The British and Irish Lions have launched their full Canterbury kit collection ahead of the summer tour to South Africa.
In a collection featuring training and on-pitch gear, the new Lions Test jersey is the main attraction, as seen on Canterbury ambassador and two-time Lions captain Sam Warburton.
The match jersey is made from a recycled polyester blend fabric and is described as “the most advanced Lions jersey to date”, carrying Canterbury’s “strongest ever neckline” with lightweight, breathable fabric.
The sports kit manufacturer say: “The sleeve features a unique Lions graphic design, the pieces of which come together to represent all those who have helped the players to reach the highest level of the game and achieve their success, creating one distinctive image. When the players take to the field, they will do so wearing this reference of those parents, coaches and other supporters who helped them become the player they are today.”
A ‘Lions Stealth Pack’ has also been unveiled, the first ever collection of Lions products in anthracite grey – with training gear for a more “subtle off-duty look”.
There is also a bigger range of training and off-pitch products in traditional red colours too, while adding to the collection already on sale which includes three times as many women’s products as before and its biggest junior product range.
How much is the Lions Test jersey?
The men’s Lions Test jersey is on sale for £105, with the pro jersey at £75. The women’s pro jersey is also £75, while a junior pro jersey is £55 and an infant kit pack is £45.
Where can I buy Lions Test shirts or kit?
The full range of Canterbury’s British & Irish Lions range is now available from www.canterbury.com.
Simon Rowe, Canterbury’s global head of sports marketing, said: “We know that this year’s Lions tour is going to be a series like no other, so it’s only right that we could offer a better product range for both players and fans than ever before.
“The new collection of products means fans can get ready for the tour by getting their hands on the exact same kit the players will be wearing on pitch in South Africa.
“For the players, we’ve worked hard to develop a jersey that is going to hold up under the intense conditions of a Lions tour in the differing climates of South Africa, and we’re really excited to see the players pull on the jersey and experience the performance benefits for themselves.”
Lions head coach Warren Gatland said: “We know from our experience of the last tour that Canterbury kit is of the highest quality, and this collection is no different.
“I know the players are going to love every single piece of the range and I would love to see as many fans as possible supporting the team and helping us to create a ‘Sea of Red’ wherever they are cheering on from.”