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The ultimate jacket(s) vol. 2

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Valerian, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

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    I think we had a thread about ultimate jackets sometime, but is was someone's personal thread, so I don't want to bump it anymore. So post here! What do you think are the best jackets ever? I know many of the contenders already, but I'll let others post about them.

    I'll start with this one: I got an email from Kitanica the other day, they have a new Mark V jacket out. I like it much better than their other models. It actually looks like a bloody awesome jacket, even with the PALS patch. Here you go: Kitanica Mark V.

    Unfortunately, while I generally hate it when people complain about the cost of some thing or the other, I'll admit to raising an eyebrow or two when I saw the price tag on this one. On the other hand, if it's the last jacket you'll ever buy... ;)
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Loaded Pockets

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    I have to go with the 5.11 Sabre, Sabre 2 and the 5-in-1 jackets. I live and die in one or the other of these. They all have been throught the wars (literally) and no problems what-so-ever with any of them.
    Here are the reviews I published on them over the last 18 months.

    The Original Sabre:



    The Sabre 2.0:



    And last but not least, the 5-in-1:

     
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  3. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri Loaded Pockets

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    In a different direction ... I have a blanket-lined Carhartt chore coat (jacket?) that I've had for years. It's taken all kinds of abuse and come back for more.

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  4. themadplumbarian

    themadplumbarian Loaded Pockets

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    Call me bland, but I always liked the M65 field jacket with the removable liner, grant it it only has four pockets, but it did its job and kept me warm, especially with the hood I put on it! JR
     
  5. patrat

    patrat Loaded Pockets

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    A high quality wool duffle coat. Equally at home doing physical work, hiking, or dressed up a bit. I have an old style LL Bean one (when they were still made in USA and 100% wool inside and out), it is awesome.
     
  6. cyberhh

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    I second the M65 field jacket with the removable liner. Excellent jacket.
     
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  7. D50boy

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    I own a Sabre 2.0 Jacket. It's great, but not warm on its own. The best jacket I had was a Columbia with a zip-out liner that could be worn as a light jacket.
     
  8. Doright1011

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  9. MedusaOblongata

    MedusaOblongata Loaded Pockets

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    I don't own one, and at the price of a new Colt AR I probably never will, but I sure like the look of these:
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  10. AB.AlexB

    AB.AlexB Loaded Pockets

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    Triple Aught Design. My Ranger Hoodie is the best. I need to pick up a Stealth one of these days.
     
  11. stax
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    Not technical, but classic hesher. The fit is poor in this example, however.

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  12. Rikimaru

    Rikimaru Loaded Pockets

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    Over the past 3 years, I have worn a TAD Ranger and an older generation Stealth that I would layer. But recently I have gone away from the 'technical' garments and purchased a waxed cotton Barbour jacket for this winter season.
     
  13. Chiro75

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    Patagonia Retro-X jacket is AWESOME.
     
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  14. themadplumbarian

    themadplumbarian Loaded Pockets

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    I had that same jacket back in jr high, but mine was blue denim, I loved that thing! JR
     
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    I don't know how well it works or anything about it but it looks awesome
    It's a Triumph Leybourne Textile Jacket
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  16. J4C3

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    Chopper thanks mate,just ordered a 5 in 1 off the back of your review.
     
  17. CasperEDC

    CasperEDC Loaded Pockets

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    That Triumph jacket is pretty sweet looking. It also uses Knox armor in shoulders and forearms for those of us who ride. Knox is also the same sizing as forcefield's armor (both great armor for riding). Here's a pic on a model:
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    My wife would buy it for me just based on how much it looks like a M65. See below:
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  18. J4C3

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    My 5.11 5 in 1 arrived in a large im not a big guy & its a very tight fit indeed
     
  19. Chopper

    Chopper Loaded Pockets

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    Did you check the 5.11 size guide?

    I find that XXL is correct for me with 5.11 shirts and jackets, i'm a 52" chest.

    However, my 5 -in -1, in XXL felt more like a XXXL. I kept is as it would allow extra layers for the colder weather. Having said that I have only ever needed a sweatshirt under it and that day was around -12.

    I am sure whoever you bought it from will change it for a larger size.
     
  20. Brisket

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    Out of the 20+ jackets I have (yeah I know) the Filson Tin Jacket (waxed canvas), Patagonia Retro-X jacket (windproof fleece), Sitka Gear 90% (softshell) and Cloudveil Riffle (rain shell) are standouts for me. My Filson Shelter Cloth Jacket, the lighter little brother to Tin Jacket, gets more use but I listed the Tin Jacket because it is about as tough as it gets.
     
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