NFL-Nike: New Chicago Bears Jerseys, Gear Unveiled

Here it is! The new Chicago Bears look, from the good people at Nike.

All 32 teams will be wearing the “Nike Speed Machine” uniform made from state-of-the-art four-way stretch mesh that’s twice as strong as last year’s jerseys. According to Nike, the new jerseys are 30 percent lighter when dry and 50 percent lighter when wet than the Reebok jerseys worn by NFL teams last year.

There is one clause in the NFL rule book that should give many fans a moment of pause when worrying about dramatic changes to their team's jerseys. The NFL only allows teams to redesign their uniforms once every five years, so teams like the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks are limited to the changes they, and Nike, can make to the look of the uniforms both this year and in comins seasons.

One minor tweak to the Bears uniforms this year, they're moving the numbers from the sleeves to the shoulders.

UPDATE: According toCNBC's Darren Rovell, Nike jersey prices will be $100 for gameday jersey, $135 for limited jersey (hybrid between game & elite) and Elite 51 jersey ($250).

Click here to visit the Bears Pro Shop to see more new options from Nike (including a Bears-branded sports bra?) for men, women and kids.

So what do you think?


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