After a decade out of the limelight, spring/summer saw the return of Nike’s iconic ACG collection. All Conditions Gear fans rejoice, as the collection is again making its return with a fall ready capsule.
ACG was first popularised in the late 80’s/early 90’s after Nike realised their running shoes just weren’t cut out for hours of trekking across mountain ridges in the sun and rain. More needed to be done to ensure the wearer felt comfortable in an outdoor environment without having to worry about whether their kit was up to par. Shoes in the early 80’s (pre ACG branding) that encompassed the outdoor mentality were the Lava Dome, Lava High, and Magma, a trio that came in low to high varieties dependent on the user’s preference. A vibrant colour palette would also sit tightly alongside deep brown suede, thick sponged mesh or hard wearing leather.
Outerwear followed a similar suit, GoreTex and other breathable, functional materials were implemented into multi pocket jackets that let the wear take control of their environment. Saturated hues were aligned with the footwear, and strikingly memorable combinations iconic jackets that are few and far between to track down nowadays.
The summer collection really was an accurate representation of heritage ranges gone by, and the autumn drop is certainly no different. Designed with the outdoors in mind, the latest collection is full of bold colour combinations on technical outerwear pieces. The capsule consists of mix-up colour panelled fleeced gilets, hoodies, and a technical nylon rucksack – all donning the iconic triangle insignia.
The Nike ACG Apparel Collection will be available online and in selected size? stores on Saturday 25th of August.