Authentic vs Replica vs Supporters - Compare All Nike 2018 World Cup Kit Technologies

Some days ago, we compared the Nike Authentic and Nike Replica jerseys. But there is also a third version available of Nike's 2018 World Cup jerseys in many countries, called Nike Supporters shirt with Nike Breathe fabric.

Let us compare Nike's new jersey technology for authentic jerseys with Nike's 2018 World Cup replica kits and Nike's cheap supporters (Fan) jerseys. Big thanks to Mantos do Futebol for the hint.



The new Nike 2018 World Cup kits bring us Nike's new kit technology - Nike Fast Fit Vaporknit.

Nike Fast Vaporknit jersey

The Nike Fast Fit Vaporknit kit is the 'authentic' jersey that is worn by the players themselves, while Nike's replica kit without groundbreaking technologies is the 'Replica' version for everyday wear and, with some limitations, sports. The Nike Supporters version is the cheapest version available, designed for lifestyle only and featuring a rather standard design.

Nike Authentic Fast Fit Vaporknit Jersey vs Nike Replica Dri-Fit Jersey vs Nike Breathe Supporters Jersey




The new Nike 2018 Fast Fit Vaporknit jersey is an evolution of Nike's infamous Vapor Aeroswift template revealed ahead of the Euro 2016. The Nike Fast Fit Vaporknit jersey again features a very modern design with various key elements for optimal breathability, lightweight and speed such as sleek sleeves with engineered yarn and an open-hole texture on the chest and back.


The Nike replica 2018 jerseys seem to be identical to Nike's 2017 replica jerseys - they are made from Nike Breathe fabric and feature Nike Dri-FIT technology as well as a stitched crest.



Nike Fast Fit Vaporknit Kit - Features


  • Authentic design 'The same as worn by the players'
  • Vaporknit, a highly engineered body-mapped knit fabric, supports increased airflow by producing a duct-like effect.
  • Built-in ribs on the inside of the kit help reduce cling
  • Open-hole texture of the knit on the chest and back are precisely plotted against footballers’ heat and sweat maps for optimal breathability.
  • New heat transfer crest is 64 percent lighter than previous crest applications, and Nike’s most-breathable ever.
  • Engineered yarns on the sleeves contribute to the speed aesthetic of the kit.
  • The short has no outer seams, which reduces friction and increases range of motion.
  • Price: 130 Euro




Nike Dri-Fit Replica Jersey - Features


  • Replica version
  • Dri-FIT Technology helps keep you dry and comfortable
  • Nike Breathe fabric helps keep you dry and cool
  • Stretch rib panels at the sides and a contoured fit provide mobility
  • Stitched crest
  • Price: 90 Euro


Nike Breathe jersey

Nike Breathe Replica Jersey - Features


  • Supporters version
  • Nike Breathe fabric helps keep you dry and cool
  • Standard collar
  • Plastic crest
  • Price: 50 Euro


The authentic Nike 2018 World Cup kits based on Nike Fast Fit Vaporknit 2018 template will be available for around 120 Euro. The replica jerseys are available for 90 Euro.


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