Razer has just announced that they will be having another collaboration event with Japanese streetwear brand BAPE to release a new exclusive line of apparel and peripherals titled: A Gaming Ape Spring Summer 2022.
Razer and BAPE had initially collaborated back in December 2020 for a capsule collection that was very well received. For this year, the collection will be doubled in size with even more designs and colourways, including Razer’s Quartz for the first time.
Associate Director of Business Development at Razer – Addie Tan mentioned that ““Riding on the success of our first partnership, we knew we had a high benchmark to meet, so we prioritized going above and beyond for our community with this new collection.”
“This time we are really giving our fans more – more designs, more colorways, and more innovation. This summer, expect to turn some heads in the limited edition A Gaming Ape collection which truly straddles the two worlds of gaming and fashion.”
A Gaming Ape Apparel
The BAPE STA sneakers make this season’s highlight as it’s emblazoned with the BAPE’s distinctive shark design on its soles to tear up the streets in style, along with the BAPE STA star-shaped logo which sweeps along the sides of the shoes.
The sneakers also glow in the dark, which radiates the Razer-green hue that illuminates the collaborative camo print design of Razer and BAPE’s triple-headed snake logo.
Along with the capsule collection comes the Gaming Ape T-Shirt that features the notorious Gaming Ape head wearing Razer’s traditional Kraken headsets in the regular fitted tees in balc and white wearing the Kraken Kitty headsets in the slim fit Quartz and white options.
The collection also contains a Camo Team tee that highlights the collaborative Camo print with the number 93 on the back, a nod to the year that BAPE was established.
A key product in the fashion lineup is the new Shark full-zip hoodie that transforms fans into the iconic shark head while also featuring BAPE’s WGM (World Gone Mad) motif. The Quartz version also has plush kitty ears which is an ode to the Kraken Kitties. Both hoodies also feature an intricate ‘A Gaming Ape’ embroidery patch.
Style savvy fans can pair the tops with the shorts available from the collection. The black basketball shorts have the shark graphic print, while the Quartz shorts have A Gaming Ape embroidery patch, and both include the collaborative camo print design.
The collection also includes a snapback cap with A Gaming Ape embroidery on the front, and the collaborative camo print under the brim.
A Gaming Ape Peripherals
The collection would not be complete without the branded hardware that gamers love. First up is the Razer x BAPE protective laptop sleeve for 15 inch laptops.
The sleeve is waterproof and has a built-in collaborative camo branded mouse mat. Gamers in North America and China will also enjoy the Razer Skins with the collaborative camo print, which are suitable for selected Blade 15 models, as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 13.
The skin is made with 3M cast vinyl and is powered by 3M Controltac and 3M Comply.
A special co-branded Razer BlackWidow V3 keyboard will also be available. Backed by a legacy as the world’s first and most iconic mechanical gaming keyboard and armed with gaming optimized switches, the keyboard comes with Razer Green mechanical switches, transparent switch housing, and UV-coated ABS keycaps.
Fans who own the Razer x A Bathing Ape DeathAdder V2 mouse, Goliathus Speed mat, and Opus headsets from the previous A Gaming Ape drop will be able to complete their set with this BlackWidow V3 keyboard.
The Razer Iskur X will also be getting a BAPE makeover. Available in black and Quartz and featuring the collaborative camo print design, the gaming chair is made for essential comfort and support.
Its ergonomic design was created with gamers’ wellness in mind, from its unique contours and angled seat edges to its high-density foam cushions.
General Manager of Brand Business at A Bathing Ape said that “Gaming has become a global cultural phenomenon and many global artists and celebrities are embracing it. We expect this trend to continue and to have a major impact on the fashion industry moving forward.”
“Through our collaboration with Razer, the leading lifestyle brand for gamers, a strong synergy is forged that combines and capitalizes on the strengths of both companies. With A Gaming Ape, we believe that we have created a legacy to stay.”
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Razer x A Bathing Ape Gaming Ape Tee: $125 USD / 125€
- White and Black
- White and Quartz (Slim Fit)
Razer x A Bathing Ape Camo Team Tee 93: $245 USD / 245€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Shark Full Zip Hoodie: $529 USD / 619€
- Quartz (Slim Fit)
Razer x A Bathing Ape Basketball Sweat Shorts: $349 USD / 349€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Easy Sweat Shorts: $245 USD / 245€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Snapback Cap: $179 USD / 179€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Sneakers M2 BAPE STA™: $359 USD / 359€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Protective Sleeve V2 – 15.6″: $79.99 USD / 79€
Razer x A Bathing Ape – Razer Skins (Only available in US, CA and CN): $79.99 USD / 89.99€
Razer x A Bathing Ape BlackWidow V3: $199.99 USD / 219€
Razer x A Bathing Ape Iskur X: $699 USD / 759€
For more information on the Razer x BAPE collaboration, do check out Razer’s official website here.