While the overall design of the uniforms isn’t going to change all that much, the Florida football team will be one of the select few to don the new Nike “Untouchable Vapor” edition uniforms this season.
The changes made to the uniforms aesthetics subtle, and only noticeable to the keen observer.
Perhaps most noticeable are the position of the Nike swoosh and Gator logo on the upper chest. There is also another Gator logo standing alone on the thigh, as opposed to on top of the side stripes.
For all intents and purposes, fans will be familiar to the look that the Gators have sported since 2013
But as far as the design of the actual garment goes, Nike has made some big changes. The garment is significantly lighter, better at wicking moisture, and has been designed with performance, not appearance in mind.
Here’s what Nike had to say in about the new Vapor Untouchable uni’s:
“The 100 percent stretch-woven uniform weighs only 20.4 ounces (nearly four ounces lighter than current Nike Football uniforms) and repels water to maintain its light weight in wet conditions. Moreover, the garment wraps across the body to the back, where every piece of the jersey converges. The uniform also replaces mesh with a laser-perforated, stretch-woven material in key sweat zones (the stomach, lower back and behind the knee) to help support thermo-regulation through optimal ventilation. Additional design enhancements include: a vented neck grille for improved breathability and durability, a back stretch gusset for a better fit and strategic design elements to reduce moisture marks on the stomach and back.”
It appears they’ve put a premium on functionality and performance above all else. If you notice the Gators flying around the field, appearing to move four ounces faster than they did last season, you’ll know why.