Nikelab Stone Island
by Stephen Garner

Nikelab Stone IslandFor the past two seasons, NikeLab and sportswear brand Stone Island have collaborated to reimagine the Nike Windrunner. The first, for Holiday 2015, combined Stone Island’s Nylon Metal fabric on the body with water and wind-resistant Mussola Gommata fabric on the chevron and hood. The second, for Fall 2016, combined two water and wind-resistant nylons while mimicking traditional Nike Windrunner colorblocking. Both drew from Nike and Stone Island’s histories of innovating in sport and material design.

For the third installment of the collaboration, the design teams continued to prioritize comfort, weather protection and mobility. Made from a custom, dip-dyed rip-stop nylon fabric in three saturated mineral color options (khaki, olive and obsidian), the jacket has water-resistant coating on the outer fabric, interior wool fleece lining and a detachable, fleece-lined hood. Oversized, shearling-lined zip pockets protect valuables, in addition to a storm flap that snaps over the front zip for added wind protection. Additional new features include a hidden coin sleeve pocket, a removable Stone Island badge and a custom-built zipper with TPU print for grip.

The NikeLab x Stone Island Nike Windrunner is available November 17 at select NikeLab retailers and Stone Island Flagship Stores,, and – for North America – on the Stone Island App.