Look for Nike Golf staff players to be wearing the company’s new Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket at next week’s Open Championship at Muirfield. Paul Casey, in fact, wore the jacket while winning this past week’s Irish Open.
Nike Golf said the jacket combines flexibility and waterproof protection and has a “sweater-like” stretch and an impenetrable outer layer. The company said its designers worked closely with Nike athletes, including Casey, to test and tweak the Hyperadapt jacket technology.
“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 vice president of Global Golf Apparel. “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.”
With no-sew technology throughout the inner layer, Richardson added that designers minimized chaffing and added a new stretch component to the garment. A four-way stretch system added to the shoulders and arms, Richardson said, maximizes mobility and eliminates restrictions during the swing.
“Often, athletes will add a size to their rain jackets because they do not want to feel restricted by the fabric,” Richardson said. “This leads to a distracting, oversized jacket that is not optimal for competitive play. The Hyperadapt jacket eliminates this issue by providing athletes the protection they need without sacrificing the performance benefits of a stretch pullover.”
Richardson said the Hyperadapt jacket is breathable and seam sealed for 100 percent waterproof protection and features adjustable cuffs offer a custom fit for increased protection.
The full-zip version of the jacket carries a suggested retail price of $280 and the half-zip has a SRP of $240.