The day has come to reveal the new Barcelona jersey for the upcoming campaign and as expected, the shirt has a similar design to last year’s design, but that’s certainly not a knock on it. The stripes on this year’s iteration are much more plentiful due to the fact they are much thinner than last year’s model. It’s a more modern look that I certainly think is an upgrade from one year ago. A new sponsor has taken over the front of the shirt this year, too. In what is the largest shirt sponsorship deal in history, the Qatar Foundation have their name plastered on the home and away kits for the next five years. I will certainly miss the UNICEF sponsorship on the front of the shirt: luckily, UNICEF gets the bottom part of the back of the jersey, so Barca can still have their charitable cause while making an obscene amount of money from the Qatar Foundation. Gone, too is the yellow trim on the neck hole: I’ rather saddened too by this, as I thought it made the kit a bit more unique.
At any rate, the shirt still has the same exceptional performance you can expect from a Nike product. Dri-Fit patented technology is implemented to keep you cool in that hot Qatari sunshine or a comparable weather condition. It’s a really lightweight jersey and feels great with or without a shirt underneath. The shirt is really easy to maintain as well thanks to a 100% polyester material implemented in the shirt. It’s highly durable just like all Nike products, so you shouldn’t worry about it tearing apart after the just a month or two. Nike makes a commitment to delivering replica jerseys of high quality and for good reason when customers pay a premium price on it. But for the premium price, you get an awesome jersey that will last you a very long time.
Another year passes and another Barcelona jersey is introduced. Certainly big changes have been made in the kit, some of them good, some of them not as good. Overall, I think the new home jersey is a marked improvement over last year’s model.
Written by: Chris Behrens, soccer dude, soccerprose.com
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