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53 of the Game’s Brightest Debut Nike Baseball Vapor System
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53 of the Game’s Brightest Debut Nike Baseball Vapor System
August 10, 2014

53 of the Game’s Brightest Debut Nike Baseball Vapor System

Nike Elite Vapor Uniform worn by both teams at Perfect Game All-American Classic is 20 percent lighter than previous editions.

When 53 of the nation’s top amateur baseball talent takes the field this Sunday, Aug. 10 at Petco Park, they will be outfitted head-to-toe in the Nike Baseball Vapor System of Dress. A journey that started with thousands of players and dozens of showcase events and tournaments finally culminates with the game’s finest wearing Nike's most elite baseball product. Nike Vapor represents supernatural speed and features the product attributes required to attain it: lightweight support and lockdown fit. The Nike Vapor system of dress includes the Nike Elite Vapor Jersey, Pant and Belt, Nike Vapor Elite Pro Batting Glove, Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Tight, Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Player’s Sleeve, Nike Vapor Elite Crew Baseball Sock, Nike True Vapor Fitted Hat, and the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout cleat. By enabling athletes to be faster, the Nike Vapor System of Dress shrinks the field and helps push the game of baseball to new levels of both performance and expression. With that in mind, the entire Elite Vapor Uniform is roughly 20 percent lighter than previous Nike Baseball editions. The Perfect Game All-American Classic East Team will wear a Game Royal and Volt colorway of the Nike Vapor Collection, and the West Team will wear a University Red and Volt colorway. The Nike Vapor Elite Pro Batting Gloves and the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout cleats that both teams will wear are the exact same versions worn most recently during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Minnesota.

Nike Elite Vapor Jersey

Built around the anatomy of the body for better fit and comfort, the Nike Elite Vapor Jersey features stretch woven fabric with a sleeveless design for maximum mobility with minimal weight. In addition, there are no side seams, reducing arm abrasion. The back of the jersey features a full mesh panel and mesh gussets underneath the arms for maximum breathability. A shaped hem towards the bottom of the jersey provides less bulk around the waist.

Nike Elite Vapor Pant and Belt

The Elite Vapor Pant features a Dri-FIT knit fabric that helps wick moisture from the body, while the forward-facing side seams help reduce drag when sliding. Mesh gussets on the inner leg provide mobility and breathability. The Nike Elite Vapor Belt includes a low profile buckle for reduced bulk and drag when diving as well customizable adjustment between pre-set holes.

Nike Vapor Elite Pro Batting Glove

The Nike Vapor Elite Pro batting glove offers optimal feel and a close connection to the bat through a one-piece textured sheepskin leather palm. The full mesh back is perforated for a lighter feel, freedom of movement, and breathability.  Ultra-lightweight Hyperfuse technology provides support where it is most needed, on the back of hand and fingers.

Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Tight

The ¾-length Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Slider Tight incorporates zoned mesh for comfort as well as silver sliding panels on thighs to reduce friction on every slide. Nike DeTech foam over the knee offers lightweight, flexible protection with a secure, lockdown fit.

Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Player’s Sleeve

With a seamless knit design, the Nike Vapor Elite Baseball Vapor Sleeve is designed for comfort and zoned thermal compression over the elbows, biceps and triceps.

Nike Vapor Elite Over the Calf Baseball Sock

The Nike Vapor Elite Baseball Vapor Crew provides ankle cushioning designed to fit perfectly with baseball cleats. The first-ever Nike Baseball sock is made with Dri-FIT fabric and features a combination of zoned cushioning and dynamic arch support for lasting comfort.

Nike True Vapor Fitted Hat

Nike’s revolutionary baseball cap features a Vapor Bill construction and laser-perforated details for lightweight comfort and breathability. The Vapor Bill construction is designed to reduce weight, improve moisture management and relieve pressure against the forehead.

Nike Lunar Vapor Trout

The first signature cleat for star outfielder Mike Trout, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout redefines the balance of speed and power in baseball and embodies the future direction of the game. Informed by Trout’s own insights, the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout is designed for the directional speed needed to steal more bases, get to more balls in the outfield, and get out of the batter's box quickly. Equipped with a durable, lightweight Nike Lunarlon foam midsole for comfort, the cleat features a split Pebax speed plate for ultra-responsive movement across the field. The midsole also informs a lively aesthetic that captures the spirit of Trout’s game and Nike Vapor technology — sleek, modern, athletic and extremely fast.

Perfect Game is devoted to furthering the development and career of talented amateur baseball players. To that end, Perfect Game produces the very highest national level individual player showcases and team tournaments all over the United States. These events have proven invaluable to the college coaching community and professional baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ball players all in one location and through Perfect Game’s digital assets. Perfect Game’s annual All-American Classic enters its twelfth year and features fifty-four of the game’s brightest future stars.  The game is televised live on MLB Network.  Many of Nike Baseball’s professional players have participated in previous All-American Classics, including the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Matt Harvey, and Jayson Heyward, to name a few.