What could easily top our list of jackets of the year, the J1W-GTPL is the latest pick from perennial top outerwear brand ACRONYM. The brand refers to it as “the culmination of everything we have learned about building apparel since the legendary release of the Type 2371 jacket in 2002,” and through the lens of a techwear diehard, you can see why.
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand we’ll say this, for better or worse, you won’t find an outerwear brand on the planet that goes to the extreme lengths for innovation that does Errolson Hugh and ACRONYM. In every collection, each model demands attention for its use of technical materials, vertical integration between models, and application of left-of-field accessories – think Airpod holders and gravity pockets – it’s truly shocking. To the point that if you’re at all fashion or gear minded you’ll want one.
Equally shocking is the price point. We could write a 1000-word essay on the means to which ACRONYM justifies its price, but there’s no getting around the fact it’s uber expensive. Reserved for the rich, famous, and stupid (like us) it’s a favourite amongst fashion conscience celebrities such as John Mayer. And although we don’t own an ACRONYM piece – and likely never will – it’s impossible not to lust in the brand’s never-ending search for high-end functional fashion. Let’s check it out.
The ACRONYM J1W-GTPL
That brings us to the ACRONYM J1W-GTPL and as a warning, this is going to get very technical.
Presented as a wide-body version of the most famous ACRONYM jacket of all – the J1A – this model provides extra size for layering and allows the concealment of a number of bodies and load-bearing configurations (INTEROPS system). A number of standard features are presented here, including;
- Newly engineered TensionZip Flak pocket.
- Zipless reloadable GravityPockets (smoother, faster, lighter).
- 40 denier face fabric made from recycled nylon yarns laminated to Gore-Tex with Paclite Plus.
And that’s not all, ACRONYM has integrated a number of Subsystems into the jacket. Remember when we mentioned vertical product integration? Well, this is where the magic happens. The brand offers a list of products that will transform the J1W into its own load-bearing structure, housing insulated pieces, bags, and accessories both internally and externally. This is best showcased in the video above and further explained in the images below.
For the ultimate techwear fit we recommend combining the J1W-GTPL with 3A-1 or 3A-3TS for full INTEROPS functionality. The ACRONYM J1W-GTPL is available online now from the official ACRONYM store as well as retailers like Supply Store in Australia, priced at $2,659.95 AUD and 1,672.00 EUR. For help with sizing, refer to the table below.
ACRONYM J1W-GTPL Size Guide