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Old 11-27-2020, 12:16 AM   #1
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Triple Aught Design Ranger LT Hoodie 2020 (vs. old one) Still the best performer


Triple Aught Design Ranger LT Hoodie 2020 (vs. old one) Still the best performer after over a decade



youtu.be/LiJMogRroCs



Perhaps, the most functional fall / winter cloth I own.

I bought the 2nd one this winter.

2020 version has "slightly" different texture (not that TAD gear changed , Polartec changed that), new design zipper pulls (since 2019, I think).

Pretty much everything is still the same, including the nice, tight cut.
(Most brands went to too baggy / loose fit.)

Ranger LT YT thumb copy

Of all the “wind proof” , “wind resistant” type of fleece, Polartec’s Wind Pro works best (for me).

I have tried Aerostich’s TL tec windblocker fleece also. And I like WInd Pro better.
Unlike “wind blocker fleece”, Wind Pro has no membrane, it is essentially really tightly woven fleece (that makes it “4 times more wind resistant than regular fleece”.)
I found that Wind Pro is more comfortable (softer feeling on the skin / on the body), easier to regulate the temp (which means it works in many more different situations / activities.)

DWR works really well.
In urban environment, you don't need hard shell.
You are always moving, and you only travel short distance.

"Pass through Hunter's pocket" ( on the back), 2-way from zipper are, something you don't see that often, and may think you wouldn't really need them, UNTIL you start using them regularly.

Renger LT muzzle flash

And the hood, ... I don't buy hoodie UNLESS it has functional hood.
I don't wear those traditional hoodie with draw string, the hood that's nothing more than just a decoration.

Ranger LT's hood actually keeps your head warm & dry.

Ranger LT hoodie 1


Overall, the only real downside is the price, and availability.
(But, before complaining about the price, think about the fact that they are made in USA, INCLUDING the material itself.
Also, “the warmth” base / mid layer provides has a lot to do with the fitment.
Loose, baggy fit will never bring you the kind of warmth you’d expect from the spec of the material.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:00 PM   #2
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I’ve got lots of hoodies but I prefer the thinner the better, to a point.
I don’t like to wear anything underneath them so I only buy the pullover style. Might change my mind on that if I come across the perfect fitting zipper style.
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:53 PM   #3
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Surprisingly, there's no Youtube video about Rogue RS jacket, other than the one that's made by TAD.


So I made one.
(It is, essentially simple, unlined windbreaker made out of Nyco rip stop.)


youtu.be/F_vubHX8WQQ

https://youtu.be/F_vubHX8WQQ


Overall, I really like mine.


In San Francisco Bay Area weather, this jacket can be used all year round.


It's not crazy expensive. (I got mine when it was on sale.)


Nyco rip stop material (hence, "RS") is tough, you don't have to baby it.


It is functional, even though it's (probably) designed to be
"cool looking casual jacket".


(Buttoned cuffs are easy to open, and sleeves are easy to roll up.


All zippers are YKK brass, and tubs are big enough so you can operate them with gloved hands easily.


DWR will wear out eventually, but can be reapplied easily.


There aren't tons of storage space (pockets), but it will prevent
over stuffing your pockets, it will force you to minimize the gadgets
you carry around.)

A little bit about this video making ...

I shot entire sequence in S-log 2, and color graded.
(Basically, I tried to match the "look (white balance and exposure, color)" uniform all across the video.
It wasn't easy, because part of the video was shot in dark, part of it was shot in bright sunlight.
And this is my first serious S-log shooting + color grading.

I don't know if it's better (for me) to keep shooting in S-log, or use HLG, or ...

Anyway, it's a constant battle for the detail in highlight and shadows.

I like the "shadow" effect on this shot

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Bright sunlight roof top shot

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Old 01-10-2021, 07:12 PM   #4
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I have a ranger. Best jacket I own. The texture of the fleece does get a little matted and gross looking after a while but that doesn't really affect its performance.

I also have a praetorian hoodie. I don't know if they still make them but they're a thin merino wool zip up that is an awesome hoodie except I've have three and every single one unravels from the wrists. Not sure if that's from the wind whipping whole riding my motorcycle or what, but it kinda sucks when a "high performance" garment falls short
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Anyone else get a “real ultimate power” vibe from the op’s apparel reviews?
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:04 AM   #6
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Surprisingly, there's no Youtube video about Rogue RS jacket, other than the one that's made by TAD.


So I made one.
(It is, essentially simple, unlined windbreaker made out of Nyco rip stop.)
I saw this and thought that you made the jacket your self.
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Anyone else get a “real ultimate power” vibe from the op’s apparel reviews?

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This is perfect for when I need to jump fences and into/out of roof hatches
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