Acronym was founded in 1994 by Errolson Hugh and Michaela Sachenbacher. It started life as an independent design agency and has now evolved into having it’s own namesake functional / technical clothing collection.
As the name suggests, J1W is the wide–body iteration of the ?CRO?YM? J1A. Larger and broader than ever, it has been re–patterned to cover and conceal the widest range of bodies, layers, and load bearing configurations to date. Standard non–standard J1A features include a newly engineered TensionZip? Flak pocket, zipless reloadable GravityPockets? (smoother, faster, lighter), and a 40 denier face fabric made from recycled nylon yarns laminated to Gore–Tex® with Paclite® Plus product technology (the 4th generation of Paclite membranes).
J1A was the first ever jacket designed by Acronym. Originally conceived in the years between 1999 and 2001, it is the progenitor of the Type 2371*, and of every other Acronym jacket that has followed.
J1W–GTPL is the culmination of everything we have learned about building apparel since that time. Everything is new. Everything is the same. The very idea of ?CRO?YM? rendered in physical, wearable form. A carefully balanced array of functional and aesthetic systems presented here in completely remastered form. Asymmetric. Dynamic. ?CRO?YM? among equals.
Combine with 3A–1 or 3A–3TS for full INTEROPS? functionality.
Built with Gore–Tex® Paclite Plus Product Technology.
*Together with 3A–1, the Type 2371 jacket was released in 2002 as one of the main components of ACR KIT–1. KIT–1 was the first commercially available Acronym product.