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Bengals Uniform Changes: Nike Explains Technology Behind New Uniforms

Bengals new uniforms are made for astronauts.
Bengals new uniforms are made for astronauts.

As seen earlier today, Nike made changes to the Bengals uniforms, but those changes weren't extreme at all. In fact they were the absolute opposite of extreme, so much so that if you put two guys next to each other and one was wearing the new jersey and the other was wearing the fake one, from a distance, you wouldn't be able to see the difference.

However, Nike's changes weren't all aesthetic. Some of the changes were technological, meaning that a Bengals player, like A.J. Green or BenJarvus Green-Ellis, may reach the end zone a split second faster than a defender in the new uniform. That may not seem like a big deal, but we all know that sometimes a split second is all that matters.

  • LIGHTER -The Nike jersey and pant, wet or dry are lighter than previous versions
  • FlYWIRE TECHNOLOGY - Eliminates layers, reduces weight, and provides lockdown fit.
  • ZONED MESH VENTILATION - Provides cooling zones for optimal thermoregulation.
  • ZONED STRENGTH - High tenacity, stretch material, for light weight lockdown strength.
  • CUT FOR MOBILITY - Four-way stretch, hydrophobic materials enable range of motion wet or dry.
  • STRETCH TWILL NUMBERS - Four-way stretch even on numbering system
  • CUSTOMIZABLE BASELAYER PADDING - Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong baselayer with intigrtated lightweight, Deflex padding offering customizable flexible protection.
  • DEFLEX PADDING - Lightweight, flexible impact protection integrated into top "hit zone" areas
  • ALUMINUM D-RING BELT - Aircraft-grade aluminum D-ring belt reduces weight.

Well these certainly do seem pretty amazing. At least we know that if the NFL decides to not stick with Nike for a very long time, NASA can use these uniforms on their eventual mission to Mars. That's how the government can save some money.

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