Nike Aerogami transforms in real time to keep runners cool

Inspired by a passion for serving the needs of runners, scientists and innovators from the Nike Explore Team (NXT) and the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) have created Aerogami, a new apparel technology debuting in the Nike Run Division Aerogami Jacket. 

Aerogami is a venting system that autonomously adapts to your needs, creating more-breathable performance gear with on-demand ventilation. It’s designed to create product that interacts with your body in real time as you warm up, sweat and cool down.

How Aerogami works: Tiny winged vents open as sweat builds against the skin, allowing better airflow and for sweat to escape. When the body cools down and sweat dries, the vents close back up. This capability comes from a moisture-reactive film applied to the vents that autonomously contracts and expands upon sensing sweat against the body. 

The new Nike Run Division Aerogami Jacket features the venting system across the chest and back of the garment — two of the areas where runners heat up and sweat most — allowing airflow to travel through the jacket as runners move. 

Informed by testing in the NSRL’s environmental chambers and data visualization from runners’ heat and sweat maps, the vent placement varies between the women’s and men’s jacket to accommodate for gender-specific needs, such as vents on the women’s jacket around the area where a sports bra sits. 

“Aerogami is our latest example of Nike’s culture of innovation focused on solving the timeless needs of runners,” said Jahan Behbahany, Senior Apparel Innovation Product Manager in Nike’s Advanced Innovation Collective. “We know feeling too warm, uncomfortable and distracted while wearing a running jacket is a common challenge many runners face, so we’ve obsessed developing an innovative solution that gives them increased breathability without compromising style and protection. What’s great about this technology is not only can the athlete feel the benefit, but they can also see it.”

The jacket also features Storm-FIT ADV — Nike’s pinnacle performance-apparel material — to help protect runners from wind and rain. 

The women’s Nike Run Division Aerogami Jacket releases in July 2023 on and at select retailers. The men’s jacket releases later this fall.

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