KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Nike Pro Combat. Most commonly used on Nike's base layers for basketball, baseball, football, and soccer, Pro Combat is integrated into a portion of the brand's performance apparel and footwear.

What is it? Nike Pro Combat is an enhanced version of the brand's Pro technology, which also makes use of Dri-Fit. Nike Pro technology features durable four-way stretch Dri-Fit which helps to manage moisture during activity. For serious athletes, Nike Pro Combat adds lightweight and durable impact protection that is strategically placed in the areas athletes need it most. 

How does it work? Nike Pro Combat works by making use of low-profile structured foam cells which are strategically placed in zones to absorb, disperse, and deflate impact from contact. It also helps to protect against abrasion.

Notable products: Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong 4 Pad Football Shirt, Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Collection

Bottom line: Nike Pro Combat offers a multitude of benefits, but is especially suited for athletes in sports with high levels of contact and impact.

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Fight the Elements with the Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Collection