The Japanese mountain enthusiast’s latest offering stays true to the core, as new Nanga champions versatility.
When Nanga was first introduced to us by Oi Polloi, we were hooked. Of course, there’s no end of new and trendy Japanese brands to gawk at, but there’s something about Nanga that sets it apart from the plethora of hiking and Ivy League brands that monopolise Japan’s fashion export.
In order to understand why, you have to get to grips with the items themselves. For example, Oi Polloi describe this Aurora Trek Shell as having “the colour of molten bronze,” which is as much of a statement about the jacket’s colour as it is the material: the in-house Aurora nylon is “quaver-light [and] water-evading” with a quadrat of pockets.
But Nanga aren’t just jackets, rounding off their export with more than a lesson in outerwear. The Candy Stripe shirt, with stout cotton cloth, showcases “hard grafting pocketry” with two sets of different sized pockets, finished with subtle Nanga embroidery. Another masterclass.