Nike today unveiled the new Celtic away kit for season 2011-12 – a kit that gives a modern take on the iconic green and white hoops from the club’s famous home shirt.
The body of the shirt consists of grey and white hoops, each bordered by a thin Celtic green stripe – with a green crew neck collar and sleeves, each with a white silicone strip near the hem containing the year of Celtic’s foundation 1888.
On the back of the shirt below the neck reads ‘Celtic’.
The away shorts are green with a white stripe on the back near the bottom of each leg, while the socks are white with a green band at the top, and two grey hoops with ‘CFC’ featured at the centre on the back of each calf.
The light weight kits (13% lighter than previous versions) actively regulate the players’ body temperatures on the pitch to keep them dry and cool at all times through use of Nike Dri-FIT technology. This technology draws sweat away from the player’s body through the material where it can evaporate.
Temperature regulation is helped by ventilation zones, consisting of hundreds of tiny laser cut holes from the under arms to the waistband, allowing air to circulate to keep players dry, cool and comfortable.
The club crest on the front of the shirt is heat transferred, making it even lighter and crucially allowing this area to now be ventilated as well. The playing shirt has a new aerodynamic fit this season, now slimmer and more athletic, providing 17% more stretch than the Celtic shirt of two years ago. While a bonded hem offers a streamlined look that reduces irritation caused by chafing.
To complement the new match day kit Nike has launched a unique Celtic line of training and lifestyle clothing for both players and fans to wear on and off the pitch.
The team will wear the new away kit for the first time on August 7.