New Steelers Nike Jersey & Uniform Unveiled

Nike and the NFL unveiled the next generation of jersey uniforms for all 32 teams at their Tuesday launch event at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York and that means we got our first look at the new Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms and jerseys. Nike is taking over this year for Reebok as the league outfitter.

The new Nike Elite 51 is a completely integrated System of Dress for NFL players and the key features of the new uniforms include:

LIGHTER – The Nike jersey and pant, wet or dry, are lighter than previous versions
FLYWIRE TECHNOLOGY – Eliminates layers, reduces weight, and provides lockdown fit
ZONED MESH VENTILATION – Provides cooling zones for optimal thermoregulation
ZONED STRENGTH – High tenacity, stretch material, for light weight lockdown strength
CUT FOR MOBILITY – Four-way stretch, hydrophobic materials enable range of motion wet or dry
STRETCH TWILL NUMBERS – Four-way stretch even on numbering system
CUSTOMIZABLE BASELAYER PADDING – Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong baselayer with integrated lightweight, Deflex padding offering customizable flexible protection
DEFLEX PADDING – Lightweight, flexible impact protection integrated into top “hit zone” areas
ALUMINUM D-RING BELT – Aircraft-grade aluminum D-ring belt reduces weight

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was present on Tuesday as the Steelers team model and the new Steelers jerseys really do not have many noticeable changes as you can see in the pictures and photos below that were tweeted out by UniWatch and Darren Rovell.

Steelers Nike Jersey 2012

Steelers 2012 Jersey Stripes

Steelers Nike Uniform Back 2012