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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2016, 09:52:11 am »
@Graeme I've just ordered one.

As I wrote earlier I'm planning on using this "off label", fitted over tees/henley's in the summer. Because of that, I haven't been able to decide how to size it so I'm having an M and an L sent out, and I'll send one back. The lightweight nature of the garment and the published chest measurement of the M leads me to believe it will fit but it may be too short. The wind up here can make a 20C summers day feel like 12C so I'm hoping it will be a useful bit of kit.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2016, 01:09:15 pm »
Bad selfie of my IHV-24 over leathers.



I normally take an XXL in IH, and this is an XXXL. It looks about right here, and bear in mind that the fit will be snugger when I add a back protector into the mix.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2016, 09:21:50 am »
Looks like the perfect fit.

Mine came and it's going to do exactly what I hoped it would. No one should be surprised, but it's a cracking bit of kit. Considering it's effectively made of nylon it's almost luxurious. The material has a silky sheen to it and drapes well. The branded snaps are brilliant, the collar snaps are a nice touch and the type III cut looks really sharp in a modern material. It really works as an alternative to the denim type III's. Looks badass while being functional.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 11:01:11 am »
Really provides a lot of insulation. -10C today and I threw my N-1 over this and I was toasty.


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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2017, 01:00:55 pm »
Great fit @neph93, such a clean look!

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2017, 01:17:41 pm »
Great fit @neph93, such a clean look!

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Thank you, and kudos on your Shearling vest. It looks great and having seen your pics it's on my list now.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2017, 11:40:26 am »
I'm just going to spam this thread everytime I wear the bad boy.


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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2017, 02:16:47 am »
This is an amazing bit of kit. Very practical for layering and insanely windproof.

As @neph93 said previously, it looks pretty sharp in this fabric. The brass snaps really set it off too.

The lighting in my flat is fucking crap but here it is under my Simmons Bilt....




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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2017, 04:29:42 pm »
Gotta say I'm really close on this one.  Been looking to pick up an IH vest but not entirely sure this fits my style.  Obviously no one can help me with that, but for those of you that do have it, are you finding it to be relatively versatile?  It seems like it would be, but sometimes those things that seem versatile end up falling in a zone where it's too light for cold weather and too heavy for warm weather.

I'm probably overthinking it but I figured I'd give you enablers a chance to do your thing, and there's not a ton of discussion on this guy.  Why do I need this?
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IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 05:56:18 pm »
^ All depends on how you size it and how you intend to wear it. I ordered mine to wear over tee's and henley's as an extra, windproofing layer in the mild weather months between may and september.  Turns out it works great under heavier jackets in the cold AF months too. So for me it's a real bargain.

A word to the wise, it's windproofing qualities are superb. It was c2- and blowing here today and I wore it under my N-1. Toasty. I changed it out to test run a superblack denim vest and noticed the wind much, much more. So it's effectively better at keeping you warm than a 21oz denim vest. The trade off is it doesn't breath much. Just means you have to open it up to let all the warm out, but it's worth knowing.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2017, 07:45:51 pm »
@neph93 Thanks for the reply and that's a really good point.

I think I mostly plan on a vest for wearing over shirt jackets and UHFs in the winter months.  I'm a pretty warm person, and I usually get by in the winter with wool shirt jackets and a scarf, or even just a UHF.  I prefer shirt jackets without hand warmer pockets, though, and one function of the vest would be to provide a little extra layer if necessary, but a bonus would be to have those hand warmer pockets.  Basically I could think of it as adding an optional wind resistant torso with hand warmer pockets.

Think I just answered my question.
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IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2017, 08:05:26 pm »
@tvenuto  sounds to me like this might be perfect for you in that case. It keeps the wind out and the warmth in. The zip plus snaps can be used to regulate the warmth.

Regarding sizing I'd go for your regular UHF size. I'm an XL in most UHF's and I wear this as an L over tee's. I'd have bought an XL to wear over my UHF's.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2017, 06:38:21 am »
@tvenuto I can echo everything that @neph93 has said.  This is a really great vest, and it's been quite versatile.  One of the best features that hasn't been mentioned is that it packs down quite small and takes up little room in a bag, if you're traveling.  I used this as my only piece of outerwear during a 4 day trip last week to San Francisco (~40F), and paired with a UHF, I stayed plenty warm.

For sizing, I wear a L in UHFs, M in work shirts, and I took a M in this vest.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2017, 09:22:39 am »
One of the best features that hasn't been mentioned is that it packs down quite small and takes up little room in a bag, if you're traveling. 

Excellent point! It's not bulky at all, considering its insulating properties, and it doesn't matter if you stuff it in a bag as it doesn't crease.

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Re: IHV-24 - Black Cordura® Trucker Vest
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2017, 05:19:53 pm »
This has been a fantastic vest - I wear it almost every day, and it shows zero wear.  Paired with a UHF, I'm toasty warm down to about 40*F.  Below that I put on the IHV-22 (N-1 alpaca vest).