The Best Nike Football Gear for Cold Weather

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For cold-weather football matches and training, gear up in Nike styles designed to keep you warm and comfortable.

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

For some footballers, cold-weather matches can be a welcome change after games in warm conditions. That said, it's important for footballers 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 football gear for chilly conditions.

The Best Nike Football Gear for Cold Weather

1. Fleece Hoodies and Pullovers

Nike hoodies and pullovers provide a cosy 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 Football 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 Football Boot

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

(Related: The Best Nike Football Boots to Match Your Playing Style)

4. Nike Therma-FIT Football Pants and Tights

The Best Nike Football Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

These football pants contain Nike Therma fabric, which channels an athlete's natural heat to keep them warm when training conditions are cold. And with zip legs, players can remove the pants without having to take off their boots when temperatures start to rise.

5. Nike Therma-FIT Tops and T-Shirts

The Best Nike Football Apparel and Gear for Cold Weather

Nike Therma fabric ensures warmth throughout a match or training, 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 penalty area.

6. Jackets and Gilets

Several Nike jackets and gilets have a water-repellent outer shell, helping athletes stay dry during training in the rain or snow. And if they're US Women's National Team or Liverpool F.C. fans, athletes can choose a jacket featuring their favourite club's colours and logo.

7. Beanies and Headbands

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

8. Gloves

Football 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, ACE-certified CPT

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