A glimpse of the latest Nike Tech Pack Collection reveals the familiar (jackets and sweatpants that provide warmth via a modern take on fleece and knit) and the unfamiliar (layering pieces including sports bras, crop tops, tights and more). Evolving beloved running and training silhouettes within the collection nods to the future of apparel design at Nike, where a design-forward philosophy that harnesses a commitment to sports innovation takes precedence.
“We have a powerful vision for Nike apparel: to lead with innovation that makes athletes better, pushing the edges of both performance and style,” says Kurt Parker, Nike’s Vice President of Apparel Design. “Through new manufacturing technologies and new materials, we are driving a bold future where everything is designed with movement in mind.”
In this instance, designers combined a new waffle knit and woven performance materials, which they developed using years of body motion and mapping analysis gathered from studying the top athletes in the world in Nike’s Sport Research Lab. This led to a new expression of Nike Tech Pack for spring 2019: a more versatile package that provides pieces for a range of weather and workouts.
A hood (that zips into the collar) and dropped back hem on the Nike Sportswear Tech Pack Windrunner Jacket keep the elements out. Also pictured: Nike Run Tech Pack Tempo Running Shorts
The outer shell of the water-repellent Dri-FIT Sphere Transform Running Top packs into its front pocket. Also pictured: Nike Tech Pack 2-in-1 Running Shorts
Stay warm or air it out with side zippers on the Nike Sportswear Tech Pack Women’s Crew and Nike Sportswear Tech Pack Fleece Pants.
The Nike Sportswear Tech Pack Men’s Long Sleeve Woven Top features textured material and zippers in unique spots. Also pictured: Nike Dri-FIT Flex Men’s Training Shorts
Metallic or tonal — the Nike Sportswear Tech Pack Women’s Woven Jacket is reversible. Also pictured: Flyknit Indy Bra, Nike Run Tech Pack Knit Running Tights.
Nike Dri-FIT Flex Men’s Training Shorts can be worn over the Nike Pro Men’s 3/4 Tights. Or not.