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Jackets / Re: IHJ-80-BEI - Cotton Mix Mountain Parka - Beige
« on: November 30, 2019, 12:20:43 pm »
Damn that's looking very sharp!  I can see use cases for this jacket on formal days when the weather is shite.

Shirting / Re: IHSH-235-MOC - 13oz Military Serge Western Shirt - Mocha
« on: November 22, 2019, 04:04:22 pm »
Not sure I can pull it off with the sizing, but I'm going to try out an XXL  8)

Jackets / Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:59:19 pm »
You tease!! :D

Jackets / Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« on: November 21, 2019, 10:48:12 am »
We are talking to H about releasing a line of extra special, super limited, very expensive stuff.  We'll put this in the mix.....

Can you tease us about what it’ll be? Tops/bottoms? Denim, hide or technical stuff?

Shirting / Re: IHSH-235-MOC - Military Serge Western Shirt - Mocha
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:31:15 pm »
Yeah, this one I've been waiting for too!  Just hope the measurements are in my favour, but recent trends tell me I shouldn't get my hopes up.  :-[

Fingers crossed!

Jackets / Re: IHM-31-NAV - Whipcord Pea Coat - Navy
« on: November 17, 2019, 11:25:59 pm »
This came out much prettier than I expected.  I've got to shuffle lesser used clothing to fund this. 8)

Bit of a unicorn, then :D

We used to make the 527 jacket in black/beige, the IH-1527J.  We stopped making it because it did not sell very well.

I can't for the life of me find any images of it... am I over-caffeinated?

Type III's and to some extent Type I's and II's have been done one way or another.  But rider's jackets in some form or another haven't been done in different iterations for the past few years?  Correct me if I'm wrong?

At least not in 21oz weights.

Giles, have you considered making a bottom/pants version with the same design ethos as the jacket?  Perhaps an overall?

Not yet...... :)

I'd be a very happy toasty camper if those pants/overalls ever get made!  ???

Jackets / Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:18:20 pm »
Just some ideas passing by for the next iteration of this jacket:

- Hidden hoodie for rain
- Removable zipped liner for extra warmth

Edit: ignore my comment as I posted in the wrong thread  :P

How much of that beige/black denim is there laying around?  How about a rider's jacket made with that denim, lined with dark grey ripstop, stuffed with Primaloft?  Or a tanker jacket with that denim?

Apart from  that, I'd love to see the next gen Primaloft vests come with vertical chest pockets, similar to the one's found on the IHJ-79.  The technical tops from Iron Heart are my most used jackets in the colder seasons, as they're lightweight and practical.  Minus the vest, which needs more pockets.

I’d like a re-run of the hooded deck jacket. Not the long coat, the regular length. In black, navy, or indigo. Or really any color but khaki, lol

What about a re-run of that jacket with the pocket design of the IHV-31 vest?  That means handwarmers without pocket flaps and vertical chest pockets.  Also with a zippered front.

Jackets / Re: IHJ-79-BLK - Primaloft® Gold Quilted Riders Jacket - Black
« on: October 22, 2019, 09:47:06 pm »
I like the subtle design changes compared to the IHJ-38 (was that version 1 of this jacket?).  Both the pocket shapes and the new zipper pulls are nice little details of Iron Heart improving for each generation  8)

This jackets seems to have sold out fast this time, but for anyone on the fence about this jacket; it's unbelievable warm for how light and thin the jacket is!!  Not full on winter warm, but in the autumn and spring, this thin layer of fabric will in most cases be enough outerwear on top of a shirt or tee.

Also I like the jacket for travels, with it's light weight and small footprint, should I want to take it off and stuff it in a backpack.  The numerous pockets is also a huge plus for me!

Only downside I have of the jacket is the very slight "scratchy" noise of the material, but I guess that's unavoidable with all synthetic materials.

It was the review by @Cutlasshound that sold me on the previous iteration of the jacket, though it would be fitting to share it here:

Rarely do I write about things in any detail on the forum, as time would have me busy doing other things.  However I feel that this one deserves something more from me.

One of my biggest problems in life is jackets. I love them. I have a lot of them. One thing that has been lacking for quite some time though, is a decent technical jacket.

I have an old Nike ACG one that performed admirably for years but is now fucked. I also have a Ma.Strum jacket which is based on a coat from the Massimo Osti archives. Its great but it is neither black,nor is it remotely breathable.

I have encountered many that I have liked, but there has always been some issue. Either cost has been ridiculous (Acronym, Veilance, Norse Projects); they have too much or no insulation; are a slim cut (Acronym); or suffer from bad reviews/quality issues (Ten-C).

I had given up my quest. It was however resurrected a fee weeks ago, when whilst sat watching a Quins match, i was smashed in the face/torso by pissing rain and wind for a solid hour. Bugger this I thought, so the search recommenced, only to encounter the same problems.

I had always had my eye on the Quilted Riders jacket. Sort of dismissed it though, as I didnt think that it would suit my needs (warm / ligtweight / breathable / good for layering). Furthermore, it reminded me of the quilted Barbour jackets that have become so popular in recent years and I was not convinced the sizing would work.

Fate had me in Gosport last week and, naturally, within 30 seconds of walking through the door my resolve to not buy anything suffered a catastrophic failure.

As soon as I tried this on, realisation struck that this thing is seriously underrated and understated. It is incredibly lightweight, smart and has excellent insulation properties. Not only that, it is also breathable, which is essential for me as I have a high body temperature most if the time.  The comparison between this and the quilted Barbour jackets is also remiss as this just oozes quality.

The nylon shell has a nice sheen to it and is absolutely wind proof.  I have not yet worn it in a downpour but in a light drizzle the outer worked effectively as a membrane to repel water.

The cuffs and internal collar are constructed from a nice tightly woven nit and the large standup collar has a lovely soft lining.

The insulation is compact, which means that the jacket does not suffer from being overly bulky.  I should also be able to use it as a liner with some of my other coats (RMC M-65 springs to mind, although not tried it yet).

The slanted pockets on the side have a popper fastening. The opening slightly overlaps the inner, which works efficiently at protecting contents and is very practical.

Re sizing, I went for an XXL in the end. I am normally an XL in work shirts, L in tshirts and a XXL in westerns/vests.

Of all the things that I have bought from IH in the last two years, this is the thing that has really come out of the left field for me. When i get the chance I will certainly post some fit pics over the next week or two.

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I also have the first version of this jacket and can attest to the sheer warmth with it on.  I would even go as far to say that if you're doing something physically active whilst wearing this jacket, it may be too warm to wear.  Of course depending on how quickly your body creates heat, but shovelling snow or out on a brisk walk and I'm starting to get over-toasty!

I really like the khaki color, if I didn't already have the version 1 jacket that fits me like a glove, then I would have snatched up the khaki flavour!

@Giles, have you considered making a bottom/pants version with the same design ethos as the jacket?  Perhaps an overall?

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