words // Brandon Richard
With the new college football season in sight, Nike celebrates by highlighting the Oregon Ducks new uniform innovation. The Ducks will kick off the season on September 1 wearing the fully integrated system that debuted at the Rose Bowl earlier this year. Pinnacle performance innovation and design are integrated into the new uniform, while thermoregulation and durability are enhanced with the inclusion of Nike Chain Maille Mesh - a lightweight ultra-breathable material used in both the jersey and pant.
"Our goal is to help build better athletes by providing them with state-of-the-art-innovation combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of Oregon’s heritage and the uniform chassis that the Ducks will wear is the next evolution in football innovation," said Todd Van Horne, Nike’s Creative Director for Football. "With the integration of Chain Maille Mesh into the jersey as well as the functional winged pattern on the shoulders, this is truly the lightest, fastest football uniform we’ve ever made."
In addition to making the Ducks one of the most recognized programs in the country, the school's commitment to innovation and athlete development allows the team to take its place among the nation's elite.
"Nike has always done a tremendous job of integrating the input they have gathered from our players with a cutting-edge technology that maximizes their performance on the field," Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly said. "Every year I ask how they possibly can surpass their previous innovations and every year they deliver. Once again, Nike has set the standard in revolutionary uniform design."
Enjoy a look at the new Oregon unis below. Game jerseys available now at NikeStore.