Now with colder weather settling in, http://bape.com/”>A Bathing Ape is making another iteration of its signature 1st Camo pattern available – the 1st Camo Reversible Fleece Parka by A Bathing Ape and http://polartec.com/”>Polartec. Deemed by many as the first name in technical fleece, Polartec, then named Malden Mills, introduced the Polarfleece synthetic fabric in 1979. Almost in an instant, the fabric became a must-have material for outdoor gear, military hardware, and other vital survival tools–so much so, that it was named as one of the 100 most important inventions in the 20th century by http://time.com/”>Time Magazine.
In this newest collaborative design, A Bathing Ape utilized a rip-stop, weatherproof shell, imprinted with its 1st Camo graphics, as the parka’s exterior. Lined on the interior is a plush layer of Polartec fleece, in either hunter green or black. As the name suggests, the item can be worn inside-out as well. Available now at BAPE locations in Japan, its online store, and http://zozo.jp/shop/bapeland”>ZOZOTOWN affiliate. It will also be available at BAPE’s international retail locations in the coming weeks.