The beauty of Nike ACG is that it’s exactly what it promises to be: gear for all conditions. As comfortable traversing up a mountain as it is as everyday wear, ACG has evolved into one of Nike’s most innovative sub-labels – and one of its most popular, too.
For Fall/Winter 2022, Nike ACG’s versatility has never been laid quite as bare. For the rain there’s outerwear, for the sun there’s shorts, and even for more formal occasions there’s a shirt: there’s literally is no condition the gear isn’t fit for.
Typically for ACG, the collection is vast. Available online now, waterproofs and Windshell Pants are accompanied by zip-off cargos and a plethora of Dri-Fit tees, with shorts and hooded jackets added for good measure.
A black fly fishing-inspired Buttles Vest is arguably the stand-out piece from the capsule thanks to its myriad of pockets, and comes alongside a selection of matching shorts that too have a number of pockets – which is never a bad thing.
When it comes to footwear, things are as expected, with the Nike ACG’s Lowcate silhouette arriving in three colorways of grey, brown, and yellow, and the Air Mada is given two autumnal updates in the process, too.
As the successor of Nike’s 1980s hiking line, ACG is not only one of the first brands to truly make gear for all conditions, but is one of the best, too. And in a world where many labels continue to jump on the ever-growing GORPCORE bandwagon, Nike ACG has arguably been going about its business, quietly pioneering it.