and water resistant. Love it but it's not one of their better known garments.
    Squamish Hoody, My technical 3 season piece that goes everywhere with me I keep it in the glovebox.
    Veilance Actuator, probably my most worn 3 season piece. Looks great whether going formal or taking a hike. Can't imagine NOT having this one. Have 2, one unworn, which I may be selling.
    Gamma MX, my favourite soft shell but somewhat ungainly styling. Highly unusual for Arc'teryx.
    Caliber Jacket, Wonderful fleece I wear alone in spring and fall and on cool summer nights on the boat or under the Alpha or Align if in the mood.
    Waylay, fresh for SS15 and just ordered. Will be here on Monday. Have high hopes for this one.
    Here is a picture of the Waylay I'll be doing what should be the first review next week.

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    Ones I have had and sold:
    Macai
    Ceres
    Covert Hoody
    Khuno
    Sabre
    Beta LT

    My wife is also "addicted" and has 9 or 10 I lose count.
     
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