Sports-apparel manufacturer Nike has released Hyperwarm Flex, its “warmest and most flexible” base layers for athletes training and competing in cold climates. The product is a top-and-pant combination that uses seamless-knitting manufacturing technology and advances in materials science to deliver base-layer protection.
Both the pant and top feature breathable mesh and seamless knit engineering; distinct knitted panels in areas requiring flexibility—the shoulders, elbows and knees—provide 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 effect of unmanaged sweat, Nike’s Dri-FIT Max fabric is positioned at key areas on the inside of the garments to wick away moisture, maintaining the wearer’s comfort.