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Nike Boys 1/2 Zip Golf Windshirt 417655 Details

The Half-Zip Boys' Golf Windshirt has a water resistant exterior that helps protect from the normal elements, such as passing rain showers, and can power through tough course conditions. The jacket is made of breathable lined construction and features a mock-neck for warmth and protection.

  • Mock-neck for warmth and protection
  • Elastic cuffs and hem to keep in warmth
  • Side-zip pockets for secure storage
  • Swoosh design trademark at left front and back neck
  • Mesh lining for enhanced ventilation
  • Plaid print for classic style
  • Body/Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Lower sleeve lining: 100% Nylon
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

Outerwear: Different Levels of Protection

Not all outerwear is created equal. In fact, there are several different levels of protection. Each level is designed for a particular range of conditions, such as a water-repellant garment to shed a light mist or a spilled drink, to 3-layer laminates that keep hard driving rain and wind out while allowing perspiration to vent.


3-Layer Laminate

  • Maximum protection: waterproof, windproof, breathable
  • 3 layers: outer shell and waterproof substrate laminated together with fabric liner for comfort and enhanced moisture wicking
  • Taped seams ensure a completely waterproof garment
  • The high-quality materials and bonded construction create a sturdy, reliable garment that is flexible enough for a full round of golf but tough enough to keep out the heaviest downpours
  • Usual pressure rating of 20,000mm



  • Laminate construction consists of outer shell bonded to a waterproof membrane with an adhesive, resulting in a lightweight one-piece fabric
  • The laminate construction reduces “wet-out” (soaking) of external surface, meaning the outermost fabric resists becoming water logged and heavy
  • Minimum protection of 5,000mm


Water Resistant

  • Not completely waterproof
  • Offers adequate protection from normal weather, such as passing rain showers
  • Lacks taped seams, and pressure points may soak through faster than others
  • Extended exposure to large volumes of high velocity fluids will likely cause a failure of the fabric’s ability to resist water, as will high pressure (eg: sitting on a wet seat cushion, continually rubbing against something wet)
  • Usual protection rating of 1,000mm


Water Repellent

  • Fabric repels initial moisture through tightly woven fabric or DWR (durable water repellant) coating, such as silicone or fluoropolymer
  • Decent protection from light rain, spilled drinks, and other short-duration, low pressure events
  • Like a water resistant fabric, increased pressure and/or wear decreases the fabric’s ability to repel liquids
  • Surface may quickly become saturated, reducing repellency and breathability


Pressure Ratings

  • 1,000mm = approx. 3.3 feet
  • 5,000mm = approx. 16 feet
  • 20,000mm = approx 65.5 feet


The numbers above refer to the amount of liquid that can be suspended above a fabric before water seeps through. Ratings are put into perspective when considering some records for rain: a 1.5in./min. (90in./hour) downpour in the tropics and a 12in./42min. (~17in./hour) downpour in Missouri. Of course other factors such as temperature, humidity, activity level, type of materials used, intensity of contact (eg: water from a downspout vs. gently falling rain), design features (eg: taped seams, storm flaps, rubberized zippers), and care of garment all affect performance.


That is why it’s recommended to consider the possible conditions you’ll be exposed to. Golfing in the desert would likely require the water repellent option to maximize breathability, reduce weight, but offer protection from a passing shower. But golfing in Florida and other stormy places may require a more robust garment. And investing in a quality garment that meets or exceeds suspected conditions will offer greater peace of mind and a longer service life.

Nike Boy's Tops Size Guide

How To Measure Your Body For Tops
1. Chest Measure around the fullest part, across the chest points, keeping the tape horizontal.
2. Waist Measure around the narrowest part (typically the small of your back and where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
3. Hip Measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
4. Height Without shoes, measure straight down from the crown of your head to the floor.
Body measurements are given in inches. If your body measurement is on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit.
Nike Boy's Top Size Guide
Size Chest Waist Hip Height
XS (6-7) 25.5" - 26" 23.5" - 24" 27" - 28" 47" - 51"
S (8-9) 26" - 27" 24" - 25.5" 28" - 29.5" 51" - 55"
M (10-12) 27" - 29.5" 25.5" - 27" 29.5" - 31.5" 55" - 59"
L (14-16) 29.5" - 32" 27" - 28.5" 31.5" - 33.5" 59" - 63"
XL (18-20) 32" - 35"

28.5" - 29.5"

33.5" - 35" 63" - 67"

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