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branespload last won the day on December 20 2016

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  1. arcteryx veilance

    havent taken them off yet so cant say lol as for the seque tote, it does have some benefits over a normal tote. main one being the two sets of straps, i like being able to switch between handheld and over the shoulder. i attach a grimloc d-ring to one of the strap bases as an attachment point for whatever if i need (keys, grocery bag or something). its a good piece of luggage too, i fit 2 weeks worth of clothes (albeit packable veilance stuff), a sidebag and shoes on a recent trip. it swallows stuff at 20L. if you can, i'd suggest the revised version. my main gripe with the v1 (whatever the non green one is) is that there's no 'anchor' pull to use the zipper. i have to pinch the fabric of the bag while i pull the zipper away. On the new one, it has finger notches to hold onto, and dual zip on the main compartment so you can access from either side and only as much as you need. that said, while the seque is nice, i think the value add is that it's good for luggage/travel. otherwise, something much cheaper like the blanca 19 is a solid option for day to day use
  2. arcteryx veilance

    thanks, theyre just cheap adhesive hooks lol. they hold about 15lb but i keep my bags empty when i put them up. warning though they do put some pressure on the top pull handles for most stuff. link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IJRB1AI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. arcteryx veilance

    LOL i tried, but here are some pics (hi-res album here if the sufu uploads look awful https://imgur.com/a/JjKmF) order will be: one button, both/all buttons, no buttons doeln+nemis, conduct + indisce 3/4, graph cardi + indisce blazer doeln/nemis top button only doeln/nemis both buttons (looks the same to me idk) doelnnemis open indisce3/4+conduct, middle button only -- imo i dont like this, but it might be that im short indisce3/4+conduct, top button closed. coat looks longer with the top button closed imo. honestly i forgot if this is the bottom button closed or not, but i think it's left undone. it all kinda looks the same for middle and bottom butons indisce 3/4 + conduct open indisce blz/graph crd top button only. cool indisce blz/graph crd both buttons closed. looks the same as 1 button only honestly indisce blz/graph crd open. babby shoes, never wore hopefully this helps @SuE re: buttons and @johngalt re: some layering options. i actually tried the haedn overshirt and the mionn IS under the indisce blazer but they felt and looked horrible (idk how those japanese mountaineering stores on instagram do it). idk what it is about the cut of the blazer but even though it seems like it's roomy and boxy, it doesn't layer much underneath it well
  4. arcteryx veilance

    would love to see fit pics of going true vs sizing up one, since my true size (28) isnt even an option i've heard some voronoi AR owners having a hard time with busted seams.. so i wouldn't be too confident with trying to warranty if it doesn't affect functionality. still, it's an unintended visual defect. maybe you can call them and ask before sending it in? @SuE yea i'll try to get some photos in here later today
  5. arcteryx veilance

    oh good to know i havent actually worn my indisce blazer yet, been procrastinating on getting the sleeves shortened (RIP bonded cuffs) how does this apply to 2 buttons or long overcoats like doeln and indisce 3/4? (genuine noob question)
  6. arcteryx veilance

    i usually keep them open if it’s casual or warm and then button all of them if it’s cold im not swaggy or confident enough in lapeled coats to improvise lol
  7. arcteryx veilance

    I think that even though V1 is 26L, the difference is negligible because the actual usable packing space is better optimized on the V2's main compartment. So much so that I was surprised to even hear that the V2 was smaller in capacity, numbers wise. The front pocket on the V1 is asymmetrical, kinda like a triangular wedge, with a giant floppy rectangle in the middle of it that has no structure. It's kinda hard to pack that efficiently. The V1 will pack a lot more if you tear out the laptop divider, but I imagine you'd be using it so there's little difference there. Out of curiosity to test the backpack rattle I stuffed the V2 with three shirts, three thick sweaters, a poofy insulator (proton AR), a flattened out tote bag, and my 15" macbook. The front was pretty much at its limit, but I also had the top access dump pocket completely empty.
  8. arcteryx veilance

    I have mine cinched as tight as it goes so that the excess webbing is flush (as in, not loopy like in some of the photos I had above) and it would rattle sometimes. Just used it with a full bag and there's no rattle at all, though. For traveling, it'd be good. It's actually also very comfortable, almost inconsequential when bearing a load as johngalt mentioned.
  9. arcteryx veilance

    yup. i really like the visual interest the collar provides, on hooded jackets or notched lapels too. the merino nylon blend on the main body is actually pretty tightly knit too.. does a good job at blocking wind IME
  10. arcteryx veilance

    which outerwear/layers do you have? visually i really like nemis under arris or isogon. graph cardi works well under just about anything, looks best under indisce 3/4. quoin vest is nice under doeln. mionn IS under monitor coat. that sorta thing. a lot of the ecomm and lookbook pics are layered/styled as intended anyway and it usually looks pretty good. the one unorthodox way i like to layer is conduct anorak under stuff like the indisce 3/4 and field overshirt for that more streetwear hood-under-hoodless-jacket layered look. i prob have posted fits with these layers at some point and i can do it again i just dont wanna spam the thread with my own fits lol
  11. arcteryx veilance

    for purely traveling, the v1's 26L might be more useful compared to V2's 18L. you also get a briefcase mode in the V1. if your V2 is packed/stuffed, it might be enough to keep the magnetic flap divider in place so there's no rattling. i haven't had to take my laptop anywhere recently so i havent tested a full pack. maybe @johngalt can chime in fwiw my last trip to japan i used the v1 and seque tote for luggage duty, then switched to outlier uhqz for edc duty once i got there. as much as i dislike bungee cordage and velcro in the v1, it worked well in the usecase of "just get everything in my bag and stay put, im not going to pull anything out til we get there"
  12. WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    thanks, i got both but i think i like the ash heather on the overshirt more. the haedn is very similar to like a graph cardigan SV sort of. it has slash hand pockets but because of the structured nature of the wool softshell they stick out a little/arent as flat so it looks kinda weird. i dont have issues with the hem being too tight or loose on mind. sleeves are a bit long and bunchy but thats just how all veilance is on me
  13. WAYWT destroyed my cybernetic implants [2046]

    veilance outlier and nikelab
  14. arcteryx veilance

    I've had good experiences with my warranties, and if you're getting wet in your shell you kinda don't have anything to lose to send it in. I've sent in an older Nemis to fix the wavy collar, a Node Down that had some durability issues on the hood, and my mis-aligned magnet on the Nomin laptop compartment. I've gotten replacements, not repairs, though, and these styles haven't been discontinued. Since the Align is discontinued, if they can't fix it, they'll probably give you a credit to choose a similar piece, then you can pick a new size if you need it. I'd trust the Arc warranty team, cuz they know the construction of the garment and might know the cause of the defect better. The only issue is it takes a long while, but understandable given how many people send product in for warranty between seasons
  15. arcteryx veilance

    yeah it looks similar but it's cuz it's hard to tell with the ecomm photos. in person you can tell the dyadic is very S/S based and the graph is very F/W other than the differences you pointed out, the Dyadic has a different shape to the collar (stands lower, doesn't seal out wind on the neck as much as graph). IIRC zipper on the dyadic is less substantial, whereas the Graph cardi uses the branded YKK excella. The main difference though is the material. The Dyadic uses that merino jersey like on the base layers in high-heat/moisture areas. So you'd choose the Dyadic for warmer temps where it's your only layer and would want pockets, graph is a more structured, substantial feeling layering piece with no pockets, but can deflect some light drizzle with the nylon paneling and DWR. also, i'm pretty sure the main outer of the graph has some nylon content to it for durability/resistance with 100% merino on the inside for warmth/wicking. so durability is also a factor when choosing between the two with all of that said, it might be worth waiting for the dyadic comp pieces to hit from ss18. i am super hype for those, both the pullover and the hoody. the pullover has like crazy merino/terratex comp construction/paneling and the hoody is basically what i wanted the mionn IS comp to be