‘Sport Science’ shows how adidas’ climawarm+ jacket works

By Cassie Stein
February 28, 2014 8 a.m.
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“Sport Science” is an ESPN series focusing on athletes actions, events and equipment testing.

In this episode (VIDEO) host John Brenkus runs two tests with PGA Tour Player Jason Day and Adidas’ new climawarm+ outerwear. In the tests, Day enters a temperature chamber with and without the climawarm+ jacket.

Testing has found that if one’s internal body temperature falls below its average range, mental and physical efficiency is negatively affected. That’s why the climawarm+ jacket and other outerwear apparel is effective.

The climawarm+ jacket has hollow-fibers to replicate the fur of a polar bear. Before air is able to hit the body, it gets trapped in the fibers. Then, body heat takes over to keep the player warm.

“Maintaining thermal equilibrium plays a direct role in a golfer’s performance,” Brenkus said.

The jacket is available in three colors: vivid blue/black/white, black/lead/TMAG solar blue and light onix/hig-res red. Sizes from S-XXL. Cost: $80.