It's cold and wet and windy and dark and high time for a techwear thread
All I need now is something fully waterproof, preferably lightweight so I can keep it folded away if I don't need it.
Crye Precision WindLiner.
Comes in Black, Multicam, and a greenish-foliage.
Anyone want me to dump tech images again?
Here's a good sized guide on the basics of tech and whatnot. Don't know if you've read it or not.
Try something from Arc'Teryx then. Unfortunately they've shifted to bright colors (which is good for alpinism I guess) and their Veilance Line is expensive as all hell. Look at the Beta LT or Alpha SL depending on your protection needs
First off, most of all, fuck LEAF, law enforcement, armed forces, and the earnest fetishization of "tactical" as the pinnacle of human and equipment excellence.
Second, fuck the idea that how much your clothing closes you off from the world is a measure of how sophisticated or well-developed or technical it is, this "only weather resistant stuff," as if not being rained on was the only important thing. The people this stuff were developed for didn't want to not get rained on as an end in itself - they wanted to not get rained on because as they threw themselves into flooding forests and dripping ice they wanted to stay dry enough to stay alive and keep going. They had a purpose beyond rubbing cum on the inside of a membrane.
Third, fuck the related kind of purism that acts as if cotton clothing can't be functional, or satisfying, or technical, or somehow pertain to the kind of stuff people go to techwear threads to talk about. If you're bored by some particular clothing, fine, post something you're actually interested in. The best way to see the kind of space and discussion you want is to make it instead of complaining. Yes, that applies to me, too, but fuck it.
Outlier Slim Dungarees. A bit pricey but so worth it. Don't look like total shit either like half the tech ninja bottoms do
The North Face Venture is probably one of the best waterproof jackets and it's under $100
You realize LEAF is built and marketed for, actual military professionals right? It's not like Acronym where they're just for rich techwear enthusiasts. (I'm not sure how popular Acronym is outside of the high-end fashion world, I've never heard of it until about a years ago)
How does it compare with something like the Patagonia Torrentshell?
need help /tech/
lost two bids this week on this jacket in different colorways.
whats a good coat i should cop in its place...?
looking for tech that could with geobaskets
>looking for tech that could with geobaskets
what the fuck are u on about mate
picked up a breifing lance 2 a month or so ago
its pretty cool
I wear all of my stuff in the great outdoors as well as in the city, and I would have to say that the Torrentshell is one of the better options available right now. Sierra Trading Post is a nice stop to find things like this, as well as better stuff from Marmot and Arc'teryx for good prices.
I'll be around if you have any more questions.