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Posted: 1/25/2023 12:05:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: bradpierson26]
Looking for a TAD Talisman in Havana Brown, XL
cmmg
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 12:08:46 AM EST
[#1]
Holy hell,…. There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while…
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:32:06 AM EST
[#2]
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 4:54:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036
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$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:53:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

heritage materials
Waxed cotton



It’s right there in the description. Some people look for that, TAD is providing it. They also provide many other options that don’t need such upkeep.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 5:56:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: Miles_Urbanus] [#5]
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:01:47 AM EST
[#6]
Other than second hand or ebay you will have to buy directly from TAD.  I wish they would open a factory store in Old Fort, NC where much of their clothing and gear is made.
Their sizing is just all over the place and ordering from them without being able to try on first has steered me away from them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:03:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.
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Unless my jacket is taking me to dinner, followed by a full body massage... No waxing!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:05:03 AM EST
[#8]
I got one of these, nobody seems to want..NWOT..



Hardshell, naturally waterproof without melting candles on it
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:07:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?


Yes, and way over priced for what they are but they go well with skinny jeans…
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:26:41 AM EST
[#10]
Way back in the day there was a Gear of the TAD thread.  Their shorts have gone from $75 to $175, thanks Joe Biben.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:33:39 AM EST
[#11]
I missed that thread, we should start a new one..



Anybody get one of these? There Kung flu mask they put out during the lockdown period...




Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:37:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

heritage materials
Waxed cotton



It’s right there in the description. Some people look for that, TAD is providing it. They also provide many other options that don’t need such upkeep.
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

heritage materials
Waxed cotton



It’s right there in the description. Some people look for that, TAD is providing it. They also provide many other options that don’t need such upkeep.
I understand
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 6:52:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

heritage materials
Waxed cotton



It’s right there in the description. Some people look for that, TAD is providing it. They also provide many other options that don’t need such upkeep.
I understand
https://imgs.search.brave.com/baAdq8Dhyd9JNkl2LQcsLy1FrEPImkDCEg81kuKdJes/rs:fit:660:225:1/g:ce/aHR0cHM6Ly90c2Uy/Lm1tLmJpbmcubmV0/L3RoP2lkPU9JUC5C/VHkxbEFLRFFYZ1B5/Mjl0aFFTNDJnSGFG/VSZwaWQ9QXBp


You know it’s not just for Renaissance fairs. You can incorporate this look into your every day wardrobe.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:00:39 AM EST
[#14]
Not related. But I should name my next dog Tad.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:06:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:

They appear to be in stock:

https://tripleaughtdesign.com/products/talisman-jacket?variant=41337235112036

$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

heritage materials
Waxed cotton



It’s right there in the description. Some people look for that, TAD is providing it. They also provide many other options that don’t need such upkeep.
I understand
https://imgs.search.brave.com/baAdq8Dhyd9JNkl2LQcsLy1FrEPImkDCEg81kuKdJes/rs:fit:660:225:1/g:ce/aHR0cHM6Ly90c2Uy/Lm1tLmJpbmcubmV0/L3RoP2lkPU9JUC5C/VHkxbEFLRFFYZ1B5/Mjl0aFFTNDJnSGFG/VSZwaWQ9QXBp

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No, I don’t own the TD jacket being discussed, nor do I own a puffy pirate shirt either.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 7:57:09 AM EST
[#16]
Whoa that's a blast from the past. I remember when they were all the rage on ARF.


Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:00:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.

Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:08:07 AM EST
[#18]

For when you’re riding your Indian through the norther plains to commune with wolves and your pet raptor “Raptly” just before heading out on an adventure to steal the Declaration of Independence.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:48:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.


Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:
Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.

Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6

Bingo


https://www.duluthtrading.com/s/DTC/best-made-waxed-cotton-jacket-B3267.html?color=WXT

Duluth’s version is $300, and I wouldn’t say they are a high end brand at all.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:54:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: Miles_Urbanus] [#20]
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.


Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:
Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:
$425 and it needs to be waxed to stay waterproof. Is this a style over function jacket?

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.

Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.

Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6


Does waxed cotton do anything better than modern technical fabrics? Maybe long term durability at the expense of being heavy? It’s old tech it still works but is surpassed in almost every performance metric.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:59:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 007:
I got one of these, nobody seems to want..NWOT..

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/I6MAAOSwvCpiP6iJ/s-l500.jpg
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That’s an obvious copy of a Condor jacket that sells for $85.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:02:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.


Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6
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I Checked them out. Still not convinced.

Not going to lie, I would rock their wool jac-shirt. $425 as well
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:02:52 AM EST
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If I ever met the dude who owns TAD, I'd shake his hand.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:11:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
Does waxed cotton do anything better than modern technical fabrics? Maybe long term durability at the expense of being heavy? It’s old tech it still works but is surpassed in almost every performance metric.
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Style and a little more robust. When waxed, it’s water and windproof, but they’re likely heavier than similar designed synthetics. The irony is that waxed cotton is robust enough for bushwacking through briars or cooking over an open fire, but I sure as hell won’t be testing that on my $400+barbour jacket in that environment. I do know that cotton is a good working garment, in that they can take a lot more abuse than most synthetics. They’re often a little more robust to resisting tears, punctures, or dealing with embers.

I see waxed cotton like heavier wool garments. They’re great for a day in the outdoors (day hike, hunting, etc.), but not something I want to backpack or camp with.  There’s no denying they’re more about style than function as their function isn’t really used for much beyond a little urban jungle, suburban safari, white collar work wear.

My son has a Filson Tin-cloth jacket that he’s used extremely hard and it still looks quite nice.

ROCK6
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:14:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:

That's an obvious copy of a Condor jacket that sells for $85.
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Lulz
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:20:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By runcible:
If I ever met the dude who owns TAD, I'd shake his hand.
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I had a dude come into my shop and I said "that's a TAD Ranger hoodie isn't it?". I had on TAD jeans.

We had a not gay bro fist bump lol

Not to hijack, but Beyond has a lot of their Made in US clothes 50% off or more right now. Lots of regular sizes available.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 12:38:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tucoshovels:

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Waxed cotton? Sounds like a Barbour knock off.    Even looks like a Barbour knock off.

Barbour Sapper?

That's hilarious they even use the same fabric supplier as Barbour...
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 12:44:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:
The irony is that waxed cotton is robust enough for bushwacking through briars or cooking over an open fire, but I sure as hell won’t be testing that on my $400+barbour jacket in that environment.
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Typically you'd do that sort of thing in your 3rd generation hand me down Barbour... of course should you do it in your new one and damage it you can always send it back to be fixed.

One thing Barbour has always done right is customer service.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 1:08:18 PM EST
[#29]
I have a ranger lt jacket and a just ordered a couple merino wool shirts. the jacket is really nice and better than less expensive fleece I have. Military discount is decent. Still expensive though.

Fwiw, the shipping is kinda slow, and still no update on a return they received 13days ago.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 1:10:31 PM EST
[#30]
If you're on Facebook there is the TADjunkies group. Lots of buy/sell/trade there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 2:20:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By runcible:
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I own a pair of their pants. They're nice, but the ones I have don't flex which is rough for active use.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 2:37:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.
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Lol!
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:16:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KaProw:
I have a ranger lt jacket and a just ordered a couple merino wool shirts. the jacket is really nice and better than less expensive fleece I have. Military discount is decent. Still expensive though.

Fwiw, the shipping is kinda slow, and still no update on a return they received 13days ago.
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I have the old school Stealth soft shell from 10 years ago and it’s awesome. Worth every penny. I have a cheap fleece (Rothco), but I want a Ranger. Just struggle spending the $$. Might get a Beyond if the 50% thing I read is real. Also interested in a Duckworth Merino Cloud jacket
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:20:43 PM EST
[#34]
Get a Barbour or Filson with the dry finish
You get the classic look without the smell and rewarding.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:23:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ROCK6:

Take a look at Filson or Barbour prices...it's priced accordingly.


Not necessarily, but I do think many are more concerned about looks more than function, I wear my Barbour coat most days during the winter here; not really cold, but often wet and cool and waxed cotton (specifically Ventile) has some pretty well-established properties for harsh environments. It's one of the few cotton garments I don't apply the "cotton will kill you" argument for the outdoors.

ROCK6
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A tincloth jacket is my take along quail hunting jacket when thick briars are expected
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:25:07 PM EST
[#36]
They usually run a pretty good sale before winter.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:32:45 PM EST
[#37]
I’ve got the shagmaster hoodie which is nice for hanging out at the house or a non windy cold night. Also got the shagmaster blanket and that thing is warm. The rouge rs jacket looks good but it’s more form over function.

Like someone else said their sizes are all over the place so be prepared to return stuff.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:39:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: LE6920] [#38]
I have one of the old Ranger hoodies, heavier than the current LT one. Must be 12 years old, maybe 15. Thing is awesome.

Back then XL was what you’d expect for XL. Now it’s hard to tell what XL will for like.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:42:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

I have the old school Stealth soft shell from 10 years ago and it's awesome. Worth every penny. I have a cheap (Rothco), but I want a Ranger. Just struggle spending the $$. Might get a Beyond if the 50% thing I read is real. Also interested in a Duckworth Merino Cloud jacket
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I just got the zipper replaced in my soft shell Stealth, circa 2011.  What a fucking awesome piece of gear.  It's become my beater jacket now, but the day after I got it back from the repair place, I tore a small hole in the arm on the fence while feeding the chickens.    I need to patch it.

I bought a Ranger this winter.  Highly recommended.  You won't do it in TX, but I can layer it under my Stealth, and you're good to zero or so.  I wear the Ranger very often from my house to my shop.  Great middleweight fleece.

If I'm packing a bag to take with me while be dropped anywhere on Earth, it will have a soft shell Stealth in it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:45:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PonyBoy303:
Way back in the day there was a Gear of the TAD thread.  Their shorts have gone from $75 to $175, thanks Joe Biben.
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Haha, I started that thread. Still love me some Tad gear. Have a shit ton.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:51:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
I think they only sell direct. Waxed cotton is for the form over function crowd and guys that own stupid expensive over & under shotguns.
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Perhaps, but then again, waxed canvas just plain works, and it will outlast most modern designs/materials. Trade off is increased cost, less flexibility, and they need periodic upkeep to stay weatherproof.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:53:42 PM EST
[#42]
Their products are top notch, but very spendy.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 8:58:44 PM EST
[#43]
I have a couple of their jackets and a Litespeed pack. They've held up very well so far.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 9:01:55 PM EST
[#44]
After Patrick Ma left they have turned to crap. Check out offerings from outdoor research and beyond clothing.
Link Posted: 1/25/2023 11:43:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stickyheat:
After Patrick Ma left they have turned to crap. Check out offerings from outdoor research and beyond clothing.
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I think he is at prometheus design werx now.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 6:18:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: totalabuse] [#46]
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Originally Posted By stickyheat:
After Patrick Ma got kicked out they have turned to secret agent homo spy gear crap. Check out offerings from outdoor research and beyond clothing.
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For the most part.

Disclaimer.  Owns mad Tad gear and waxed cotton awesomeness.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 7:08:14 AM EST
[#47]
More money then sense.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 7:18:29 AM EST
[#48]
I bought a Barbour Beaufort a few years ago - it's a tank and will last a lifetime.   Buy once, cry once.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 7:23:59 AM EST
[#49]
I own that exact jacket.

It's my go-to jacket when it's wet and cool outside.

It's been great.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 7:30:22 AM EST
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