Felt cheap, padding is thin and cuffs are non-existant.
My team uses Element Jerseys, and I ordered some for myself and the other new team-mates. Through some error, we got Spikes instead. I opened it up and put it on, and I hated it. The padding in the arm felt cheap compared to that in the element. The Spike had no cuff on the arms, just kind of a cheap crappy hem, the element has a nice cloth cuff. The material itself just felt thinner and cheaper. I've worn elements before and the material was thicker, but they didn't seem really hot. I didn't have the spike on for long so I can't be sure about how well it vents heat, but I know the element doesn't get that hot either.
EDIT: I got my Element Jersey, it feels the same way as the Spike. The new Empire Jerseys have lost the cuff, lost the better material, and most importantly of all, lost the made in the USA tag on the bottom. Mine was made in Mexico.
I'd say that unless you've tried both jerseys and really like the Spike, go with the Element. For the same price it is a much better deal.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 19th, 2004 at 10:14 pm PST
this shirt is pretty light, looks cool and vented on the side
i just got this jersey from my team. i have a team of 8 people and all of us uses the same jersey. every body in our team like this jersey because of its light weight and its ventilation. the ventilation in this shirt, which is located along both side(right and left), help us to stay cool in a hot day on the field. it is also easy to customize this jersey , because it got a open space on the back to put you name and number.
i would recomend this jersey to every one. at a price less than 50 bucks, this jersey is worth every penny. iwould also sugested buying the pant and the glove they are also a great product by empire.
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cool lookin, nicely vented
This is an awsome jersey. I got the red/black. It is vented really well, with mesh sides and kind-of mesh shoulders. It looks awsome too, especially with my red/black empire 2k3 pants and red/black empire grind gloves. Empire did very good with this jersey. I recommend it totally.
Awsome jersey. only $50 or less from some websites. Get it. You won't regret it.