Nike Pacer Half-Zip Review

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Customers love the Nike Pacer Half-Zip jacket, stating that it is extremely comfortable and easy to run in. It is a perfect choice for just about any workout. It is going to keep you both warm and dry while you are out and about thanks to the Dri-FIT tech. It has reflective detailing all around it so you can be sure to stay visible if you are heading out on a gloomy day. The moderate price tag is not too bad, especially from a Nike product, but the added comfort and longevity of it makes it worth the cost. Keep in mind if you are planning on buying this jacket that consumers have stated that it is running a little large, and the sleeves are a bit too long for their liking, so that is something to take into consideration when choosing your size. Overall, it is a great jacket and comes recommended by most customers. Don't let a little rain and cold stop you from getting outside and doing what you love.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Thumbholes on sleeves

Long lifespan


Reflective detailing

Dri-FIT technology


Runs large

Sleeves are too long


The Nike Pacer is made out of 100% polyester to give you a comfortable feel that is perfect for those who like to get out and experience life. It features Dri-FIT technology that helps keep you dry while you are out and about by allowing the moisture to evaporate quickly, whether from your sweat for getting caught in a little drizzle while you are on the run. It has a circular knit construction that gives you two layers of mesh to drastically increase the overall breathability of the jacket, which aides in keeping you dry and comfortable.

Polyester is a great fabric that is used for many types of athletic wear. It is inexpensive, which allows Nike to keep the cost down so they can give you a more affordable product. Not only is it cheaper to make, but it is also a lot more durable than some other types of fabric. It is made from mixing together different chemicals to create a much more sustainable fiber. It is less likely to shrink that some other materials and will hold it's shape much better, keeping your jacket from stretching out or shrinking, allowing you to keep it as part of your coat closet for a long time.

One of the best advantages to using this kind of material in your athletic clothing, however, is that is has a lower absorbancy level, so you are not going to get soaked through with your sweat, causing you discomfort and adding extra weight to what you are wearing. This is going to help keep you dry since the materials will not just absorb the moisture from your sweat or the weather.


Customers have commented that they feel this jacket is rather comfortable, which is always nice when you are talking about your athletic apparel. When you're out for a jog or working out at the gym, you want to make sure that you are able to stay as comfortable as possible, not allowing your clothing to hold you back and cause you unnecessary discomfort.

The polyester material of the Pacer is soft and unrestricted. The fitted construction fits you well without being too tight or too baggy, allowing you to move freely without restraint.

The jacket is breathable and uses Dri-FIT technology to keep you dry so you do not have to sit around in damp clothing while you are out and about. At the same time, it does a great job at keeping you warm while you're heading out on a chilly morning or late fall day. You do not have to let the cold keep you indoors, and this jacket will keep you warm and comfy.


Getting a decent amount of protection is always a good thing when purchasing a coat that you will wear when heading out for a run. Thankfully, this one has some decent features that will keep you safe while wearing it.

It features reflective detail that will help keep you more visible in low light conditions. If you are going out for a workout in the cold and gloomy weather, chances are it is not going to be the brightest outside so you want to make sure that you are staying visible to others who are out there with you. As long as you are seen you have a better chance of not getting into an accident with another pedestrian or being struck by a vehicle or cyclist. It is crucial to make sure that you can be seen and the Pacer is going to help give you that reflective detail that will help you out in that department.

The Nike will also help give you a little extra protection from the elements when you are heading out for an outdoor workout. The breathable material will help get some airflow into the jacket to help keep you comfortable while the materials will aid in keeping the heat trapped inside to ensure you are staying warm enough when venturing out into the cold. The Dri-FIT tech will protect you from moisture, whether from the sweat from your body or the rain if you get caught in a drizzle while you're out and about.


The Pacer Half-Zip has a fitted design that will fit you snuggly enough that it is not going to hand off your body and get in the way of your exercise, but it is not too tight that it will be restrictive on your body, keeping you from being able to move freely.

Some customers mentioned that they felt this one had a more slim fit then they liked, stating that it does not have a lot of extra room to move around. Again, it is not too tight and not restrictive at all, but it does not have a lot of extra room. If you prefer a roomier fit then you can consider going up a size or choosing a different running jacket.


The Pacer is a highly durable jacket and will not fall victim to premature wear and tear. It is made out of polyester, which in and of itself is a stable and robust material. It is constructed with quality stitching so you are not going to need to worry about the top falling apart at the seams. Customers seem to be satisfied with the overall quality of the jacket. It has a half zipper on the first which consumers have had no problems with while they were wearing it.

The Nike coat runs right around the middle of the line when it comes to the price tag. It is not the cheapest on the market, but it is by no means the most costly either. For a Nike product, however, it has a pretty decent price that many consumers can appreciate. The excellent quality and the longevity of the product makes customers happy, stating that it is well worth the amount that you would pay for it.


The Nike comes in both men's and women's sizes so you can choose one that is going to fit you the best, giving you the most comfortable fit possible. The women's sizing comes in extra small through extra large, whereas the men's sizes are available in small through extra, extra large.

Customers have stated that this is running just a tad on the large side so if you are in between sizes you should opt to choose the next one to make sure that you have enough room in the jacket. The biggest complaint, however, is that the sleeves are too long. If you have short arms, then this one might not be the best or most comfortable pull over for you.

The jacket has a slightly curved hem, which is excellent because it will extend a little longer in the back, giving you more coverage. Many consumers can appreciate the extra length in the rear of the jacket so it gives you more coverage for warmth and comfort.


When you are out running or doing any kind of workout the last thing that you want is to have your clothes weighing you down and holding you back. You aren't going to want your clothing to get in the way of your workout. The good news is that the Pacer is not overly burdensome, keeping the weight down pretty low, so you don't have to worry about it weighing you down. It is designed to keep you warm and dry while you're out and about, and even though it is a lightweight top it will still be able to perform its duties wonderfully.

There isn't a lot of information on the exact weight of the jacket but based on the design and customer comments, it can be presumed that it is not at all bulky and uncomfortable.


The Nike Pacer is a practical jacket that is great for your exercising needs. It is going to keep you warm and dry when heading out in cold or wet conditions ensuring that you are staying nice and comfortable. It's the perfect choice when you want a comfy and straightforward jacket to head out in.


The Pacer jacket is a pull-over with a half-zip construction so you can open it a little as you need to if you get too hot or you can zip it all the way up if you need to stay warm. It has long sleeves, as jackets do. You will get the convenience of thumb holes on the bottoms of the sleeves so you can keep them in place while adding to your overall warmth and comfortability. The bottom hem is angled down a bit in the back so you get a little extra coverage on the back end of the coat.

It is available in both men's and women's styles, both with a couple of different color options that you can choose from. Men have the choice of black, Gunsmoke and heather, blue void and heather, burgundy crush and heather, night maroon, or team royal. Women can pick from pink heather and Guave ice, obsidian and heather, black, Gunsmoke and heather, burgundy and heather, or regency purple and reflective silver.

No matter what color you choose, the top has reflective detailing to keep you visible when heading out in low light conditions. The logo on the chest, as well as a stripe on the back, provide this safety feature that you can take advantage of when you're running outside.


The Nike pull over is machine washable so you can keep it clean and fresh. It is essential to make sure you are taking care of the top otherwise it is going to lose some of their durability and will not last as long as you might like, causing you to have to replace sooner rather than later.


The Nike Pacer Half-Zip is designed to be work for your workouts, giving you a comfortable option to keep warm while you are heading out in the cold or wet weather. It is excellent for running outdoors when it is chilly or starting to drizzle. Of course, customers are not limited to just their workouts while wearing the coat. It is an excellent replacement for a spring or fall jacket if you are looking for a great looking and comfortable alternative.

Bottom Line

The Nike Pacer is a great pull-over half-zip jacket for those who are looking for something to keep them warm and dry while they are out and about. Whether heading out for a run or only running errands, this top might be the perfect option for you. It comes a variety of colors and many sizes, both in men's and women's styles so it can reach out to as many people as possible. It has an average price tag when compared to similar products, but it is very reasonable for a Nike product. It has a lengthy lifespan so long as you are taking care of it properly, making it an excellent investment. Keep in mind that some consumers have stated that it is running a little big, especially in the sleeves, so take that into consideration when choosing your size. Customers love the jacket and would recommend it to their friends and family.