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Technical Outerwear

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

  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Sweet, thanks for the recommendation! I hope ISAORA large works for me.. I've always liked their stuff.
     
  2. akatsuki

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    So far so good - loving the jacket, may have to get some tailoring done for the sleeves. The LP fabric is nice, but is a bit stiff, probably since it bonded to some waterproof layer underneath.

    I still haven't figured out the jacket features fully yet... I can never get the sleeve phone holster to work right.
     
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  3. oboy_oboy

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    If any of you are Nau fans, I just got the F&F info for the season. PM me for it.


    NOTE: Due to Nau's recent sale to Korean outdoor brand Black Sheep, this is the last time I will get these F&F codes. So, if there's something you like, this might be the time to swoop it.
     
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  4. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Senior member

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    ^ Thanks... I've bounced back and forth time and time again on their Riding jacket.
     
  5. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    Yeah, in all honesty since their main designer left, i've felt the overall vibe of the brand hasn't been as tight. In the past there were always pieces I liked, even if I wasn't buying them. Now, there's only a very things I really like enough to pick up even w/ a 50% discount. Sort of bums me out, since I love the ideas and the people.

    (side note: if you like the look of the bags, they are really well designed and made. Sleeper hits for sure. )
     
  6. SuEd

    SuEd Senior member

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    Any comments with their merino + tencel blend? I'm still looking for layers this season...
     
  7. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    I actually don't have any experience with this fabric. Sorry.

    My general feeling is their wool and wool blends are pretty well done and perform and hold up well.
     
  8. barrettdudley

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    I'm also looking for a new rain jacket and I also live in a warm climate. Winters are short and mild in central Texas.

    I'm thinking about the Beta SL from Arc'Teryx. Looks like it would fit well and go well with casual or technical gear.

    My only concern is that some of the reviews say you will end up getting soaked if end up in a torrential downpour. I don't plan on being in the rain for long periods of time, but I would like a $300 shell to also withstand a rainy day at a music festival and keep me dry all the while.

    http://www.arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&gender=mens&category=Jackets&model=Beta-SL-Jacket

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Tigerprawn

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    Didn't see much that would fit me the way I wanted, but I did pick up a bunch of the beanies. $14 a pop kinda hard to go wrong even with a merino/tencel blend which I have no experience with.
     
  10. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    There's no way you should be getting "soaked in a downpour" in a Gore-Tex shell unless it's defective or you're running a marathon in it. Arc'Teryx shells are pretty bomber, and that's a nice piece. The Pac-Lite is the lighter weight Gore fabric, so theoretically would breathe a little better and not be as warm, which is what you're after. I say thumbs up.
     
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    liking the veilance field jacket, hood looks kinda funny though

    may cop on sale
     
  13. habitant

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    you should never wear the hood with the veilance jacket...
     
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  14. malcb33

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    The Beta is a fairly short model, so if your 6' + try the Alpha instead. Any Gore-tex will keep you dry as long as its clean and looked afterl. Any Gore can wet out if oils and dirt get into the membrane, though you can easily clean it and revive the waterproofing.


    Pac-lite is the least breathable Gore-tex due to the PU coated liner. Still very waterproof though.
     
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  15. endless402

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    I thought alpha was the short model since it is the climbing model so you need easy access to your harness

    I have a beta and covers my butt partially and i'm 6'
     
  16. malcb33

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    Beta is the shortest and wider, more like a TNF fit.
    Alpha is narrower in the body compared to the Beta and longer with a deep drop tail.
    Theta is the the biggest cut, longest and wide but most people size down in it so it fits slim and long.

    Beta is the climbing jacket but its more marketing BS as any of them will work.
     
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  17. endless402

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    http://arcteryx.com/naming-scheme.aspx?language=EN
     
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  18. scamster

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    would normally second that but apparently the hood on the new veilance field is much improved. actually debated whether to trade up and cop the new one.
     
  19. scamster

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    has anyone copped the nike lunarterra arktos?

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    was wondering what they're like, tts? looking for some winter boots and liking these!
     
  20. canstyleace

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    Still looks like crap when worn imho, I have a big head though so ymmv.
     

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