The University of Hawaii football team and the creative department of Under Armour (a partnership which pre-dates to 2008) have tag-teamed in a jersey upgrade for the upcoming season, which features a tribal pattern that shadows and blankets the charcoal grey pants.
It’s a monumental step-up for the Rainbow Warriors, whose 2014 recreations of throwbacks from the 1980s concentrated on a flat green color scheme jersey, highlighted by a rainbow draped over each shoulder. On the other hand, the helmets were painted in an enamel white with the helmet’s side view plastered with a three-quarters rainbow.
Under Armour released this statement about the aesthetics of Hawaii’s new gear: “the material construction is a ribbed stretch knit combined with a stretch micro-fiber fabric to provide a compressive, resulting in a difficult to hold feel for competitors. The pants are also made from similar stretch material but is also the first fully sublimated patterned pant UA has done for NCAA competition.”
Under the helm of Norm Chow, who has racked up only 14 wins since the beginning of his journey at Hawaii in 2012, the Rainbow Warriors have failed to produce a seven-win season. In fact, the program has remained dormant (no pun intended for those into Hawaii’s geology) since 2006 (11-3) and 2007 (12-1) when it was a part of the Western Athletic Conference, which is now moot.
During those majestic years under June Jones, Colt Brennan and Davone Bess, the Rainbow Warriors captured a title in the 2006 Hawaii Bowl against Arizona State, but then failed to follow through against Georgia the following year, claiming a deficit of 31 points in the 2007 Sugar Bowl.
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