We’re rolling through the season at a frankly scary rate of knots and winter’s fast approaching – which means that it’s time to break out the baselayers once again!
Nike look to be the first of the big brands out there to be capitalising on this cold snap with a brand new range of Pro Combat Baselayers designed for the cold.
The Nike Pro Combat range is made up of four different silo™s, each with its own unique product offering to help you get more from your training and playing apparel no matter what time of year it is.
Hyperstrong protects against collision and abrasion, Hyperwarm to defend against the cold, Hypercool to keep you cool and dry and Nike Pro Combat Core for everyday training and comfort.
As it’s October, we’ll be focusing on the Hyperwarm and Hyperstrong ranges, to keep you at your best over the coming winter months!
Starting with the Flagship product in the range, The Hyperwarm Fitted Speed Mock is a long-sleeved, mock-neck baselayer for players who want to be as warm as wearing a performance fleece, but without the bulk.
The Hyperwarm Fitted Speed Mock features:
Dri-FIT brushed fabric keeps warm air in and cool air out while also wicking away sweat
Insert mesh construction provides ventilation and breathability where you need it most
Stretch jersey panels at side seam
Moving a little lower down the body, the Hyperstrong Compression Slider are a re-branded version of the Sliders that you might have come across earlier in the year.
These futuristic looking shorts feature silicon zoned anti-abrasion hip and thigh panels help prevent sliding related injuries while also eliminating friction between shorts – so going to ground on slightly frozen pitches is now slightly less painful – and while it might not eliminate the problem completely – we appreciate all the help we can get in this department!
The other new garment is again a pair of under-shorts – this time they’re a little more substantial.
These are the Hyperstrong Compression Vis Shorts, and are designed to take out some of the ‘impact’ of impact sports like football!
The main feature of these literal fancy-pants is the 10mm Vis EVA foam, which is shaped in strategic thigh zone areas on each side of the leg – this helps absorb, disperse, and deflect impact and protect against abrasion.
The hexagonal effect isn’t just for show either – the EVA Foam panels are shaped this way for maximum flexibility and movement for the wearer, acting like a second skin.
All of these garments also feature the high-performance ventilation and gusseted areas for maximum comfort whilst playing.
Do you play in a baselayer? If so what do you prefer?
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