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On 12/1/2020 at 10:19 PM, Archival said:

great video + review!

what size are you wearing ? also, what's your height ?

I've been on the fence with which color to get but I'm sold on the raf now lol

Thanks! I'm wearing Medium at 176cm

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Looking for an ID check on this belt. Anyone have any ideas? image.thumb.png.39902f50ae1fab65fdb119ead0d10a4e.png

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1 hour ago, saskey said:

Or buy 2 ACR / other brand item you like...

done and done. C1-AJ and HG1-AK come to poppa.

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New collaboration coming soon; apparently acrnm's biggest and e's favorite so far, as well as hot weather-compatible product releasing next season.

Edited by jeddyhsu

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On 11/4/2020 at 5:04 PM, Hergert said:

is j83 warmer than j68 or j58 looking for a mid layer for -10celsius 

yes it is, in my opinion is one of the warmest jackets ACR makes!

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8 hours ago, eddyraddish said:

done and done. C1-AJ and HG1-AK come to poppa.

exactly that, acronym discounts are rarer than a rocking horse. copped the c1-aj acronym christmas jumper and s23-ak.

gonna get toasty.

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6 hours ago, scamster said:

nice shout but iirc isn't this above the og rrp?

Nope! It was the same in 2018 - €250 in Europe - at least according to my receipts. So this may be that rare occasion when Acr rereleased something after two years at the same price ;) 

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15 hours ago, GANGREEN167 said:

yes it is, in my opinion is one of the warmest jackets ACR makes!

Agreed! It is also more water resistant than the others. Only flaw is the zipper which is really finicky. I am used to it now but I still jam it from time to time!

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18 hours ago, isomug said:

Any folks who picked up a LA8-AK mind sharing their initial thoughts on it?

I have one. I like it very much. Quite warm but light and open weave allows it to breath so you don't get overheated. Looks like wool but doesn't itch at all. Fits snug. For me the neck is a bit too tight when buttoned up fully. I took the shirt sling off because I found it annoying.

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22 hours ago, Roofmann said:

Agreed! It is also more water resistant than the others. Only flaw is the zipper which is really finicky. I am used to it now but I still jam it from time to time!

If I may ask: What is the problem with the zip on the J83-WS? Is it the jamming-up or the visual aspect?
What I can tell from my eperience with the J74-PX is the "cover" material for the zip is jamming in and this is creating like a thin discoloration (like a white line) in the area. Talking black colorway here.
If needed I can add a pic.

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5 hours ago, saskey said:

If I may ask: What is the problem with the zip on the J83-WS? Is it the jamming-up or the visual aspect?
What I can tell from my eperience with the J74-PX is the "cover" material for the zip is jamming in and this is creating like a thin discoloration (like a white line) in the area. Talking black colorway here.
If needed I can add a pic.

I've got the J83-WS as well and it's absolutely dope, but the zipper is... temperamental. I love the look, but the bottom zip doesn't stay flush, and if it's not flush you can't unhook it. It does also bite the material sometimes which also makes it hard to undo.

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2 hours ago, eidolarr said:

I've got the J83-WS as well and it's absolutely dope, but the zipper is... temperamental. I love the look, but the bottom zip doesn't stay flush, and if it's not flush you can't unhook it. It does also bite the material sometimes which also makes it hard to undo.

I feel your pain!!! Every Day! If you are really careful and make sure everything is lined up, and the zippers are in alignment with the stars . . .it might go up without jamming! It shouldn't't have to be this hard! Good luck to all J88 owners . . .please post zipper tips here!

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On 12/11/2020 at 10:38 AM, saskey said:

If I may ask: What is the problem with the zip on the J83-WS? Is it the jamming-up or the visual aspect?
What I can tell from my eperience with the J74-PX is the "cover" material for the zip is jamming in and this is creating like a thin discoloration (like a white line) in the area. Talking black colorway here.
If needed I can add a pic.

 

1. Make sure both upper and lower zips are moved completely to the bottom.

2. Make sure the upper and lower zips are moved completely to the bottom and aligned vertically.

3. Carefully insert right side of zipper thingy into jaws of death.

4. Pray and make burnt offering.

5. Slowly and carefully drag the zip straight up until it jams: and then start over!

I am only exaggerating slightly!

 

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Lol. I have an 83 and don't find the zipper that bad, just took a little practice to get it right. I find pulling the bottom of the jacket away from my body when lining up the zippers and zipping up helps avoid the zipper catching on the ribbon. YMMV apparently. 

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Its fairly common problem for 2 way zip, actually the worst one I have experienced is from riri. I have given up altogether on zipping up that jacket. 

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10 hours ago, kobebean said:

Lol. I have an 83 and don't find the zipper that bad, just took a little practice to get it right. I find pulling the bottom of the jacket away from my body when lining up the zippers and zipping up helps avoid the zipper catching on the ribbon. YMMV apparently. 

That's a useful tip! You clearly have better hand-to eye co-ordination than me! :-)

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10 hours ago, kobebean said:

Lol. I have an 83 and don't find the zipper that bad, just took a little practice to get it right. I find pulling the bottom of the jacket away from my body when lining up the zippers and zipping up helps avoid the zipper catching on the ribbon. YMMV apparently. 

This REALLY bugs me ... acronym stuff used to be just throw it on and it works in every respect and you don’t have to put thought into how you line up a zip or anything like that. I can handle the ever-rising price point but this is just going backwards and they have killed multiple awesome pieces for me with this type of issue. Training yourself to learn a technique like this ... you really shouldn’t have to do it when you’re paying this much. I just send the offenders straight back before I get into this mindset although I always want to keep them as they are typically 98% awesome and I do understand! “Maybe I can just learn to zip it this way and it’ll be ok” ... these pieces are upwards of €1.5K!!!

My take anyway and I do understand why people keep the gear and adapt to it. I was gonna get a J83 but know this one won’t work for me now.

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3 hours ago, RemarkableArmor said:

This REALLY bugs me ... acronym stuff used to be just throw it on and it works in every respect and you don’t have to put thought into how you line up a zip or anything like that. I can handle the ever-rising price point but this is just going backwards and they have killed multiple awesome pieces for me with this type of issue. Training yourself to learn a technique like this ... you really shouldn’t have to do it when you’re paying this much. I just send the offenders straight back before I get into this mindset although I always want to keep them as they are typically 98% awesome and I do understand! “Maybe I can just learn to zip it this way and it’ll be ok” ... these pieces are upwards of €1.5K!!!

My take anyway and I do understand why people keep the gear and adapt to it. I was gonna get a J83 but know this one won’t work for me now.

I get what you're saying, and agree that the 83 zipper is pretty problematic... not a fatal flaw for me but pretty annoying. I would have been much happier with a YKK single zip tbh. I have pretty high expectations for stuff I buy but don't expect perfection, everything is flawed and as you get deeper into clothes you become better at detecting them. Maybe at a certain point it becomes about what flaws you're willing to tolerate and what are dealbreakers. Either way assuming high price = flawless is a recipe for anger and disappointment IMO. 

I def wouldn't describe Acronym stuff (especially jackets) as "throw it on and it works in every respect though," the pieces take time to learn how to "operate" and fully utilize which is part of the fun. My love for the 83 has grown as I've spent more time with it and used it in different scenarios, but I do worry about the zipper failing lol. If it does, hopefully Acrnm will come through with a replacement or something. 

Edited by kobebean

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I just feel like the pieces I have from >5 years ago pretty much WERE flawless and just worked. Then I remember people talking about P23s where the ankle cuffs split unless you put them on with your feet angled a a certain way ... and then you have to angle zips a certain way and pull one side of the jacket down. It’s the kind of thing I’d expect to do on a cheap jacket or something I bought knowing that I could expect flawed implementation.

Now it’s a lottery in my experience. I’ll keep buying but good to get the intel on here regarding pieces I’d rather not get involved with. I don’t want to have to think about zip strategies when I’m buying acronym this should all be done for us!

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Got similar issues with the zipper on my J78-WS as well as on J63-PB. Seems this is common if you have some fabric „overlapping“ over the zipper.

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20 minutes ago, dixonschneider said:

Got similar issues with the zipper on my J78-WS as well as on J63-PB. Seems this is common if you have some fabric „overlapping“ over the zipper.

same with my 78 and 74. i would think that's why they removed it on the 78px

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