Razer teams up with BAPE (or a Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water) for another fire collaboration with more apparels and peripherals this time around. While both brands are still teasing the collection, they did drop a rather sizzling video complete with what could be one of their most ambitious collaborations to date.
The first time both brands created hype geek magic was back in late 2020. The collection yielded just a handful of very interesting items such as collaboration shirts, jacket, a bag, headset, mouse and mousepad. It was a micro capsule collection of sorts but roughly 2 years later, we’re now seeing a full blown collection with more items and utilizing more iconic design from BAPE and more known peripheral models from Razer.
Essentially, this collection fully complements the first drop that happened last year.
Here’s the video teaser from Razer’s of Drop 2 from website:
From the video we can already identify a couple of heavy hitters from both brands. Let’s start with the apparels first.
The famed full-zip jacket is back where you can pretty much zip the entire hoodie up to rendering you blind (and probably suffocating) but for a few seconds you either look extremely cool or completely weird (or both). This time around, however, BAPE is lending its more premium BAPE Shark design to both the hoodie and the accompanying shorts. The collection will also release a similar treatment but for the ladies with Razer’s Quartz colorway. The Quartz Razer x BAPE Full-Size Shark Hoodie will also feature cute cat ears in homage to Razer’s Quartz Kitty Kraken headset.
There will also be two standard A Gaming Ape Big Head shirt in black and white and completing the look would be a pair of Razer x Bape Bapestas. These iconic Airforce 1 “knock-offs” have been revered when they first launched back in early 2000s.
Oh, there’s also a Razer x Bape full brim cap this time around as well.
Going on the peripheral’s side, this ambitious collection will carry larger (and more expensive) gadgets like a mechanical keyboard with a superbly designed wrist rest. We’re thinking this could be a version of the Razer Blackwidow V3 Mechanical Keyboard because of the design.
We’re not sure if they will be releasing a new headset but based on the video, it could be possible that they’re updating the model from an OPUS to something else. We’re hoping if ever they do release a new headset for this collection that they use the body of the Razer Barracuda Pro because of its superb noise-cancelling feature.
Additional accessories could either be an actual Razer x BAPE Razer Blade or just vinyl skins for it. Smart money would lean towards Razer releasing just skins for the laptop but we’ll have to wait and see for more details. We also saw Razer x BAPE ArcTech Case for iPhone.
But perhaps what surprised us the most are the 2 different Razer Iskur Gaming Chairs made specifically for this collaboration. There’s one in the OG Razer x BAPE collab color of black and green with BAPE Camo and another in Quartz.
Yessir, gaming chairs! Wild!
The Razer x Bape Spring/Summer 2022 Collection will drop on July 22, 2022 at 7pm PDT (Pacific Time) which is around 10am Philippines Time on July 23, 2022. While, like before, these items won’t be available locally you can order them online either via the Razer APAC store or the international BAPE.com website.
Please be aware that because both these sites uses different currencies, the value of the items may differ — that also includes possible stock availability. In our experience, the Razer APAC store have more peripherals than apparels and vice versa. Back in 2020 it’s cheaper to shop at the BAPE store since the Peso to dollar conversion wasn’t as bad as it is now. Recently, however, I found it cheaper to shop at the Razer APAC store as it uses New Zealand Dollar as the base currency. So, just take note of these nuances.
Here’s a video unboxing we did last 2020 of the Razer x Bape collection (first drop). The video also highlights our experience in purchasing these items online.