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  1. junkie_dolphin

    Acronym.

    I guess these glasses aren’t DFMA, huh? ヽ(´ー`)┌
  2. junkie_dolphin

    arcteryx veilance

    Looks like the same zipper as the Rhomb, which I actually like quite a bit.
  3. junkie_dolphin

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    I don’t see a brain on it. Am I missing a photo somewhere? To me it looks like a large x-pac duffle—possibly those backpack straps can be stashed away. The lack of visible hip belt also indicates to me that this is not a dedicated backpack. Could be totally wrong though.
  4. junkie_dolphin

    arcteryx veilance

    Yes, in black and laver (dark green).
  5. junkie_dolphin

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Bump, and price drop.
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    arcteryx veilance

    /\ High quality post my guy /\
  7. junkie_dolphin

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Selling: J36-S, Black, Medium, BNWT - 1800 USD Tried on once—doesn't fit me. Located in NA.
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    Barrelson Huge.
  9. junkie_dolphin

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    To be fair, he’s been sizing up more lately.
  10. junkie_dolphin

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    I can’t rep this enough. Thank you for explaining.
  11. junkie_dolphin

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    I may actually keep mine... haven't fully decided yet. I'm sort of coming around to it. A couple of things thought... 1. Yeah, the hitch tabs—I've read what people have said on here in the past, but I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I'm velcroing to what. Is it the cuff flap that I'm pulling up and sticking to the tab? Anything else seems sort of insane (I'd have to twist the sleeve quite a bit to get the tab to touch the female velcro panel at the cuff). Am I pulling the sleeve up over the elbow, or just under? So far I can really only manage the latter. 2. Have people found that stotz softens with time? Does it stretch out at all? I'd expect it to... but right now it's really stiff. 3. The pocket number on the mothersite is wrong—there are actually 6 pockets (2 gravity, 2 hand, 1 map, 1 mezzanine behind the map). 4. I'm finding the fit slim, but not overly so. It's weirdly similar to the current Veilance Field LT, actually... it feels slim when you put it on, but it can actually handle a Mionn IS underneath without much trouble. 5. These cuffs don't tighten as much as I'd like, without there being considerable male velcro flap hanging off. Is there a trick to this?
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    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Selling: J36-S, Black, Medium, BNWT - 1800 USD Tried on once—doesn't fit me. If no one wants this I'll ship back to ACR next week, but anyone in NA who doesn't want to deal with UPS/imports etc... hit me up.
  13. junkie_dolphin

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    Stotz is extra long staple cotton—ie. Ventile, Supermarine, etc. Technically not 100% waterproof, but way more water-resistant than regular old cotton.
  14. junkie_dolphin

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    My J36 should be here today. We'll see!
  15. junkie_dolphin

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    Why does that matter?
  16. junkie_dolphin

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    In case there was any doubt, J36 looks like it was made in the EU. As a Canadian, I was charged HST plus a small import fee (like 10 bucks)—just as was expected from comments above. Thanks guys!
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    And the mezzanine was behind the flak?
  18. junkie_dolphin

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    Digging through the archives, and wondering if anyone can clear something up for me. Old copy for the J36-GT lists the number of pockets as 9, including a mezzanine and internal pocket. The current version has only 5. Was the original copy wrong? Where were the other pockets? I mean, even if we allow for an internal pocket of some kind, and guess that the mezzanine pocket was behind the map pocket, there's still 2 pockets unaccounted for... Also interesting that there was a version of the J36-GT that had only one gravity pocket...
  19. junkie_dolphin

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    Just received my shipping notice for the J36-S; got it in black, and I’m excited. It might be time for someone to repost the classic US import post that gets trotted out every season... But I’m wondering what the experience has been for people in Canada when it comes to recent imports. What’s am I going to end up paying?
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    What is that?
  21. junkie_dolphin

    arcteryx veilance

    I'm looking to offload a pile of Veilance pieces, all brand new with tags: - Field LT, Black, Medium - Mionn IS, Black, Medium (Made in Canada version from a few seasons ago) - Field Pants, Black, 30 - Field Overshirt, Black, Medium Probably more on the way as well. PM if you're interested—I'd rather sell here than on Grailed.
  22. junkie_dolphin

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    Haha, you went there! I wasn't going to...
  23. junkie_dolphin

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    Saying a person or country is "known for" something is really, dangerously vague. It's the sort of language people use when they're trying to make strong accusations without wanting to go into detail. "______ is known for making rude comments at parties!" Which parties? Which comments? When? What are your sources? Or are you only repeated what others have told you? The insidious thing is that, by saying "known for," you always have the option of retreating into "I was only saying that people talk that way! I'm not saying I think that way!" The reality is that China is no longer the site of cheap labour that it once was. I've said this before—companies like Arc'teryx are moving much of their manufacturing out of China and into places that are less expensive. Fast fashion brands are way further along that process. No one does manufacturing better than China at this point, and I don't blame Errolson for moving some things there. One could, in theory, allow Errolson's "virtue signalling" to inform one's interpretation of the move to china, rather than to contradict it. In other words, we could take Errolson's tweets about fashion ethics at face value and trust that he's applying those same ethical standards in China.
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    I believe climate change is a serious problem, and I'm happy it's more prominent now as a point of political discussion. That said, he's often retweeting really misleading stuff—headlines that speak of "tipping points" (a term regular people are likely to read as "point of no return"), "apocalypse," "the end of ____ as we know it..." The climate scientists I've read/listened to are very often critical of this sort of scare-mongering, because it tends to make people feel that there's no hope and nothing to be done. I think something about current Twitter amplifies latent dramatic emotional elements in people. Have a look at William Gibson's twitter page for example; I've had to mute the poor guy's retweets. Last I checked he's perpetually retweeting anti-Trump spam—the guy uses the "retweet" function the way most people use the "like" function.
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    This is the big one honestly. I'm willing to "fill in the blanks" and assume Errolson has found a good factory, that pays its employees well and so on (certainly other companies claim to have done that). But harping on about the wastefulness of fashion, and posting these (sometimes incredibly scary and sensationalist) articles about climate change and the dying off of insects and the pollution of the oceans... all while selling garments made of precariously laminated plastics... that I find a little hard to swallow.