A blog dedicated to finding out and showcasing Nike Technology and all the advances Nike is doing and working on; Past, Present, and Future. Each week will be highlighting a different aspect of Nike and its tech.
Nike Tech Pack Fleece Windrunner 2.0: Review
In Nike’s latest instalment in their special Nike Sportswear Tech Pack. In that pack, Nike released a Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner 2.0, which has some minor differences from the released Tech Fleece Windrunner initially.
This instalment, the Windrunner 2.0, is not very different from the original. In all honesty, it is identical. Their online store makes the image look as if it is other by making it seem to attern of ripples on it, which isn’t on the Windrunner 2.0 at all. A marketing trick, I get it but still annoying.
The different thing is the ducktail. The tail is prolonged, not by much, but enough to notice. You can tell just a little bit in the picture below. In my opinion, to make this Windrunner 2.0 stick out more so than its predecessor, Nike should have added ninja thumbs for running. It gives a little more functionality and gives people more reason to spend $100 to get the new one.
Click here to see what I said about the original Fleece Windrunner Full-Zip.
In the end, this new instalment in the Windrunner for the Nike Tech Pack isn’t a step forward but just a step sideways. It is still a top-notch sweatshirt and excellent, just not an improvement beyond the first one. I still recommend you to get it here.
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In this past year, Nike released their special Nike Sportswear Tech Pack. In that pack, Nike released a Nike Tech Fleece AW77 1.0 Full-Zip.
The Nike Tech Fleece AW77 1.0 Full-Zip is a great sweatshirt. It has all the charms of the historic AW77 into the Tech Pack. The front pockets are the same as they always are, reliable. They have sties in the edges of the bags to keep them, and I would assume anchored.
While AW77 Fleece tries to keep the sweatshirts as its predecessors have with a cuffed bottom. It puts the Tech Pack’s spirit and personality into it with a cuffed bottom just for show. The base does not cuff 100% and keep it close to your body as you would expect of a regular AW77 fleece, which I plan to review at a later date. But the bottom still does its job, but for me, if the cuffed bottom isn’t going to be tighter to the body. It could have at least been longer to help combat that.
The shoulder cut is like that of a normal AW77 Fleece for the sleeves and is perfectly fine and functional. As for the wrists, the Tech Pack AW 77 Fleece is the same as the Windrunner. They have uncuffed wrists, and the stitching tends to stretch the fabric and create holes.
Beyond that, the Nike Tech AW77 Fleece 1.0 Full-Zip is a functional and reliable sweatshirt, just not the best Nike Sportswear or Nike has to offer.
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In this past year, Nike released their special Nike Sportswear Tech Pack. In that pack, Nike released a Nike Tech Fleece Windrunner Full-Zip.
One of Nike’s first significant clothing advances was their Windrunner; when Nike released the Tech Pack, the Windrunner was not left out. The classic cut is still as valuable and practical as it was initially. The pockets have zippers that work excellent. The zippers do not move or come down when running with things in your bags. And the ducktail on the back helps keep your back covered when running. The ducktail could be a bit longer, but the little tail does have helps.
The hood is oversized and indeed the correct size for running. It gives your room but is not considered to the point that it will hinder your sight in a way. And the shoulders are cut in the classic Windrunner way giving you no restriction on swinging your arms when running.
But the most significant thing about the Tech Windrunner is the wrists, and it doesn’t have cuffs. It’s typical for running tops to have small cuffs that restrict movement. A few things about the Tech Windrunner that have annoyed me are that the cuffs stretch out when you pull them up, like stretch the stitching on the Tech Fleece Sweatpants. This isn’t very pleasant because sometimes, the fabric around the wrist that covers the cuff comes off and creates a hole. Again I have friends that sew and can fix and stop holes.
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Nike Tech Pack Fleece Sweatpants: Review
In this past year, Nike released their special Nike Sportswear Tech Pack. In that pack, Nike released a pair of fleece sweatpants.
If you’re looking for sweatpants to run in, these are the ones. The sweats are built in the spirit of Nike, with functionality at the top. The knee is explicitly cut into one piece on its own. With the ankle cuffed right above the shoe. It tends to loosen up just like any other cuffed sweatpants but does nothing beyond just giving a little breathing room.
The right side hip pocket has a water seal zipper that goes down to almost the knee. Inside the bag, it has the put things to stay secure. Unfortunately, it is too high on the hip, so when you’re running, anything in that place works itself out of business. Then it tends to fall to right above your knee in the pocket. The left hip pocket is just the same as any other pocket on other sweatpants. It also has a back pocket on the right side with a plain zipper, big enough for a normal-sized wallet that seems to sit almost a little bit too far out on the hip.
The sweatpants even have a crotch cut just how you’d want jogger pants to be cut. It gives your legs more room to move and stretch, cut explicitly to run. The dropped crotch also helps when you wear them for just wearing them.
The only problem with the Nike Tech Pack Fleece sweatpants is the stitching. It feels as if sometimes the seam will break, which once it did with me. Thankfully the seam only opened a tiny hole, and I have friends that know how to sew to fix and stop that from happening again. Beyond that, sweatpants have become one of my favourites.
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The Nike x Levi’s collaboration was on jeans and a denim jacket, specifically for the Nike SB (skateboarding)Team. This was a unique collaboration where stake shops around the USA only got a limited run. Skateboarders worldwide have seen the recent rise in visibility with Nike SB. To me was a statement piece putting Nike SB in a new realm in the skateboarding world. Then again, it was a limited run and in skate shops only with the Tier 0 type relationship with Nike SB. You can see this inside the jeans with the limited run of jeans marked by a number between 2000.
Nike and Levi’s even made Levi’s trademark label on the jeans and denim jacket specialized. The red tag on the jean’s pocket stayed the same while the leather waistline marker got a special treatment along with the leather size marker on the inside of the jacket. You can see the special Team Edition line across the waistline, even inside the jeans.
This isn’t the first time Nike has teamed up with a big name label to create a collaboration of clothing or, in some instances, shoes. The most visible recent creations are with Supreme, a New York street brand, along with others in the past. This is just one of the few collaborations I own, and I feel that this is one of the best collaborations that Nike has made. It combines Nike’s technology and all of its means with Levi’s wearability and structure.
If you have a chance to find a shop with this left, don’t be afraid to make the purchase, granted it might be pricier than your everyday jeans or denim jacket. In the end, though, these will quite possibly and more than likely be your favourite jeans and denim jacket. Hopefully, we can see more collaborations from Nike that hold this kind of weight in the future.
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The Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka is what Nike of the future may be looking like. A shoe with roots in the running world with a distinctive and definitive look and silhouette that sets it apart in the fashion world. The design makes the flywire a primary feature more than in Nike’s other flagship flyknit running shoes.
The Lunar Flyknit Chukka keeps the charming knit of the flywire with the multiple colours that tend to stand out a bit more than the other Flyknits, such as the Flyknit Trainer and the Flyknit Lunar 1. For running purposes, this is a great shoe. The lunar sole is just as comfortable as other lunars. The tread is a great road or paved trail sole.
But in the end, this shoe is all about style beyond just your regular running. The perfect shoe for the summer to set off any outfit. Go and get you a pair or two of the Flyknit Chukka’s here. Just Do It.
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The Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 is considerably one of the most comfortable shoes Nike offers for running. The fly knit again lends itself to the runner’s feet. Allowing for a comfortable feel and breathable porous knit. The knit of the flywire fabric helps the shoe hold its shape and the runner’s foot while running.