Any chance of getting rid of sorrygillian's posts please? I know people don't generally pay attention to the 'sticky' topics because they don't move, but the top 2 have both been spammed. Along with a few others.
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Don't criticize the spam here. If I ever decide to buy a 1989 Toyota Tercel, I'll need a trusted source for parts.
Well if you want a north face discount you might have to be quick in case they do get removed.
North Face has good quality stuff, but don't like the logo thing. And, some of the people who wear it in the US are a little, well, you know. It's all Patagonia all the time for me.
North Face products have a totally polar (excuse the pun) demographic if you live in the North of England Rikkor. It usually means you're either in a gang, or you're a middle aged rambler. Yes, it's cold here.
Move a little further north, and North Face is a winter essential.
I higher end product, beyond the reach of the gangs, which is worn by many people purely to stay warm in the depths of winter.
Have no idea what a "polar" demographic is, nor do I know what a "rambler" is. From the context, they don't sound complimentary. I buy Patagonia outerwear as I sometimes refuse to be out-snobbed on labels. Of course, the real manly reverse-snobs here wear Carharrt everything. Carharrt make clothes that workers wear in grain silos or on oil rigs.
I hoped never to wear a outer jacket of any kind ever again, but bad economics forced me away from the California desert.
In Iowa, where I have lived, you have to plug your car in at night. I think the little heater heats the engine oil. That's even with the car in the garage. And Iowa is not even close to the coldest place in the US.
I am probably wrong, but I doubt anyone in northern Britain has to plug the car in at night.
For the past two winters, I've had to put a blanket over the windscreen of my car at night while it was parked in the garage. Also, as my car is a little older, the seals aren't quite what they were, and as a result I've had ice on the inside even with the blanket and it being indoors.
I've never had to plug it in though, perhaps because it's diesel, and therefore has a lower freezing point. I don't know if that would have any bearing, but I know my old petrol car would 'bing' at me if I tried to start it below a certain temperature.
Never knew TNF was fashionable. Should I immediately pass my hill walking jacket onto my 14 year old son as an aid to ritualised courtship? I bought it as an essential item in Inverness for rain/snow/sun(occasionally)/sleet proofing.
Can confirm from trips to Minneapolis that they do indeed 'plug their cars' in to stop the oil in the sump freezing into wax when it gets down to -30F. And that I35 bridge fell down largely because of the continual freeze thaw cycle that makes the Minnesotan highways such a rutted mess. However the inland U.S. tends to get a very dry cold that is bitter, but not wet. In fact many of my Minnesotan colleagues affirmed on their visits here that the Inverness Winters were worse in many respects, because whilst it may have been warmer relatively, the combination of cold and wet and wind was more sapping than the dry freeze they were used to. (As the wind blows the freezing water off you it evaporates taking masses of heat along with it.)
Rikkor: Did kind of mangle the language there, but why change a habit of a lifetime. I find it really interesting how certain labels suddenly become popular with unlikely groups, usually to the chagrin of the company.
My only experience of American gangs is watching TV, but the lads in gangs around here wear all black track-suits and North Face jackets. I think it's because when they pull up the hoods they can cover their whole face too.
Your're right, it doesn't get massively cold here but it is chilly quite a lot. I read an article about the winters they have in Russia. Apparently a lot of people who wear metal glasses return home not realising the frames have frozen to their face; they take the glasses off and tear the flesh from their temples and the bridge of their nose. Nasty.
Abercrombie & Fitch
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