Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jackets | New & Improved for 2017
Posted at October 18, 2017
Our chief style editor explains why the new Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt golf jackets are so much more improved in comparison to previous versions.
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | GP Review
Last year, Nike Aeroloft golf jackets became some of the most popular to ever hit the golf outerwear market and really struck a chord with winter golfers, in particular. They were a revelation which embraced the "hybrid golf jacket" trend perfectly and were championed by the likes of Rory McIlroy at a cold and windy Open Championship. Now, Nike Golf have just launched an updated version for Fall 2017 which is much improved in a variety of ways.
But how can they possibly be so much better? Allow us to explain...
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | Insulation
Inevitably, the Aeroloft waffles still remain as the key feature; this time around there is simply more of it. This highly breathable, lightweight padding has now been extended to cover the full length of both the front and back of the new jacket. Previously, the Aeroloft insulation only covered the upper chest and back - one of our few criticisms of the older model.
Increased warmth is the result - while we also believe that it improves the overall look of the styling, too.
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | Technology
Nike Hyperadapt technology refers to the disassociation of the Aeroloft padding and the shoulder/sleeve area (as pictured above). This key feature is what makes the Aeroloft jackets specifically catered for golfers, minimising restriction throughout the golf swing.
This is where Nike really excels in the hybrid golf jacket market thanks to the unrivalled freedom of movement provided.
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | Aeroreact
The Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt golf jacket now boasts a third degree of technology with the introduction of Aeroreact sleeves and sides. This is the same premium fabric which was utilised in the mid layer range for 2017 and has been designed to provide warmth and breathability, along with a significant level of stretch for maximum comfort.
This particular update elevates the style to new heights, replacing the previous jersey fabric from older versions.
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | Pockets
Pockets can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to jacket styling, but we love the final touches applied to the front zip pockets here. The fleece lined interior is just enough to make all the difference, while the internal pouch pockets are large enough for storing the likes of smartphones or wallets.
Appropriately positioned for easy access and very useful when wearing both on and off the golf course this season, as our team have already found out.
Nike Aeroloft Hyperadapt Golf Jacket | Details
The front and back shell fabric is water repellent, while the sleeves and sides will also bead off water in a light rain shower. The laser cut holes offer targeted ventilation to maximise breathability without compromising on the warmth provided. A two way zipper designed to prevent the bulking of fabric at the mid-riff area when you address the ball, while the jacket is also machine washable for your convenience.
These are all some of the finer details which may not immediately present themselves to you, but certainly assist in making the jacket one of the best styles around.
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