It’s that time of year for people in many parts of the golfing world to consider how well they are protected from the wind, rain and cold when they go out to play. In fact, proper outerwear is an essential in those places where the weather is inclined to get inclement, and one piece of gear the folks at Nike Golf want golfers to consider is its new Hyperadapt Storm-Fit jacket.
Company designers say they worked closely with Nike athletes such as Englishman Paul Casey to create a product that combines flexibility with waterproof protection. This jacket, they add, is breathable, yet seam-sealed for 100 percent protection from water. Adjustable cuffs also offer the option of custom fitting, for increased defense from the rain.
In addition, a technology called “no-sew” is used throughout the inner layer to minimize chafing. At the same time, a four-way stretch system has been added to the shoulders and arms to maximize mobility and get rid of restrictions during the swing. The woven, stretch knit laminate combo is made to provide a quiet garment during the swing as well as a sweater-like feel.
“Often, athletes add a size to their rain jackets because they do not want to feel restricted by the fabric,” says Merritt Richardson, vice president of global golf apparel for Nike. “This leads to a distracting, oversized jacket that is not optimal for competitive play. The Hyperadapt eliminates this issue by providing athletes the protection they need without sacrificing the performance benefits of a stretch pullover.”
The Nike Hyperadapt Storm-Fit is available in full- and half-zip models. Both come in black, cool grey and game royal colors, while the full-zip is made in armory slate as well.