01 September 2021
PUMA pushes boundaries to create the lightest shirt everThe new shirt, which incorporates the revolutionary ULTRAWEAVE technology, will make its debut during Italy vs. Spain in the Nations League tomorrow
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
PUMA has developed ULTRAWEAVE, its lightest performance apparel technology ever, for the fastest match shirt. The new technology will make its debut on 6 October, when it will be worn by the Italian National Team in their Nations League semi-final showdown against Spain. The jersey will be used exclusively for Italy’s Nations League matches and will then be worn by the Women's National Team when they take to the pitch in October.
Created after years of extensive testing with PUMA athletes, ULTRAWEAVE is an extremely lightweight fabric engineered to optimise performance. An extreme reduction in the jersey’s weight has been achieved thanks to the woven fabric characterised by a 4-way mechanical elasticity that makes PUMA players and teams faster and more dynamic.
In football, every detail makes a difference. When the going gets tough, every gram counts. As part of PUMA's Faster Football movement, the brand aims to push boundaries, innovate and create new products for football. ULTRAWEAVE uniquely brings together the right fabric, pattern and finishing touches that give the garment specific properties, resulting in the most practical and lightweight product ever made by PUMA in its mission to be the fastest brand in the world.
The woven fabric features a two-dimensional ripstop structure that ensures resistance while improving player movement and radically reducing weight. A further decrease in weight is achieved thanks to a pattern made specifically to reduce the number of panels, from 4-8 in the conventional design to two main panels, thus also reducing the number of seams and stitches inside the shirt. In addition, the ULTRAWEAVE jersey features a new printing technique for team and federation badges and the PUMA logo, which is lighter and more breathable than traditional transfers.
ULTRAWEAVE maintains high standards of performance, durability and breathability through thermoregulation properties that ensure optimal performance in extreme conditions. The dryCELL recycled polyester dries quickly and reduces water retention, allowing for optimal dry and wet performance.
The new technology has been applied to the FIGC Home shirt which will be used for the Italy vs. Spain match. The special material has been incorporated into the Renaissance weave of the current Home jersey, to mark the debut of the lightest PUMA jersey ever in one of the most important games of the season.
The new FIGC ULTRAWEAVE jersey is available from 9:00 CEST on 6 October exclusively at PUMA.com, FIGC online stores, and specialist retailers around the world.