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Could someone keep an eye out for the J50-S in small RAF green for me? Alternatively, I have one in small and black if you want to trade deadstock items.

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Dunno anyone who wears Arcteryx boots. I sure wouldn’t pay those prices for what seems to me to be a silly idea. There’s a reason no one else is using what is essentially a soft shell sock/hard shell exterior configuration.

 

I wear the Arc'teryx Bora2 GTX for hiking and love them, also use the soft liner/booty as a camp shoe (it has a bit of a non-slip sole for this purpose). They've served me well. I've never worn them as a casual boot or for daily wear though, just hiking, camping, and general outdoors activities.

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Dunno anyone who wears Arcteryx boots. I sure wouldn’t pay those prices for what seems to me to be a silly idea. There’s a reason no one else is using what is essentially a soft shell sock/hard shell exterior configuration.

 

The GSG’s are cop boots and a fairly good example.

 

Have you checked out the Hoka’s mentioned in the Tech Wear thread? A better boot than either of your options and half the price of the Arcteryx.

 

Waterproofing! I could go on for pages about waterproofing, but suffice it to say I’m firmly in the light weight, fast drain, fast dry camp. Wet feet won’t kill you.

Embrace the suck.

Disagree with the hoka tor ultra his because of his aesthetics thing. Hokas are like monstrously ugly. I mean, I get that sometimes form follows function but these things look like you're warfighting on platform Spice Girl Harajuku shoes. If you're comparing apples to apples, the bora mid gtx and the tor ultra hi wp, they've got a price delta of 60. 

Additionally, if you haven't tried the Bora Mid, it's amazing as an all around and wet weather boot. I've got them and I use them for hiking and general inclement weather walking. Pretty sleek too.

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these things look like you're warfighting on platform Spice Girl Harajuku shoes. 

 

 <3

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i wouldn't wear the bora's (or any hiking shoe) outside of an outdoors context.

 

i think the whole acr-aesthetic works best when offset against a colorful, non-tech shoe. that's why the acr-nike collabs work so well. 

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I like the way the volt flyknit racers pop with those outfits on the site. Not exactly a practical choice for this time of year though.

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Thanks for your suggestions. Took the Bora and will let you know how they perform in a few weeks. Will test them in the wet German pre Winter conditions and Chilenian pre summer heat.

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I like the way the volt flyknit racers pop with those outfits on the site. Not exactly a practical choice for this time of year though.

 

I didn't find them to be particularly comfortable, either. 

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was able to snag a j58-ws even though i told myself i wasn't going to get it. anyone have theirs on hand and has a verdict on it?

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Anyone had experience with parcelforce and any duties associated with their service?

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was able to snag a j58-ws even though i told myself i wasn't going to get it. anyone have theirs on hand and has a verdict on it?

 

I received mine today and am _slightly_ underwhelmed. 

 

first impressions: really, really fucking warm. material is "poofier" than the stock photos suggest. for $900 i would have expected a bit more - i understand that this is a liner, but i wish the zippers were taped, etc. 

 

i have an arcteryx atom hoody, and this one is definitely warmer and looks cooler. dunno if it's 2x the cost cooler though, heh.

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I was thinking of getting a J53TS-GT somewhere in the near future. I'm normally a medium or large in mostly everything, I'm 5 11" but I have quite broad shoulders. From the sizing info I have, a large would come down to my knees basically, misleading af when every picture is of a 190cm dude wearing a small. How the hell would you wear this if you're not 6 foot 2?

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I was thinking of getting a J53TS-GT somewhere in the near future. I'm normally a medium or large in mostly everything, I'm 5 11" but I have quite broad shoulders. From the sizing info I have, a large would come down to my knees basically, misleading af when every picture is of a 190cm dude wearing a small. How the hell would you wear this if you're not 6 foot 2?

Weren't they all wearing mediums on the site? I thought Errolson was 5'10 or something if you look at his pics vs Ian's who is clearly taller.

I'm 5'9 and got the medium - it's probably approaching the knees but i like the fit - I wanted a long coat for a change and I'm pretty sure it's supposed to look that way.

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I was thinking of getting a J53TS-GT somewhere in the near future. I'm normally a medium or large in mostly everything, I'm 5 11" but I have quite broad shoulders. From the sizing info I have, a large would come down to my knees basically, misleading af when every picture is of a 190cm dude wearing a small. How the hell would you wear this if you're not 6 foot 2?

I think you'll be fine at M unless you're like 200+ lbs and built like an evangelion.

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Weren't they all wearing mediums on the site? I thought Errolson was 5'10 or something if you look at his pics vs Ian's who is clearly taller.

I'm 5'9 and got the medium - it's probably approaching the knees but i like the fit - I wanted a long coat for a change and I'm pretty sure it's supposed to look that way.

Remember boss in product page measurement was:183cm and around 75kg,will check my archive pages.

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will there ever be a left-handed interops jacket?

 

 

asked so many times about it and still nothing. support the lefties!

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Thanks for the help guys.

No I'm not 200 pounds, nor am I built like an evangelion.

The problem is that on a medium, the shoulders would possibly be too tight (measured my shoulder and its 15.2cm about, so I'd rather go large there + a looser fit) , and I can't find a medium for sale anywhere, but there are larges and xl's still going around. On a large, the shoulders are fine, but like I said it would probably come down almost to my knees. I really like the J53, but since I don't own any other acronym jackets, I might wait for the SS/17 drops. But on the other hand if I don't cop this now, I might not have the chance to get it anymore, especially at the price it is now. 

 

As for the model heights and sizes, I wouldn't know. Since the J53 isn't on their site anymore I think. 

 

It's such a sick piece and I've never owned anything acronym, and the price is so high that I'd rather not take chances with how it fits. Also, how warm are these 3l jackets? I'd like to use it through summer, spring and fall. Nordic winters definitely require a liner. Already -7C here and snowing. cheers!

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asked so many times about it and still nothing. support the lefties!

 

Wouldn't a left-handed interops require the placket/stormflap be reversed?

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Just up-armored myself with a J46-S with a nice discount. 

 

Arrives tomorrow, hoping it fits the old silverback !

 

Naughty but nice.

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I was thinking of getting a J53TS-GT somewhere in the near future. I'm normally a medium or large in mostly everything, I'm 5 11" but I have quite broad shoulders. From the sizing info I have, a large would come down to my knees basically, misleading af when every picture is of a 190cm dude wearing a small. How the hell would you wear this if you're not 6 foot 2?

 

I'm the same height, ~185lbs, and also have broad-ish shoulders and prefer a large in acr jackets. I find the fit is perfect. I can fit a medium, but it's a little restricting and not great for layering. Unless you're really skinny the L should work.

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Thanks for the help guys.

No I'm not 200 pounds, nor am I built like an evangelion.

The problem is that on a medium, the shoulders would possibly be too tight (measured my shoulder and its 15.2cm about, so I'd rather go large there + a looser fit) , and I can't find a medium for sale anywhere, but there are larges and xl's still going around. On a large, the shoulders are fine, but like I said it would probably come down almost to my knees. I really like the J53, but since I don't own any other acronym jackets, I might wait for the SS/17 drops. But on the other hand if I don't cop this now, I might not have the chance to get it anymore, especially at the price it is now. 

 

As for the model heights and sizes, I wouldn't know. Since the J53 isn't on their site anymore I think. 

 

It's such a sick piece and I've never owned anything acronym, and the price is so high that I'd rather not take chances with how it fits. Also, how warm are these 3l jackets? I'd like to use it through summer, spring and fall. Nordic winters definitely require a liner. Already -7C here and snowing. cheers!

It has a strangely "fitted yet roomy" feel to it as it's designed to fit a liner like J58 or even (what I believe are) bulkier ones like J50/J51

These shells are not warm - they will block the wind but you need to layer underneath

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i second the "fitted yet roomy" description. have it in S and am a regular 44-46. its definitely loose overall on me, but i do feel the "fitted-ness" especially around the shoulders for some reason even though they are large on me (but not in a restricting way, if it makes any sense), and i have very narrow shoulders even for a 46.

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Just up-armored myself with a J46-S with a nice discount. 

 

Arrives tomorrow, hoping it fits the old silverback !

 

Naughty but nice.

 

 

Good luck with the fit - I have a feeling this is one of the most underrated models...I always get so lost in buying the most articulated thing for my money but they look really classy

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Good luck with the fit - I have a feeling this is one of the most underrated models...I always get so lost in buying the most articulated thing for my money but they look really classy

Thanks, I checked the sizing and it *should* be fine, I like the understated look of it and wanted something to replace my old J1 I envision using it with a backpack of some description and have my eye on another item but not ACRNM to match it with, I like it with the external strap look too ! Now to find some pockets to attach to a pair of P23's and I'm away ! I just picked  up an interesting SISP jacket/blazer thing too, love it ! 

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