New jacket: Vanson x Thurston Bros. Gambler

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by ton312, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Monitor

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    Huh! I'd imagine the o___o pocket would be really useful on a bike. I always have to dig for the wallet and change on the toll booth and a big snap-on pocket like seems like a really good idea. Unzipping pockets on a new Vanson is always a nightmare!

    But is the leather really this much lighter than the comp. weight? According to Vanson, the Z-150 is like marginally lighter and still heavier than the fuh-ren-zee stuff.
     
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  2. ton312

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    It's definitely lighter. It weighs about half the model E...some of that could be accounted for with the puffy liner and snap on collar but probably not a full 5lbs. You're right about the o__o being useful tho. You can fit a good amount of crap in there!
     
  3. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Just logged in after a hectic weekend and see Ton's done it again! Suits you to a T man! And those photos aren't proof of madness, they're just a way to make you our hero around here. lol
     
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  4. Monitor

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    lol Well, considering that pretty much anything weights half the model E, that ain't saying much. XD It's the only jacket I've ever had that becomes burdensome after few hour of wear. In a good way, of course but it's a tank of a jacket! But the fact remains you're not really wearing E as much as you carry it.
     
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  5. JMax

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    It is lighter, and not marginally either. Noticeable but still with some heft. IMO it still offers better protection than the firenze (weren't the vampires in the Necroscope series named that?) but not to the degree of even my perforated comp jacket. Though that one also has armor.
     
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  6. ton312

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    The firenze is not a great hide in my opinion...it's pebbled appearance, limp and lifeless nature just don't push my buttons. It won't crease up the same way the comp, z-150 and octagon do...not sure why they even offer that one TBH.
     
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  7. Rich22

    Rich22 One of the Regulars

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    That is an incredibly good looking jacket, I'd choose that over pretty much any other cross-zip style
     
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  8. ton312

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    It was man. But talk about tight sleeves. These z-150 jackets are for the slimmer built body types I think. I couldn't get comfortable in it.
     
  9. Rich22

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    It's a bugger isn't it. Everything seems built for skinny folk these days. I have to buy obscure jeans because I can't find anything in the shops that will fit over my thighs and arse. Even Iron Heart only sell a couple of styles that will fit, and that lumbers me with a high front rise that I neither want or need. At least suit trousers and jackets are easy (and cheap) to get custom made to a decent standard when you visit SE Asia.
     
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  10. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    The fits on all of these are so perfect and I can actually tell the difference between all of them :D

    I think you have the best fitting jackets on this forum.
    Absolutely beautiful stuff. You're making me want a moto jacket more and more.
     
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  11. Rich22

    Rich22 One of the Regulars

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    Those are 4 cool jackets. Which was most comfortable? And which was your favourite? In those pics I'd say bottom left looks best but I don't know if it is too tight..
     
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  12. ton312

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    The only one left in the closet is the Johnson Leathers (top right)! The top two were/are my favs of the bunch. The bottom two were ultimately built a bit too tight. Man this thread revival has me all hyper geeked about my next jacket...just when I thought I was going to be able to just sit back and chill for the next few months, watch the leaves change and temps dip...now I'm foaming at the mouth!
     
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  13. red devil

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    The road to Jacket Nirvana takes a lifetime :D
     
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  14. MCA

    MCA New in Town

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    I believe I am the proud owner of the BL on the top left, Picked it up from Tony last December and love i!
     
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  15. Edgar Laurel

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    I like the pattern. How's the breakin'n the beast going??
     
  16. ton312

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    Update:
    Reordered the restock from Thurston Bros and I couldn’t be happier I did. The key differences are the now hidden d pocket snaps, the half belt strap direction and this batch of z150. It’s considerably thicker and softer. I’d swear it was the naked comp weight Vanson put out in the late 90’s. It has the exact same feel and I suspect it will age the same. The fit is the about the same with a slighty more generous sleeve profile. Still a very slim fit cross zip but this batch of z makes it so much more wearable. Vanson makes a great product. They aren’t perfect but I think for the cost they are are a good value. This chapter is closed.
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  17. ton312

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    Unzipped!
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  18. Fonzie

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    Perfect! How cool is that?! I think I’m gonna have to order one too...
     
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  19. Fonzie

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    What’s the lining like in these?
     
  20. dubpynchon

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    Very nice! Great fit as well, sleeve and body length. Chapter closed indeed...
     
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