We don’t blame you if you missed the initial drop of the BAPE x Razer collaboration back in December 2020, we were still figuring out vaccines and sh*t, trying to balance working from home, fighting racism daily, and dealing with a generally negative news cycle overall. Fast forward a few years and the duo are readying a new collection. This time, you’ll be prepared to cop (and flip?).
BAPE x Razer 2.0 will be the biggest collection ever in Razer’s history. This Spring/Summer 2022 collection, which continues the dubbed “A Gaming Ape” name, will not only feature apparel and BAPE STA sneakers, but also Razer hardware. Pieces featuring Razer’s Quartz will make an appearance for the first time as well.
The collection includes BAPE’s iconic Ape Head tee wearing Razer Kraken headsets, as well as their Shark hoodie done with Razer’s classic glowing green. The BAPE STA sneakers have the brand’s Shark design while the outsoles glow in the dark. Shorts and caps will round out the apparel collection.
Below is a product and pricing breakdown.
- BAPE x Razer Gaming Ape Tee (White & Black or White & Quartz Slim Fit) – $125
- BAPE x Razer Camo Team Tee 93 – ($245)
- BAPE x Razer Shark Full Zip Hoodie (Black or Quartz Slim Fit) – $529
- BAPE x Razer Basketball Sweat Shorts – $349
- BAPE x Razer Easy Sweat Shorts – $245
- BAPE x Razer Snapback Cap – $179
- BAPE x Razer M2 BAPE STA – $359
Limited to only 1,337 units per style worldwide, these will be extremely limited and difficult to come by.
Addie Tan, Associate Director of Business Development at Razer had this to say:
“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.”
Akihiro Fukui, General Manager of Brand Business at BAPE added:
“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.”
The gaming gear
Co-branded gaming gear is what you came here for. In this collection, there will be accessories, peripherals and even furniture.
The laptop sleeve is waterproof and the Razer Skins are made with 3M cast vinyl. The mechanical keyboard will match perfectly with the previous release’s DeathAdder V2 mouse, Goliathus Speed mat, and Opus headsets. The gaming chair has contours and angled seats with high-density foam cushions so you can sit there all day (we don’t recommend sitting too long).
Below, is a breakdown of the products and pricing.
- BAPE x Razer Protective Sleeve V2 (15.6″) – $79.99
- BAPE x Razer Skins (Only available in US, CA and CN) – $79.99
- BAPE x Razer BlackWidow V3 (Keyboard) – $199.99
- BAPE x Razer Iskur X (Chair, available in Black & Quartz) – $699
How to cop
Luckily, there will be a few avenues for fans to purchase this collaboration. Dropping on July 22, you can head to either bape.com or razer.com to purchase if you want to do it online. Fans can also head to RazerStore London or a BAPE store worldwide.
In related news, the BAPE x Gillette collaboration last year was one of your favorites.
Photos via Razer/BAPE