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It's finally winter and I need some gear that I can wear around campus and not look autistic. I usually wear sweat pants and a hoodie, but it's getting cold enough to warrant more than that. What are some nice jackets and pants in olive or fde?
Found this rothco one but rothco is usually shit.
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>>28510171
At The Front tanker jacket. I got mine with the fleece lining because I already have enough wool items to worry about. You're absolutely able to operate in this shit. Plus, no obvious tactical shit all over it.

If you go to atthefront. com and look in the section for US jackets and field coats you'll find it soon enough.
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Austrian surplus is really nice but not overtly milsurp to most people. Of they know what it is, you'll probably get a compliment at worse.
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Then get a nice synthetic insulated jacket you tit instead of chasing wannabe military clothing
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>>28510171
>doesn't want to look autistic
>asks /k/ to pick out his clothing

Hmm
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Why would you be asking /k/ about winter coats?
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>>28510171
There you go.
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>>28510171
Its 5f outside here
Been wearing icebreaker merino long underwear, Duluth Trading Fleece lined quick dry pants, Smartwool longsleeve merino t shirt, Mammut hoodie, mountain hardwear dome perignon hat, and and an arcteryx thorium.

Shit is comfy as fuck, layers down quickly and easily. If its windy, add a hardshell.
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>>28510171
Just buy a Carhartt. It's literally the GOAT working jacket I've ever owned and can be used for light operating in a pinch, plus its comfy and you won't look like a bitch.
>tfw the front pocket can conceal a small handgun in the perfect drawing position
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>>28511223
this man knows of what he speaks. leave the autist/shootmefirst shit to the gear/fashionfags
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>>28510171
>and not look autistic
>wears sweatpants 24/7
>olive or FDE
You're a lost cause my gentleman of color. Go buy a North Face bubblecoat like all the other niggers.
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>>28511223
Seconding Carhartt jackets

They are straight up the best
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>>28511223
This. I just bought a zip up fleece but Carhartt hoodies are great.
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>>28511223
>>28511271
>>28511290
>>28511293
>wanting a jacket that weighs 20lbs and is only comfortable to ~35*F because they're lined with cotton batting and brushed tricot
>a bomber jacket at that so you get cold/wind/snow in your asscrack every time you even slightly bend over if you're over 5'3" tall
The ONLY thing they have going for them is they're durable.
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>>28510171
Rothco is most certainly low budget short life shit. It's like the harbor freight of gear.
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Get something black. Black is tactical. And styling.
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>>28510288
We get it, you shoot guns
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I wear a ratty flecktarn parka around my campus, and I don't look autistic
I look fucking homeless
I have an unkempt beard, ratty ass boots, jeans that have seen a lot of wear, wool gloves, a grey beanie, and an uncanny resemblance to Varg
I had a fuccboi come up to me and put coins in my full cup of coffee while I was sitting on a bench waiting for a friend. He didn't say anything, just had this shitty 'I feel good about myself for spreading social justice' smile on his face as he walked away too, which pissed me the fuck off
But it's surprisingly good at camouflaging you from muggings or attention whatsoever. Everybody ignores homeless people, and I've gotten away with a couple trespassing incidents in dilapidated buildings because police just chased me off like I was homeless
Shit's crazy
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>>28510171
I bought this from the chinese company who makes it for $40 off of aliexpress. For a $40 jacket its not too bad. Stitching is mediocre, zippers are cheap, but what do you expect for $40.
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>>28511311
fuck off to a camo flecktard thread or whatever, the adults are talking.
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>>28511435
>I had a fuccboi come up to me and put coins in my full cup of coffee while I was sitting on a bench waiting for a friend.
I had something similar happen to me
>Poor as fuck, ratty beard and clothes
>Going on a bike ride
>At the ten mile mark, figured I'd take a short break
>Pull off onto the sidewalk to drink some water
>Woman pulls up
>"Hey, I have another of these if you want it!"
>Wat
>Look in her car
>She's trying to hand me a burger
>"Uh... n-no thanks, I'm good."
>"Oh, um, OK. God bless."
>Drives off
>I sit there for a minute, trying to figure out what happened
>...
>"I should probably shave."
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>>28511277
Not black, white, but I find jeans uncomfortable and I don't like wearing my work pants around because they've got stains all over them. Also finding shit my size is hard, I'm very tall
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>>28511478
Why so loyal to something that is factually inferior to basically anything else you could get.
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>>28511512
that's nice pumpkin, but you should get ready for bed because school starts early and you don't want to be late for the bus. did you finish your homework like a good boy?
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>>28510171
i wear this jacket doing lineman work. keeps me dry and warm, nuff said.
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>>28511532
How to out yourself as juvenile - try to sound mature as an argument tactic
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>>28511532
>Heavy cotton is a shit jacket material
>But if I try to talk down to him it'll make it not true
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Why not just wear normal-looking clothes with versatile properties
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>>28511588
>i wear this jacket doing lineman work. keeps me dry and warm, nuff said.
>A working lineman
>Buying a $40 work coat
pick one
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>>28511532
Nice ad hominems, you sure showed those pesky gearfags
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>>28511642
Uh, those socks are kinda gay.
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>>28511642
What a thought!
>>28511696
You would know wouldn't you.
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>>28511625
Carhartt makes jackets in several fabrics, and construction dudes have figured out what works and what doesn't. Your "tactical" jackets and milsurp shit wouldn't last a month on a jobsite.
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>>28511746
Calm down m8
Most socks that aren't wool, black, white, or very occasionally blue tend to be purchased by a) women or b) effeminate boys who are a little light in the loafers
He's just pointing that out
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>>28511683
you dont spend $1000 on a jacket that's just going to get trashed you fucking moron
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>Not wearing Arc'teryx

Poorfags who don't even operate ITT
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>>28511696
Where are you from that Fairisle patterns mean homosexuality?
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>>28511792
You're talking absolute shit
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>>28511875
Thank you sir, may I have another?
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>>28510171
Dress like you're a cast member on supernatural.

It'll be good for cc and should be good for general cold
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>>28511875
It's okay bud. I jerk off to Bailey Jay too.
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>>28511642
>normal looking clothes
>your belt buckle has instructions on how to use it engraved in it
That's literally velcro-shoe tier to the rest of the populace.
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>>28511749
>bricklayer for 13 years
>have been wearing the same M65 jacket for all 13 years plus some
>has held up just fine
Of course, it's built almost exactly like a Carhartt coat, just longer, but still. Milsurp.
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>>28511642
>those socks
>YakTrax Cabin Socks
They literally fall apart the first time you wash them.
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down side is you only get two pockets and you need more under layers. The best thing to have for winter is a good outer shell then lots of lower layers you can take off to adjust comfort. I like this shell because I can easily pack it into it's own pocket. It's breathable enough to use all seasons. I guess they added the logo, on mine it's all black. Milsurp gear is not the best outdoor tech. The best stuff is made for the private market for hikers and campers that spend more money than the government. Try asking /out/
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>>28513577
>Patagonia
>not based dead bird
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Depends the kind of cold you'll get, but a good jeans (i think there's even those with fleece, or a good first layer with windproof pants) Plus boots and a good jacket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_oYcIwt7M

there, now you now how to dress properly to almost any happening
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What is a good base layer option for cold weather?
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>>28510209
Pretty autistic imo
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>>28510171
carhartt is all you need
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>>28514408
long underwear made from something synthetic if you're spending significant time outside and not moving. If you're walking around campus in 20 degree weather with little wind, just skip the base layer and go normal underwear plus jeans
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>>28510171
Condor makes the same jacket(can't say for sure who copied who)and their version is supposed to be pretty good.
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>>28511792
nigga I have acrylic socks because I live in fucking phoenix its the same damn thing just not insulated.
I do love my wool socks tho but its a fucking 110 F in the summer
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>>28510171
you in FL too huh
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>>28511223

Carhartt for the win. Ive had a Detroit jacket for a few years, got a few occasional compliments, they're tough as shit. Tons of different ones to choose from. I'm a mechanic so I needed something rugged
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>>28510171
Mark V jacket
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>>28511435
hipster trash
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>>28510171
where do you live OP? ...regardless, a grown man should not being wearing sweatpants and a hoodie anywhere but the gym. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously?
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>>28511805

Asking someone to go from spending $40 to $80 to get a vastly superior product they use every day isn't like shitting one somebody for buying a Stoeger shotgun instead of a Holland & Holland

>>28511506
Carhartt has long/tall sizes. I'm 6'3" and thankful for it
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>>28511223
quick duck jefferson. good shit
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>>28514610
>tfw my store sells carhartt and red wings
its like a fucking candy shop man
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I have two of those exact Rothco coats. One tan, one black. They are fucking awesome. I take the hoods out though as they are too bulky around the neck.
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>>28510171
I like the Finnish wool jackets. Hard to find right now. Got mine from sportsman's guide
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>>28514632
Sounds wonderful. I still haven't tried Red Wing boots, I bought a pair of Thorogoods last year after I wore out a few pairs of their work shoes, comfy as fuck in the sole but I want a padded tongue. Overall can't complain

There aren't many shops near me that sell Carhartts (in Dallas, of all places), but the few that do, like Academy/Cabela's just have the basic tan colored ones that were super popular with the rednecks/kickers I grew up with in a small town. Carhartt actually has a fuckload of products, but I'm iffy about ordering clothes online sometimes, especially some of their higher end jackets. I gambled on my Detroit and it worked out, but now I want something even warmer that has a hood, but I'm scared about spending $120 online and having to deal with sending it back if it doesn't fit me right
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>>28514666
so satan carhartt goes up to a fucking 4xl an it does vary some of their stuff is Nicaragua mexico vietnam etc so it does vary however my coworker is a 2xl and that barely covers him and a carhartt xl fits him perfectly
I'm 6'1-6'2 with boots 200 pounds and a large fits me well
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>>28514700

>Finnish Jacket
>Finnish Mosin
>American Bald Eagle and presumably Abrams in the background
>still approve somehow

You're a man amongst men, comrade
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>>28514609
I don't, I dress when I need to
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>>28514686
Does the Rothco one have the headphone pass throughs like the Condor one does?
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>>28510171
Navy peacoat has been working out for me
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>>28514733

Man after my heart

Some people need a reality check
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>>28514758
I agree. I would wear my gorka pants to class, but I don't want to be labled potential shooter. Shit I'd wear the whole thing for comfort, but all camo in class wouldn't work
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>>28514707
so one of the things with the whole
>overpriced
is a bunch of bullshit
we have a fucking drought in texas meaning the price of leather went through the fucking roof
>in 2005 it was $35 a hide now its a fucking $150
dropped one of its fucking best boot the cadillac because weak hipsters couldn't handle it.
I got a 606 which is not officially their best work boot because of that damn double urethane sole.
A really good work boot you can get for $150 (again its at my store so it could vary we use keystone prices) is 83606 is the steel toe.
its in the irish setter line but its our top seller.
405 is the six inch (covers your ankle) red wing soft toe and 411 is the 8 inch (mid calf). all three are resoleable with a crepe sole
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>>28514719
The Abrams and eagle wasn't my idea. The m39 after doing some research came from a finn civil guard unit that had a logo of a pissed off lynx. I wanted a lynx and a blown out Russian tank
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>>28514792

Got any recs for what to wear to conceal a pretty bulky pistol? Getting a usp and want to carry it at night in my neighborhood, but really don't know if I can conceal it well enough for it to be worth it.
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>>28514797
*now sorry had a bit of a rant
bought that cadillac for my birthday it is heavy but you get used to it
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>>28514792
I wear my gorka jacket to class but the pants are a bit too much
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>>28510171

Depending on how broad your definitions of autistic are, you could get a Czech M85 with liner. They're warm as all fuck, and only like $35 most places. They're a funky color that borders between Olive and a greenish-brown depending on light and how drunk I am. Highly recommend. And don't order from a site that just has "small, medium, large", they come in inch measurements, make sure you get one that fits you proper
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>>28514797

I don't know where I ever said anything was overpriced, but thanks for the info on those boots, I'll check 'em out
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>>28514813
How thin are you?
>>28514830
yeah but mine is digi flora
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>>28512208
those aren't instructions.

That tells the weight it's rated to.
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>>28510171
Pretty much all the Under Armour stuff at Academy is on sale right now. I got some sweet deals.
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>>28514881

I'm small and pretty skinny. Can handle a .45 though, so I'm not starving. It's probably going to be in the 60's when I'm walking about.
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>>28514900
If you can wear a hoodie or a similar jacket and carry it in the small where you back arches backward no one will see it. It's what I do with my p226
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>>28514889
Really? How big is the sail?
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>>28510171
>I just saw this on bangood last night.

It's like I look something up the night before online and it's on 4chan the next day.
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>carhartt jackets
Lmfao

Enjoy your poorly fitted, stiff as a board, bulky, heavy as hell jacket with a shitty zipper that will only keep you warm to around freezing temps and basically fuck you in the ass if it rains. Oh, and you look like a hick wearing that shit. The dip can in the back pocket of your shitty Walmart jeans is basically dress code.
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>>28515003

You're a wizard, Harry
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>>28514937

That's a really good idea, I was only considering shoulder holster.
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>>28510171

Any jacket with velcro on it is going to make you look like a tacticool tryhard faggot if you wear it outside of the range or the field.

Just get a nylon shell from a company like Patagonia or Columbia and call it a day.
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>>28514879
no problem friend also just got out of /fa/
there are $300+ boots mostly heritage stuff which is all /fa/ fucking knows about so what ever
also little trick you can do if you have speed hooks
>those things above the eyelets where you cross over instead of go through like the eyelets
go down instead of up it puts the pressure where it is supposed to be, on your instep
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>>28514937
>recommending small of the back carry
>ever

>>28515052
Don't listen to this guy. Do some research into why that's an awful idea.
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>>28515086

I will. Why would you say it's awful, and where should a man of my stature carry a full size pistol?
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>>28515103
It's really only a pain if you can't reach it and when sitting with your back to something. If you can't reach it easily don't do it, but I have long monkey arms so I can.
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>>28510171
I actually wear on of those rothco jackets regularly. Its a nice jacket but not much in the way of insulation. If you do get one I recomend getting it a size too big and buying a fleace too.
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>>28515134
Enjoy your shattered vertebrae when you fall on your lanky ass
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>>28513577

>I guess they added the logo, on mine it's all black.

You might have counterfeit merchandise.
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>>28515150
:^) it's not on my spine
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>>28514969
50-70% off most things.
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>>28515013

>stiff as a board

I'll give you that, they take quite a bit of break-in to relax a little

>the rest

Yeah, someone's got a chip on their shoulder. Tell me, when did the big, bad men bully you anon? Did they say mean words, or was it physical? Or was there never any altercation, and you're just projecting because the "hicks" wearing the carhartts have nice trucks and hot girlfriends, and their families net worths are more than you can dream because of generations of properties owned, livestock, and other investments?
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>>28515013
>>28515356

Oh wait, how did I not even make the connection till just now, you're a nigger. Or at least some other shade less than white
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>>28515356
>tfw selling $500+ to some guy with scorch marks in his clothes
it was a good day
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>>28510171
>rothco is usually shit.
>usually
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ok but I have that jacket OP posted. Same color and everything and it's great.
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>>28511820
This

>BUT BUT MUH TACTICAL COLORS
Their LEAF line is aimed geardos.
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>>28510209
He said he didn't want to look autistic you fool
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>>28511311
Maybe you should buy jackets fit you. I think they make a 4xl.
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>>28515546

This

>>28511311
>wanting a jacket that weighs 20lbs

Sounds like you're a colossal bitch, they're not even that heavy, but that weight you feel bearing down on your tinkerbell shoulders is a result of quality

You sound like the kind of faggot that complains about recoil

Not from any gun or caliber in particular, just recoil (spoiler alert, nothing you can buy on the shelves of a gunstore has enough recoil for anyone to be justified in complaining)
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>>28511642
What jacket is that?
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>>28515356
>calling other people poor because they wear nice clothes instead of a literal poorfag jacket
Loving this meme
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>>28515546
It's more that they don't make normal-people sized coats. They're all for fat rednecks with beer guts and bitchtits.

>>28515625
Wasn't aware quality consisted of "made in honduras" cotton twill with cotton batting for insulation and Rothco-tier taffeta lining.
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>>28515694

>poorfag jacket
>The good ones start at $80, nicer ones run up to $160
>if you call out $80 as being "poorfag" you defeat your own argument

>>28515749

Regardless of where it's made, if it lasts 10 years, it lasts 10 years
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>>28511642
Is that an airplane seatbelt?
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>>28515806
Farmer here.

They last pretty good, but they don't last 10 years of actual use.

Usually the zipper rips free of the rest of the coat in 3-4 years, which is fixable a set number of times, but the coat is almost always completely trashed by year 7.

Carhartt was the best a farmer or outdoorsman could get...30 years ago. But they're still being made the way they were 30 years ago while having quadrupled in price ($160 everywhere they're available locally here). There's better out there now.

Honestly, here where I live there's a significant used market for them and they can be had cheaply that way. That's what most people around here do. That or the factory-seconds outlet an hour away.
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>>28510171

Arkits.

Answer is always Arktis.

Google is your friend.
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>>28515891

What's a good waterproof coat/jacket that's not too heavy and not too expensive (relative to $160 carhartt)?
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>>28515806
>>The good ones
>>>The good ones
hahahahaha
>$80 not being poorfag tier in the wide world of outerwear
That's like one arcteryx shirt.
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>>28515902
Depends. Do you constantly go barreling through hedge (osage orange), black locust, and multiflora rose?

If no, a Columbia shell jacket+liner should be about $140, last a good decade, and be both waterproof and breathable (with namebrand goretex).

If yes, Robinson Outdoors makes a scent-killer bomber jacket with a brushed Cordura shell, quilted Thinsulate insulation, and knockoff Goretex for around $110 but has the same fit issues as Carhartt (all the cuts are designed for beer-bellied old men wearing overalls+coveralls). Also only available in fuddcamo. But has excellent zippers.

Occasionally you can also find a Banded MST wader jacket+Primaloft liner on sale/clearance for around $160. Removable, 3-way hood, good cuffs, excellent zippers, Goretex shell, thin but superwarm zip-out liner (yay Primaloft), chest handwarmer pockets. Available in OD, mud brown, and 50 different fuddcamos.
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>>28515902
Another option would be one of the cloud-grey US milsurp Level 7 poofy coats. They're like $80, super warm, super durable, but only DWR and not actually waterproof. Best thing about them is they don't overtly look military and have a roll-away insulated hood.
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>>28510171
>not look autistic
>wears sweat pants and hoodie
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columbia jacket, dont be a faggot
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>>28511223
>got the same jacket, but with Thinsulate
It's great, worth the money.
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>>28512230
That's not what they are
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>>28515085
What do you mean by that? Start from the top and lace downward with the speedhooks?
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>>28510171

I bought a cheap ZeroXposure jacket from Sam's Club for forty bucks and it keeps me plenty toasty in cold weather. Even down to the -20 bullshit we had last year, though I had to layer it with a thermal. I wouldn't operate in it, but it works and doesn't look completely shitty with sweatpants. But let's face it, if you're wearing sweatpants, you don't care if you look shitty. Also, I got mine in dark green to satisfy my inner geerqueer autism, so you don't always have to pick from the stupid flashy colors.
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>>28510171
Get an A2 jacket. I operate in one, and it's pretty good looking to boot.
Anyone else here wear one?
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>>28510171
Swedish M90 parka is pretty nice. I got an older one and it has held up wonderfully for the last 7 or 8 years. In midwest winters it's pretty warm. I've been in below zero weather with not much more than it, a t-shirt, and some sort of sweat shirt (in addition to obvious pants, shoes, and beanie/ski mask). Was pretty comfy.
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>>28517694
I should probably have included a pic. Here is one.
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