In 1989, Nike launched ACG (All Conditions Gear) as a vehicle for outdoor solutions. Thirty years later, the gear is still built to take on sun, rain and everything in between. Here are three ways the latest drop is celebrating ACG's legacy in aesthetic and technical innovation.
1. Retro prints are back. Created by Nike's Art Department, which was founded in 1983, the prints used for the '89 debut of ACG and then through the '90s manipulated petroglyph art, rock formations, plants and more. Viscerally memorable and etched in Nike lore, these patterns cemented the brand's status as an apparel design juggernaut. (Learn more about Nike's history in prints here.)
2. Women's styles are being introduced. Base layers and pants, fitted specifically for ease of movement, ensure that the wholly trinity of apparel — function, fit and feel — is achieved.
3. A three-step layer system returns. Moisture wicking Dri-FIT wool base layers, fleece insulation and GORE-TEX® fabrics combine to provide protection against most conditions one might face on the street or trail.
The Spring 2019 Nike ACG apparel collection releases January 24 on nike.com and at select retailers in Asia and North America, and on February 21 in Europe.