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46 minutes ago, Albm said:

Considering fabric supplier means the actual fabric is changed in different seasons, does anybody know the sturdiest fabric used in terms of abrasion/puncture resistance for pants?

Should some specific ch(would name the p10-ch in ss16 like), as well as stotz( def different patches, also among stotz there are different directions).

But not the grey jeans like ch like in p9.

Would name DS as a long term player too for durability etc.

For epic it may be thought thin and fragile but in daily use it def ok,  least it from bdu( my E-P1A agrees)

Some less mentioned model like ws-p3a, I’m not using it for long time so I may no say it for certain.

 

 

 

 

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On 5/22/2018 at 6:39 PM, rnstyip said:

This is a completely subjective opinion but I don't really think it adds much value to the overall look of the jacket pre and post distressing, so I don't really understand the point of it. Doesn't seem to be a functional aspect of the jacket either.

 

On 5/22/2018 at 6:40 PM, lopiteaux said:

I think they look great. Nice little detail, and sets it apart from their other products which have a much cleaner design. I think it's indicative of a new direction their taking, echoed in the kimono-style J72.

 

On 5/22/2018 at 6:49 PM, deathrazr said:

I like to keep my jackets in good condition so I dont know how the fraying will play out. It sucks paying for a $2000 jacket knowing its gonna fray. I guess we can already see it from the j66-gtv stormhood product shot.

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On 5/22/2018 at 7:37 PM, Voyager said:

Somehow this detail (in addition to how the seams are sewn) is what put me over the edge in buying it. I can't explain why either. I think I just really like the aesthetic.

 

On 5/23/2018 at 2:09 PM, Nebulae said:

When you read the idea behind it it's pretty compelling:

On the volt, the shadows that the seam allowances cast are like subtle graphic elements that bring out the construction of the piece. On the black, same effect with the reverse side being lighter. Quite the ingenious way to bring attention to one of the more overlooked elements of the brand. Snap buttons are set in reverse too. Love how the same concept carries through all parts of the piece. One of the more interesting and forward thinking ideas they've explored in the past few seasons.

My apologies, a little slow to reply to a conversation I started. Nonetheless, it's good to see that the piece generated some mixed opinions. 

I haven't really had much spare time as of late so I haven't had a real good look at the images but, it interests me. The idea of frayed edges on a GTX jacket is intriguing. Not sure if I like it or dislike it, but it's intriguing. As long as it doesn't affect performance. 

I'm also really interested in seeing how it will age over time / with use.

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4 hours ago, darkart said:

Any review on J66-GT? 

I know you're asking about J66-GT, but my J66-GTV just arrived this morning. Too soon for an in-depth review, but I can say that it's gorgeous in-person. The edges are already slightly fraying right out of the box. As expected, the reverse seams + intense color = brilliant showcase for the detailed geometric patterning.  I'm a "Smedium" and I ordered size S and I made the right decision. The pockets don't seem to have that ugly flare out like they do in some of the product pictures. There's just enough room for light layering, but it doesn't look boxy or oversized like it would have if went size M.

Things you can't tell from the lookbook on their website -

  • The primary zip is actually an EscapeZip. 
  • The shade of volt matches the heel of the AVM-007
  • Weight-wise it falls right in between GT Pro and WS
  • As with the J1A-GTV, there are no internal jacketsling loops

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1 hour ago, Voyager said:

I know you're asking about J66-GT, but my J66-GTV just arrived this morning. Too soon for an in-depth review, but I can say that it's gorgeous in-person. The edges are already slightly fraying right out of the box. As expected, the reverse seams + intense color = brilliant showcase for the detailed geometric patterning.  I'm a "Smedium" and I ordered size S and I made the right decision. The pockets don't seem to have that ugly flare out like they do in some of the product pictures. There's just enough room for light layering, but it doesn't look boxy or oversized like it would have if went size M.

Things you can't tell from the lookbook on their website -

  • The primary zip is actually an EscapeZip. 
  • The shade of volt matches the heel of the AVM-007
  • Weight-wise it falls right in between GT Pro and WS
  • As with the J1A-GTV, there are no internal jacketsling loops

Killer review man. Would appreciate if you could share some snaps when you get the chance!

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19 minutes ago, lopiteaux said:

Killer review man. Would appreciate if you could share some snaps when you get the chance!

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Fraying on day 1

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Hood detail

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Same shade of volt

I'll try to get a proper fit pic in asap.

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2 minutes ago, Voyager said:

I'll try to get a proper fit pic in asap.

wow great review sir, can't wait to see proper fit pictures :P

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39 minutes ago, Voyager said:

 

Fraying on day 1

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Hood detail

 

Same shade of volt

I'll try to get a proper fit pic in asap.

The hood is fucking greeeeat

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22 minutes ago, hoju said:

What's the lining feel like? 

The texture gives it a unique feel. It feels much like the inside of a GT shell with added texture.

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It's good to see the shoes match the tone of the jacket. It's funny that I was hearing the opposite from others elsewhere.

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1 hour ago, Voyager said:

The texture gives it a unique feel. It feels much like the inside of a GT shell with added texture.

I guess my concern is whether or not it would add any resistance when sliding the arms through—by my eyes it looks rubberized.

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3 hours ago, hoju said:

I guess my concern is whether or not it would add any resistance when sliding the arms through—by my eyes it looks rubberized.

 I put mine on over a hoodie the other day and there was a bit of resistance that I noticed. Nothing deal breaking, but yeah

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I received my J66-GT yesterday. Posting my first impressions. 

1. It feels light and breathable, like a real summer goretex jacket. I will much prefer this to the WS fabric. It feels thinner and lighter than my J47R-GT which i purchased during SS17. Strange cause the 3L goretex pro fabric should be the same. I suspect its because of the lack of the pockets on the sleeves and on the upper body, and the hood is not stowable.

2. It is definitely less techy than other GT jackets, less pockets, less features. Probably the most minimalist Shell jacket from acronym i own. For all its missing features, it had an amazing pocket which i loved. Its big, the zipper design holds its shape well (which actually looks nice), and can be accessed both from the top and side. I can fit my iphone7+ in the inner pocket easily, and probably can fit much more than that. 

3. Main zippers are ykk, feels less substantial than the raccagini zippers on my J47R-GT. But still great in itself.

4. The focus of the design is on the reverse seams which are everywhere. They came already a little frayed, and the pattern is made to accentuate these lines where the fraying takes place. Its more fashionable than it is functional (if you compare it to the older acronyms)

5. The hood has an amazing design. I like it. But i regret that it could not be stowed.

6. Its a keeper for me. Simply because i love the amazing pockets.

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5 hours ago, skycrawler said:

I received my J66-GT yesterday. Posting my first impressions. 

1. It feels light and breathable, like a real summer goretex jacket. I will much prefer this to the WS fabric. It feels thinner and lighter than my J47R-GT which i purchased during SS17. Strange cause the 3L goretex pro fabric should be the same. I suspect its because of the lack of the pockets on the sleeves and on the upper body, and the hood is not stowable.

2. It is definitely less techy than other GT jackets, less pockets, less features. Probably the most minimalist Shell jacket from acronym i own. For all its missing features, it had an amazing pocket which i loved. Its big, the zipper design holds its shape well (which actually looks nice), and can be accessed both from the top and side. I can fit my iphone7+ in the inner pocket easily, and probably can fit much more than that. 

3. Main zippers are ykk, feels less substantial than the raccagini zippers on my J47R-GT. But still great in itself.

4. The focus of the design is on the reverse seams which are everywhere. They came already a little frayed, and the pattern is made to accentuate these lines where the fraying takes place. Its more fashionable than it is functional (if you compare it to the older acronyms)

5. The hood has an amazing design. I like it. But i regret that it could not be stowed.

6. Its a keeper for me. Simply because i love the amazing pockets.

Thanks for review. Surprised to hear that the hood can't be stowed. I thought with the "interior stabilization ring" it might be partially stowable. 

Two Questions:

1. Does the GT version have jacketsling loops on inside? 

2. How do you like the reversed hardware snaps on the front compared with 47R?

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15 hours ago, RapGameTaylorSwift said:

Thanks for review. Surprised to hear that the hood can't be stowed. I thought with the "interior stabilization ring" it might be partially stowable. 

Two Questions:

1. Does the GT version have jacketsling loops on inside? 

2. How do you like the reversed hardware snaps on the front compared with 47R?

1. Yes it has internal jacketsling loops

2. I think it is really important detail for the aesthetic of the piece, also makes it easy to keep the jacket open and airy in warmer days. As a hardware it is okay. 

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"Deconstructivist reverse seam allowances underscore articulation and fray with age"

Come on now. 

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On 22/05/2018 at 8:12 PM, X.bee said:

 

 

Just had my tech wash and tx.direct arrive. I have the white and orange J28-K and was thinking about how I should wash it thinking that the colour from the hood could wash into the white and stain the material. I was thinking this wouldn’t actually matter with any of the other J28-K’s because the colours match each other. Anyone washed the orange and white specifically before? How did you go about it? Was there any colour migration to worry about as the care tag suggests?

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I’ve had some problems with the j28k. I believe it’s delaminating? Such a shame since I wore it on and off for such a short amount of time 

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Just got the j1a-gtv... many props to @ yankees19032002

will get more info out as i wear it, but initial thoughts: I’ve always been a fan of volt, but the 2.5 layer fabric is Amazing. The interior texture is pretty dope, not sure what purpose it will serve. But the face could be my new fav. Softer than other GT but not quite the the level of the J29s reduced audio signature. It’s almost like a twill face, seems to breath really well. Internal sling is missed for me as well... I’ll get more up with more useage 

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P1610A-CH : the result of my alteration of P16A (hemmed+adding P10 style reverse coil zippers with semiauto pullers)

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I think what makes the p10 fit great especially in the DS and CH iteration is that the reinforced knee doesn't make the fabric bunch up around the knee unlike most tapered pants do. The aggresive taper on the p10 looks slicker in comparison to other tapered pants because of it. Your alteration the p16A is definitely cool and all but I think adding knee darts similar to the p24a would have made a better silhouette than an aggressive taper.

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4 minutes ago, Toilettebun said:

I think what makes the p10 fit great especially in the DS and CH iteration is that the reinforced knee doesn't make the fabric bunch up around the knee unlike most tapered pants do. The aggresive taper on the p10 looks slicker in comparison to other tapered pants because of it. Your alteration the p16A is definitely cool and all but I think adding knee darts similar to the p24a would have made a better silhouette than an aggressive taper.

Yep. But in this case i need to cut the length to make this darts.  Its too risky cuz the og length of my p16 was about 101 cm (p10 in my size S have the same lenght). 

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On 6/2/2018 at 7:32 PM, Kamikaze said:

I’ve had some problems with the j28k. I believe it’s delaminating? Such a shame since I wore it on and off for such a short amount of time 

I had the same problem after I washed mine for the first time (hand washed in Nikwax Tech Wash).

If anyone's wondering on the durability of the K material... it sucks. In these pictures, the dark areas/dots are the spots where the jacket is delaminating. In addition to being prone to delaminating, it stains easily too.

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Thats what E would call, interior patina of the Japanese membrane to underscore wabi sabi aesthetic. Or some bullsh*t like that.

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that sucks to see. the material around my collar is starting to delaminate. i wash it after a couple of wears with tech wash as well. hopefully people see these flaws and don't spend a ton of money on the k fabric jackets. such a shame

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