I was recently sent the new 2011 US Women’s National Team jersey to review and without overstating, this shirt quickly found its way into my catalogue of favourite tops within the first couple of days.   It isn’t because it is the US national team jersey, because I am no fan of the national team but it is simply that the shirt is cool, incredibly soft, comfortable, stylish and form fitting.

Compared to last season’s, this new shirt is far more designing and much more appealing.  Additionally, the style of the ugly piping on last season’s jersey has been changed and now goes down the middle which makes the jersey look more like a fashionable blouse than a cheap and hideous shirt.

According to Nike, the body of the jersey is made from 100 percent recycled polyester while the collar is made from 88 percent polyester and twelve percent spandex– exclusive of the design.  This eco-friendly invent includes the new Nike Dri-Fit technology that is designed to wick sweat away and help keep the athletes drier, cooler and more comfortable thus promoting a higher performance and low environmental impact.  It has a stretch panel at the V-neck for an increased range of motion in the chest area and mesh panels at the sides and back for ventilation; to keep the air flowing.

Around the collar and straight down the middle of the shirt there is a red piping which adds to the style more than anything else.  On the left, there is the National team’s badge and on the right the Nike logo.  At the bottom left there is the Dri-Fit logo while at the bottom right is the label of authenticity.  On the reverse side behind the team badge is two stars and below it the word “Together”.

In most cases I am a medium but I was sent a small instead and I can honestly say that it still fits very comfortably, which leads me to believe that they may fit a size bigger.  However, as I said before, it is very comfortable and perfectly suits the usual tropical climate of Jamaica and is probably a good buy for summer attirement.  If I had the chance to wear this shirt everyday or even to work then there is no doubt that I would and so I recommend it for anyone who can or is daring enough to do so.  Head over to the Nike website or the closest Nike store to purchase your replica jersey.

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