In Detail - Nike 2020-21 100 GBP Authentic vs 70 GBP Replica Kits

Monday, 9 November 2020
Update: Inter fan @nerazzurro32 has posted a nice picture that shows off the differences of the Nike Inter Milan 2020-2021 third & 2018-2019 home Authentic & Replica versions. You can read our in-depth article from August 2020 about the differences of the Nike Liverpool 20-21 home kit authentic & replica kits below.

Nike Inter Milan 2020-2021 Third & 2018-2019 Home Authentic vs Replica




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August 2020: In Detail - Nike Liverpool 2020-21 100 GBP Home Authentic vs 70 GBP Replica Kit



Nike this month released the new Liverpool 2020-2021 home kit. Just as with other Nike teams, there are two versions of the kit available - Stadium Home and Vapor Match. We compare them directly.



Nike Liverpool FC 2020-21 Authentic vs Replica Kits




The Nike LFC Stadium Home shirt is the replica (Fan) version, while the Vapor Match is the authentic (Player Issue version).


Just like before, the 2020-2021 authentic Nike kits are those worn by the players (Player Issue), the replica Nike kits designed for the supporters while still featuring materials made for sport.



Design


Design-wise, the Nike authentic and replica jerseys are very similar at first glance. However, you will quickly notice if somebody is wearing the authentic or replica version. The Liverbird crest and the Nike logos are very different (heat printed vs stitched and the label on the bottom left (authentic - gold, replica - silver).

Another big difference is that the Vaporknit kit comes with a unique knit pattern for optimal breathability.

Authentic Liverpool 20-21 Home Kit



Engineered for Speed Nike VaporKnit technology seamlessly combines lightweight cooling, reduced cling and a precision fit to help keep you fastest from start to finish.

Data-Driven Breathability Informed by athlete testing, open-hole fabric in high-heat zones helps you stay cool when the game heats up.

Pro-Level Look Authentic design is the same as worn by the pros on the pitch.

Product Details

  • Slim fit for a tailored feel
  • At least75% recycled polyester

"The Liverpool FC Vapor Match Home Shirt gives you the same look worn by your favourite pros on the pitch. Its stretchy, streamlined design moves with you, while breathable fabric wicks sweat and dries exceptionally fast for peak performance. This product is made from at least 75% recycled polyester fabric."

Replica Liverpool 20-21 Home Kit



YOUR TEAM. YOUR COLOURS. Rep your team in the Liverpool F.C. Stadium Home Shirt. Highly breathable fabric helps keep sweat off your skin, so you stay cool whether you're cheering in the stands or playing on the pitch. This product is made from 100% recycled polyester fabric.

Sweat-Wicking Performance Nike Dri-FIT Technology moves sweat from your skin for quicker evaporation—helping you stay dry and comfortable.

Cool Comfort Nike Breathe fabric features highly breathable construction to help you stay cool.

Elite Inspiration Replica design is modelled on what the pros wear on the pitch.

Product Details

  • Standard fit for a relaxed, easy feel
  • 100% recycled polyester

"Rep your team in the Liverpool F.C. Stadium Home Shirt. Highly breathable fabric helps keep sweat off your skin, so you stay cool whether you're cheering in the stands or playing on the pitch. This product is made from 100% recycled polyester fabric."

Tech


Tech-wise, the authentic and replica Nike 2020-2021 kits are the same as the Nike 2020 international jerseys.


The Nike 20-21 'FVaporknit" authentic kits feature various key elements for optimal breathability, lightweight and speed. The 2020 Vaporknit soccer jersey is "informed by athlete testing. It has open-hole fabric in high-heat zones helps you stay cool when the game heats up."

The replica jersey are made of Nike Breathe fabric and feature Nike Dri-FIT technology as well as a stitched crest.

Price

The Nike Liverpool Authentic 2020-2021 authentic Vaporknit kits retail at a price of 100 GBP, while the replica kits have an official price tag of 70 GBP.

Conclusion:

The differences between the Nike authentic and replica jerseys are getting bigger. Both kits only are similar from a distance. The cut, the technology and the logos make them look and feel very different, especially with the new Vaporknit pattern.

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Too big differences? What do you think of the new Nike authentic and replica kits? Let us know in the comments below.
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