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About drgitlin

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    Automotive Editor at Ars Technica

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  1. Acronym.

    Depends on the conditions. If you have hot and humid summers, DS is going to be a three-season fabric that you put away when the mercury rises. CH is lighter, thinner, and feels like a much less synthetic fabric, but DS drapes a lot more. P17-CH are perfect for hot weather, OTOH, but you wouldn't want to wear them on the side of a mountain.
  2. Acronym.

    Yeah, the bit that bunches up should be around your elbow, which keeps restriction of movement to a minimum. And definitely don't try rolling it!
  3. Acronym.

    Same. As for pictures, I’ll see if I get a chance but I’m traveling a lot right now so it might be a few weeks.
  4. Acronym.

    Bizarre they left those off the paclite version, where arguably they're way more useful. I make use of them on my J22 (2.5 layer pro shell) an awful lot.
  5. WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    Glad to see other people are wearing their P24s hard enough to get some fading too.
  6. Acronym.

    SS15. “Elegant, yet comfortable J44 is an ultra-versatile shawl collar jacket. From semi-formal to fully-protected, the ingenious 3 part front zipper provides multiple options for configuration. Standard above-standard Acronym fit, fabric, and features. INTEROPSæ compatible. We are not hunters, but we appreciate the reduced audio signature of this hunting specific Gore-Tex® microfiber fabric with Paclite® product technology. Its exterior face is soft to the touch, and the slick interior backer glides over inner layers smooth and silent” €782, for those who are keeping track of inflation... edit- unhuged the text.
  7. Acronym.

    The paclite used for the first J44 is a lot stiffer than any of my pro shell GT pieces.
  8. Acronym.

    Honestly? It's probably priced me out. IIRC my J5-A and E-J4TS (the first two things I bought) were about $700 each. The J62-PB I bought last year from Acronym was just over €1,000. Now prices have increased by another 50% in a few months?
  9. Acronym.

    I mean, fine, but a year or two of his gear being worn by no one but Russian oligarch offspring and it'll be as tainted as Edd Hardy.
  10. Acronym.

    Yours for a reasonable €8000, I guess.
  11. Acronym.

    Out of interest, how much was the new J1A? €1200 for trousers and >€800 for a sweatshirt is just bonkers. Glad I got my P24As a couple of years ago because I doubt I'm ever buying another pair of acronym pants at those prices.
  12. Acronym.

    I dunno about other old timers but I'm priced out now. At $2k+ for a goretex jacket or >$1k for trousers you can't try on, I'm going to spend my money at Veilance, where they're "only" $400 and can be tried on. Fuck the resellers, fuck the hype. But it does warm my heart to look at grailed and see a ton of stuff with ridiculous prices that's sat there for months and months. I hope they all take a bath.
  13. Acronym.

    You are probably shit out of luck but you might as well try emailing them.
  14. Acronym.

    To make things even better, Nike will only charge $225 when they go on sale on Monday. So ACR is adding $140 when you consider they applied VAT and €40 shipping to US orders.
  15. Urban Techwear

    Is there a functional difference between tecsys and MOLLE?