Saturday, November 19, 2022

Nike Men's Fall/Winter Run Reviews: Storm-FIT Run Division Men's Running Jacket, Nike Dri-FIT Challenger Pants, Air Zoom Pegasus 39

Article by Zack Dunn

Nike Men’s Fall Winter Outer Run Apparel and the Pegasus 39

Nike Storm-FIT Run Division Men's Running Jacket ($350 Nike Member Access)

Zack: The Nike Storm-FIT Run Division Jacket is a very high quality 100% polyester running jacket  which has very strong storm resistant features. 

Nike claims it is made to take on the elements, such as wind and water, so I decided to test that claim. I took it through runs, ranging from 6-12 miles, in temperatures ranging from 20 degrees (10 degrees real feel) to 35 degrees (25 degree real feel), with some being in 20 mph wind gusts and others in very snowy conditions. 

With those things in mind, Nike definitely made accurate claims, as this jacket allowed me to stay dry when it was snowing like crazy, as well as keep me warm when heading into a cold headwind of 20 mph winds. 

A common issue with jackets meant to stay warm like this is that the body sometimes heats up too much, so a few nice features Nike added was different zones of ventilation that can be opened up through the use of zippers when things get a little hot, and I can say that they serve their function well. 

Beyond that, the thing that this jacket has is a bunch of small yet effective and functional details that separates this from other jackets (as well as part of the reason that it is very pricey). 

Some of these features include a built-in bill on the hood, which helps keep the elements out of your eyes and face as well as built-in mittens to extend hand coverage as needed. It is also a packable garment, so if you decide mid run that you want to completely ditch the jacket, it can be turned into a bag that can be carried with its elastic strap with little issue. 

Nike Dri-FIT Woven Challenger Pants ($75)

Zack: The Nike Dri-Fit Challenger pants are a great piece of running gear that can definitely make a great gift. It is 100% recycled polyester and it performs as it is fairly lightweight yet still provides a good amount of warmth. 

It has three compartments for holding whatever it is you need it to, with two side pockets and a compartment on the backside, with all three having buttons to be able to keep your things secure. 

Another detail that I love about the Challenger is that it is tapered with zippers at the ankles, which is really nice when using these for warmups and cooldowns as they are very easy to put on and takeoff. It is also a good thing to mention that these are currently on sale for 63$ as of this writing. 

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39 ($130) 

Zack: The Nike Pegasus 39 is a great daily trainer, as it provides a lot that one would want in a daily training running shoe. It has many great attributes, such as being soft and cushioned, while at the same time having a good amount of responsiveness from the Air Zoom unit. 

I also love the upper, even more than the previous versions, as this upper feels a lot more supportive and softer, as well as it just disappears a little better on the run in comparison to the previous versions. 

Outsole shown a different colorway

The outsole is classic Pegasus similar to those over the years with its waffle - inspired design.  I have always loved the outsole of the Pegasus line as I feel they can be used on various terrain such as road, grass, dirt, gravel, etc. 

As of this writing, some colors are on sale which may be a steal for a do-it-all running shoe that can take the bulk of your training. It is also available in a Shield water resistant version for $140.  (RTR Review)

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Tester Profile

Zack Dunn: is a college freshman/ runner at Lewis University. I’ve been running for 7 years, and focused solely on running after giving up on years of baseball and wrestling. I race distances between 800 meters and 10K  whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. I do most of my training on the roads, some training on the track, and occasionally run trails logging anywhere from 60-75 miles a week. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. My personal bests are 4:25 for 1600m, 9:45 for 3200m, 15:27 for 5K, and 25:24 for 8k.  

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