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Technical Outerwear

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

  1. Simplicio

    Simplicio Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I ended up getting a Norrøna /29 instead.
     
  3. sinnedk

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

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  4. Kuznetsov

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    ^ 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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Find Finn

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

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    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.
     
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    Ah, I didn't catch that. Hopefully it is better than GT which is crinkly in not a good way.
     
  10. sinnedk

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    thank you i will look into those tonight
     
  11. hendrix

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    yeah I agree with you on that but different people have expressed differing opinions.
     
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  12. Kuznetsov

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    They also use Epic amphibious cotton in some of their jackets like the EJ-23 from last season.

    I find gore tex can be very crisp bag sounding. However I would say that namanica and veilance seem to be making inroads into this and the last gore tex veilance jacket (the sinter) I purchased was far superior with regards to this problem.

    I think it depends on the amount of DWR coating they put on it. Obviously for an outdoor sports application this needs to be quite a lot to prevent it from rubbing off too easily but this isn't so much of a problem in the urban environment so the amount of DWR can be reduced making it less crinkly and crisp bag sounding.

    Of course as with any material personal preference and taste will play a large role in if you like it or not.
     
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  13. Lorcan7

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    This parka from Reigning Champ caught my eye. I believe its their first foray into technical clothing? Coated cotton-polyester blend with inner membrane. The styling reminds me of a certain well-known biker jacket...

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  14. nineohtoo

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    ^It's a great jacket and all(I'm actually considering replacing one of my Schoeller Softshells with it), but many outer wear brands have been using high diagonal zips for a while and have been doing it for utilitarian reasons, not because of MMM. The long slantedd zips allow more storage and access while a strap is over your shoulders and the higher placement allows one to use a waist strap or grappling gear without getting in the way of pocket access. It's also not CYC's first attempt at technical gear. W+H often has jackets with natural fabrics and technical backings. The Dintex mountain parka mentioned on here from a few years back was pretty nice.
     
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  15. KingJulien

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    That looks like one big pocket, as opposed to the MMM jacket's dual pockets per zipper.

    I can't help but think that a lot of this stuff is overpriced, though. I have technical stuff that's more in the $200-$300 range for jackets and it's fantastic. You can say that about most things on this forum, and I think the design aspect is worth the money, or if you just want it. But if you're looking for performance more than anything, unless you're a hardcore athlete, just go to REI instead.
     
  16. Lorcan7

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    Cool yeah I was forgetting Reigning Champ are part of the larger CYC group. I've only recently been getting into technical stuff - interesting to know the practical reasons for the pocket placement!

    @KingJulien -I think the wholesale price of materials like gore-tex is pretty high, or alternatively the R&D costs for brands like Ten C that have designed their own materials. I don't see tech stuff as more overpriced than anything else on styleforum really, although maybe its muddied a bit because some of what you're paying for is high performance rather than simply good design. tbh its not really any different from say watches - some guys like the fact their Omega can survive in space or 50m underwater even if they'll never use that shit.
     
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  17. eseanyang

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  18. brokeassp

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    copped the newly-released TAD Gear Ranger jacket
     
  19. Dapp

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    Don't know a whole lot about it..how do you like it?
     
  20. brokeassp

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    http://www.tripleaughtdesign.com/

    It has not shipped yet :happy: but I can assure you the quality is some of the best if not the best out there. I had the hoodie version and its all I wore last winter. It was so warm that I didn't even bother sending my peacoat for dry cleaning. Was standing in 10 degree cold watching the bears game with the hood up. I'll post pics when I get it.
     

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