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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    ^ crimson
    and
    cloud
    are very cool colors


    btw: for all to kno, we are only shipping on fridays at this point in year. So, anyone wanting to have things shipped on friday should have orders in by noon Thurs.

    Thurs afternoon spent packaging and label making for friday mail pick up which comes at midday....

    just so every knows
    Hmm, crimson. Although I am a Bama fan, I don't know if I could deal with the increased noticeability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Hmm, crimson. Although I am a Bama fan, I don't know if I could deal with the increased noticeability.
    no one hardly knew that till u let th cat out of the bag...lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    I don't know if I could deal with the increased noticeability.
    That's literally my dilemma with every jacket purchase*

    Someone needs to invent a fabric that's fluorescent while touring, iridescent at the ski area, and quiescent in town.



    *but not because of football.

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    Are you looking to integrate the pocket set up like we discussed with the pics I sent or is that going to be more of a custom option?

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    ^remind me again...my mind is slipping...too much fabric lint ...clouding my brain....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    ^remind me again...my mind is slipping...too much fabric lint ...clouding my brain....
    Via pm we spoke about the big chest pockets and eliminate the lower pockets where a pack waist strap would cover them. I sent a few pics of my Trew jacket for a idea of what they look like and size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Via pm we spoke about the big chest pockets and eliminate the lower pockets where a pack waist strap would cover them. I sent a few pics of my Trew jacket for a idea of what they look like and size.
    ok , so the way we are keeping all the jackets pretty light and the membrane from being blocked/obstructed by second and third layers of fabric that would be needed to hang a big pocket in at that level would not work. Also, placement in the middle of the torso would not allow for us to place the pocket bags with the ability to terminate them in the fold at bottom hem for strength. You cant thrust your hand through the bottom of our pockets because the fabric is folded into the bottom hem.

    also...
    After repeatedly trying our pockets under various packs we are just not getting that much interference with hip straps and the waist pockets. Most straps are going above the pockets and if they do cross paths, the #5 vislon ykk is pretty free flowing regardless so it only requires a slight maneuver to open the pocket...now if we were using an aquaguard zipper which has a lot of issues with ease of movement anyway, there would be more of an issue.

    if the question is why can trew, flylow, strafe or anyone else do it? my guess to the answer would be that they don't mind adding multiple layers of fabric that are obstructing the flow through the primary membraned fabric. I am not sure a lot of these brands are involved in the engineering of how pockets get built. They just use their ERP software to place elements like like a pocket opening, or a grommet or a velcro tab, etc, and then let the chinese pattern maker figure out how to make it work. Bigger brands may have a full time pattern maker on hand in their business. (most smaller do not but may try to sub out in usa or just rely on the chinese) . From me talking to the producers in china and vietnam, at shows, this is primarily a function that they handle for the smaller brands as part of the jacket price. Now, if the pattern maker is not a field expert on the fabric performance you are going to get things done, just to make it work from a mechanical standpoint with no consideration toward how it may affect the primary fabric performance. pocket bags add 2 layers to most jacktets. if the jacket has internal pockets and other apparatus in there, the layers start mounting...and the performance of the jacket main fabric suffers, and its wearer has issues they don't even realize till they get a garment that does not do this. so a couple of pockets with internal and maybe some other things could add 3-5 layers behind the primary face fabric. This is not good.

    long story short, we will let the other brands do whatever they think is necessary to market their wares. from my standpoint and 10 seasons with essentially the same design being used in the back country heavily, without issue, other than slight hand manipulation, i am going to leave it be. I would rather have the pocket be strong sewn into the hem, and not block my breathability in a substantial manner.
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    ^ I also should add that now that as i am recreating in some new more extreme higher consequence terrain daily, I find myself using an avi vest airbag system and those are not made from high performance tech membraned fabric, mostly due to strength issues for what they do....so i have noticed with a vest on that jacket performance drops heavily. The last thing I want is more obstructions (layers) added between my vest and my body. An Antero 2+ really adds one layer...that is as good as it gets imo....

    this is an added benefit for resort skiers with our garments and def helps with back country high aerobic slope approach (skinning) activities and the need for breathing garments over a (if ranked for eas of access with 10 being easiest) a 10 rank of ease to our maybe 7 or 8.
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    It wasnít so much about pack waist belt interference as it was about holding items I need in immediate reach/storage, water bladder, snacks, etc. I like to keep my pack super light when inbounds, and out, and balance it with immediate essentials in my chest pockets.
    No worries man, you do what youíve been doing. Just curious as all as I like your outerwear but for my preference I wonít own a jacket without those features. Creature of habit. Iíve tried to move away from them but just hate not having them for quick access to my essentials.
    I also didnít notice any difference in fabric performance with the pockets. Ymmv. Still strongly looking into your base layers.

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    MiCol,
    Pulling the trigger on the Antero 2 soft-shell insulated. it says bright red on the website, I am hoping that is Crimson? The other option is Walnut brown>

    Help a brother out!

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    Figured my own shit out. Gonna try the bright red! See what its all about and how the fit is. I'm guessing we can return if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike View Post
    MiCol,
    Pulling the trigger on the Antero 2 soft-shell insulated. it says bright red on the website, I am hoping that is Crimson? The other option is Walnut brown>

    Help a brother out!
    sorry man..... the crimson sold out like 2 seasons back...the one's for sale now are bright red....

    you will get an email from a customer service rep before we ship with sizing info and questions....or you can ask me here....or anyone in this thread that owns one....all sizes and styles fit pretty much the same this year....
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  13. #63
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    I'm glad the program is going again; thanks for doing this Mike.

    I read the part about you being buried with uniform and corporate work (good). Will the Fulsus website have any new stuff available in different colors and sizes other than what's on the Freeride Systems page?

    I love my steeze green Antero 2+. I did the Enduro at Abay while I was back home this spring and I couldn't believe how well it performed. I like it a lot more than my old ArcTeryx Alpha SV or whatever. I want to pick up another jacket for work this year...something a little less bright though lol

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    ^Thanks R....the plan is to have fulsus product stocking up later this Fall...for some reason its more active from Jan-April, just pm or email me with details on the job thing and i will drum something up for you....
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