The slim-body design of this jersey makes it an awkward item to purchase. If you buy your exact size, make sure you have a PERFECTLY flat stomach - because the jersey hugs your waist very tight. The arms, chest and shoulders are a good fit, and look great. But I have a bit of a gut (and love handles), and it didn't look right. If you buy a size up, the arms are way too long and loose; making it look nothing like the nicely well fitted jersey it's intended to be. The body is area will be okay (depending on how big your gut is? It was a bit too spacious for me) and a bit too long. In short, this is an amazing jersey (great material and quality) that's designed for those guys with a good, athletic physique. It'll look great on them, but not on those of us who are slightly out of shape.
These unsurprisingly are some hard wearing shorts. I was initially concerned as they are tight and an elasticated waist was surprising. However the fit is surprisingly comfortable and supremely flexible. Any ordinary pair of shorts would split if going into a deep squat. They are like a second skin and offer great support
Tossing up between the black and the white version for something different, made the wrong choice I think, too tight and see through, I'm normally a large and should have got an XL. Nice to have an alternative to the black, but it's not quite as good as I hoped
Using these for gym and have to say they are really comfortable for gym, I use them primarily for leg day when doing squats, jumps etc. Their snug fit being rugby shorts which is what I was hoping for, but they are not at all constrictive. The quality is very good and I'm sure they will last a long time. Highly recommend them and will most likely buy a second pair for when these wear out.
I am a small in the waist, but I went up to a medium due to the length/tightness of the shorts. This is no problem at all though as the elastic waistband on these shorts means that they still fit perfectly. I love them.
First off, I'll start this review by saying that I've been a fan of the All Blacks since I started playing high school rugby eight years ago so I had to get my hands on a(nother) jersey! I ordered a size Medium and I tried it on as soon as it arrived at my house only a few days after ordering through express shipping. I'm about 5'9" tall at 185lbs, with chest size 40", waist size 35", and hip size 41". I currently enjoy weightlifting as a sport. I'm not super jacked or anything, but I would say that I'm somewhere between average and athletic in terms of build. In terms of the fit, I would say that it is a lot more comfortable and just a little bit slimmer than the size Medium 2011 jersey (which I also own so I can compare the two). While the 2011 jersey is climacool, the climalite features of this 2016 jersey really make a difference in terms of comfort and material flexibility. I would definitely take my 2011 jersey out to a rugby practice since it's more rugged, but the 2016 jersey isn't meant for that kind of stuff. If you want to get some functionality out of an All Blacks jersey, definitely get the performance variant of this jersey. I would definitely say that you should order this jersey true to size if you're into a garment that's slim-fitting. It'll look good on guys with an athletic build for sure! Overall, I mainly wear this jersey for casual wear. It looks great, fits close to the body, and definitely feels great! Thanks Adidas!
Decent pair of shorts. I only have one minor issue with them, that being the bottom third of the waistband rides up due to the inner drawstring. They also run slightly tight - I have a pair of adidas running shorts in the same size that are a bit more comfortable round the waist. Other than that they're a great buy.
Ideale short voor de rugby. De short is korter dan normale sportbroeken, maar dat is normaal voor rugby shorts. Short zit prima en door de anti slip band die in de broek zit, blijft hij goed op ze plek. In deze shorts zitten geen zakken.
Bought this top for my boyfriend for Xmas and he was really pleased with it. It's a great product and makes any physique look more athletic due to its tight fitting nature. He was really impressed by the quality and finish of the product
The shirt arrived on the exact day promised - very reliable service. The shirt is great but the style of modern rugby shirts is not so flattering to all. A great souvenir of a fantastic world cup though.