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  1. Urban Techwear

    https://us.propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/126/?page=1 Some rather interesting items in here from the live action GITS movie. Very tech. Say what you want about the movie, but the costumes are quite well done.
  2. Acronym.

    Almost a full size run of the AVM-001s still sitting. A few pairs remaining of 007 / 102
  3. Acronym.

    I swear by October we're all going to look like 8th graders on the first day of middle school.
  4. Bags, backpacks, duffles, messenger, slings, etc.

    That is a no- The bag has removable padding that's spaced to allow airflow. (Quite similar to the padding used on their carriers.) Behind that is velcro and some associated MOLLE straps to attach to the rear of a carrier. I love First Spear and LBT's bags. FS has some well designed covert bags, LBT has a great jumpable pack design as well.
  5. Bags, backpacks, duffles, messenger, slings, etc.

    In the ever ending quest to find a backpack that is a.) Made from high quality materials, b.) plenty of function, and c.) doesn't look like it's meant for either an invasion (excessive MOLLE, camouflage, straps, overly militarized) or K2 (bright colors, insane amounts of padding), Crye's AVS 1000 is an excellent solution. Crye Precision is one of the foremost military equipment manufacturers: Based out of New York, they provide some of the nicest gear taxpayers can buy to all branches and a variety of police forces around the globe. I've found their stuff to be incredibly well designed and purpose built, with a ton of ingenuity involved- Lots of R&D and working close with the people who use it everyday in bad situations. If you're familiar with Arc'Teryx, their LEAF lineup is similar to what Crye does. Some specs: 100% nylon Made in the US from US materials in NY Stretch bottle holder on left side of pack MOLLE on right side (very small discrete amount, only 3x3) 2 small external pockets 1 large external pocket Main pocket has a hanger for a hydration bladder (Camelbak) (Or a armor plate, if you're in to that) Dual zippers on every pocket (Originally designed for antennas, can be used for blueprints or large objects in a civilian fashion) Compression straps Removable sternum strap Comes in Black (pictured), Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, and Multicam ITW Nexus Hardware If you're not familiar with the AVS system, the pack is designed to integrate into an armor setup and offer scalability for a variety of uses and situations, but most of these are designed to integrate into the vest. The manual describes much of these configurations in detail, but for 99% of readers, the one setup they'll use the most will be the backpack. My initial worry with this particular pack was that it would be too big to be used in a carry-on situation or daily backpack. From use I've found that it's very low profile and fits well on my back. (For reference, I'm an L/XL in most shirts / jackets) The straps offer lots of adjustment and have management loops to store excess strap. (You never realize how useful this is until you actually have them). The use of 4-way stretch materials provides a subtle expansion when you really start stuffing the backpack full of items. The pockets on the outside also have this same material on the outside, letting you really cram them full. Looks are deceiving! In my tests, I would wager that I could fit about two and a half 2 liter US soda bottles into it. There is no official liter sizing, and I'm not sure how to estimate that, but I would guess 6 liters. One other neat component is the internal composite frame. It looks to be some type of carbon or fiberglass weave, and is removable. I'm not sure how airport security will respond to this.. We'll see soon. Zippers are shrink wrapped + pull tabs. Perfect for when using gloves. There is also removable padding on the interior of the bag (facing your back) and feels great compared to some other bags with nothing but a thicker nylon. One deficiency that I see is the lack of any type of waterproofing / DWR. The zippers are shielded with fabric, but that won't last long in a rainstorm. I'm sure in incidental water contact it'll hold up fine, and generally a lot of mil electronics are weatherproofed, but it would be an interesting addition for a 2.0. The backpack straps are also less padded than I was expecting, especially compared to my MR ASAP. There also isn't a lot of internal organization possibilities either- You may have to look elsewhere to do this. Crye's EXP packs which are more designed for civillian applications do have a frame organizer, but those bags were too big for my tastes. The other colorways are definitely subtle but certainly look more government. I would stick with black unless you're dead set on a color. Ranger Green would be my second choice for something a little different. Multicam could work, but it's a very obnoxious camouflage in a civilian setting. In short, it's a high quality setup from a high quality company, coming in at a steal of a price point (252.10 USD) when comparing to other brands. The little details like shrink wrapped pulls and strap management shows a level of attention to detail that reflects on the rest of the backpack. In the photos you'll see a bunch of additional straps- That's for vest integration.
  6. Urban Techwear

    Would you classify normal Stone Island as techwear? After owning some pieces, I'm fairly impressed with the designs and fabrics- their sweatshirts are very comfortable. They're cut strange though- I guess it's the European sizing having me going up one or two sizes.
  7. 116740 APPROVED SHOES

    Not really sure what Nike is up to here. But I like it. Not too crazy about the side text "AIR" but certainly an interesting rendition! (The orange ones are cool- If you want to look like a Space Shuttle Astronaut. Which isn't a bad thing..) Lacing will be fun to see what people come up with.
  8. Urban Techwear

    Eying a pair of Flyknit Mercurials on sale- How do you guys like to wear these? I don't really think it's possible to blouse them, but if anyone has any photos or recommendations, I'm all ears.
  9. Acronym.

    http://soldiersystems.net/2017/07/02/acronymjutsu/ So which one of you writes for Soldier Systems? Never thought I'd see this pop on here.
  10. ᴬ c ᴳ [ALL CONDITIONS GEAR]

    I tried, but I look like a total idiot. I don't know if it's just me- but the DAF1s are pretty damn hard to style. When they're fully zipped up and bloused it looks odd. When it's half-zipped with a little play, they're difficult to walk in without them banging against each other. This could also be my stupid body.
  11. ᴬ c ᴳ [ALL CONDITIONS GEAR]

    For those of you interested in purchasing a pair of ACG pants from seasons past on eBay or second-hand, note that certain pants have different fabric compositions and fabric weights. From what I can tell, the cut is slightly different with a bigger taper on the blue (I think the Nike term is "Obsidian") and with different aglets on the drawstring. Not sure if the Obsidian pants have the super-deep pockets. Doesn't feel like it. (Please note on the OD pair the drawstrings are pulled out because of me- that is not how they should come) Olive Drab pants are 97% polyester, and 3 percent spandex. Obsidian pants are 74% cotton, 24% wool, and 2% spandex. Also feel lighter than the OD pair.
  12. Acronym.

    Weird stuff happening over in Brazil. http://www.nike.com.br/calendario-lancamentos/sportswear/restock-sneakers Must have been found in a warehouse or something.
  13. ᴬ c ᴳ [ALL CONDITIONS GEAR]

    Really loving the color of those tan cargos. (The vent zippers are a neat feature as well) Not a huge fan of the pocket placement, but the raw item doesn't look as atrocious as that one model's styling. Hopefully I can snag a pair. My FW16 pants were a bit large for a large. Might try a medium.
  14. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    WTB: Medium Acronym Presto in Lava / Hot Pink for a non-stupid price.
  15. Urban Techwear

    Got my ACG Cargo pants in from either some season in 2015/16, not sure. Anyone else have problems with sizing? It seems my body just hits right where I'm uncomfortable in a medium (too tight), but large is a little too baggy for my tastes. Large works for now, but may have to get them tailored or something. Nice pants however, decent build quality, seams are covered. Really like them. Pockets are super deep, and are made of a mesh material.