Back in 1980, Nike launched the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) in an effort to take the insights learned from practical athlete experience and apply them to its performance-driven active apparel. Up until this point, it’s remained something of a skunkworks side project for the Big Swoosh, but some 40 years later, it’s finally getting a line of its own.
Enter the NSRL Series, Nike’s newest range of running gear that was engineered with extensive feedback from both the Nike Run Club App as well as global Nike running crews. The centerpiece of the series is undoubtedly the Aurora Bomber, an offering that features glow-in-the-dark materials and all-over light-emitting elements for improved nighttime visibility. However, it’s also ripe with plenty of other innovative releases, such as the Transform Jacket and its four removable down pillows, the Packable Pants and their pocketable design, as well as a long-sleeve crewneck with strategically-placed ventilation and a tee with overlaid reflective fabric. The collection drops on February 10th, with prices ranging from $70 to $500.