Sometimes, you need to carry a lot more gear than what can fit in your pants, but you don’t exactly want to bring a bag along. That’s when you go to the closet and dig up the cargo pants you haven’t worn in half a year. And, yes, you steer clear of wearing them because they’re not exactly the most flattering. Fortunately, that’s not the case with the NikeLab ACG Cargo Pants.
Made in collaboration with Errolson Hugh, the pants are fashioned with the Acronym’s founder’s motto of “form follows function and function should not deny aesthetic” in mind. As such, it retains the utilitarian nature of cargo trousers – with a twist. Instead of putting those large cargo pockets at the side of the thighs, the pants put them on the thigh, right where the hand pockets usually go. That makes it high enough that it won’t really ruin the aesthetics of the pants’ slim cut, with a jacket likely even covering it up when you go out during the colder months.
The NikeLab ACG Cargo Pants is cut in a soft, woven cotton/spandex blend with an articulated construction that’s roomy in the thigh and slim from the knees down. Nike claims that combination gives it plenty of movement while lending it an elevated look and we have to agree. Both cargo pockets come with flaps and drawcord closures for securing all contents, while a pair of back pockets and a hidden pocket provide even more stashing room. Features include a DWR finish to keep you dry in wet conditions, adjustable drawcord on the waist, and heavyweight zippers.
Available now, the NikeLab ACG Cargo Pants are priced at $220.