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  1. Acronym.

    yeah and also you can don and doff the jacket without taking it off, even put it on with only one hand. Definitely looks cooler external though.
  2. Acronym.

    I just got the J1A-GTV, just 4 days after ordering. Some quick thoughts: I was unsure about the color, but as expected, when I took it out of the box and tried it on I loved it. This is kinda why I'm willing to buy Acronym on faith... whenever I've been on the fence, I've always ended up pleased. It might be true that the 2.5L Goretex quieter or tents out less, but if so it's not by enough to matter. Still feels like a rigid crinkly jacket. It's been awhile since I had a J1A-GT but the fit feels the same if not slightly slimmer. The interior feels totally different from 3L... it's much less slippery. They sent me a free Vapormax tee, awesome There are no inner jacketsling hooks. Fuck me. I wonder if it's because of the backer material, or if they're fully committed to external jacket slings only from now on? Despite how awesome the jacket is I'm probably going to end up selling or trading it because of this... the inner jacketsling is the one gimmick I absolutely love
  3. Acronym.

    I grabbed a J1A-GTV. Really hope that unlike the PL it has internal jacketsling loops.
  4. Acronym.

    If you're in the US you don't actually have to pay duties on the shoes because they're under $800.
  5. Acronym.

    That's nuts, what season was that? Maybe the "paclite" is totally different? I can't find any hard evidence that there are multiple versions of Paclite, but the J1A-GTPL is vastly less rigid than the pro shell on both my J43A and my Veilance monitor.
  6. The ACRONYM Community Sales Thread

    I'm going to be listing my J1A-GTPL in S on grailed soon. Sick jacket but I've too many light raincoats. I'm trying to sell it at net-0 with shipping/duties/imports. If anyone wants to get at it before I list it, send me a PM. It's probably like $2600 all in but I'll have a specific number when I get home. EDIT: sorry I'm high, I forgot I successfully switched the duty code. Total is $2,102.27 plus fees and shipping. Jacket was $1,959.85, duties were $142.42. with fees and all, probably about $2,250.
  7. Acronym.

    I hear you all on price, but I fear the reality is we're not going to be seeing Acronym Goretex Pro jackets going for less than $2,500 anymore. So IMO, although worries about "Acronym inflation" are fair, complaints about this specific jacket's price relative to what you're used to paying for e.g. the J1A-GT are misguided. So, putting price aside, I'm gonna be the outlier and say the J1A-GTPL is great. it's the first paclite jacket I've owned, and I really like the drape. I've got a J43A-GT and while it's sick, it definitely tents out if I sit down or even lean a bit because GTX Pro is so rigid. This is much more like normal fabric. Dunno what you guys mean about feeling cheap, I'm not getting that vibe at all, though it's much lighter in texture. Feels like halfway between the J1A-GT and what I imagine a J1A-WS would feel like. And the color blocking is great. Also, while Acronym has made some great jackets, the J1A is really just... something else. As for performance, we'll have to see when the rain comes... my understanding is that they've done a few iterations of paclite and it's improved since the first cuts, but I don't have anything to compare it to. The lack of internal jacket sling loops is a real bummer. Of all the neat gimmicks and features Acronym has, I've found the jacket sling setup far and away the most useful. Overall, I'm not sure whether to keep it. I've a GT-J34 in the mail and I'm going to sell one of the two, so I guess I'll decide when that arrives.
  8. Acronym.

    For the J1A I paid $1,959.85 USD which was converted from €1,495.04 EDIT: shipping to NYC
  9. Acronym.

    Whew I got ahold of the J1A in S, those went fast. Never owned paclite so I'm curious to see how it compares to the rest of the goretex lineup.
  10. Acronym.

    Nope. I guess I could have slid down something and forgot, but afaik just normal wear, about as much as you. The only thing I can think of is that I have weightlifter thighs, but it's stretchy fabric so it shouldn't matter.
  11. Acronym.

    Thanks for the info, I'll try that. Now that I look, I notice the wear is really only on the right side. At this point I wonder if I may have mounted something abrasive on the tecsys there. I'll try taking the addons off and depilling to see if it stops the wear.
  12. Acronym.

    Does anyone have any observations on the longevity of the DS Acronym uses? I've got a pair of P10TS-DS that are showing worrisome pilling. Pardon the creative description, but it's kind of on the area of your ass that flattens when you flex your glutes. I've got some Outlier pants that are also dryskin, but those don't wear at all in this way. On the other hand, they feel much more... synthetic.
  13. Acronym.

    What was the retail price on the bags this time?
  14. Acronym.

    I see. I don't think Hotoveli had anything from today's drop specifically.
  15. Acronym.

    What makes you say this? I was there when they opened and he said they hadn't gotten anything new. They do have a J46U-WS in S though, surprisingly.