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  1. arcteryx veilance

    I wish they made it in Ash or Soot this season. Ended up getting mine in Dark Navy. What large pockets are you referring to? The Graph as I know it is pocketless. Are you sure you're not referring to the Dyadic? I feel you on the dress up part, I work in a casual-ish office and I can get some wear out of the Graph over a shirt. You're right, AV is "overpriced" but there are certain items that merit a higher price as they either grant greater utility. I have no problem paying retail for the Voronoi, Nomin or Field. They're items that are labour intensive to make, use costly fabrics and simply don't have a comparable substitute. With the Graph, its hard to swallow almost $500 for a sweater. The merino knit feels super premium but at that price I could get Cucinelli or Berluti sweater. I know its almost false equivocation but the idea is that the price point approaches a totally different market and the rate of growth between price and utility simply doesn't match. I will probably take back my words after a few wears. Thanks. Looking forward to wearing this with more AV items
  2. arcteryx veilance

    So I ended up getting the Graph Cardigan. I like how the collar works well with all my AV items and the slim profile layers effortlessly under and jacket. The body is made from a double knit merino nylon. The nylon nylon underarm and panels are pretty cool too. I can't help but feel I overpaid for this. Even at an AV premium, the cardigan feels expensive. When first putting it on I felt as if I was wearing a Lululemon track top. In retrospect I'm not sure if I would even pick it up on sale. Maybe I bought the Graph because I see it styled with almost every AV piece. What are everyone's thoughts on it?
  3. arcteryx veilance

    Thanks for the recs guys. I was going to pick up a pair of Solomon Black Labs but the problem is none of the runners I like come in GTX. I'll probably just wait for GTX Ultra Boosts. If anyone has a pair of those LEAF waterproof socks for cheap, I'll buy them. @branespload Re Conduct: yea length has been a bit of a problem for me as I'm not too tall. Have you find the cuffs to be problematic. I notice that cuffs are rather wide and do not have adjustors
  4. arcteryx veilance

    I just walked home in the pouring rain and have to say that I have renewed faith in my AV gear. I find that DWR on the Arris lasts longer than my other Gore pieces. The Voronois dried quickly and the Nomin kept my laptop and books safe. The only problem I have is find good looking GTX shoes to wear with my AV pieces, anyone have some recs. Also, what are people's opinions of the Conduct, might pick one up
  5. Urban Techwear Community Sales Thread

    WTB: Outlier OG Classics Size 33-34. Prefer new. Would consider trading some of my AV.
  6. arcteryx veilance

    @Alexi12345 Here are some fits of the Arris. In the picture of the jacket unzipped, I'm wearing a midweight Reigning Champ hoodie. Under the jacket fully zipped is a John Elliott oversized hoodie
  7. arcteryx veilance

    I didn't really like the Anode Comps at first and didn't give them any attention. I was bored last week and decided to try a pair on while picking up some ski gear and loved them. At first I was a little hesitant as the price is a little out of my comfort zone but these are my only true winter pants. @rjbman if you like the cut, try the Voronois. They're similar in pattern, save the contrasting hem. The fabric won't be nearly as beefy but great summer and fall options
  8. arcteryx veilance

    Are those the Japanese TNF pants? If so, tell me more. Agh the collar pop. I personally can't wear the Haedn stuff as a midlayer. The cuts are restrictive enough on their own and under a shell or coat, they get impossible to move in. I couldn't really work either the OS or jacket into my life and will be selling both. They really only work as individual pieces. All of the lookbooks with the Haedn stuff layered under are viscerally great but constricting and defeat the purpose of AV. It was also difficult to wear the Nomin with either jacket as pilling would be guaranteed. I also ran hot in both. I will be keeping the Anode Comps. These pants really deserve more attention
  9. arcteryx veilance

    @Alexi12345 I can throw some up tomorrow. I've been wearing the Arris daily. Though I was rather ambivalent about it at first, I love this jacket now. The large pocket is so useful and the laminated pocket inside makes storing and accessing keys so easy. If you live in any part of Canada outside of Ontario you will probably struggle to use it as a winter shell. The jacket is rather slim and layering is limited. I can fit a hoodie or squeeze a Mionn IS Comp underneath. The real challenge are the slim sleeves. Can I ask for what reason the jacket was warranted for? IMO you're getting a pretty sweet upgrade from your pervious jacket and I wouldn't take advantage of Arc's generosity. I'm guilty of it too, but I'm afraid with everyone trying to swing a deal from Arc that one day they're going to get stricter with their "warranty" program. It doesn't make sense to me trying to negotiate the price difference between regions. That's like trying to buy a BMW in China for the German MSRP. I get that the Arris isn't in stock and you'd like a replacement right away but trying to haggle on something that you're already getting a deal on isn't the right approach. I recall the Factory store having some Align jackets not too long ago. Try asking if they'd make an exception and go through the effort of getting you one from there. Otherwise ask to see if they have any "factory seconds" Arris jackets. I was in a similar position as yourself when I warrantied my Galvanic and gladly took a second. There is absolutely no difference in quality.
  10. Bags, backpacks, duffles, messenger, slings, etc.

    Hi, first post on this thread. I'm looking for small pouches to do some internal organization in my bag. Would any have any recommendations or could ID pouches like this. I have a Veilance Nomin. Thanks
  11. arcteryx veilance

    I think they purpose of the "bloat" is to enable you to lean forward. I've found that lots of the insulated AV jackets have a similar cut at the hem. When you you lean forward or are sitting down it provides a little more volume for movement, making the garment less constricting
  12. arcteryx veilance

    I think it's important to recognize that the majority of AV revenue comes from people outside this forum. It's easy to get into this insular thinking that all AV customers are the same as the SuFu hive mind. The majority of the people that I know who buy AV aren't tech nerds. They don't hunt for sales, spend hours deciding between jackets or post their questions about use case for discussion on this thread. They have a crazy disposable income and buy AV either for vanity or like the technical satorial offerings. Simply put, they don't quite understand the full features of the jackets or pants that they're wearing but buy it because they like it (for whatever reason) and just because they can. While I spends days contemplating a purchase, the people I know stop by the store weekly and pickup whatever catches their eye. A conversation with the owner of a local AV stockist reveals quite the same demographic
  13. arcteryx veilance

    For those who own the coreloft Galvanic and are looking to upgrade, note the Down Galvanic fits slightly bigger.
  14. arcteryx veilance

    I tried on a pair of Anode Comps this week. The NYCO hem had those grey marks as well. Guess its normal
  15. arcteryx veilance

    I've found the underarm gussets on the Field to to be cut rather high and limit layering. Do you experience any discomfort layering the Quoin?