Inspired by nature’s greatest light show, the Northern Lights capsule is here.
An ode to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and its awe-inspiring beauty.
What causes the Northern Lights?
Much like the Earth, our Sun is a constant hive of activity. Solar storms can create bursts of super-charged particles that travel 2-3 days from the Sun to collide with the Earth’s geomagnetic field.
These particles follow Earth’s natural magnetic lines and flow toward the North and South poles. Here, the energetic particles react with our atmosphere to light up the sky in dazzling colors appearings as waves, arcs or spirals.
Why do we need to raise awareness?
Earth’s magnetic field is crucial to all life —protecting us from solar winds and radiation. The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) allow us to see Earth’s invisible magnetic field, allowing scientists to better understand how it’s changing over time. Much like Solar activity, the Northern Lights follow a similar 11-year cycle of high then low activity. We’re currently entering a cycle of low activity which means the lights will become rarer than usual. Paired with the growing levels of cloud cover driven by climate change, we face a very real possibility that the Northern Lights will become obscured from our line of sight.
The Northern Lights capsule
Inspired by the vivid colors that dance across our northern skies, our Northern Lights capsule shines a light on the beauty of these ethereal tones. The colors we see on the ground are determined by which particles are interacting—oxygen appears as vivid green light, while nitrogen produces cosmic pinks and purples. Our limited-edition range of tracksuits has been created in five unique colorways, capturing the full spectrum of the Aurora. Choose from Solar Pink, Northern Green, Aurora Green, Galaxy Pink and Ultraviolet.
3. Northern Green—Abisko, Sweden
North of the Arctic Circle, the Swedish village of Abisko boasts almost zero light pollution— perfect for Aurora-spotting. Spend an evening admiring the sweeping starlit views from the Aurora Sky Station, a 20-minute chairlift ride from Abisko up the mountain.