The Open 2019: Rory McIlroy’s rain jacket is a $900 Nike x Stone Island collab
Wild weather returned to Portrush Wednesday as players got their final practice in prior to the Open Championship beginning Thursday morning. Along with that weather came the necessary rain gear, and perhaps none were more extravagant than that of Rory McIlroy.
McIlroy rocked a Dodger blue raincoat during his final prep and his pre-tournament press conference. On the surface, that seems ordinary. What isn’t ordinary was the type of jacket: Nike’s collaboration with Stone Island.
Stone Island is a luxury menswear brand, and their newest jacket with Nike will run customers a hefty $900.
According to a press release from Nike, the lightweight product includes a weather-resistant membrane with “adaptive fibers” that work to make it more breathable. Throughout the week at Portrush, where rain is expected most days, you can expect to see McIlroy wearing this jacket plenty.
“The Nike x Stone Island collaboration is a perfect combination of style and performance,” McIlroy said in the press release. “As an athlete, it’s important that my apparel can comfortably handle the conditions of any course at any time. This collection will allow me to be prepared for the unpredictable climate of Northern Ireland but also sport a look that appeals to my personal style.”
And when the rain subsides, perhaps the Stone Island sweater collaboration will have to do. The crewneck sweater runs for a much cheaper price: $450.
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