Nike Dri Fit Vest

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Nike Dri Fit VestReview Facts

Nike has really taken the lead when it comes to athletic lifestyle clothing in recent years. Although the Nike Dri Fit ½ Zip Vest is an older and more classic addition to the Nike athletic line, it still follows that same trend. It is made using some of the best athletic materials for pulling sweat away from the body and keeping the athlete comfortable and dry. Not only did this product receive high marks for athleticism, but athletes loved the look and style that this product offers. It is great for layered during workouts in cooler climates and it works well as a stylish accessory for a casual outfit. Since this is an older product on the Nike line, it can be found for a very reasonable price, and because it comes in a variety of muted tones, it’s a great accessory for all of your casual outfits because it goes with a variety of styles and colors. Nike is known for lasting a long time and this vest is no different.

Pros
  • Versatile
  • Affordable
  • Different color options
  • Multiple sizes
  • Long lasting
  • Great for layering
  • Fast drying
Cons
  • No bright colors
  • Older product so it might be harder to find

Use
Use

Use

Reviewers reported using this vest for everything from golf to basketball to running or simply as a casual accessory for their everyday outfits. The key features of this vest are the use of Nike’s patented Dri Fit woven stretch material. This material is designed for athletic activity because it quickly and efficiently pulls sweat away from the body but ensures that the material will not absorb odor. This makes Dri Fit a revolutionary athletic material. The design of the vest is ideal for layers and runners and hikers who are out on all day adventures appreciated the flexibility it offered as the temperature changed. It is also a great option as a part of an athletic/leisure outfit. This is a versatile piece that is designed to be used for athletic pursuits but works great as part of a casual, stylish outfit.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

This vest is made from two different materials. The first is a polyester, spandex blend that isn’t known for its overall breathability but the second is Nike’s patented Dri Fit woven stretch. The Dri Fit technology provides a very lightweight fit and feels and ensures that maximum airflow can circulate through the vest and reach the body. In addition to this, the half zip design allows for a natural ventilating that keeps runners dry and comfortable regardless of the length of their run or the weather conditions. Another detail that Nike included in their design of this vest is that the top portion of the vest is lighter weight than the bottom portion of the vest. This helps improve air flow to the sections of your body that will need them the most during athletic activity.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Runners found this vest to be very comfortable, and in fact, a variety of athletes from different activities all commented on the comfort of this product. The polyester, spandex blend that the vest is made from does a great job of wicking away sweat and keeping the runner comfortable and cool. Additionally, this material is soft to the touch and comfortable option as a lighter secondary layer. Runners found this vest to be lightweight enough to layer above and below other clothing to provide the perfect comfort level regardless of the weather conditions.
Size
Size

Size

Runners were pleased with the variety of sizing options that this vest comes it. It is offered in a men’s and women’s, gender-specific style in addition to coming in 4 distinct sizes. The arm holes are large enough to fit bulkier or lighter material underneath as a base layer. The ½ zip design allows runners the option of full neck and chest protection and coverage or the option to wear it with more breathability and a more casual look. The biggest perk of the fit of this product is that it doesn’t need to be exact to look great and function perfectly. Runners can comfortably and confidently wear a size that is a bit larger or smaller than their natural size.

Durability
Durability

Durability

Nike is known for creating products from shoes to clothing to athletic equipment that lasts for a long time. This vest is no different. Runners were pleased that this vest maintains a newer look ever after extensive wear. A problem that athletes often experience with ½ zip zests is the zipper itself. In many styles, the zipper tends to break after extensive use, but in this model, reviewers commented that this was not a problem at all.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

Because this is an article of clothing, the accessories are limited. In terms of accessories, runners can expect to find this vest in a few different colors. All of the colors offered are shades of grey and black with pops of color to go with any outfit.
style
style

style

This ½ zippered dri fit vest is a classic style that appeals to a variety of athletes. Many of the athletes who reviewed this product were golfers because this particular aesthetic seems to appeal to the style of a golfer, but this vest also functions great for runners, skiers, hikers, and simply as a day to day addition to any wardrobe. The half zip features provide a mock neck when zipped completely to block out the elements such a wind. One of the things that runner negatively commented on was the coloring options that Nike offers in this vest. There are three options: Black with wolf gray, Dark gray with electro orange and plain gray. While these color options go with all outfits, some athletes wanted to see brighter color options offered.
Price
Price

Price

The Nike Dri Fit ½ zippered vest is an older clothing option on the Nike line. For this reason, this vest can be found for a much-lowered price tag than some of their newer clothing items. This is good news for runners for who are on a tighter budget. If athletes don’t mind having the newest model of the Nike clothing line, this is a great addition to their Nike wardrobe collection.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- ½ zipper style
- Three muted color options
- Patented Nike Dri Fit material
- Polyester and spandex blend for stretch and breathability
- Less than a pound in weight
- Fast wicking abilities
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Although this Nike ½ zip Dri Fit Vest is marketed toward golfers, in particular, athletes from a wide range of activities found this vest to be a functional, stylish complement to their athletic endeavors. This vest uses Nike’s patented Dri Fit material that does an amazing job of wicking away sweat to keep the athlete dry and comfortable. The Dry Fit material is just another reason why this vest is a perfect all weather companion. It is lightweight enough to be worn over a simple tee shirt, but it can also be layered underneath a bulker sweatshirt or even worn over an insulated shell for protection against the wind and cold. The color options are muted, but Nike does offer three different options. While this is not the newest piece of clothing from the Nike line, it is still a classically good looking item, and since it is an older model, it can be purchased for a lowered price. This is great for the athlete who is looking for a great ½ zippered vest but doesn’t want to spend a huge amount of money. As is the case with everything that Nike creates, athletes loved that this vest lasted a long time and maintained its new look and fit even after extensive use. This vest is very breathable and keeps runners cool, even during warmer runs or races.