Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket review
09 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
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Golf outerwear is all about functionality. Sure, we want to look good, but can the piece of gear help our games while also helping us battle the elements?
Nike's Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket puts your swing on the top of its 'to-do' list.
Engineered with flexibility and waterproof protection in mind, the Hyperadapt is a fresh take on golf outerwear. It features a sweater-like stretch material in the arms and outerlayer that prevents the bulkiness that comes with layering and holds up well in even tough rainy conditions.
The stretch system is four-way and was made to improve the golfer's mobility while eliminating restrictions during the swing.
Throughout the design process, Nike worked with some of its athletes, including Paul Casey, who won the Irish Open in inclement weather wearing the jacket after its release. They focused on his feedback to ensure a product that would hold up to elements while not limiting the swing.
Nike used what's called no-sew technology throughout the inner layer, which prevents chafing while also adding to its waterproof effectiveness.
“Inspired by our athletes who demand the best in performance, our team set to work to create a jacket built to change the way golfers feel in unfavorable weather conditions,” said Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf VP of Global Golf Apparel in a press release. “We are always working to minimize distractions. From reducing sound to enhancing stretch, the Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket is the ultimate in protection and performance.”