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  1. FS: Haedn Overshirt, Black Heather, size M. Asking 400 USD; shirt retails at 600 USD. Brand new with tags and garment bag. Product page (obviously): https://veilance.arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/mens/haedn-overshirt
  2. FS: Haedn Overshirt, Black Heather, size M. Asking 400 USD; shirt retails at 600 USD. Brand new with tags and garment bag. Product page: https://veilance.arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/mens/haedn-overshirt
  3. The issue I've had with the Haedn Jacket and the Nemis is that the waistband simply doesn't do what it's supposed to do, assuming its elasticity is supposed to fit snugly around the waist (as it would in a normal bomber). Looking at the Veilance product photos, the model seems to have the right hip-waist ratio for the jacket, but the fit seems very particular, and there isn't much margin for "error." @branespload have you tried on this season's Mionn IS or Graph? The Mionn IS is definitively slimmer than last season, and the Graph seems slimmer as well, but I don't own an old one for reference. If you could check and compare for us that'd be awesome.
  4. It's worth noting that the Veilance insulated shells do sort of "deflate" over time. My Mionn IS is somewhat flatter than when I first bought it, and most of the aged Monitor Downs I've seen are also considerably less puffy than brand new ones; I expect the Field IS would flatten a bit with time. That being said, I also prefer to layer, so in the end I'm not sure it makes much difference.
  5. This was alluded to by branespload earlier, but the pocket at the top of the laptop compartment is actually fixed to the frame sheet via velcro, and can be detached so that the pocket can be pushed forward, providing more room for a laptop. In other words, laptop capacity is the same or greater than the old Nomin. A couple of other thoughts about the current season, having handled all the new pieces pretty extensively (except for the Mionn Pullover): 1. Where I am, the star of the season has been the Haedn Jacket. It doesn't look good on me, but if you don't have a skinny neck like mine you'll probably have better luck. My biggest gripe is that the zipper pull has the "Veilance" logo on it, which kills any possibility of CPU-status. On top of that, I keep asking: who is this imaginary guy they're sizing for, with the crazy-wide hips?? The waistbands on both the Nemis and the Haedn Jacket are super-loose on me. Even my wide-hipped bros aren't filling those waistbands out. 2. It may simply be that I've gained weight, but the Mionn IS and the Graph Cardigan both feel significantly slimmer than last year. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has noticed this. One other person I know has mentioned it, but I'm not sure. 3. The Haedn Overshirt might be my favourite new piece. It's incredibly soft, looks great (like a wool chore jacket), and there's some really clever pattern-making going on there, especially around the cuffs. The buttons are blessedly not the slide-locking ones. 4. The Field Pant is getting a lot of love, but man, so swishy. 5. The Seque has had a small change in the form of a pull tab that you can hold onto while zipping/unzipping. This actually improves the usability of the pack considerably; it's a nice reminder that they're actually paying attention to the little details. 6. Wallets were supposed to come next season; not sure why they're here early. 7. The Patrol Down is stupid-warm. Like, debilitatingly warm. I live in a very cold place, and this thing will be too warm. I wish they'd brought back the Patrol IS instead.
  6. Aside from a couple of basic material similarities it's really an entirely new pack. The newer one is a little rounder—more like a turtle shell than the previous Nomin. Personally I find it slightly less "gimmicky" than the old one, but it's really a matter of personal preference. I recommend handling both before making a decision. There are still old Nomins kicking around at various retailers, and Veilance does free returns, so...
  7. Mionn Pullover is missing. Not sure what the story is there...
  8. Intersted in selling: 1x SDR Traveller D3 Duffel (Black) - 575 USD (retails at 745 USD) 1x Pack System - 75 USD (retails at 95 USD) 1x Utility Pouch (Black) - 45 USD (retails at 60 USD) All in used condition, but working well. I'm just not using them enough to justify keeping them—especially when someone else could be putting them to better use. PM me if you have any questions—I'm happy to provide pics.
  9. There's plenty of awesome stuff coming over the next two seasons (hint: your wallet may be out of a job).
  10. Nope, it's a nylon thing with dwr. Water-resistant, not waterproof.
  11. In the case of the 3A-1, "Acronym Sound" refers to the system of holes through which you can pass a headphone cable. There's one at the to of the back, and one at the top of each internal hanging pocket.
  12. The one where the guy was asking if tactical boots were techwear-compatible made me want to pluck my eyes out with chopsticks. Much as we might joke about lumbersexuals etc., I actually prefer this guy's fit to 90% of these tech ninjas.
  13. This may or may not sound ridiculous, but my interest in Acronym has always been about design; I'm interested in my 3A-1 for the same reasons I'd be interested in a chair or a cellphone: affordances, functionality... the aesthetic is great, and Acronym obviously has a whole world of works it's drawing from (some of which I like a lot, like Gibson or Moebius), but if Errolson decided to do a waxed cotton Barbour-style jacket, but with Acronym design, I'd be just as interested. All of this is to say, I'm interested in technical clothing for its affordances, not its aesthetics alone. "Techwear" has become an aesthetic, and that makes me very uncomfortable; it reminds me of how modernism was co-opted during the mid-20th century.
  14. I just had a look at r/techwearclothing. Fuck. This sort of thing really repels me...
  15. Mystery seemingly solved: erlsn says 3a-wb2 from 2011.