The Nike Vapor Flash Jacket

The Nike Vapor Flash Jacket: The brightest on the road

Designed for running in low light, the reversible and highly reflective Nike Vapor Flash Women's Running Jacket helps others on the road see you coming.

Benefits

  • Reflective laminated face for 360-degree visibility
  • Reversible for a choice of high-vis or matte silver with reflective pops
  • Perforations at the back and underarms for ventilation
  • Front zip pocket for secure small-item storage

Reflectivity

The laminated face of this polyester twill jacket produces stunning 400-candlepower reflectivity for 360-degree visibility in low-light conditions. Glass spheres in the fabric reflect light directly back along the same path as the oncoming beam rather than scattering it in all directions, making it easier for a driver to recognize a runner. When such high visibility isn't required, you can reverse the jacket to the toned-down matte side.

Design

The Nike Vapor Flash Jacket is fully bonded for lightweight durability and seam-free comfort. An adjustable hood with built-in visor provides enhanced coverage and a custom fit, while motion sleeves fit the movement of your arms to help minimize distractions while you run. Zippers on the front and back provide ventilation.

The Vapor whaaat?

So long, sunshine. As the days grow shorter during fall and winter, pounding the pavement in low light and even total darkness is a fact of life for many dedicated runners. And one of the biggest challenges of running in the dark is making sure that others-especially drivers-can see you. That's where high-visibility clothing comes in; it can actually increase the distance from which you can be seen by as much as 400 percent. Nike's latest hi-vis offering is the recently introduced Nike Vapor Flash Running Jacket. It was designed to provide 360-degree visibility in low light, with a reflective, laminated face that produces stunning 400-candlepower reflectivity. Once you see it in action, you understand why it's being called 'the brightest jacket on the road.'

Here's how it works: Glass spheres in the fabric reflect light directly back along the same path as the oncoming beam (toward the car and driver) rather than scattering it, making it easier for a driver to recognize a runner. For times when you don't need as much reflectivity, the hooded, reversible Nike Vapor Flash also features a toned-down matte side. And perforations plus zip vents keep air flowing to help you stay dry and comfortable. A bright idea, indeed.

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