The Oven in Fort Worth, Tex., might be the best place for Nike Golf engineers to test and develop golf clubs. And company headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., is a good spot to create the latest offerings in footwear and golf balls. But when it comes outerwear, company technicians know of a much better locale to undertake their work.
That would be the superlative Bandon Dunes golf resort in the southwestern reaches of the Beaver State.
Why? Because Bandon is known for having its fair share of difficult weather. Hard rain and wind. Even sleet and hail. And those occasionally tough conditions made it the perfect venue to go for help in creating its latest outerwear line, Storm-Fit N-Destrukt.
Nike Golf engineers turned to Bandon Dunes’ caddies for help in developing a highly durable Storm-Fit product that would keep golfers warm and dry no matter what the conditions. They asked the loopers to wear prototype gear during their rounds, and then solicited feedback from them. The result is N-Destrukt, a seam-sealed, waterproof and windproof jacket and pant that utilizes breathable laminate technology designed to completely block wind and rain as well as no-sew bonding to reduce weight and bulk. It also employs a four-way stretch fabric for easy movement, even if it is raining cats and dogs. Both are available in black, sizes S through XXL.
Nike Golf is also offering its third generation of Storm-Fit Elite rainwear. That, too, uses breathable laminate technology to completely block wind and rain and also no-sew bonding technology. Fully waterproof and windproof, it features four-way stretch for greater mobility and boasts a sleek, modern silhouette.
Unlike the N-Destrukt, Storm-Fit Elite comes in three jacket styles – full-zip and both a full-sleeve and half-sleeve half-zip – and a pant. The pant is available in black only while the jackets are made in black and varsity red.