Jump to content
Westbrook

Acronym.

Recommended Posts

Just Another XY: The duty depends on all sort of things that I'm sure the calculator takes in to account. Generally though I think of it as a wash between the deducted german VAT (20%) and the import fees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some categories are as high as 35% iirc - I vaguely recall this being particularly true with any apparel from synthetic fibers

If this is a major issue for anyone, i would recommend sticking with the secondhand market

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found bodega to be the cheapest place to purchase anything from last season from for anyone in the US. AFAIK firmament will mark down your packages for you if you ask. I think someone here mentioned that before. From twitter I interpreted SS14 to just mean next season. Restocks would be cool too. I want to grab another pair of the P10-S,  easily my most favourite piece of clothing I own.

Edited by hooper

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some categories are as high as 35% iirc - I vaguely recall this being particularly true with any apparel from synthetic fibers

If this is a major issue for anyone, i would recommend sticking with the secondhand market

 

I think it was in 2011 when I first noticed customs being taken seriously with Firmament shipments, before then $500+ shipments were just that 20% off from EU prices. Post 2011 I started getting slapped with 25-35% levies that were just annoying to receive after paying $$$ for goods. I just like paying everything up front instead of patchwork payments.

Edited by Just Another XY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

East Dane wanted me to pay 50% of the total price in import duties at checkout on a Veilance jacket.
I contacted them about this and they told me all the necessary info was put into a "calculator" and spat out this number and that if it was incorrect I'd be refunded the difference.

yashure, tanks.

Also, Firmament said they'd gladly help me out by declaring a lower price for customs…then didn't. (Not that they owed me anything by doing so…just saying.)

Edited by TresUnCool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a certain rectitude about zee Germans that I appreciate. I would not depend on a company there to misrepresent what they know

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this cmdr du wanna explain to me why the P10-s aren't just a tapered pant when it comes to styling?

I'm all ears

 

Hey Nebulae, sorry for the downvote, was feeling belligerent. 

 

But if you really want to know:

 

http://www.acrnm.com/products/p10-s

The product page should tell you everything.

 

Edited by cmdR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd also recommend this approach. Recently washed a bunch of goretex, polartec, and schoeller garments with Nikwax's tech wash followed by ReviveX spray and they're repelling water just like they should. Don't forget to throw stuff in the dryer between the wash and the DWRing.

Tried Nikwax spray and it didn't quite worked how I hoped it would. I guess on to the next treatment...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

has anybody purchased from acronym.de and shipped to USA?

 I know customs will take a beating, but about how much are you out for?

 Thanks.

Unfortunately the duty depends on what you've ordered. A jacket made from synthetic materials will be subject to different import duty than something cotton. IIRC I had to pay ~$700 fees when my GT-J29a came in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately the duty depends on what you've ordered. A jacket made from synthetic materials will be subject to different import duty than something cotton. IIRC I had to pay ~$700 fees when my GT-J29a came in.

 

Jesus...

I need to quit this game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried Nikwax spray and it didn't quite worked how I hoped it would. I guess on to the next treatment...

 Did you follow the instructions in this video?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually, my bad, it was $600. Still.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you able to buy the forcelock from acronym? Or does someone want to sell me theirs?

Yeah you can get spares from ACR. Shipping might be expensive tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this the year that there'll finally be a good 3A backpack? I'd be fine with a ~25l version of the 3A7 (anyone ever seen a used original up for sale, btw?). I'm torn between having my Northern Isle repaired, biting the bullet and just getting a cheesy North Face Crevasse or something (but no), and just giving up. Not that I'm holding out much hope (there's certainly no sign of any forthcoming Bagjack backpacks), but it's nice to dream.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steph: Bagjack lists two upcoming backpacks on their site. NXL Stealth Tec skidcat and rucksack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out carryology if you want to find some other backpacks to look at. It's a nice little bag/wallet blog. A particularly nice one which I think warrants a look is the Minaal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steph: Bagjack lists two upcoming backpacks on their site. NXL Stealth Tec skidcat and rucksack.

 

I think those are just permutations on existing Bagjack models though, and are just doing different coloration/fidlock usage. http://www.bagjackshop.com/en/classics/backpack/

 

Rapha does a good tech pack: http://www.rapha.cc/us/en/shop/rapha-backpack/product/BPK01

It's < 20L though, and not Acronym, sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rock out like 2007 fixie kid and import a SÄG from Japan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hey guys, recently got the p10s in large, and it  feels like  i should have gotten a medium because the inseam is much shorter on those 83 cm vs 86cm.  I dont know if i should return them (medium is sold out everywhere) or most likely keep them and maybe get them tailored - hemmed/ or provide all measurements to basically make these a medium if that is possible at all (i know this sounds crazy and is a risk)  heres some pics of the pants zipped and unzipped at the hem. let me know what you guys think/ suggest, thanks!

Edited by noteed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the reassurance, I'm gonna keep them. I'm 5'11.

Edited by noteed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, would anyone be able to comment on the fit of the SS-CP2 or S-CP2? I'm 5'11, 49 chest, 31 waist and I'm not sure what size I should be aiming for. I like the way it fits Errolson on the acrnm site and I remember reading that he's 5'8 and wearing a medium in the photo, so should I size up to a large?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now