All-New Puma Italy Ultraweave vs 2020 Authentic Kit

Puma this week launched an innovative new lightweight football kit, called Ultraweave. We compare the new Ultraweave edition of Italy kit with the original authentic version, used in the Euro 2020.

Italy debuted their new Puma Ultraweave jersey in the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Spain. Interestingly, they wore the original Puma 2020 kit in the Euro 2020 semi-final, also against Spain.

Puma Italy Euro 2020 Authentic vs 2021 Ultraweave Football Kits

The original authentic and the Ultraweave version are based on the same 'Renaissance' design. However, there are also several visual differences between them, mostly because of the new Ultraweave template.

The original kit had a classic collar, while the Ultraweave jersey has a relaxed-collar design with a navy v-insert in the front.

the Ultraweave base shirt weighs just 72 gramsThe end of the sleeves is also very different. Whereas the authentic kit had traditional sleeve cuffs including the colors of the Italian flag, the Ultraweave jersey has navy sleeve ends without traditional seams.

Tech-wise, both kits are very different. Most importantly, the Ultraweave kit is much lighter than the old authentic jersey - according to Puma, it is 44% lighter. This can be greatly seen in the on-pitch images.

The Ultraweave kit has a minimalist, two-panel construction with fewer seams than ever before. The logos use a new printing technique for even less weight.

Utraweave is Puma's new streamlined authentic kit designOverall, the base shirt weighs just 72 grams. “Lightspeed” is the word PUMA are using to describe it.

Puma Italy Euro 2020 Authentic Football Kit - Features

  • Official Italy home shirt as worn in Euro 2020
  • dryCELL: PUMA’s designation for moisture-wicking properties that help keep you dry and comfortable
  • 'Laser Cut' holes for better ventilation
  • Polo collar
  • Heat-printed FIGC Italia crest & Puma Cat Logo
  • 100% Polyester
  • Release Date: 31 August 2019
  • Price: 130 Euro

Puma Italy Ultraweave Football Kit - Features

  • Official Italy home shirt with Ultraweave technology for lightweight speed
  • Base shirt just weighs 72 grams
  • Ultraweave is 44% lighter than existing PUMA performance fabrics
  • Minimal two-panel construction with bonded seams
  • Lightweight, breathable trim and transfers
  • Renaissance-inspired allover graphic
  • FIGC crest & PUMA Cat logo applied with new printing technique for less weight and improved breathability
  • dryCELL sweat-wicking technology
  • Recycled polyester
  • Release Date: 6 October 2021
  • Price: 150 Euro

The original authentic kit retailed at 130 Euro, while the Ultraweave jersey costs you 150 Euro

The new Puma Ultraweave Italy kit is the Euros-winning FIGC Italy kit with the stunning Renaissance graphic, upgraded with PUMA’s next-gen material and a streamlined design.

Italy 2021 'Ultraweave' Kit Released

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