Nike Lab has brought in the design talents of Errolson Hugh (Founder of ACRONYM) to help re-launch Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear) with this collection of pieces that fit firmly into the techwear category. A big emphasis of the items was fit, and the idea of creating pieces that made movement effortless and fluid while still providing protection from the elements. You can expect much of the utilitarian details that might be found in something by ACRONYM but with the influence of Nike sports heritage.
For me the best item in the collection were the 2-in-1 men’s jacket (the one with the more subtle tonal branding) and the Responder Backpack. They don’t come cheap though with the retail price being set at $550 and $300 respectively. The release includes the ACG 2-in-1 men’s jacket, ACG Tech Fleece men’s pants, ACG Tech Fleece Funnel men’s sweatshirt, ACG Pocket men’s T-shirt, ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB, ACG Lunarterra Arktos and the ACG Responder backpack. As techwear continues to play a bigger role in the men’s market, it’s great to see that Nike is jumping in with a forward- thinking collection that doesn’t pull any punches.
Nike ACG is available today at Nike Lab.