PRODUCT REVIEW: Nike Ultralight Tour Adjustable Golf Hat

Each year I buy a new Nike Golf hat, and this year I decided to purchase the Ultralight Tour Adjustable cap. In previous years, I either bought the Tour Mesh cap or the Perforated cap, but I was interested in trying something new this year. Here’s my review of this super light weight hat, which will be great for wearing on and off the course.

Initial Impression

I first spotted this hat on TV when I noticed that Tiger Woods switched to an adjustable hat from his normally fitted one. I had read that Tiger would finish his rounds and sometimes have headaches because his hat was too tight, so he switched to an adjustable one that wouldn’t be so constricting on his head. I liked that option, and thought I would give it a shot.

On the website, the hat looks like this:

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But my initial impression was a little surprised in that this hat really has no structure, and the reason for that is most likely due to removing any sources of weight. Therefore, when it arrived from Nike.com and I opened the box, it looked like this:

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When I picked up the hat, it was clear that it was definitely super light and would make for a really comfortable wear. The brim didn’t have the same structure I am accustomed to either. They clearly removed weight from the middle area of the brim to cut weight.

Comfort

The hat is super comfortable. It as a microfiber front lining for a soft inner feel and that is a feature I have never seen before. The VELCRO fastener in the back makes for an easy adjustable fit and the hat has enough stretch to accommodate any size head.

Fit

The Ultralight Tour hat has a bit of a higher rise than the Perforated and Tour Mesh hats. With its traditional six-panel design, it does have more of a baseball cap look, and coupled with not having any structure, it did leave some spaces causing indentations on the top. However, it has stylish curved lines along the sides that give it a fresh look and that add to the hat’s comfort. Here’s a look at the hat on my head:

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Detail

The tour details include the new Vapor insignia on the left side and the RZN badge on the right. The front and back of the hat have black swooshes. The VELCRO fastener also has a small, black rubber tab at the end that features a swoosh on it. The best details are the microfiber inner lining and a good size brim to block out the sun.

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Summary

I have yet to wear this hat out on the course, but I think it is a great summer time hat. Clearly, the designers have implemented features to cut weight down (not sure it could get any lighter and retain a shape), and ensure comfort. At $32, I think it’s a great hat to wear on and off the course to show your Nike support.

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Official Details:

The Nike Ultralight Tour Adjustable Golf Hat features stretchy Dri-FIT fabric and a strap closure in back for high-performance comfort and a custom fit.

Benefits

  • Dri-FIT fabric to wick away sweat and help keep you dry and comfortable
  • Flexible brim and strap with VELCRO ® brand fastener at back for a comfortable, custom fit
  • Six-panel design for durability and comfort
  • Eyelets at each panel for breathability
  • Microfiber front lining for a soft feel

Product Details

  • Swoosh design trademark at front and metallic appliqués at side
  • Fabric: Body: Dri-FIT 100% polyester. Lining: Dri-FIT 91% polyester/9% spandex.
  • Hand wash
  • Imported

Nike Golf TW Vapor Speed Driver Available Today

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NIKE’S VAPOR SPEED DRIVER BUILT FOR TIGER WOODS NOW AVAILABLE

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Nike’s new Vapor Speed driver designed and built to Tiger Woods’s specifications is now available for purchase for the first time in limited quantities.

“Stability has always been the most important thing to me when choosing a driver,” said Woods. “I like the pear shape. It is appealing to my eye and it also has a slightly lower MOI (Moment of Inertia) that allows me to shape shots easier.”

The Vapor Speed TW driver combines Nike’s FlyBeam-reinforced Covert Cavity Back design and a new Compression Channel all packaged in a smaller head shape. The Covert Cavity Back design spreads weight towards the heel and toe to stabilize the head at impact maximizing forgiveness. The redistribution of mass creates more stability, better launch conditions and faster ball speeds.

Woods’s own insights led Nike’s design team to re-design the Compression Channel, which increases the spring-like effect off the mid-to-low portion of the face to increase overall distance.

In addition to a smaller head, the 10.5-degree lofted driver features the Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft with a bonded hosel.

Woods put the driver in his bag for the first time at the Hero World Challenge in Dec. 2014.

The Vapor Speed TW driver is available now at nike.com and will be available at select retailers June 15.

BUY THE NIKE TW VAPOR SPEED DRIVER ON NIKE.COM >>

Editor’s Note: The post above is from a press release from Nike Golf.

 

Nike Engage Wedges Available Today

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Nike Golf released it’s new Engage wedges today, and they’re now available on Nike.com and at select golf retailers. The Engage line features 18 models, including three designs in six different lofts:

The Square design comes in 50-degree, 52-degree, 54-degree, 56-degree, 58-degree and 60-degree right-handed models, as well as 52-degree and 56-degree left-handed models.

The Dual Sole design comes in 58-degree and 60-degree right-handed and 60-degree left-handed models.

The Toe Sweep design comes in 56-degree, 58-degree and 60-degree, right-hand only.

The Engage wedges are already in the bags of several Nike Athletes — if you’re in the market for new wedges, maybe it’s time to add a few of these to your bag too.

BUY THE ENGAGE WEDGES ON NIKE.COM >>

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROMO: RZN Black Balls and Rory Headcover

For those of us who are big fans of Rory McIlroy, this is a pretty cool promotion — if you buy two dozen RZN Black golf balls, you can get a replica of Rory’s St. Bernhard headcover with his embroidered signature for free. You get all for $92, the same price as two dozen RZN Black balls by themselves (see pics below).

This offer is available at Nike.com (only at this special promo link), and at select golf retailers, while supplies last.

CHECK OUT THE TWO DOZEN RZN BLACK BALLS + RORY HEADCOVER SPECIAL PROMO OFFER >>

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NGN Reader’s Custom-stamped Engage Wedges

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Nike Golf’s new Engage wedges are expected to be available at retail next Friday May 22nd, but NGN reader and contributor Michael Wharton-Palmer is giving us a sneak preview. Michael sent us photos of his Engage 48-, 54- and 60-degree wedges, custom-stamped by the guys at The Oven. Check ’em out, and keep your eyes open for information about the official release date, when we get that from Nike Golf we’ll post that here on NGN.

 

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Rory Signs NGN Reader’s 006 Putter Headcover

Check this out — not only was NGN friend and reader Lester Legarda lucky enough to score one of the Limited Edition Nike Oven Method Prototype 006 Putters, but he was smart enough to bring the headcover with him to the WGC Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco a few weeks ago and ask eventual winner Rory McIlroy to sign it. Check out the photo below showing Rory signing Lester’s headcover, and the pics of the signed headcover itself.

Congrats and well done Lester, we’re all very jealous!

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All-Volt Crown Vapor Speed Driver Available May 4, 2015

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UPDATE: You can now buy the Volt crowned Vapor Speed driver at the following links:

BUY THE MEN’S VOLT CROWNED VAPOR SPEED DRIVER HERE >>

BUY THE WOMEN’S VOLT CROWNED VAPOR SPEED DRIVER HERE >>

 

 

Just received the following press release from Nike Golf — for those of you who have been wanting the all-volt Vapor Speed driver that Michelle Wie has been gaming, you’re in luck. It will be available on Nike.com on Monday May 4th, and at select retailers on Friday May 8th.

From Nike Golf:

On Jan. 28, we told you about a new Nike Vapor Speed driver with an all-volt crown that Michelle Wie put into her bag. Since that time, other athletes as well as consumers have expressed interest in the club. While this club was originally built for Michelle, we want to make you aware that this driver will now be available to consumers on May 4 at nike.com and May 8 at select retailers.

See Nike Golf’s original press release about Michelle’s driver here.

Custom Method Mod 00

Check out NGN reader Scott Ferrari’s custom Method Mod 00. Scott used volt-colored paintfill so that his putter could match his Vapor clubs, Nike Golf Club headcover, and his other various volt-colored items. Here are the before and after shots:

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Source: @scott_ferrari

Limited Edition “Clapping Hands” Putter Headcover

Last week, amid the frenzy of the release of the Method Prototype 006 putter, Nike Golf released another limited edition item — the “Clapping Hands” putter headcover. I missed this release completely, but NG Nation reader and supporter Ron Moffett did not. Ron was able to score one of the 50 that were made available last week, and which promptly sold out on Nike.com.

Ron sent the photos below which show this very cool volt and black headcover, with embroidered Nike Golf verbiage logo on top and the “Clapping Hands” pattern embossed into the volt areas.

Check out the photos below — thanks to Ron for sending these and congrats on picking up this sweet collectible headcover!

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Nike Method Matter Putters Available Today on Nike.com

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Still waiting for the official press release from Nike Golf, but the 2015 Method Matter putters are now available for purchase on Nike.com. The line features four head shapes, two blade models and two mallet models. The blade models include the Method Matter B1-07 and the Method Matter B2-01. The B2-01 has the same head shape as the much-desired prototype putter that Rory McIlroy uses, the same one that inspired the release of the Method Prototype 006. The B2-01 also comes in a left-handed model. The B1-07 is designed for an arc type putting stroke, and the B2-01 is designed for a slight arc type putting stroke.

The mallet models include the Method Matter M4-12 and the Method Matter M5-12. Both mallet models are designed for a straight putting stroke.

When we get the official press release from Nike Golf we’ll post it here on NGN.

SHOP THE METHOD MATTER PUTTERS ON NIKE.COM >>

Photo courtesy @NikeGolf on Twitter.