Shame the LEAF promo is gone. I got a few bits from there.

Slightly off topic question. I found some small holes in my Alpha jacket and pants from what I assume is climbing over endless barbed wire fences.

Any idea what the best way of fixing small tears in goretex is?

I’ve sent Arc LEAF warranty department a comm-shot, but this is 100% a user induced issue not a manufacturing issue

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sky potato posted:

Shame the LEAF promo is gone. I got a few bits from there.

Slightly off topic question. I found some small holes in my Alpha jacket and pants from what I assume is climbing over endless barbed wire fences.

Any idea what the best way of fixing small tears in goretex is?

I’ve sent Arc LEAF warranty department a comm-shot, but this is 100% a user induced issue not a manufacturing issue

Tenacious Tape is the best. The Arc’Teryx warranty department uses it for minor repairs. Depending on the size of the tear in the fabric, they might replace the entire panel.

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Melon_Killer posted:

I bought a bit of LEAF stuff back when I could get my hands on the Canada stuff but now-a-days I look for more domestic production first like Beyond or WT.

I even gave Crye a try with their Loft Jacket. IMO I like it better than the ATOM LT jacket. About the same in terms of insulation but the outer shell is far more durable with a 70D nylon. The outer fabric of my ATOMs would look worn down after about a year and a half of hard use but my Crye Loft still looks pretty new.

I think I'm headed in your direction, how's the comparison between the WT & Crye jackets?

how's the fit on the WT and Crye? athletic? I'm looking for a fall hunting jacket, not too light, cause I usually run hot. Thanks

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CocoaCop posted:

What did Arc say about the tears? Just got one on my jacket

Here's the run down of info on warranty, repairs, et al.:

https://arcteryx.com/warranty....y=us&language=en

My wife's Atom LT had a tear and Arc offered to fix it for 'a nominal fee.'  She was in more of a hurry and had it done locally as it was not in an area of the jacket that would have compromised the fill or fit.  Either way, I've found Arc to be accommodating to repairs, regardless if it's a warranty issue or damage through use.

CocoaCop posted:

What did Arc say about the tears? Just got one on my jacket

Gave me an RMA, I'll get around to shipping it back to them at some point in the next few days.

No hesitation in issuing the RMA even after I explicitly told them the issue was user-induced

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While this isn't "directly" related to this thread, since the closure of the LEAF program, I suspect many like me, will be looking for other options. That said, I contacted Wild Things, they were quick to respond and sent me a 20% one time discount code. That said, I'll be using it, and well this sounds like the beginning  of a "beautiful friendship" , so far so good. Right now WT gets 2  thumbs up. Cheers

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Battle Monkey posted:

Anybody have info on the Courior 15 messenger bag availability and rumors it was a one time thing?

More coming in later in the year, at least on this side of the pond

Those things just flew of everybody's shelves... 

HTH,

 

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BSO posted:

While this isn't "directly" related to this thread, since the closure of the LEAF program, I suspect many like me, will be looking for other options. That said, I contacted Wild Things, they were quick to respond and sent me a 20% one time discount code. That said, I'll be using it, and well this sounds like the beginning  of a "beautiful friendship" , so far so good. Right now WT gets 2  thumbs up. Cheers

Wild Things has a standing discount via experticity. Just an fyi

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EzGoingKev posted:

Does anyone on here have one of the new assault packs that replaced the Khard packs?

I got a 30 liter, although by all accounts they are very similar to the Khards.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

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Default.mp3 posted:

I got a 30 liter, although by all accounts they are very similar to the Khards.

I bought a 45 liter off ebay and received it this afternoon.

Near the bottom of the pack it has "Assault 45" stitched into it - 

I am not seeing this in any images online so it has me wondering if I got a fake.

Joined: 3/27/09          Location: Back in MA for now

EzGoingKev posted:
Default.mp3 posted:

I got a 30 liter, although by all accounts they are very similar to the Khards.

I bought a 45 liter off ebay and received it this afternoon.

Near the bottom of the pack it has "Assault 45" stitched into it - 

I am not seeing this in any images online so it has me wondering if I got a fake.

I got mine from OPT, and it has Assault 30 written near the bottom under the shock cord area.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水。


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Pat_E posted:

The Assault 30/45 packs aren't new, though.  Is there supposed to be something even newer?

Not that I'm aware of. The Assault Packs  replaced the smaller Khards last year, so they're still relatively new, I guess.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

 

老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水。


Joined: 2008-07-16

Another question for those of you that have the Khard/Assault packs.

Have any of you flown with them as a carry on baggage? If so do the removable metal stays need to be removed to get through the TSA check?

Joined: 3/27/09          Location: Back in MA for now

EzGoingKev posted:

Another question for those of you that have the Khard/Assault packs.

Have any of you flown with them as a carry on baggage? If so do the removable metal stays need to be removed to get through the TSA check?

Short answer: No. They can be left in.

Long answer is that occasionally your bag will get flagged for secondary screening because of the density of the stays. A quick trip to the "Unzip and Scatter" table will get you going again.

Kinda the same as carrying a Surefire spare pack of 123A batteries next to your wired ear buds, or a solid brass pen from County Com.

I’ve flown with my Assault 45 several times with neither problems nor delays.  They’ve never had me open it up, either.  Some flight attendants will ask that I store it in the overhead compartments, but others haven’t had a problem with me keeping on the floor between my feet.  In other words, pretty much the same as any other backpack.

Longeye posted:

Long answer is that occasionally your bag will get flagged for secondary screening because of the density of the stays. A quick trip to the "Unzip and Scatter" table will get you going again.I have been to the "unzip and scatter" table once.

I have been to the "unzip and scatter" table once. 

I got hung up there for an hour and 20 minutes for what ended up being my coats zipper.

I might just remove them then.

Joined: 3/27/09          Location: Back in MA for now

I’m looking to remove the Velcro on my Drac jacket, anyone ever done this on one? I really don’t want to be able to tell it had it on there, is it just sewn down or do they use something else (glue) to hold it on? 

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"I’m looking to remove the Velcro on my Drac jacket, anyone ever done this on one? I really don’t want to be able to tell it had it on there, is it just sewn down or do they use something else (glue) to hold it on? "

Don't know about the Drac, but I've tried this with other soft shells and it never works out, there will always be signs that something was stitched down.  Sell it and then buy something without the velcro.  

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XTCBX posted:

I’m looking to remove the Velcro on my Drac jacket, anyone ever done this on one? I really don’t want to be able to tell it had it on there, is it just sewn down or do they use something else (glue) to hold it on? 

Usually they are just stitched down with a box pattern.

It works best with unwashed cotton clothes, but I take the overt labels off most my clothing and have spent hours removing embroidery or even pockets I didn’t like. 

Get a seam ripper and some tweezers and go slow. Slooooooooooow  .

The weave of the Drac is kinda burly and should bounce back especially after a wash. Maybe do a test somewhere unnoticeable and poke it a few times with a safety pin and see if you can massage the hole out after  

https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-6...0463083099&psc=1

A razor blade or scalpel works too. Patience is key. 

Otherwise, the Drac is discontinued and  maybe you can sell it to a super fan and replace it with the new patrol jacket  ?

 

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I probably spent too much $$ over Thanksgiving / Black Friday week, but I ran into some good Arc'teryx sales...

Bought:

Delta LT 1/2 Zip
Cold WX LT Hoody (on sale)
Atom LT Pants (on clearance)
Alpha LT Pants (Older style on clearance)
Atom LT Hoody for the wife (Civi version on clearance)
RHO LTW Bottoms (on clearance)
Beta AR Jacket (from a member here a few weeks ago)

I went back to order a pair of Fusion pants on clearance, but they were sold out... 

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XTCBX posted:

Daaaaamn man...that’s quite a spree!

Lol, I know... Wasn't planning on buying all of those pieces, but kept running into really good deals.... 😉

The only one I'm not too sure about right now is the Delta LT actually. It's the one I thought I would like the most and so far it's the one I like the least...  We'll see. 

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EzGoingKev posted:

I have a Delta AR and it is a nice piece. Really warm.

I did pick up an Atom LT and it is becoming my go to jacket.

Yeah, I honestly can't pin down why I don't like it that much.  *shrug* 

Maybe it will grow on me... maybe I'll sell it... 

 

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"Dont' believe everything you read on the Internet."  - Abraham Lincoln

Is anyone here using the wool base layers? If so what do you think of them? 

I am specifically curious as to how they compare to other brands in terms of warmth. I am finding out that not all wool base layers are the same. 

 

Joined: 3/27/09          Location: Back in MA for now

Correct, they're not the same.  I've used/use the Rho LTW layers, which run just a little thicker/warmer than the comparable offerings from Icebreaker and Mountain Hardwear.   I actually prefer the Rho LTW over the other two brands for general warmth, but the Mountain Hardwear piece is excellent for performance as a lighter base layer for highly mobile, very active use.  If I could only pick one, it would still be the Rho LTW.  I started out using it in colder months under body armor and it always delivered.

my Rho LTW shirt has been kicking it strong for over a decade (from at least 2006) of hard military and outdoor use, and still looks and works as the day I got it.

Slightly warmer and thicker than most other merino baselayers (Icebreaker, smartwool, cloudveil), and just bombproof. highly recommend.

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Thanks for the info. Anyone using the WX wool stuff? I like how their tops are long. If I tuck something in, I want it to stay tucked in. Most commercial brands are too short.

I have baselayers from Smartwool, Icebreaker, RAB, LL Bean, and Ibex. I find that level of warmth really varies when wearing garments that are the same weight.

I find the Smartwool stuff to be the warmest and most comfortable but not the most durable. I am wondering if the Arc'teryx stuff is just as warm (or warmer) but more durable.

Joined: 3/27/09          Location: Back in MA for now

I had a WX wool t-shirt, seams on the sleeve failed after wearing it two or three times. Replaced under warranty, but I noted a similar issue on the replacement. this was being worn under police concealment soft armour, and I haven't noted an issue just wearing it as a base layer without armor. your mileage may vary.

Icebreaker I've found holds up really well for a t-shirt base layer under armor, just got a couple smartwool im trying out. time will tell. My icebreaker has 4 years of near constant use under my body armour at work, just now starting to develop wear marks and tiny holes.

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-Don't get PTSD, Give PTSD. Make the taliban wake up screaming in the night because he fears Canadians are coming to Kill him.

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Only one I own is the RHO LTW bottom and I really like it.  Although, it is the only wool bottom I have, so I don't have much to compare it to. 

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