Since its debut in 1989, Nike’s ACG sub-label has become a cult favorite for blending outdoor-ready utility with a style-forward mentality. An acronym for “All Conditions Gear,” the line has evolved over the years and now includes hiking shoes, jackets, pants, socks, and everything in between. That said, it’s often tough to get ahold of some of these pieces upon their initial release, with hotter items selling out rather quickly. This guide highlights the best Nike ACG gear for the outdoors that’s currently available right now.
Nike ACG Outdoor Cushioned Crew Socks
When heading out on your next adventure, don’t skimp on quality socks just because you’ve already shelled out for your kicks. Make sure you pick up these ACG Outdoor Cushioned Crew Socks from Nike, constructed with a blend of moisture-wicking polyester and durable wool fibers, with mesh for breathability, and equipped with zonal cushioning under your foot and up your leg.
Nike ACG Heritage86 Cap
Combat the sunniest of adventures with a high-quality hat. Tested in the Oregon wilderness, this low-profile Heritage86 cap sports a classic look, constructed with a soft organic cotton and nylon blend, with a small embroidered patch in front. It also features the brand’s signature 6-panel design with an unstructured crown to adapt to your head.
Nike ACG T-Shirt
If you’re going to go hiking during tick season, you’ll want to wear light colors, such as this ACG T-Shirt from Nike. Aside from the ACG logo at the breast and the “All Conditions Gear” spiral graphic on the back, this tee will provide you with a cool, casual fit during the spring and summer months, featuring extra space in your shoulders and chest. It’s built with a cotton-polyester blend that’s given Nike’s Dri-FIT to help move sweat away from your skin for evaporation.
Nike ACG Lowcate x Future Movement
Nike’s performance prowess is undeniable but with ACG, the brand really shows its versatility of style. Case in point, these Lowcate x Future Movement hiking boots are meant for rugged, rocky trails in slick conditions — thanks to the lugged outsoles for grippy traction — but can transfer to city life with ease. The snap-on zippered pouch in the back is perfect for carrying your key, medicine, or cash.
Nike ACG Zip-Off Trail Pants
There are some people who will only go hiking off-grid in long pants. While others swear by shorts and shorts alone. For those who like a little more flexibility, these Nike ACG Zip-Off Trail Pants are your best bet. Allowing you to adapt to changing temperatures, the water-repellant pants can be converted to above-the-knee shorts with a relaxed fit through your thighs and seat.
Nike ACG “Snowgrass” Cargo Shorts
When traversing the wilderness, pockets are key. Inspired by Spirit Lake in Washington, these ACG “Snowgrass” Cargo Shorts from Nike feature a built-in adjustable belt and four zippered pockets (two in the front and two in the back). If that weren’t enough, they also come with a pair of open-hole mesh pockets on the legs for larger items like water bottles and cameras.
Nike ACG Dri-FIT UV “Devastation Trail” Top
For those who prefer a little extra coverage out on the trails, get yourself this ACG Dri-FIT UV “Devastation Trail” long-sleeve button-up. Inspired by the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this top is built from at least 75% recycled polyester and features a series of pockets down the front to store your gear. And if your adventure heats up, the sleeves can be rolled up and buttoned down.
Nike ACG “Oregon Series” Reissue Micro Shell Jacket
Don’t reschedule your weekend camping trip just because of some unexpected cold or damp weather. Instead, bring along the Nike ACG “Oregon Series” Reissue Micro Shell Jacket, which revives a classic silhouette and builds it with sustainable materials. Featuring a removable hood and sleeves, the outer layer is built with lightweight woven taffeta fabric that won’t weigh you down on your day’s trek.
Nike Therma-FIT ACG “Rope De Dope” Vest
Even during this time of year, a hiking vest is key to combating windy days and afternoon chills. Inspired by the Oregon wilderness, this Therma-FIT ACG “Rope De Dope” is insulated with PrimaLoft to keep your torso covered while freeing up your arms and letting them catch the sun’s rays. If it gets too warm later in the afternoon, the entire vest packs away into its own pocket.
Nike ACG “Wolf Lichen Caps” Mid-Layer Top
Just because it’s springtime doesn’t mean it’s going to be warm every day. However, sometimes the temperature can shift vastly from morning to early evening. To keep you prepared, Nike’s come out with this ACG “Wolf Lichen Caps” Mid-Layer, a fleece top that can be worn by itself as a base layer but is lightweight enough to be worn under an outer layer. The Polartec fabric gives you enough stretch for any activity while the accompanying sack lets you pack it away if it gets too warm.