ACRONYM was founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh with a focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel. Through its eponymous brand, as well as its numerous contract design projects, Acronym has been instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users.
Hand brushed and hand knit from a 'fleece yarn' blend of Suri alpaca, merino sheep, and nylon fibres, NG5-PU is a simple solution to winter comfort. The gaiter is composed of two different knit structures: the main body is an open grid pattern to reduce weight and bulk, while the central stripe is denser to provide more coverage. To regain the halo (fluffiness) of the yarn, that is partially lost when the yarn is knit, NG5-PU is brushed by hand upon completion.