The Best Nike Soccer Gear for Cold Weather

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For cold-weather soccer matches and practices, gear up in Nike styles designed to keep warm and comfortable.

Last updated: August 4, 2022
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The Best Nike Soccer Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

For some soccer players, cold-weather matches can be a welcome change after games in warm conditions. That said, it’s important for soccer players to dress appropriately when temperatures drop.

To stay healthy, Mayo Clinic recommends suiting up in layers that provide coverage against chilly air but can quickly be removed once an athlete’s body temperature starts to increase. Below, check out the best Nike soccer gear for chilly conditions.

The Best Nike Soccer Gear for Cold Weather

1. Fleece Hoodies and Pullovers

Nike hoodies and pullovers provide a cozy layer that can quickly be removed once players are warmed up. The inner portion of several Nike hoodies and pullovers has a soft fleece lining to keep players comfortable.

2. Face Masks

The Best Nike Soccer Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

Not only does the Nike Dri-FIT Strike Winter Warrior Snood keep the face and neck warm with a soft fleece lining, but the mask contains Nike Dri-FIT technology to help wick away sweat and keep athletes dry. While the shape covers the nose, mouth and neck, breathable mesh over the mouth allows players to call out plays and communicate with teammates.

3. Firm-Ground Soccer Cleats

When the pitch is slippery from frost, having tractioned, snug-fitting cleats is a must. Whether you prefer the Nike Phantom, Nike Mercurial or Nike Tiempo style, Nike firm-ground soccer cleats help keep a player’s game precise in adverse weather conditions.

(Related: The Best Nike Soccer Cleats to Match Your Playing Style)

4. Nike Therma-FIT Soccer Pants and Tights

The Best Nike Soccer Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

These soccer pants contain Nike Therma fabric, which channels an athlete’s natural heat to keep them warm when practice conditions are frigid. And with zippered legs, players can remove the pants without having to take off their cleats when temperatures start to rise.

5. Nike Therma-FIT Tops and T-Shirts

The Best Nike Soccer Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

Nike Therma fabric ensures warmth throughout a match or practice, while lightweight materials and special ribbing at the elbow allow for an athlete’s freedom of movement — just in case the play calls for a quick throw-in into the goal box.

6. Jackets and Vests

Several Nike jackets and vests have a water-repellent outer shell, helping athletes stay dry during practice in the rain or snow. And if they're U.S. Women’s National Team or Liverpool FC fans, athletes can choose a jacket featuring their favorite club’s colors and logo.

7. Beanies and Headbands

Keeping extremities (including the head) covered can help athletes stay warm in frigid conditions, making a soft Nike beanie or headband essential during play.

8. Gloves

Soccer gloves, including the Nike HyperWarm Academy Gloves, keep players’ hands warm during play and are also functional in design. Textured palms allow for a stronger grip on the ball during throw-ins and touchscreen-friendly fingertips make for easy smartphone navigation during breaks.

Words by Julia Sullivan, A.C.E.-certified C.P.T.

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