“When it’s dark, cold or wet, runners have a choice: put away their shoes and wait for sunnier skies — or seize the night for a thrilling and reinvigorating run.” The Holiday 2012 Running Apparel Collection from Nike allows runners to defy the elements with options for ultra-reflective, warm and soft or water repellant pieces. The apparel is focused on keeping the runner visible in the dark, and protected from cold and wet weather, just like the Nike Shield pack sneakers.
Read all about the men’s pieces below.
NIKE ELEMENT SHIELD MAX JACKET
Runners who refuse to let wind, rain, sleet or snow keep them indoors will crave the Nike Element Shield Max jacket and its ability to keep them comfortable during the most intense weather. It’s slim-fitting, wind and water resistant where you need it most, and has a running-specific hood with reinforced brim and detachable gaiter for coverage and warmth. The full-front zipper makes for easy on and off and offers customized ventilation and coverage. Reflective elements are designed to work even in low-light conditions and special bonded pockets provide secure storage for keys or phones. The runner-specific dropped hem helps runners stay warm and dry in adverse conditions. Raglan sleeves provide optimal range of motion and hand-warmers are there for chilly days. The Nike Dri-FIT thermal lining feels soft against the skin and works to wick away sweat. Strategically-placed mesh insets and panels of laminated stretch fabric with zoned durable water resistance coating work together for breathability, protection and comfort.
NIKE ELEMENT SHIELD TIGHT
A terrific lightweight tight for male runners who want both sweat management and protection on cold days—with plenty of features such as lower leg zips, a secure pocket, reflective elements and ergonomic seaming. The material works in need-specific ways; Nike Dri-FIT delivers excellent sweat wicking properties to keep runners comfortable and the laminated knit fabric with zoned durable water resistance coating on the front of the thighs and lower legs helps the legs stay dry.
NIKE WOOL CREW
The warmth of wool and the sweat management benefits of Nike Dri-FIT fabric come together in this comfortable and breathable long-sleeve running top. The flat-seam construction reduces chafing, and thumbholes give coverage and warmth for hands in colder temperatures. The dropped hem also enhances the coverage for running in inclement weather. A reflective loop on the back of the crew neck remains visible in low-light conditions and helps keep headphone cords organized for music on the run.
NIKE 9″ SW SHORTS
A longer, 9-inch inseam provides extended coverage without limiting range of motion and an easy, conforming fit in the men’s SW Running Shorts. The shorts use both stretch woven and mesh Nike Dri-FIT fabric to keep runners cool and dry. Side-seam pockets offer convenient storage and reflective elements help keep runners visible even in low-light conditions.
NIKE 7” SW 2-IN-1 SHORT
Mid-length breathable running shorts that offer optimal range of motion, sweat management, extended coverage and secure storage in back-zip and internal key pockets. The seasonal print and contrast-color side insets add style to this high-performance short and reflective elements keep runners visible. Nike Dri-FIT fabric in the body and liner pulls perspiration from the skin to the surface of the garment, where it quickly evaporates. Spandex provides 4-way stretch and a snug, athletic fit.
NIKE VAPOR WR JACKET
Get ready to outrun the weather in the Nike Vapor WR, made with Storm-FIT 5 fabric. This breathable, high-performance material holds water and wind out while offering premium sweat management. It blocks wind and rain penetration up to 5,000 mm of water pressure (Nike has four levels of Storm-FIT fabric. Storm-FIT 1 provides the lightest protection while Storm-FIT 10 and Storm-FIT 20 prevent even more rain penetration). Functionality is enhanced with a full waterproof front zip, a back pocket for media player, head-phone cord management, and reflective elements that can be seen in low-light conditions. The runner’s hood with draw cord and the hand-warmers