Not to give hot weather performance technology the short shrift, heat has a dramatic, adverse affect on optimum performance after all, but there’s only so much the gear can do. Breathability, moisture wicking, call it a day. Fall and winter on the other hand, now there’s an opportunity for all of that tech to really shine. There’s wind, rain, and snow to keep out, heat to keep in, and that’s just the nuts and bolts.
For Fall/Winter 2018, Nike’s seminal ACG imprint continues the visual theme of the Spring/Summer collection, the vibrant and bold colors favored in the sportswear design of the late 80s and early 90s, applied to a sleek, fashionable take on functional outdoors gear. With cooler temperatures, comes a wider array of apparel options to play with. Fleece outerwear, hoodies, and a techy, nylon take on the hiking rucksack join staples like graphic tees.