The football training jacket has emerged as an essential piece of equipment for elite players who train year-round in all kinds of weather conditions. While football is often associated with lower body performance, the upper body is in constant motion as well, necessitating a jacket that moves with it.
In analyzing how to bring greater mobility to the Nike Revolution Jacket, Nike Football’s design team applied some key insights from the their Nike Golf colleagues, who recently designed a jacket that would not restrict a golf swing.
The football design team utilized a stretch engineered mesh through the back, shoulders and upper arms. The sleeves are constructed to move independently of the jacket chassis, providing full range of motion.
The Nike Revolution Jacket provides only what the player needs and strips away everything else, including excess bulk and weight. As a result, it is the lightest football jacket Nike has ever made.
Nike Football obsessed every design detail, from the welded pockets and zip covers that prevent zippers from flapping to the iconic stripe extending from the shoulder to the elbow.
The inside of the jacket features a jacquard mesh for breathability and comfort. The area under the arm flows air directly into the jacket to help keep the player from overheating. All of the technical elements of the jackets shine through the translucent shell, creating a stunning aesthetic.