Under Armour consistently churns out new, impressive athletic apparel and uniforms.
In previous years, the brand added new functionality and design to their apparel. The ArmourVent™ patented mesh fabric that came out in 2013 enhanced their HeatGear® line that keeps athletes dry and cool in the heat.
More recently, Under Armour's ArmourGrid technology, used to create the new football jerseys for teams such as Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Maryland, and Auburn, is touted to be 'ungrabbable.' This 'toughest jersey ever made' is created with strong, super-durable fabric that has 4-way stretch in the side sections, sleeves, and shoulders. The material is designed to keep players cool, comfortable, and mobile.
Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of a retail store with a name brand performance shirt in one hand, and a generic brand in the other? At first glance, it can be challenging to determine the difference between different moisture management brands and materials. By default, consumers often associate a higher price with better quality or durability, but that's not always true for the sport's apparel industry. Let's take a minute to look at three moisture management tee shirts-- with different price points-- that you can confidently consider for your team or sports club.
Team dealers nationwide have many things in common, but there is an underlying commonality among us that is oftentimes forgotten: our unrelenting passion for teams and sports apparel. From new product releases to learning more about compression fitting garments, those of us who work in the industry are constantly trying to learn and keep up with an ever growing market.
In today's economy, getting this most value on team gear purchases is more important than ever. This includes SAVING MONEY on all apparel purchases as well as maximizing the incentives received from the apparel brand, like Under Armour or Adidas, as well from the Team Dealer. If you're an Administrator or Finance Manager for a high school, college or university league or perhaps for an entire school district, you're probably considering ways to maximize value back to your organization when purchasing athletic apparel.
Summer camps are quickly approaching, and team gear packages are one of many items on your end of school year agenda. As your students prepare for pool parties and summer vacation, you struggle with grading report cards, finishing lesson plans, and signing your team members up for summer sports camp. Many coaches wear the hats of teacher, coach, and mentor, which means that preparing for summer camp may be the last thing you're ready to tackle this spring.
Under Armour's newest line of moisture and heat management gear is coming soon. After patenting a new form of "ArmourVent" mesh fabric in May, they have secured a supplier and are ready to ramp up production for Spring 2014. Both short sleeve shirts and jerseys with ArmourVent technology will be added to their existing HeatGear® line.Under Armour's HeatGear® is designed to wick away sweat to keep athletes cool, dry and performing their best even on the hottest days (optimal performance for 75° F - 100° F weather).
When most people think of team gear they think of the uniforms a team wears to compete on the field, court, or ice. These uniforms usually have a certain pattern or set of specs that are mandatory across a certain sport, league, division, etc. For example, the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) has certain specs for the design and color of a jersey, which vary by sport. NFHS requirements cover things like the color of the home and away jerseys, number size, short length, etc.
With the spring athletics season quickly approaching, many coaches and athletic directors will be looking to purchase new uniforms for their baseball, softball, lacrosse, and track & field teams. With so many options to choose from – where do you begin? There are many brands out there that offer a range of stock uniform options which are available in basic team colors and simple patterns and are usually available at once providing a quick turnaround. However, if you have the type of team that wants a unique look, with more complex color combinations, look for a team dealer that can provide you with Under Armour or Adidas custom uniform options.
Purchasing team basketball jerseys and shoes can be a challenge for coaches. The sport’s biggest stars develop their own shoes and apparel, teaming up with leading brands to sell them at exorbitant prices. Yet, your players probably don’t care about the cost of these items; they simply want to look like the stars when they’re on the court. So, it is difficult for coaches to manage their players’ expectations about the gear that they will be receiving from their school teams. Some coaches can satisfy their players’ demands because they have large budgets to work with, but most coaches do not have this luxury. Most coaches need to find affordable jerseys and shoes that satisfy their players and allow them to perform at their best.