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Nike presents seamless Hyperwarm Flex for better thermoregulation

Both the Hyperwarm Flex pant and top feature breathable mesh and seamless knit engineering to achieve a better aesthetics and performance combination.

14th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Beaverton, OR

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

Nike has developed a Nike Hyperwarm Flex baselayer for better athletes’ protection and comfort in challenging climates. According to the manufacturer, Nike Hyperwarm Flex is the warmest and most flexible Nike baselayer for athletes training and competing in cold climates.

“We are always asking ourselves how we can use Nike innovation, science and experience to enable athletes to perform in the worst that Mother Nature throws at them,” said Carmen Zolman, Design Director for Nike Training.

Both the Hyperwarm Flex pant and top feature breathable mesh and seamless knit engineering. © Nike

“Nowhere is our focus and capability more apparent than in our Nike Pro baselayer, and especially in the premium Hyperwarm Flex products, where our innovation is as relentless as the weather.”

Athlete's performance

The right baselayer, while largely unseen, is critical to an athlete's performance while training and competing, the company reports. Mental acuity, muscle reactivity, flexibility, speed and agility are all negatively impacted if the athlete does not feel dry, warm and properly protected.

The right baselayer, while largely unseen, is critical to an athlete's performance while training and competing. © Nike

“With Hyperwarm Flex we've pushed the limits of materials and manufacturing to create our best cold weather baselayer,” commented Zolman. “What's equally exciting is how we will be able to apply what we've learned across our entire range of base layer options for athletes, including our Hypercool products for warm environments.”

Distinct knitted panels in areas requiring flexibility are said to provide superior articulation and unrestricted freedom of movement. © Nike

Nike Hyperwarm Flex is a top-and-pant combination that uses the latest advancements in seamless knitting manufacturing technologies and advances in materials science to deliver baselayer protection.

Aesthetics and performance combination

Both the Hyperwarm Flex pant and top feature breathable mesh and seamless knit engineering to achieve a purposeful combination of aesthetics and performance.

Distinct knitted panels in areas requiring flexibility — the shoulders, elbows and knees — are said to provide superior articulation and unrestricted freedom of movement.

Thermal mapping identified zones where warmth is critical, requiring a different knit density for optimal warmth. To guard against overheating or the chilling affect of sweat left unmanaged, special Dri-FIT Max fabric is positioned at key areas on the inside of the Hyperwarm Flex top and pant to wick moisture away and ensure athletes stay comfortable.

www.nike.com

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