Adidas Real Madrid 20-21 Authentic vs Replica Kits - One-of-a-Kind Differences

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
As it has been the case in the past few years, the new Adidas Real Madrid 2020-21 kits are available in two different versions - replica and authentic. We compare the Adidas Real Madrid 2020-2021 replica and authentic kits, which are based on the Adidas 2020 kit technology introduced for the EURO 2020.

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Only Adidas' biggest clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United receive a HEAT.DRY authentic version. Teams like Ajax does just receive one version - in most cases those feature the replica kit technology (e.g Ajax 20-21 home & away).

Adidas Real Madrid 2020-21 Authentic vs Replica Kits

Real Madrid 20-21 Home Authentic vs Replica:

There are various differences between the Player Issue and Fan Adidas Real Madrid 2020-2021 home kit. The authentic jersey has heat-applied logos, heat-applied Three Stripes, an athlete cut as well as a more breathable material.

The replica and authentic Real Madrid 20-21 home kits have two unique differencesThere are two special differences between the replica and authentic Real Madrid 20-21 home kits. First, the replica fabric includes mesh cutouts that mimic the artwork's standout "ripped paper" style. Second, the Three Stripes of the authentic have a subtle "tiger-print" design, while the replica Three Stripes are solid pink.

The authentic Adidas 2020-21 jersey has a material that is 100% polyester doubleknit, while the replica features uses a half-and-half polyester and recycled polyester doubleknit.

Real Madrid 20-21 Away Authentic vs Replica:

The Adidas Real Madrid away replica and authentic jerseys have the same differences as those from the home with one exception - the Real Madrid 2020-21 replica Fan shirt comes with a 3D printed crest.

Adidas HEAT.RDY Jersey Real Madrid 2020-21 - Features

  • Athletic fit is made for athletes and is slim through the shoulders and body
  • Short sleeves
  • 100% polyester doubleknit
  • Breathable, air-cooling HEAT.RDY
  • Shaped hem
  • Heat-transfer Real Madrid crest

Adidas AEROREADY Jersey Real Madrid 2020-21 - Features

  • Regular fit is a slightly looser cut than what players wear on the pitch
  • Short sleeves
  • 51% polyester / 49% recycled polyester doubleknit
  • Lightweight fabric with a silky feel
  • Sweat-wicking Climalite fabric
  • Real Madrid stiched (home) 3D printed (away) crest

the Real Madrid 2020-21 replica Fan shirt comes with a 3D printed crestThe Adidas HEAT.RDY Real Madrid Authentic shirts have a RRP of 130 Euro, while the replicas are 90 Euro.

Are your surprised by the rather big differences between the two versions? Do you prefer stitched or heat-applied crests? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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