Save for new equipment, outerwear is arguably the most difficult purchase for any hard-core golfer.
Whether you're looking to extend your season in less than favorable conditions or take the trip of a lifetime to the home of golf, choosing outerwear that will keep you warm and dry is an exercise often fraught with compromise.
Size yourself correctly and you may feel too restricted with an additional layer for warmth. Size up and risk feeling like you're wearing a tent. Either way, you're uncomfortable and you're not swinging your swing.
The solution? According to Nike, it's the new Hyperadapt Storm-FIT jacket.
The Hyperadapt's no-sew inner layer is designed to minimize chaffing and adds a new stretch component to the garment. In addition, a 4-way stretch system was added to the shoulders and arms to maximize mobility and eliminate any restriction during the swing.
Why you want this
For CNG, the key feature of the Hyperadapt -- and the reason you'll want one -- lies in the Hyperadapt's woven, stretch knit laminate combination. Not only does it keep the jacket quiet during the swing, but it provides a unique sweater-like feel for comfort. Ergo, no need for an additional bulky layer!
If you're comfortable, warm, and dry, you're not thinking about the jacket, and in turn you're less likely to let the conditions distract you, allowing you to stay focused on the task at hand.
According to Merritt Richardson, Nike Golf Vice President of Global Golf Apparel, "Often, athletes will add a size to their rain jackets because they do not want to feel restricted by the fabric. 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."