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 Storm-FIT. Designed for golfers and the unpredictable weather that comes along with the game, Storm-FIT is suitable for a number of activities.

What is it? A layer of ultrafine microfiber polyester which is then coated with a highly breathable laminate to insulate the wearer from water and wind. This Nike-exclusive technology is designed for serious athletes in wet, cold, and windy conditions. By mixing heavy-duty waterproofing tech with breathability, Storm-FIT allows athletes to keep out moisture from the outside and evaporate moisture build up on the inside at the same time.

How does it work? Thanks to its impenetrable outer layer, Storm-FIT provides a completely waterproof and wind-proof shell. As water hits the surface of Storm-FIT gear, it immediately is pushed away, while moisture which develops on the inside is evaporated through the breathable layer. Designed for comfort from the inside out, Storm-FIT is an essential for athletes who perform in unpredictable conditions.

Notable products: Hyperadapt Storm-FIT Jacket, Storm-FIT Full-Zip Jacket, Storm-FIT Golf Pants

Bottom line: Whether you're a golfer faced with wet conditions or a runner in an area with dicey weather, Storm-FIT is a technology you'll want to consider.

GEAR OF THE DAY: Nike Hyperadapt Storm-FIT Jacket