Replica Looks Cheap... Adidas Manchester United 19-20 Home Kit Authentic vs Replica

Tuesday, 28 May 2019
With the Man Utd 2019-2020 home kit having been officially launched some days ago, fans have got their hands on the brand-new. 1999-inspired jersey. However, as it has been the case since a few years, there is just not one version of the jersey but two main versions - a replica and an authentic (Player Issue) version. We compare the two versions, revealing that there are some remarkable differences.

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Adidas Manchester United Replica (Climalite) vs Authentic (Climachill) Home Kit 2019-20

The most important tech difference between the replica and authentic versions is the material. The authentic edition comes with Adidas' Climachill technology, while the replica edition comes with Adidas' Climalite technology. The authentic Adidas Climachill jerseys have a totally different, more plastic material than the replica version - it is a 1:1 version of the kit players wear.

Another very important tech difference is the fit - the Authentic fit is made for athletes and is slim through the shoulders and body, while the replica fit has a more leisure fit.

The third important difference is the way logos and other applications are applied. The authentic Man Utd kit comes with heat-transfer 3-Stripes on shoulders and logos.

Apart from the tech differences, there are also visual ones that make the authentic kit look better. Most importantly, the logo of the replica jersey looks much cheaper than the logo of the authentic jersey. Other differences include a badge on the lower right that marks the authentic kit as well as some text and lettering inside the collar.

Adidas Manchester United 19-20 Home Kit Authentic Climachill Jersey - Features

  • Climachill keeps you super-cool and dry in the most intense heat with ultra-breathable and moisture-wicking features
  • An authentic jersey is a 1:1 version of the kit players wear and features a heat-transfer crest
  • Ribbed crewneck with tipping detail; Germany home graphic on the inside back collar
  • 3-Stripes on shoulders; Heat-transfer adidas Badge of Sport on chest
  • Authentic fit is made for athletes and is slim through the shoulders and body
  • 100% polyester doubleknit

Pricing for the kits is logically also not the same - the replica kit retails at 90 Euro, while the authentic kit retails at 130 Euro.


What do you think of the differences between the authentic and replica Adidas Manchester United 2019-2020 kit? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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