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27/06/2019 8:42 pm  

Yeah, but what about 2020 DC outerwear?????


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27/06/2019 9:50 pm  

i don’t care about anything coming out pre-2025

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28/06/2019 3:01 am  

Yeah, get your discounted BDE right here

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28/06/2019 8:30 am  

Wait till next season. Bigger AK logo and Gucci font


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28/06/2019 9:53 am  

Looks like those AK457 jackets have the fold-away thumb loops like Burton used to put on their other AK jackets a few years ago. Is that being added to the AK457 stuff for 2020, or did they always keep those loops in the AK457 line?

Also, how's the fit on the 457 stuff these days? I tried on an XL jacket a few years ago, and it fit at least a size smaller than I expected based on the fits in the rest of the AK line at the time.

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29/06/2019 1:39 am  

I really like some of the Cyclic colorways for next year. Both jackets and pants


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29/06/2019 4:31 am  
Posted by: matty

Looks like those AK457 jackets have the fold-away thumb loops like Burton used to put on their other AK jackets a few years ago. Is that being added to the AK457 stuff for 2020, or did they always keep those loops in the AK457 line?

Also, how's the fit on the 457 stuff these days? I tried on an XL jacket a few years ago, and it fit at least a size smaller than I expected based on the fits in the rest of the AK line at the time.

457 is japanese sized, so at least one size smaller than standard us sizes

the gaiters appear to be redesigned, you can see some of them peaking out in the stagger pics


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01/07/2019 10:52 am  

The 457 stuff I've seen (my brother has a full kit) is SUPER nice, but the price tags and sizing will keep me away for now. I would go with some of the other AK stuff (that anorak looks rad), but ziptech will likely keep me on Volcom outerwear. I have the blue TD2/Guch jacket from 2018, and it should have at least another 50+ day season in it, if not more. That C-Knit 3-layer GoreTex laminate is the best fabric I've yet had in a jacket and seems pretty bombproof. The little bit of stretch is nice when strapping in or doing my general flailing.

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01/07/2019 12:55 pm  

^ I've tried all kinds of GTX, eVent, Neoshell, Dermizax but never C-knit and really wonder about it


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01/07/2019 2:30 pm  
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^ I've tried all kinds of GTX, eVent, Neoshell, Dermizax but never C-knit and really wonder about it

It's got a little bit of stretch to it (maybe 0.5-0.75 inches or a little bit more in the arms of an XL jacket), and it has a soft next-to-skin face to it. It's decently lightweight and supposedly has a little bit better vapor transfer than "standard" gore 3-layer, but I can't tell. It's not crinkly or swishy, like some other Gore laminates can be (PacLite comes to mind), which I appreciate when skinning or hiking. The C-Knit 3-layer stuff I've seen also all seems to have really nice face fabrics, which is probably dictated by the price-point these jackets are ($500+ retail, but who pays retail???).


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01/07/2019 2:36 pm  

Exactly, Matty - I heat up a lot and the better vapor transfer, combined with the stretch, is what spikes my interest. 

 


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01/07/2019 5:03 pm  

The Guch/TD2 is my best jacket yet. Previous favorite was the Volcom Guide jacket. The C-Knit stretch 3-layer laminate of the Guch is a little bit lighter and more comfortable than the standard Gore 3-layer on the Guide. I also like that the drop tail fit on the Guch is a little bit longer than the standard fit of the Guide, and the Guch's pocket configuration works better for me. Only thing on the Guch I don't like is the wrist gaiters. They're insulated and not very stretchy. I've ripped the shit out of them pulling the jacket on and off as a result.


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01/07/2019 5:22 pm  

^ jacket wrist gaiters only get in the way, then get wet for me. Some people cut them from the start. Now I avoid them on any jacket. OK on some mid layers where you can just ignore them and not use as intended.


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01/07/2019 7:15 pm  
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I really like some of the Cyclic colorways for next year. Both jackets and pants

Agree.. I like the tusk jacket but in Oz it retails for $900+AUD!

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