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  1. Great stuff Neromancer!

    Regarding the annoyance of undoing three buckles to get to the main compartment: 90% of the time I only do up the centre buckle, and that works fine for me (when you look at pics of how Errolson sets his up, he actually has mods blocking the use of at least one of the three buckles, and it looks like he only ever really uses the centre buckle).

    Also, I'm curious—I've had a hard enough time keeping mods from detaching from the webbing on my 5TS (mostly it's an issue with the MK pockets)—are those loops really reliable for keeping mods attached? Seems like they'd be kind of flimsy...

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    New inverted x-pac 3A-1 in this instagram pic. Pretty sure it's just the stuff they're currently using, but inside-out. Saw Ian rocking the same material on a 3A-5TS on insta a little while ago...


    Wouldn't be surprised to see these as part of the next big bag drop.

  3. 3A-2 arrived today. Not exactly a new piece, so I doubt I have much to add, but it’s interesting to me that these bags haven’t been updated at all for current technology in the way that the pants often have been. The pocket within the main pocket of the bag isn’t really big enough for most things—pens, maybe, or keys, but it’s a bit too snug for a phone or wallet.

    The strap is also very, very long, but for those lefties out there, the entire bag can be flipped around by taking the strap out and switching it around.

    The black x-pac is nice, though honestly I’m all about the olive—both my 3A-1 and 3A-5TS are olive, and it’s aged really well. But I guess olive doesn’t sell as well as black does?

  4. 7 hours ago, scamster said:

    hey @junkie_dolphin have you any words on the rhomb since have it for over six months?

    It's held up very well. I tend to stuff it in my 3A every morning, regardless of the weather, and it's saved my ass a few times now. No scuffs or other issues so far. Just wish it had a jacket sling! It's also a little short, and no room for layers at my current weight.

  5. 30 minutes ago, darkart said:

    For 3A-2, I compare it(new xpac 2019)  with the og(olive green). Construction is completely the same. nothing changed apart from the type of zipper used at the mesh area, I dont have the L2 version to compare with but should be identical construction as well. 

    We're going to need some pics of that OG 3A-2!

  6. 46 minutes ago, Yardsale said:

    I really love the 3A-5 design but for the amount of travel I do, I'd still rather stick to my 3A-1 (for day to day) and have a tote or duffel on the side. What are you guys using?

    I've got a 3A-1, 3A-5TS, and now a 3A-2 coming. I alternate between the 3A-1 and the 3A-5TS for daily use, and would travel with the 5 were I going on a trip for a week or more.

    Maybe it's not actually practical from a design perspective (meaning I'm sure they've thought of this and it doesn't work) but it would have been really cool to see a 3A-2 with tec-sys compatibility, so that it could be attached to the outside of the 5TS when traveling, and then detached and used as a daypack when you've arrived wherever.

  7. Would be neat to see an entirely new bag honestly. The new 3a-5 is the closest thing we’ve seen to that, and it’s pretty cool. Would also be nice to see a return of the 3a-12ts.

    Apparently there’s that really large xpac duffle they’ve been teasing for a while. I guess that’ll be the 3a-14?

  8. 8 hours ago, dixonschneider said:

    To anyone who got the 3A-WB2 (which i ordered this morning.. :)): 154cm seems kinda long, how do you deal with length? looking at the product pics on mothersite (which are of course highly staged i guess) the thing looks pretty okay, lengthwise, but i can't imagine it looks like this in RL  :ph34r:

    My olive 3A-WB2 isn't nearly that length. Could be a typo. The length of the strap on mine isn't more than 115cm. It's possible they measured the release pull, but even then it's nowhere near 154cm.

  9. 4 minutes ago, Kamikaze said:

    damn mp1 is sweet but not wanting to spend that much on it right now :wacko:

    What fits in it though? My phone won’t... and no magnet tape. So...?

  10. 4 minutes ago, jasonlao said:

    How much was it? Can't see the price due to it being sold out

    ~345eur before VAT and shipping, which is roughly in line with price hikes over the past few years.

  11. Grabbed a 3A-2, after months of anticipatory refreshing on the mothersite. Always wanted one.

    Looking at the product photos, it looks like the J47-GT is getting interops next time around.

  12. 2 hours ago, dixonschneider said:

    Wearing my 3a-3ts (x-pac) almost daily for quite a while now. I think it's an awesome bag which could maybe have some more "features" (compared to e.g. bagjack sniper bag, etc.) but the overall size, material and design is perfect for me. So far so good - but one thing that's bugging me is the prominent crease it makes  above the main zipper (see picture), which is no real way around. Is it just me or are other people here having the same "issue"? Does the 3a-1 this as well? Any way to fix that? Or is it not a bug and more like kind of a feature? ;)


    It’s normal for the X-Pac models at least. My old laminate 3A-1 barely sagged there, but my X-Pac 3A-1 does it like crazy. Eventually leads to creasing and separation of the backer from the woven nylon face, so I’ve patched it with Dyneema tape, and that seems to be holding up fine.

  13. 8 hours ago, TEKsevenZERO said:

    Looks right to me, I had one in XL a few years ago, that's the only other one Ive seen.

    It's a rather unremarkable jacket/parka to be honest, if it wasn't made by ACR I don't think anyone would be looking at it.

    Does that plastic d-ring attaching the jacket sling look right? Interesting to see an older hardware configuration...

  14. Grailed boys need to realize the market has changed. Not nearly as much hype as a few years ago; trying to make a profit off this stuff is going to lead to stock that just sits and sits and sits. Case in point: all the J1A-GT 2.2s just sitting there for weeks...

  15. WTS some Veilance (all BNWT):

            - Field Overshirt, Black, Medium
                - 225 USD
            - Sinter IS, Black, Medium (SAMPLE)
                - 380 USD
            - Align MX Pant, Black, 30
                - 200 USD
            - Convex LT Pant, Black, 31
                - 200 USD
            - Graph Gardigan (FW2017), Peat & Black, Medium
                - 210 USD (each)
            - Demlo Jacket, Black, Medium
                - 220 USD

  16. Well I guess the questions thread is gone, so if anyone can tell me what the buckles on the left of Errolson's 3a-5ts are, I'd be appreciative. They look like compression buckles, but they're all female?



  17. 36 minutes ago, Inkinsurgent said:

    holy shit they need to fire the fuck out whoever is art directing the site and photography these days

    Agreed. I was okay with the initial changes, but the current stuff is trash.

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