“Nike combines their most technologically advanced textiles with iconic graphics for the all new Hyper Elite Basketball uniforms, which will help boost player performance and communicate the pride of USA Basketball at this summer’s Olympic Games in London.
Innovation begins with Nike Aerographics, described as an engineered fabric that is a passive cooling solution allowing greater design and graphic flexibility while creating mesh areas in a garment without adding seams. The Nike Hyper Elite Shorts to be worn by the USA Basketball team alone weigh in at 14 ounces lighter than the average shorts currently worn by professional players. The Nike Hyper Elite Jersey, the brand’s lightest jersey to date, features a durable design with Nike Aerographic detailing. Its 3D-structured Dri-FIT fabric helps wick sweat away from the skin and reduce cling, while a functional flock screenprint on the inner collar provides additional perspiration management.
Aerographics on the back and a country-specific battle cry on the inside of the neck help inspire players and fans alike. Also adding to the seminal look is a federation mark, as well as the athlete’s name and number.The fabric of the men’s jersey is made with approximately 96% recycled polyester. The Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Uniform saves an average of 22 recycled plastic bottles per uniform, reflecting the Nike commitment to considered design. Conversely, Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Shorts feature 100% recycled polyester material, highlighting the same wicking Dri-FIT capabilities of the jersey, as well as four-way stretch fabric for mobility and comfort. Side-panels feature laser-cut perforations, supplying ventilation for supplementary sweat management. A waistband with engineered ventilation perforation and internal drawcord allows for a more secure, comfortable fit around the waist.” via Press Release