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  1. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    Picked up the white J47 back when it dropped and have been giving it regular wear ever since. The white can and does pick up stains overtime that don't come out with regular washing. Random black scuffs from touching things that I don't remember, ink from a grocery bag that I held to close in the rain, etc.. It's especially bad at the cuffs. Basically if it doesn't get dirty then you probably haven't been wearing it lol. That being said, as long as you don't look too close, the white still looks crisp and nice. Overall it's a cool looking fabric that you can wear on rainy days, but you gotta be constantly vigilant so as not to ruin it. Big flex but only sorta practical.
  2. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    I would recommend grabbing the ACR Nail Polish to try out next. It works well if you have a strong torso and hips.
  3. NinjaGuyInToronto

    The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    Just completed a transaction with @AvantSol. Pretty sure his rep speaks for itself, but never hurts to reiterate. Dude is top notch. Knowledgeable, great communication, ships fast af. Nothing but good things to say. Buy his stuff!
  4. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    If anyone's interested, I ended up grabbing a different dye to try out. This time I used a product from my local dye shop called simply black (Link). This one is a hot water dye, and I used my washing machine rather than the bucket method. I did 40g of dye rather than the recommended 20g. I messed up the machine settings and accidentally used cold water instead of hot . However, I'm very happy with the results, and it came out a much nicer black than when I used the cold water MX dye. The pic below shows the newly dyed S7 as compared to my S6 with the MX. It's a much richer shade of black than the green/gray of the S6, and it's pretty close to the shade of the DS material on my P10s. Note that the S7 was originally gray, and the S6 olive, but they both came out the same color after the MX dye. Overall very happy with the result, and a much bigger fan of the rich solid color from the overdye as opposed to the faded original. Will do the S6 with the new dye next and use proper water temp to see if it produces any different results.
  5. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    He said the next drop is Monday? Am I hearing that right?
  6. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    P10s arrived today. Went with size S based on recommends on here. I'm 5'9'' and they fit perfect, although waist is a bit big. Phone pocket seems to have increased in size over older models. Kinda wish they had deep pockets since it's one of the more functional ACR features. Articulation feels nice, and the leg zips are very smooth. Overall very happy with them.
  7. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    Anyone have any experience with over-dye on the acronym x nemen shirts like the S6C? I've tried it on two different shirts using MX cold water dye and haven't been too happy with the results. I like how uniform they look now, but the black looks a little greenish/grey rather than a nice deep black. I thought maybe it was the source color, but I've tried over both the olive and the grey with the same result. I'm worried that a hot water dye will shrink the shirts. Any advice?
  8. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    I don't think gore-tex delamination is really the fault of ACR tho. That's inherent to the material, and would be the case for any manufacturer using it. Do you find more success with gt in other brands? Also do you find the construction quality of their products lacking? So far I've been pretty mean to all of my ACR gear and its seems to hold up really well. Even the seemingly fragile WS stuff has held together through all of my abuse. I mean, it shows wear, but its clothing, not magic fairy dust. It's not gonna stay new forever unless you leave it in the sandwich bag..
  9. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    Do they have lots of stacking? Based on the site measurements the XS appear to be the perfect fit without excess material in either the waist or the legs.. I'm worried about the length cause you can't really roll or shorten these guys because of the zip.
  10. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    What size did you end up getting in the P10? I'm 5'9'' and even the S looks like it might be a bit long. I'm considering the XS..
  11. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    The hood roll is brilliant! Really changes the look of the jacket, and maybe should have been an actual feature. If I pull the the hood's cord adjuster through the jacket sling loop it kinda holds everything in place like the fast hood system. Thanks for the tip!
  12. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    J81 arrived today. First impressions: It's very roomy. Especially compared to the J25 (straight fit vs profile). Will be very easy to layer underneath. I could probably have sized down to an S and still fit comfortably. Hand feel of the material is very nice. Same as the CP4. It's very soft and silky rather than the rough, almost sticky feel of the WS on the J25. The front packets are nice and comfortable to rest your hands in. I don't think a zipper will be missed on these. Interestingly, they go both forward as well as backwards to the seam where the rear panel starts. If you throw your wallet in the rear of the pocket it should be nice and safe even if you're moving around. Interior holster pockets are ok. Glad there's the option to zip up belongings, but the under arm position will take some getting used to. They're pretty far back into the jacket and kinda hard to reach. You have to hold the pocket flap by the bottom to zip/unzip which is a bit cumbersome. Being a light weight jacket, any item is going to feel heavy. That being said, the position of the pockets holds the weight well, and reduces bulk. Overall, storage options are a big improvement over the pockets in the J25 imo I dunno what the big deal with the front zip is.. nothing special about it that I can see.. The high neck collar will take some getting used to. I think it looks better unzipped a little lower than Lenny wears it in the pics on the mothersite. I think it will probably be useful on a windy day to keep drafts out. The hood is cavernous which I really like. Some of the jackets (ahem.. j47) have comically small hoods, so this is a nice change. Its a little bigger than the J25, and the shape is nicer as well. Full zip hood probably unnecessary. I don't see myself zipping past the chin too often, but good to have the option i guess?? Glove cuff things are awesome. I like the tape wrapped appearance they have. It reminds me of the material on the S21's cuffs. Folding them under to wear like regular sleeves is a bit of a pain, but it seems to wear nicely in both configurations. I think it will be a lot more durable than the ones on the J25 due to the construction and thicker material. Note that I wear the J25's cuffs all the time, even in high abrasion activities like riding a bicycle, and so far they've held up just fine. Folding into a pocket is pretty straight forward. Much easier than the J25, and doesn't feel like you're stretching the material to the ripping point (actually surprised at how durable even the old WS is). There's 2 attachment points at each corner to hang from a jacket sling. This is the only part that the J25 might have a slight advantage. It had the same hanging connection points, but also the molle webbing attachment points so you could secure at all 4 corners. I'm more likely to attach this to the outside of a bag as an emergency shell rather than wearing around on a sling, so I think I would have preferred the 4 corner attachment option. Bottom line, I think this is an awesome light weight shell. I will get much more use out of this than a GT Pro shell, and the material is one of my favorites. I think it is a worthy successor to the J25 with many improvements. So far it's the most wearable shell that I've tried. All of the basics covered, and none of the gimmick features.
  13. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    Yeah, J47A-WS has tons of zips and folds up pretty compact. I find the lack of zipped pockets the J25 kind of annoying since I like my objects to be secure when I'm riding my bike. My thinking is that the external pockets are more for keeping your hands out of the wind than actually storing stuff. I personally find zips less comfortable for hand pockets, at least on my GT J47 which has similar front pockets. Also the super light weight jackets aren't really that great for heavy or bulky objects, so I think the zipped internal holster pockets might be better for overall weight distribution and will keep things situated a bit better. I'm happy that they at least have those in there to keep my stuff safe. I guess we'll see though. Got my shipping confirmation today. Will report back when I've had a chance to test it out.
  14. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    Love it. Very warm, and super soft. Tassels are dope. The fold into its own pocket feature is kinda useless tho.
  15. NinjaGuyInToronto

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    I'd imagine it's similar to the J50-WS, which is perfect for Van winters imo. Very warm and lightweight. Can sling when you go indoors. Also flexible, since it goes nice with a T in autumn and spring, but can be paired with warmer layers and even a shell in winter. I wore mine under a J47 and was comfortable on a 2hr walk at -30C (with proper accessories and layers).
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