Above is Roger Federer in his stylish RF Nike Premier Sweater on Day 1 at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (Nov. 8, 2014 – Source: Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe)
I don’t know about you, but I hate being cold! When a gust of wind blows cold air against me I just want to hide somewhere warm. But, because we tennis players chose an outdoor sport, we have to face and embrace that cold weather for a few months. Lucky for you—we are offering a warm solution to cold winter months with our awesome selection of outerwear at Tennis Express! Read more about new jackets by Nike, adidas, Fila, and TravisMathew—all available for you to purchase so you can fight the cold in style!
Nike is always really good about having functional outwear that is also fun and expressive. The Nike Women’s Pullover Wool Sweater is a perfect example! My favorite part? It’s reversible. How can a reversible, polka dot sweater not be in your closet? It is heavy enough to keep you warm, but still breathable so you won’t get too hot. And, this sweater is perfect for layering. It is thin enough for you to add a heavier jacket without your arms feeling too stiff. A great option for a heavier Nike jacket is the Women’s Element Thermal Full Zip Running Top. For days when you need all the help you can get to stay warm while you play, this jacket is a must.
Dress like the King of the Court in the Nike Premier Roger Federer Tennis Sweater. This ultra soft sweater will help you step on the court with an essence of class, style, and elegance—just like Roger. It isn’t your typical sports outerwear so you won’t have to take it off when you leave the court—why not showcase it at dinner too? If you are looking for something thicker to face the coldest days of winter, check out the Nike Men’s Premier Rafa Tennis Jacket. You won’t have to sacrifice style in this bomber-inspired design, and you will be well equipped to handle the lowest of temperatures. This isn’t a Grand Slam final so you don’t have to choose between Fed and Rafa…wear both!
I just can’t get enough of all the apparel in the adidas Stella McCartney Barricade line and outwear is no exception. If you are looking for a jacket to block the wind chill without weighing you down, the Stella McCartney Warm Up Tennis Jacket is what you want. It reminds me of a modern take on an 80s windbreaker—leaving all the tackiness out with its clean, tailored construction. If you want something a little more soft and relaxed that still looks fresh and refined, go for the Stella McCartney Barricade Warm Up Tennis Hoodie. On colder days, these jackets together would make a perfect team to help you beat the cold!
Want to know how professionals like Andy Murray stay warm during the winter season on tour? Try the adidas Andy Murray Barricade Tennis Jacket. This full zip jacket is simple and sleek so you can make it your go-to during the months of cold weather without getting tired of looking at it. With plenty of room for movement, this jacket would also be great to wear over a long sleeve or even a hoodie. Check out adidas new Fleece Pullover Hoodie in dark gray. The soft, comfortable fabric is made with breathable Climawarm insulation for warmth and performance. Once again, these two items would make a great pair for staying warm on really cold days!
Fila came up big this season with their black and pink (in support of American Cancer Society) line of outerwear. In my opinion, the Shimmer Jet Black and Knockout Pink is at the top of the list. There is no question you will stay warm in this jacket so if you are looking for that one item to have when the temperature drops, I recommend this jacket! You won’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm; you will look sharp and trendy while staying safe from the cold!
Fila‘s stylish men’s outwear designs definitely make a statement this season. One of my favorite pieces is the Heritage Jacket. With soft fabric and a tailored look, you will walk on the court looking clean and fresh, even if you have three messy layers underneath! For a more lightweight alternative, try the new Prime Performance ¼ Zip Top by Fila. Color contrasting on the sleeves and soft fabric make this jacket stylish and comfortable. It would be a perfect item to have in your closet for days when temperatures are not too low; or it could work as a layer underneath a heavier jacket like the Heritage Jacket on really cold days!
If you, like most guys, get tired of the chase when it comes to apparel, were to only shop once for a jacket this winter season, the TravisMathew Men’s Roseland Tennis Jacket is all you need. This jacket is perfect because its classic color pattern allows you to wear it over and over without getting tired of it. It is ultra lightweight with great mobility so it is extremely wearable on the court—an essential for you!