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Posted: 2/11/2015 2:05:16 PM EDT
Just got my a Diplomat jacket to updress from my Alpha.

This is nice stuff.  Warm but I don't look like a fat fuck Eskimo.

It's nice to move around without a bulky jacket hanging up on stuff.   Also the freedom Of range of movement is great.  If anything, it's worth it for the full range of movement alone.  I can put my hands up like a Missourian, and not have the jacket ride up.


Who else is down with dead bird?


Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:06:21 PM EDT
This is the HK of outerwear.
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So you put it on backwards?
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Omg you win Internets

That's awesome
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:11:57 PM EDT
I love the stuff.

ITS Tactical did a good review on it and why it's so expensive. Basically they build stuff that will last you literally a life time of hard use and they don't see a lot of stuff come back for warranty or repair. When they do see it come back they can almost always just repair it and don't have to completely replace it. So, what you're getting is high quality QC'd materials and worksmanship.  

With Arc'teryx you know that it's designed for athletic use, but that it's built to what I call "summit Everest" standards.  I've purchased less expensive items and have had blown out zippers and pockets that ended up with holes in them from just tossing in my keys.  With my Arc'teryx stuff I feel like zombie apocalypse could get five years in and I'd still be looking good.  

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Because you suck, and we hate you.
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I love the stuff.

ITS Tactical did a good review on it and why it's so expensive. Basically they build stuff that will last you literally a life time of hard use and they don't see a lot of stuff come back for warranty or repair. When they do see it come back they can almost always just repair it and don't have to completely replace it. So, what you're getting is high quality QC'd materials and worksmanship.  

With Arc'teryx you know that it's designed for athletic use, but that it's built to what I call "summit Everest" standards.  I've purchased less expensive items and have had blown out zippers and pockets that ended up with holes in them from just tossing in my keys.  With my Arc'teryx stuff I feel like zombie apocalypse could get five years in and I'd still be looking good.  

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Because you suck, and we hate you.



It's like paying a hot Vegas call girl to shit on my chest.

"Hey baby how much for a Hot Karl?"
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:17:40 PM EDT
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Them and Patagonia.
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Them and Patagonia.
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Them and Patagonia.



No.  Arc is better.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:27:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:28:33 PM EDT
Arc is a dick measuring tool, there are other just as great gear that wont cost as much.

Marmot, patagonia, north face, heck LL bean.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 2:59:32 PM EDT
My first Arc product is my last arc product. I bought one of those BACs a while back and that bitch stretched out within a month of use and the color didn't survive the first major sweat I put in it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 3:03:21 PM EDT
If I'm getting a chinese coat I prefer to pay chinese coat prices.  
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 3:19:51 PM EDT
i think my favorite thing about them is the fit. someone put a lot of thought into how their products mold to the human form. most of their stuff feels tailored right off the rack and has an excellent slim, athletic cut.
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That is my main gripe with them. Living in upstate NY I can have -20 temps in the morning with 20 degree temps by lunch and 50 degree temps the next day. Therefore I like to layer. I start with a high quality Goretex shell and go from there. These tight fitting coats don't leave room for thermals, shirt and fleece. And yes before anyone asks I have tried on their gear.

Fwiw my favorite shell is from EMS and is about ten years old. $200.
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Meh. That don't really count.

It's a Flexfit brand hat which are notorious for fading and not holding up.

Try an Arc hard/soft shell and than we can talk.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 3:33:19 PM EDT
The Arcteryx stuff I have has been slightly disappointing. I've come to prefer Eider for outerwear.





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Spyder FTW!!!
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Meh
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 3:50:51 PM EDT
i like my Carhart coat.
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i need to check that shit out






cute snowbunny in the lift line was dudded in that stuff..  couldn't have been any thicker then a cotton hoodie and she said she was warm as well

















Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:43:16 PM EDT
My Arc' Atom LT hoodie and Beta LT shell are the shizznit.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:45:18 PM EDT
"Just got my a Diplomat jacket to updress from my Alpha."





Dafug did he say?

Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:46:44 PM EDT
A lot of that Arcteryx stuff is copied from the Condor brand.  You can look at the Condor and Arcteryx together and see it a copy.
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Not sure.  Don't speak metro.
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What does it feel like to never wear arc?
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:50:24 PM EDT
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Just got my a Diplomat jacket to updress from my Alpha.

This is nice stuff.  Warm but I don't look like a fat fuck Eskimo.

It's nice to move around without a bulky jacket hanging up on stuff.   Also the freedom Of range of movement is great.  If anything, it's worth it for the full range of movement alone.  I can put my hands up like a Missourian, and not have the jacket ride up.


Who else is down with dead bird?


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Sounds like Canada Goose is not for you!

Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:51:06 PM EDT
Nothing says awesome like Polar Bear pants.
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What does it feel like to never wear arc?


I stick with the original, not some knock off brand.
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Just got my a Diplomat jacket to updress from my Alpha.

This is nice stuff.  Warm but I don't look like a fat fuck Eskimo.

It's nice to move around without a bulky jacket hanging up on stuff.   Also the freedom Of range of movement is great.  If anything, it's worth it for the full range of movement alone.  I can put my hands up like a Missourian, and not have the jacket ride up.


Who else is down with dead bird?




Sounds like Canada Goose is not for you!




I had a triple fat goose down jacket in the 6th grade dude.

Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:55:26 PM EDT
I guess winter is subjective. They make nothing suitable for winter where I live.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:58:57 PM EDT
Perhaps their outerwear is the shit... I have one jacket and nothing but good things to say about it.

Their fleece 1/4 zips I have no faith in. While comfy, they certainly do not last... the material wears thin and holes developed way quicker than any other clothing I've ever owned.
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Just as they make nothing suitable for summer where I live.  (apparently running around nekkid is frowned upon)
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 4:59:33 PM EDT
How is that even pronounced??
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Ex-pen-sive.
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just like its spelled....



Arc k r acer T-Rex

Link Posted: 2/11/2015 5:06:05 PM EDT
I have 3 jackets a few sweaters and 3 pairs of pants.  The fit, the materials, the workmanship, all adds up to something so superior it's hard to compare it to anything else.  I still need a few more jackets to round out my collection.
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You *do know* they make expedition gear.  As in fitting out expeditions to the top of Everest, K2, and Antartica?  Do you live on the 3rd moon of Jupiter or some shit?
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I do like the high end outerwear but Backcountry used to brand shells and jackets that were every bit as well made at half the price (or less if you caught a Steep and Cheap deal.)   I have had a few that are still going strong after a decade.  I suspect they might be made by one of the large manufacturers a'la Kirkland.
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REI the same thing...



 
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Ex-pen-sive.


hahahahah
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 5:08:38 PM EDT
For the record, I'm a Mountain Hardwear fanboi.
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i have a condor soft shell and its not a great jacket..  id hope arcteryx isn't the same quality.
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is there stuff any good?  STP had a set of snowboard pants for a good deal but no reviews..  i only have a beanie made by mountain hardware and its not that great..








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What does it feel like to never wear arc?


I stick with the original, not some knock off brand.



did you guys rehearse that?!?
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Perhaps their outerwear is the shit... I have one jacket and nothing but good things to say about it.

Their fleece 1/4 zips I have no faith in. While comfy, they certainly do not last... the material wears thin and holes developed way quicker than any other clothing I've ever owned.
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I have a arc 1/4 zip sweater of some sort - has little ridges like small corduroy, maybe it's fleece I don't know
My uncle gave it to me several yrs ago and I had put it in the closet and forgot about it. Anyway, found it this yr and really did not know it was a cool kid garment - found out when I wondered who made it since it was warm and felt unusually thick and plush without being bulky.
Seems like quality from my limited sample size of one.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 6:11:32 PM EDT
Not sure I understand the purpose of this jacket.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 6:12:06 PM EDT
The Atom is the best jacket I own . . .

Keeps you warm down to 35-40* with just it and a T-shirt in addition to the "Slim fit, lightweight"/mall ninja type stuff.
Link Posted: 2/11/2015 6:22:55 PM EDT


Oldschool performance fabric.  Makes that chinese rain fly look like the gimped up tracksuit top it is.  

Got a bigass pocket in the back for dead things too.
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Yeapp.
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LOL!!

The folks wearing that stuff here, are usually wearing loafers or Bean slop mocs.  
Anybody actually outside in winter is in Carhart, Walls, or sled wear.







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