the 2014 NIKELab ACG collection
 
the 2014 NIKELab ACG collection the 2014 NIKELab ACG collection
dec 17, 2014

the 2014 NIKELab ACG collection

NIKELab ACG collection

 

 

today NIKE presented the 2014 NIKELab its ACG (All Conditions Gear) collection, repositioning the ACG category to deliver sport utility for the city. spanning outerwear, footwear and portable storage, the collection is designed to meet the demands for mobility and weather protection in any urban setting. the new ACG collection was designed in collaboration with errolson hugh of acronym® an independent design agency focused on the unification of style and technology in apparel. working together, hugh and nike designers reassessed contemporary athletic needs by challenging convention and combining pioneering materials such as nike tech fleece, nike dri-fit wool and nike flyknit with the berlin-based designer errolson hugh’s knowledge of fit, apparel construction and the functionality needed for everyday life.

 

 

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‘our question was, what can we build with ACG that no one else can build? how do we ensure, beyond being technically superb, that this is distinctively nike? we came back to athleticism, and the athlete being at NIKE’s core. setting the athlete down in the center of the urban landscape really brought it all home for us.

 

specifically looking at athletes, there’s a stance that’s universal to all sports. in martial arts it’s often called the ‘ready’ or ‘neutral’ stance, and it’s a precursor to just about any type of movement. your center of gravity is neutral, but it’s dropped. your ankles, knees and elbows are bent. you’re in a kind of half-crouch, but you’re looking forwards.

 

for ACG, we drafted the fit block with that posture rather than the typical straight-limbed static one. so readiness is physically encoded into the silhouette of the collection. we call it the all conditions fit because it suggests the ability to transition to any movement and to any situation.’ – errolson hugh, co-founder of acronym® 

 

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NIKELab ACG flyknit trainer chukka SFB

 

 

NIKELab ACG flyknit trainer chukka SFB is a comfortable and durable footwear solution designed to be worn for long periods of time. enhanced durability is delivered through several key features. a protective skin has been added to the toe and heel, and defender repellent systems™ spray has been applied to the upper for all-over water resistance. in addition, the shoe features a rugged, NIKE free-inspired outsole with hard rubber in the toe and heel and sticky rubber on the forefoot for added traction.

 

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NIKELab ACG flyknit trainer chukka SFB

 

 

a synthetic wool yarn is double knitted into the lining, blending into the NIKE flyknit upper for added warmth and a soft feel. the sockliner is perforated for breathability and includes foam pads under the heel and forefoot for extra cushioning. as the foot moves, NIKE dynamic flywire loosens and tightens for an adaptive fit.

 

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NIKELab ACG 2 in 1 jacket

 

 

the NIKElab ACG 2 in 1 men’s jacket has been painstakingly engineered for the athlete in the urban context who transitions between diverse activities throughout the day. it is the ultimate expression of the all conditions fit that underpins the ACG collection. tailored to the ready stance, the jacket is roomy enough to move with the athlete’s body, helping the wearer navigate the city with zero distraction.

 

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NIKELab ACG 2 in 1 jacket

 

 

employing a waterproof GORE-TEX® three-layer fabric, the NIKELab ACG 2 in 1 jacket equips the wearer for the harsh elements of the city. it also features an integrated liner that can be worn alone. the liner and shell collars zip together at the neckline, an optimal connection point to make the two layers move and feel as one. a storm collar includes a deployable hood designed to maintain structural stability even in the fiercest wind conditions. the jacket’s pockets are constructed as tools for everyday use, with an emphasis on maximized storage, ease of access, weather protection and security.

 

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NIKELab ACG 2 in 1 jacket

 

 

stacked chest pockets are connected via media ports, allowing the wearer to run his headphones underneath the lining of the jacket. with room for a wallet, phone or small notebook, these pockets keep valuables close to the body for security while creating a stealthy, architecturally sculpted aesthetic. the jacket also features reflective ACG graphics, helping the wearer remain visible in low-light conditions.

 

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NIKELab ACG responder backpack

 

 

the NIKELab ACG responder backpack is an ultra-durable urban backpack evolved from the military-inspired NIKE SFS responder backpack. it features the innovative NIKE quad zip: an X-shaped four-way zipper system that provides supremely easy access; the wearer can quickly get to items anywhere inside the bag by unzipping individual sections as needed. interior pockets stow a range of large and small objects, from a 15-inch laptop to a pair of shoes. a pocket on the top of the backpack is lined with fleece materials to protect sunglasses or a cell phone. removable MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) side pouches create even more storage options and utility straps at the base of the bag are engineered to cradle bulky items such as camera tripods or jackets.

 

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NIKELab ACG responder backpack

 

 

the backpack’s body is made from a lightweight, strong and waterproof dimension-polyant® material, which provides durability for the city’s concrete landscape. ergonomic shoulder straps work with a sternum strap and a stowable waist belt to help keep the wearer comfortable throughout even the busiest urban itineraries. the back panel and lining of the shoulder straps are constructed with NIKE hypervoid mesh, which promotes airflow against the body for increased breathability. reflective ACG logos on the straps and front of the backpack help keep the wearer visible in low light conditions.

 

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NIKELab ACG tech fleece funnel men’s sweatshirt

 

 

the NIKELab ACG tech fleece funnel men’s sweatshirt is a visually striking layering item with innovative details. it features a roll-neck design that can be used to cover the lower part of the face in cold weather. in the back of the neck, a bungee cord and stopper allow the wearer to make adjustments for a snug fit. the sleeves have an ergonomic fit that tapers at the wrist. on the lower left side of the garment, a zipper makes it easy to pull the garment on and off for simple layering.

 

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NIKELab ACG tech fleece men’s pant

 

 

the NIKELab ACG tech fleece men’s pant features NIKE tech fleece material, which uses innovative thermal construction to trap body heat, creating warmth without adding weight. the pockets are optimally positioned for entry based on hand position and reach. there are two side pockets and two rear zippered pockets. the right-leg side pocket is dual entry, featuring a secondary pocket that drops into the back of the pant, deep enough for the wearer to store his keys without fear of them falling out. despite the generous storage space, the pockets are designed in such a way that cargo does not disrupt the pant’s overall shape.

 

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NIKELab ACG lunar terra arktos

 

 

NIKELab ACG lunar terra arktos combines the comfort of a sneaker with the insulation and weather protection of a winter boot. to make the boot lighter the internal bootie of previous models has been removed. a new water-repellant (DWR) mesh in the upper aids flexibility and, combined with a leather vamp and heel, helps boots stay dry in damp conditions. non-wicking laces work to prevent water absorption, and NIKE dynamic flywire loosens and tightens with movement for an adaptive fit while the lunarlon midsole provides lightweight and plush cushioning.

 

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the 2014 NIKELab ACG collection

 

 

the NIKElab ACG collection is available beginning dec. 18, 2014  at http://nike.com/nikelab in north america, western europe and japan. it will also be available at the following retail locations: NIKElab 21 mercer NYC, NIKElab DSM NYC, NIKE town new york, NIKElab 1948 LDN, NIKElab DSM LDN, NIKElab p75 paris, NIKElab LNZ1 MILAN and NIKElab DSM ginza in tokyo.

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