Menswear: Techwear


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gawkrodger
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7526 posts since 4/11/08

28 Jan 2020 22:11
Can someone explain to me what the difference is between these two pairs of trousers?

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/nike-acg-cargo-pant-cd7646-010.html

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/nike-acg-cargo-pant-cd7646-011.html
C-Stylez
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5157 posts since 4/7/12

29 Jan 2020 07:49
A tenner
subfunktion
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2506 posts since 13/5/06

29 Jan 2020 10:49
Laughing out loud
Fläsket
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3744 posts since 14/8/04

28 Mar 2020 23:00
gaffer in an ACG 3 in 1
bruk
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3616 posts since 2/11/06

1 Jul 2020 09:22
What’s everyone’s thoughts RE the recent surge in popularity of tech/lifestyle garms? Are brands like snowpeak and AndWander fit for purpose in practical terms?

candidate
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2454 posts since 12/11/06

posted 1 Jul 2020 19:56, edited 1 Jul 2020 19:56
Don't suppose anyone would know the going rate for these p9-s acronym trousers in size M 8/10 no bag? Can't find any listings on grailed or eBay?

https://hbx.com/men/brands/acronym/black-p9-s-pants

(Not trying to sell on here btw I know I don't have a sub)
waterfall
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1168 posts since 14/1/07

1 Jul 2020 20:25
bruk wrote: What’s everyone’s thoughts RE the recent surge in popularity of tech/lifestyle garms? Are brands like snowpeak and AndWander fit for purpose in practical terms?

I've looked at Snowpeak but don't own anything, would be interested on others views

for hiking in lakes / snowdonia etc my go to's have always been Berghaus and Arc'teryx
bruk
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3616 posts since 2/11/06

1 Jul 2020 20:43
I have Arcteryx/Rab/Montane gear for walking climbing etc and Scarpa boots/approach shoes

Just curious to hear some viewpoints RE the functionality of the newish crossover/lifestyle brands that have popped up. Not seen any snowpeak/andWander/Tilak IRL so interested to hear how it stands up
Hanto
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2202 posts since 30/11/09

posted 1 Jul 2020 20:46, edited 1 Jul 2020 20:46
bruk wrote: What’s everyone’s thoughts RE the recent surge in popularity of tech/lifestyle garms? Are brands like snowpeak and AndWander fit for purpose in practical terms?

andWander quality is Cool I've had a couple of pieces and they definitely lean more on the technical than aesthetic, but I think it is a brand that can definitely be used for hiking, but be worn in the city. The coats they release are very good IMO, as are the fleeces.

Stores like Deru are good example of how it can look.

Snow Peak's actual outdoor stuff is great too. If you haven't already, go to the store in St James' it's a great experience.
crutch
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449 posts since 22/11/12

1 Jul 2020 21:43
From what I’ve seen if and wander I think it can really be fit for purpose.

snow peak always seemed to me that they are more focussed as a brand on camping/outdoor living than ‘technical performance’ - the apparel feels similar to me
bruk
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3616 posts since 2/11/06

posted 2 Jul 2020 08:48, edited 2 Jul 2020 08:48
Been borderline buying pieces from both which id mostly wear day to day, however for the price point I’d want it to be able to perform in the field so to speak.

Be interested to hear from some more folk who own some. Dee? Pad? (iirc you’ve had some in your wiwt)

Hanto
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2202 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2020 09:26
bruk wrote: Been borderline buying pieces from both which id mostly wear day to day, however for the price point I’d want it to be able to perform in the field so to speak.

Be interested to hear from some more folk who own some. Dee? Pad? (iirc you’ve had some in your wiwt)

You talking about and Wander or Snow Peak? I've used andWander shorts for walking, that I would only use for walking, because of the material. The fleece I still haven't got round to using, but I love high pile Polartec so keeping it for that reason! Laughing out loud The eVent jackets are very good, but they are dear.

I spoke with someone on here before who got the Dropping Rain jacket, but I can't remember who, so may be able to give some guidance.

Stock wise, the best places I have found to look at are SVD, Deru, Matches, Mr P and Alpha Shadows.
bruk
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3616 posts since 2/11/06

2 Jul 2020 10:32
Both really, been keeping an eye on the SP sale and of course the the major retailers stocking them.

Alpha shadows hasn’t updated their site for months. Hope they’ve not gone under as that would be a a shame.

bertoni
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1268 posts since 29/9/11

posted 2 Jul 2020 11:43, edited 2 Jul 2020 11:43
I have a Snow Peak Wanderlust jacket and the fabric is much more comfortable than Goretex against your skin. Be perfect to throw on during a summer shower. Nice design too. Usually reach for Arcteryx in the mountains, Veilance for shitty weather in town. Not put the Snow Peak through the wringer yet but it's nice. Very light.

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/snow-peak-2-5l-wanderlust-jacket-jk-19su005-bk.html
Hanto
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2202 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2020 11:54
bruk wrote: Both really, been keeping an eye on the SP sale and of course the the major retailers stocking them.

Alpha shadows hasn’t updated their site for months. Hope they’ve not gone under as that would be a a shame.

Agreed. I know they were doing a re-brand but that would be a real shame. SVD has had healthy discounts on andWander in the past.

I would andWander is substance over style, and Snow Peak I would style over style. Having said that both andWander designers are ex Issey Miyake, so its hardly lacking in style!
Sumbeam
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865 posts since 27/1/11

2 Jul 2020 12:34
Hanto wrote:
bruk wrote: Been borderline buying pieces from both which id mostly wear day to day, however for the price point I’d want it to be able to perform in the field so to speak.

Be interested to hear from some more folk who own some. Dee? Pad? (iirc you’ve had some in your wiwt)

You talking about and Wander or Snow Peak? I've used andWander shorts for walking, that I would only use for walking, because of the material. The fleece I still haven't got round to using, but I love high pile Polartec so keeping it for that reason! Laughing out loud The eVent jackets are very good, but they are dear.

I spoke with someone on here before who got the Dropping Rain jacket, but I can't remember who, so may be able to give some guidance.

Stock wise, the best places I have found to look at are SVD, Deru, Matches, Mr P and Alpha Shadows.

It was me that picked up the Dropping Rain Jacket. I love it, much more comfortable than Gore-Tex and performs just as well in the rain. Got it from Streetmachine for a really good price irc too.
Ive got a number of and Wander items now and I’ve been really impressed with them - really functional, great colours and lots of nice little details.

The only thing I find is the sizing does differ between items - I’ve had a couple of bits I’ve had to send back due to sizing.
illwill
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4017 posts since 17/5/04

2 Jul 2020 12:46
Goldwin doing some really nice stuff atm.

It's great how this sector has blown up.

Forces the more trad brands to adopt a more design-led approach.
bruk
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3616 posts since 2/11/06

2 Jul 2020 12:54
Nice jacket Bertoni, this is what I’m getting at, sounds like you’d probably stick to your made for the mountain performance gear to brave the elements… and maybe leave the snowpeak and Veilance for occasions where you want to be stylish and dry/warm in the city or walks.

Yes I hope they reopen Hanto, always had an interesting buy in and brought a bunch of brands to the UK for the first time. Interesting to hear the AndWander designers are ex Issey, wonder if they had anything g to do with Final Home
Hanto
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2202 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jul 2020 14:42
Sumbeam wrote:
Hanto wrote:
bruk wrote: Been borderline buying pieces from both which id mostly wear day to day, however for the price point I’d want it to be able to perform in the field so to speak.

Be interested to hear from some more folk who own some. Dee? Pad? (iirc you’ve had some in your wiwt)

You talking about and Wander or Snow Peak? I've used andWander shorts for walking, that I would only use for walking, because of the material. The fleece I still haven't got round to using, but I love high pile Polartec so keeping it for that reason! Laughing out loud The eVent jackets are very good, but they are dear.

I spoke with someone on here before who got the Dropping Rain jacket, but I can't remember who, so may be able to give some guidance.

Stock wise, the best places I have found to look at are SVD, Deru, Matches, Mr P and Alpha Shadows.

It was me that picked up the Dropping Rain Jacket. I love it, much more comfortable than Gore-Tex and performs just as well in the rain. Got it from Streetmachine for a really good price irc too.
Ive got a number of and Wander items now and I’ve been really impressed with them - really functional, great colours and lots of nice little details.

The only thing I find is the sizing does differ between items - I’ve had a couple of bits I’ve had to send back due to sizing.

Sorry mate, I spent about 10 minutes checking PMs to find who it was! Laughing out loud
bertoni
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1268 posts since 29/9/11

2 Jul 2020 17:02
bruk wrote: Nice jacket Bertoni, this is what I’m getting at, sounds like you’d probably stick to your made for the mountain performance gear to brave the elements… and maybe leave the snowpeak and Veilance for occasions where you want to be stylish and dry/warm in the city or walks.

Yes I hope they reopen Hanto, always had an interesting buy in and brought a bunch of brands to the UK for the first time. Interesting to hear the AndWander designers are ex Issey, wonder if they had anything g to do with Final Home

Yeah to be honest I won't be using the gear for outdoor adventures. Nothing beats Arcteryx for that imo. Urban wear only. Still useful though. Was a big fan of Final Home gear back in the day. Had some really nice waterproof jackets from them. Shop called Jello used to sell it in the 90s down in Brighton.