With four-way stretch technology and a sweater-like feel, Nike’s Hyperadapt Wind jacket provides comfort and protection in a lighter, windproof and rain-resistant version perfect for spring.
Unlike baggy, bigger and bulky outwear of the past that generated distracting noise, the Hyperadapt Wind is designed to fit and move with your body without extra fabric.
“The four-way stretch laminate through the back, shoulders and upper arms maximizes range of motion and eliminates distractions, and the lightweight outer shell provides superior protection from the elements for all day performance and comfort on the course,” says Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf VP of Global Golf Apparel.
Inspired by a car with a see-through, engine-exposing hood one of the designers saw in a parking lot on Nike’s Beaverton, Ore., campus, the Nike Golf apparel team incorporated a half-zip, transparent outer shell that showcases the jacket’s technical details inside and out. A “v”-shaped panel underneath incorporates bonded mesh within the Hyperadapt construction for added breathability and mobility where golfers need it most.
In addition to a performance-driven design, the Hyperadapt Wind jacket is sustainable, too – recycled coffee grounds were used in part to make the windproof coating on the outer shell, which also helps reduce odor from perspiration and assists in UV protection.
The Hyperadapt Wind jacket features elastic cuffs to keep sleeves from moving up and down during a swing, as well as an adjustable waist and a back pocket for storage.
It’s now available at golf retailers at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $140.