20 thoughts on “Holy shit.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know right, thanks for confirming.

      Too bad you guys didn’t get one before they sold out. Why do Japanese designers make such good stuff?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice enough (although obviously can’t speak to the quality) but I have a 70s N-3B that’s a 10th of the price and just as warm. Unless I’m actually going camping or doing some extended physical activity in the winter like an all-day hike, I don’t really see the need.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well it’s not the huge Parka, I’m sure this version isn’t supposed to be ultra warm. I’m getting it as an inbetween jacket for October temperatures.

      No idea what an N 3B is.

      • Anonymous says:

        Can’t say I really see the point then from a performance perspective; if I’m paying for a down parka from an outdoor-oriented brand I expect good insulation. Again though, looks nice enough, and seems like you can pretty easily find it in stock from other retailers.
        The N-3B is a US air force parka that you can find on ebay for $30-$50 or so (or buy a jap repro for >$1000, not sure why you’d do that). Insulation is wool so heavier than down, but I don’t do multi-day winter hikes or anything so doesn’t really matter.

        What is it then?

        Just ignore him.

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re looking at it in too much of a utilitarian way, of course it has some utility though as it’s good for chilly days.

          I just bought it to replace pic related, which was perfect when it’s a bit cold but not freezing, so neither a mechanic jacket or a heavily insulated parka will do. as it’s looking old and scruffy, I was going to buy another one but I realised I don’t like this style anymore, they feel cheaply made for the price and too outdoorsy. My taste has changed since.

          • Anonymous says:

            >You’re looking at it in too much of a utilitarian way
            I definitely am, but it’s hard to not focus on the technical utility when it’s from a brand that I know entirely for its camping gear. Salomon is doing collabs with CDG and shit though, so I guess that’s just the way things are now. Nothing wrong with it, just interesting to see the landscape changing a bit.

          • Anonymous says:

            I don’t know much about the brand, this is the first thing I’ve bought. i just know the quality should be decent, but if their stuff is very technical then even better.

            Again it’s not the parker it’s a lighter jacket, I’m sure the parker is made for harsh winters.

            Salomon turning into a fashion brand is a joke. I’m pretty sure no other serious technical brand will ever do this.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yeah I mostly just wear it when it’s genuinely cold but I still have shit to do outside, since you can pretty much ignore the weather if you’re wearing it with good pants and boots. It is difficult to style with anything else since it’s so damn bulky.

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re looking at it in too much of a utilitarian way, of course it has some utility though as it’s good for chilly days.

          I just bought it to replace pic related, which was perfect when it’s a bit cold but not freezing, so neither a mechanic jacket or a heavily insulated parka will do. as it’s looking old and scruffy, I was going to buy another one but I realised I don’t like this style anymore, they feel cheaply made for the price and too outdoorsy. My taste has changed since.

          >You’re looking at it in too much of a utilitarian way
          I definitely am, but it’s hard to not focus on the technical utility when it’s from a brand that I know entirely for its camping gear. Salomon is doing collabs with CDG and shit though, so I guess that’s just the way things are now. Nothing wrong with it, just interesting to see the landscape changing a bit.

          >yup this is it

    • Anonymous says:

      I didn’t pay the original price for it (£650). They don’t sell them anymore and got one of the last ones for cheap.

      You can look at Uniqlo all you want but won’t find anything similar, and even if somehow you did you can tell when something made cheaply in comparison to a quality product. Sometimes it’s worth spending a bit more for a real quality lokk and feel.

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