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  1. Lately, I've been dreaming of a J69-S. It's one of my favorite jackets but because of the tight fit, the GT ends up being super close to your skin and you have to wash it way more often to avoid delam... Basically everything -S.

  2. SSENSE now carrying Acronym...

    Seems like quantities are way higher this season and will continue to be moving forward with new stockists and virtually everything still in stock. 

  3. 11 hours ago, LowLevelViolence said:

    Yeah, buying secondhand :mellow:

    To clarify, I was referring to wearing what you already have, not buying new stuff. 

  4. On 4/1/2020 at 12:43 PM, BRICK DOM said:

    C1-am looks pretty good for the next several months of working from home. Idk about y'all but I'm gonna get even less wear from my acronym with the current situation lol.

    While I admit I haven't gotten to wear any ACR gear lately, when I do have to go outside, is there anything that feels more appropriate to the current state of affairs than Acronym right now?

    Unrelated: Does anyone else think the J1L is absolute garbage? All of those features on a long coat just looks out of place to me. Much prefer the J39 / J46 / 53 / 62. Also underwhelmed by the J47, one of my favorite shells ever. Seems like at the very least they could add a shake-dry hood like they have with similar models, but even so, that hood was/is comically small. A J47 with a removable hood would be the perfect shell IMO.

  5. Something I forgot to acknowledge re: J58 is that all of the 1.2 “changes” that Errolson mentioned on IG already existed on version 1.1...

    The only main difference between .1 and .2 is the primaloft gold active. 

  6. 42 minutes ago, solographik said:

    Thanks for the detailed write-up. Kind of a bummer that it’s still the same warmth. 

    how does the large fit you relative to the medium? I also have the 1.0 in a Medium and was considering sizing up 1 in the 1.2 for more of a looser fit. Does this jacket work slightly oversized?

    Any of the jackets I've bought in the last few years that fit "profile", I've gone a size up and I've been very happy with the results. The 58 works really well because the cinch at the waist still creates a slimmer silhouette. 

  7. Received my J58 V1.2 today. Paid $230 for customs at 4.2% + 15% tariff b/c Made in China. Quality seems the same if not better, especially around the piping of the elastic. The way the collar sits is also different. It's more straight across while the 1.0 was more rounded. 

    Warmth and feel of the jacket feel nearly identical to 1.0. A quick walk around the block in around 25° F NYC weather and I was quite warm with a long sleeve underneath. 

    I weighed old v. new and the Primaloft version is about 20g heavier overall (though, the new one is a large v. the old one is a medium). The extra padding in the pockets are wonderful (v. cozy) and the bilateral pockets are a huge plus. Elastic feels about the same to me in terms of tightness.

    Aesthetically, the biggest difference I noticed was the height of the collar (1.2 on the left). The snaps on the wrists have also been reversed so there are two sockets and one stud, instead of vice versa.

    I still feel like this jacket is better worn on its own. Underneath a shell, it always felt quite tight with anything more than a tee.


  8. Just bought a J58 to replace my V1 (too small). I'm a little skeptical that primaloft gold active will be as warm as climashield, but happy the price didn't increase from the last release. Anyone have any experience with primaloft gold active?

    If the weight is a factor, hopefully warmth will be on par as V1.2 is actually 30 grams heavier (534 v. 504).

  9. Tried on the new SD fabric on the J44 today and I was really impressed. Fabric is much heavier than standard stotz and has a great drape. The J44 isn't my favorite silhouette, but I'm really excited to see what they do with it in future seasons. 

  10. 1 hour ago, hentaiyarou69 said:

    Can someone comment on J1A-GT 2.2 sizing vs J47A-GT sizing? 

    Basically my J47A fits nicely around the chest and tummy but the sleeves are a couple of cm too short cause of my broad shoulders. Also, I find the hood to be quite tight. 

    I'm currently wearing a size M J47A, would a size L J1A-GT give me a bit more sleeve length and hood size? 

    I've owned a J47-GT and J1A 2.2. Sizing is tough to compare IMO because the patterns are so different but the J1A is much roomier than the J47. A J58 underneath the 47 was always very tight with anything more than a tee base layer. I have plenty of room and movement with the 58 and J1a together. 

  11. 1 hour ago, HeckHouse said:

    J67 arrived! Fit doesn’t seem to match the measurements on the site—it’s right in line with the J69. Fits like a lightweight, weatherproof hoodie. I’m a big fan of the material. Apologies that the hair is obscuring the hood.

    Not surprised the measurements are more like J69. The fit in product shots looks almost identical. Are you able to flip the collar over like with the 69 or is the collar too padded from the hood? 

  12. 2 hours ago, darkart said:

    just to point out one problem of J67, It is single zipper instead of double, no extra zipper to relax waste area. 

    The cut looks nearly identical to the J69 so from experience, the double zipper isn't an issue because it's cut so short. You also have the snap closure / plus escape zip if your'e sitting down. 

    New storm hood mechanism looks incredible. Interesting that none of the product shots show the collar down when the hood is stowed.  

    3 hours ago, meccaNIZM said:

    Ya, j67 is :o

    picked up the cape... have to see if it’s as engineered as the product shots suggest, or if it’s just a poncho compared to the CP2. I think i like the BLK/RAF j36 better... but seems I’m alone in that respect. Funny the j1a didn’t come, I saw there were issues at the “new” factory and it’s been delayed. Maybe the FO version will show up soon!?!!

    Where did you see that there were issues at the factory?

  13. On 4/9/2019 at 9:00 PM, brainerd666 said:

    The GT Pro noisiness is my biggest gripe. Feels and sounds like you’re wearing a damn tarp. A tarp that breathes a little.  

     Paclite is sooooooo luxe, quiet, and comfy by comparison. The facing fabric on my J34GT-PL just feels awesome and gives more of that ninja vibe. I know it’s not as element proof as the top tier gt pro, but the trade offs are worth it IMO. Really wish ACR would revisit using that shit. 

    You're in luck. J61 in Paclite coming FW1920.

  14. 15 minutes ago, RodG said:

    $428 duties on the J1A in the US is a big oof. My last acrnm purchase wasn't even close to that much tax. Has anyone ever had luck getting an adjustment on that with UPS? 6201.99.8030 should still work right? GT is man-made fiber and it'd fall under 'anorak, windbreaker, and similar articles', but would I have to prove that?

    As for the jacket itself, I like the folded down collar way more than I thought I would, and the look with the hood attached less than I thought I would. With the hood on I think I prefer the old look. The logo tape seems a bit far back, but I'm also used to vertical logo tape. All the details I have checked so far (hardware, seam tape, zipper pulls etc.,) have seemed equivalent or purposefully different (shiny vs not shiny zips) from my J28. Though I do think the sling is a bit stiffer and more coarse than that of the J28 (but I'm not sure how much wear has to do with that). I've noticed that the hand pockets have like a dart (??) to provide more fabric/space on the inside, which is cool. I don't know if old models had that or not but the J28 doesn't for sure.


    I could keep going, but the rest of my opinions really only have to do with comparing it to the only other acronym jacket I have so I'll leave that to be continued later.

    Any requests for detail pics?

    I spoke to UPS and gave the code 6201.99.8030 and my duties were reduced to $65. If you already paid duties though, it's extremely difficult to get them reduced. 

    Few initial thoughts: 

    Collar – I've liked the folded collar since they originally showed 2.2 with the 3A-1s, and it really is a great refinement. With the last J1A, I always ended up folding the collar over anyways. I don't like the collar up as much, as the collar seems really skinny and high, so its less proportional than previous J1A's, especially without the hood. 

    Gravity Pockets –The redesigned gravity pockets are an improvement too. Much less in the way, and easier to open and close the zips.

    Zippers – I wonder why they decide to keep the shiny zippers vs. the matte zippers on other jackets (like J47). Aesthetically, I like both but the matte zippers feel way smoother to me. 

    Fit – The sizes on the site were identical to the previous version but it seems a bit boxier. With a J58 underneath, I have much more radial movement than I recall with the last version. Although, it has been a couple years since I last owned it. 

    Hood – Perfect. The shape is great, and it no longer has those flaps that the last version did. The flaps always bothered the hell out of me so I'm happy they got rid of them. I'm also able to get the hood over my head with the storm collar all the way zipped, which I've not always been able to do with other ACRNM jackets. 

  15. 47 minutes ago, jeddyhsu said:

    Extremely interesting neck and collar design. Anyone else notice anything new?

    Here's what I noticed:

    • New hood
    • New collar (This collar is also fundamentally different than even the J69, which doesn't include a collar stand)
    • Second snap higher on the jacket (as they've done on many recent jackets like J47 / J69 / J66, etc.)
    • Hidden snap at bottom of zip
    • Black snaps (old ones were silver)
    • Added back hitch tab (from OG version)
    • Also first time I can recall them actually listing the models heights which is probably very useful for people new to the brand

  16. Has anyone washed any of the jackets with reverse raw edges (like the J66 or J69) yet? Curious if a wash increases the amount of fraying. 

  17. 38 minutes ago, junkie_dolphin said:

    So I’ve always been a bit baffled by the measurements given for Acronym’s sizing charts. Always assumed I was a medium, but when I tried on the J58 I found it too tight through the chest, and I’ve had a similar problem with some SISP jackets.

    So my question is: do you guys take the same size in Veilance that you do in Acronym? What about mainline Arc’teryx? I’m solidly a medium in both, so it would help to know how the two brands compare. One guy told me he sizes up for Acronym vs. Arc’teryx.

    Really depends on the fit of each Acronym jacket. My general rule is that I size up for Profile fitting jackets and stay with my regular size for Straight fitting jackets. J58 is tight in the chest because the fit is Profile and supposed to layer underneath shells. 

  18. 3 hours ago, Holger said:

    Can you share your measurements as well? I got the Jacket yesterday in Medium and I am 180cm, 77kg and 105cm chest measurement. I really love the jacket but I am afraid it is a little bit too small for me and I am a big fan of oversizing too :). Not sure if I am able to get a bigger size somewhere, but keep a jacket which does not fit properly is also not an option. many thx in advance.

    I am 6'1 (185cm), and same weight as you. Not sure what my chest measurement is ATM but with "Straight" fit jackets, I have always worn a Medium. On recent "Profile" shells like J62-S and J69, I sized up to a Large. The J74 is the first time I sized up on a "Straight" fit jacket. I tried both M and L but the Large just seemed to drape way better. 

    The way Umit is wearing the J74 is how the Medium fit me whereas the way Lenny is wearing the Medium is how the Large fits me if that helps. 

  19. 24 minutes ago, CARLOOA said:

    So first impressions on the J74-PX. Again, I'm 5'9", 180lbs. 40" chest measurement, 39R US suit size. Walk ~3/4 mile to work, walk my dog 1.5–2 miles a day. Live in Seattle. Current temperature ranges from 45–60F rainy, though not right now.

    Fit: Sized perfectly. Less constricting than the 50/51/58 fit. Looser shoulders and looser midsection comparatively. No riding up as the hem isn't as constricting—terminates a little past hips. Sleeve hem also slightly looser. I think the fit is perfect. The hood is ample with the perfect angle to avoid pulling your head down to create nerd neck. I would not size up at all.

    Finish: Aux zip works. Fabric is more dull than recent SI:SP pertex iterations. Ripstop reinforcement not visible if there is any. Face fabric is so thin that even getting the slight flap in the zipper doesn't prevent zipping. Main zip appear to be vislon polymer zips and pulls. Two-way closure is always finicky but tolerable. Arm and front pocket storage have locking reverse coil vislons.

    Function: Alpha is good for 45-50 when moving. Let me be clear, if you're looking for straight static warmth, this is not the jacket for you. If you're in like 30F, you will be cold with this as your only midlayer. Weight is great but not as light as an Atom SL, probably best comparable is Dyadic Comp Hoody and it's roughly 100 grams less. Better than both I think. Great insulation; Climashield tends to make me overheat on my morning walk to work and walking my dog; Alpha has not. Face is definitely not windproof entirely but that's probably to facilitate breathability. Recent Acronym with the exception of the J28 have been quite trim even cut for insulators so this loft is preferable to me—low restriction in radial arm movement and through the midsection. The front and back entry front pockets are a revelation as well. My favorite part is the hood though, it makes my 61GT have some structure to it and keeps my bald head warm.

    Probably an acronym piece that I won't sell. If you know me, I've cycled through quite a bit. 

    I got mine today too. I actually sized up from M to L, and while the fit is slightly oversized, I like how relaxed it fits and appreciate the extra length. The face fabric is so silky its extremely easy to layer with. I can wear a hoodie, J74, and a hardshell, and still have complete mobility. With my J58, there is no way I could layer a hoodie underneath. I couldn't agree more with the double sided entry front pockets too; they're perfect.

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