Even though the majority of golfers want to look good on the course, being comfortable is arguably more important. On top of that, you’ll no doubt have dress codes to adhere to and want your choice of golf clothing to stand the test of time.
But as one of the world’s leading sportswear manufacturers, Nike is bound to have everything your heart desires. Not only does Nike boast an impressive range of vests, jackets, trousers and footwear, all of this carefully designed apparel has been made to perform under pressure and bear up against adverse weather conditions.
It is little wonder then that Nike golf clothing is worn by some of the game’s leading players. But how are style and performance achieved?
Vests and jackets
When it comes to outerwear, clothing designers work alongside the Nike Explore Team Sport Research Lab to create insulated jackets that allow the body to retain heat while regulating temperature to keep the golfer comfortable.
But with Nike Aeroloft technology, which features engineered laser-cut holes between panels of body-mapped 700-power goose down insulation, these objectives can be achieved. The down fill provides lightweight warmth while the perforations deliver sufficient ventilation, which assist the body’s ability to disperse excess heat and regulate temperature.
But in order to aid and not impede the golfer’s swing, the back panel of various Nike vests and jackets are crafted from brush back fleece that enables stretch and features thermal properties.
Despite the importance of upper body movement, a golfer’s lower half needs to be protected too. But with Nike’s Weatherised Trousers, there is no danger of getting cold or catching a chill.
The unique fabric is engineered to have elevated thermal qualities, which include a brushed back fabrication combined with a wind and water resistant jersey face. Although these trousers provide more than enough warmth and protection in cold conditions, they still look like a classic piece of golf attire.
In order to withstand the trials and tribulations of a round of 18 holes, which is often played on wet and muddy grass during a rainstorm, Nike has made sure its range of golf shoes can survive the elements. With its range of Lunar footwear, Nike has managed to create a seam-sealed waterproof shoe that keeps feet dry, warm and comfortable.
The Lunar’s practical capabilities are enhanced by an asymmetrical sealed zipper and speed lace system, which keeps the player’s foot snug and water at bay. What’s more, Lunarlon cushioning in the heel makes sure that pain or discomfort won’t be a problem.
Additional items of Nike golf clothing such as base layers, polo shirts and turtlenecks have been designed and manufactured with the same levels of care, consideration and attention to detail.
It is for these reasons that Nike remains one of golf’s leading clothing brands and continues to be the supplier of choice for players like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney and Charl Schwartzel.