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Karrimor x Nigel Cabourn Collection

When you think of outerwear, one of the first brands that comes to mind is most certainly Karrimor. Veterans of the industry, they have been designing and creating superb products for well over half a century. Originally founded and based in Lancashire, their ascent began with their innovative rucksack designs. Karrimor was actually credited with the creation of the frameless backpack with integrated hip belt system, something which is still widely used today. Since then, they have of course diversified and are now responsible for creating pretty much anything and everything to do with the great outdoors. 

With their illustrious history steeped in the manufacturing of Great British outerwear, it should come as no surprise that for their latest collection Karrimor have collaborated with famed British designer Nigel Cabourn. Much like Karrimor itself, Nigel Cabourn has been around an awfully long time with over 40 years worth of experience under his belt. Nigel Cabourn’s designs are renowned for being hardwearing while remaining desirable; a fusion rarely seen in much of today’s fashion. 

The Karrimor legacy began with functional British made products, the collaboration with Nigel therefore seems like a return to their roots. The centrepiece of the collaboration is jacket with a built in rucksack which is clearly an ode to the esteemed Karrimor legacy. 

The collaborative endeavour known as the K100 Collection was unveiled at Nigel Carbourn’s flagship store The Army Gym in Covent Garden, with rowing champion double Olympic  Gold medallist James Cracknell and Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton all in attendance. Of the 60 piece collection, Nigel Carbourn has designed and manufactured 12 unique pieces all made here in the UK.  

The garments are available through Flannels and Cruise stores. Prices for the Nigel Cabourn collection range from £300-£900 and the K100 collection ranges from £70-£400. The Cabourn collection is also available from Nigel Cabourn’s flagship store, the Army Gym in Covent Garden.

Originally Featured in Spindle Magazine, now defunct.