Technical Outerwear

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

  1. SuEd

    SuEd Senior member

    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Any comments with their merino + tencel blend? I'm still looking for layers this season...
     
  2. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    poised between moutains & sea
    

    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.
     
  3. barrettdudley

    barrettdudley Senior member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    311
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    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]
     
  4. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Senior member

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    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.
     
  5. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Location:
    poised between moutains & sea
    
    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.
     
  6. ebong

    ebong Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
  7. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    liking the veilance field jacket, hood looks kinda funny though

    may cop on sale
     
  8. habitant

    habitant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    764
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    

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

    malcb33 Senior member

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    

    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  10. endless402

    endless402 Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    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'
     
  11. malcb33

    malcb33 Senior member

    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  12. endless402

    endless402 Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    


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

    scamster Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    

    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.
     
  14. scamster

    scamster Senior member

    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    has anyone copped the nike lunarterra arktos?

    [​IMG]

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

    canstyleace Senior member

    Messages:
    3,356
    Likes Received:
    3,307
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Still looks like crap when worn imho, I have a big head though so ymmv.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by