Nigel Cabourn x Haglöfs AW21
Exclusively available in store at The Army Gym London
“The collaboration began when Paul Cosgrove - Product Director at Haglöfs approached me after being friends in the industry for years. He and I were really interested in creating a technical collection that reflected both brands.
I always try to relate each collection or collaboration to something personal, something I’m interested in or feel a connection to - particularly historic or military events.
For this collection, I referred back to the Everest Parker, a staple Cabourn piece, originally inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary – the first man to reach Everest. This historic event has been a huge inspiration to myself and the Cabourn brand and felt as though it was time to reinterpret the Everest Parker in a more contemporary and technical way.
By teaming up with Haglöfs, they allowed me to create a collection using new, high tech and innovative fabrics, different to the more traditional textiles that we use here at Cabourn. These fabrics include Gore-Tex, Polartec fleece and 100% recycled polyester, forming practical and wear resistant garments engineered for everyday adventures, such as the IC3 Gore-Tex Jacket and IC3 MTN Fleece.
The practicality surrounding this collection reflects my love for the North East’s fantastic accessibility to outdoor activities, in particular its incredible bike trails. If you know me you will know how much I love to stay fit by using my ‘Surly Fat Bike’. I wanted to design a collection that I could use when I’m hitting the beaches and trials.
There are a few cycling details built into the functional aspects of the garments, lower back zip pockets, adjustable cuffs, reinforced back panels for when you have a rucksack on etc. The practical aspect was always at the back of my mind throughout the design and development process.
My favourite piece in the collection is the IC3 Down Parka as it is a modern, lighter weight and technically engineered version of the Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka and something I will definitely be wearing throughout the colder months.”
- Nigel Cabourn