Golf’s fourth and final major of the 2019 season is contested on Northern Ireland’s most challenging 18 holes. Defined by its rolling sand dunes and coastal views, the links course has hosted major tournaments for more than 100 years. Participants, even in July, face cool temperatures and bursts of rain — an environment that requires sympathetic garments.
The Nike x Stone Island golf collaboration starts with Nike’s understanding of golfers. Each of the two pieces — a jacket and crew neck — is built on a pattern that optimizes range of motion through a swing and incorporates golf-specific utility pockets for balls, tees and gloves.
Stone Island’s expertise in fabric innovation gives the performance-ready pieces a striking color and finish. The military specification cotton satin outer face of the Nike x Stone Island Jacket is bonded to a breathable, weather-resistant membrane. Adaptive fibers increase breathability and act to lock in warmth, helping maintain optimal temperature throughout play.
The garments will debut during the tournament. Two colorways of the jacket (grey and blue) and three of the crew neck (grey, blue and yellow) release globally July 25.