Product Review: Real Madrid Home Jersey
Recently I had the privilege of receiving a 2012/2013 Real Madrid Home Kit in long sleeve from the folks at Soccer Pro and I have to say I am impressed. I have quite a few jerseys in my closet, mostly Real Madrid, but this one has to be the best, and its not just because it was free! What really got me about this jersey, my first long sleeve one, was that it was not just something to wear on match day. You could wear it in mens league game, such is the quality of the material, the fit and the versatility that the long sleeves give you. Id much rather wear my favorite teams jersey in a pick up game in the park rather than a plan black Under Armor t-shirt.
Soccer Pro’s description of the jersey is right on par with anything I could come up with: The white is clean, powerful, and bold. Dark navy accents are found on the neck and sleeves, while the iconic three adidas stripes go down the shoulders. Light blue trim around the sleeves and v-neck collar are an additional touch new to the 2012 offering. The Real Madrid crest on the chest, La Liga patch, and the badge celebrating 110 years of Los Blancos football are all proudly on display as well. The long sleeves will keep you warm, while adidas ClimaCool technology ensures you stay dry and comfortable all match long.
The ClimaCool material has come a long way since its inception a few years back and you know how a shirt that both keeps you cool and warm simultaneously. Those are opposing ideas folks, but Adidas made it work. My own pictures are below, click on them for larger versions:
The badge is crisp and you can see the slight vertical lines in the jersey which are a nice touch
I am pretty sure you can see my nipple underneath the shirt (the picture is upside down I know!)
You can see where your favorite players name could go. I couldnt choose a player so I left it blank like all of my jerseys.
This patch is really cool and has a historical significance which makes this jersey special
This particular jersey is retailing for $85 at Soccer Pro right now. If you have not bought a Real Madrid jersey yet this season, or are looking for any other soccer gear or jerseys, check out Soccer Pro for some great deals.