Norse Projects has launched an exclusive Fall/Winter 2021 capsule in collaboration with the Tundra Ecology Lab at the University of British Columbia. A strange combination you may think, but the backstage of this collection is self-explanatory.
The Tundra Ecology Lab started a variety of warming experiments and set up climate stations in Ellesmere Island 一Canada’s northernmost arctic island一 as the first stage of its International Tundra Experiment. These actions aimed (and continue to be) to gather information regarding the tundra’s ecosystem and its response to climate change.
Decades later, the Lab now wants to launch an exploratory expedition to Alexandra Fiord on the east coast of the Island and to document the latest research. In order to assure the six person team a safe environment, the Tundra Ecology Lab teamed up with Copenhagen-based brand Norse Projects.
The FW21 capsule is solidly based in functionality and comfort, as the research team will need to perform while facing strong winds, rain and freezing temperatures. In words of the brand, uniforms “adaptable enough to ensure full weather protection for their fieldwork and maximum comfort for downtimes at basecamp”.
The fit-for-purpose garments have been equipped with warm inner layers made of engineered materials, like lighter PrimaLoft and highly resistant GORE-TEX fabrics. Two waterproof GORE-TEX puffer jackets, one brushed lambswool knitted jumper, a classic black beanie and a pair of durable gloves make up for the entire capsule collection.
Prices range between $1325 USD and $180 USD.
With this special capsule, the Danish label aims to support the conservation of the Arctic and protect this mighty natural balancer. You can explore the full Norse Project Into the Arctic collection here.While you’re here, take a look at Y-3 and Adidas Terrex new capsule.