A Jacket and a Sleeping Bag, isn’t that functional?
If you usually read our blog, you know how much we love American outdoor gear company The North Face. However, the collaboration we will talk about today is with someone that has never appeared on Design I Need.
The North Face collaborated with Junya Watanabe, a Japanese fashion designer, originally the protégé of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Together, they created an equipment-turned-clothing item for or Fall/Winter 2018.
So, Junya Watanabe took The North Face’s Dolomite Sleeping Bag and turned it into a reversible and modular jacket. They used the fabric of the sleeping bag, making the jacket perfect for the very cold weather.
Other features of the functional jacket include a woven polyester ripstop, with panelling and quilting. In addition, the hood is detachable, the cuffs elasticated and there’s also a dual zip closure.
Finally, we said the jacket is modular. So, the sleeping bag jacket features a removable zip panel that can be worn as a scarf and can be packed away into a ripstop stow sac so it is easier to carry. You can purchase the jacket for a little over 2 thousand dollars at select retailers like HAVEN.