This unique garment has been designed and produced using BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance, whilst maximising player comfort and manoeuvrability. It is the strongest, lightest and most breathable and soft-to-touch fabric ever utilised by BLK with its four-way stretch properties setting it apart as a market leader. Each Queensland Reds Jersey has been individually embroidered with the Queensland Rugby and QLD Reds logos positioned across the chest, while the 2017 jerseys see the introduction of even more of BLK’s full silicon gel grip through the St George Sponsor logo and surrounding Reds logos to assist with ball carrying and grip. The player’s jerseys have been specifically cut and tailored to meet the requirements and shape of each individual athlete’s body.
Featuring a combination of 3 fabrics strategically engineered to benefit the athletes comfort and mobility on field. Lycra has been integrated into the neck opening, under arms and sleeve hems to allow maximum stretch and comfort. Each jersey features seam free Lycra underarm panels, a lycra neck opening, and Exodry side panelling, designed and positioned to wick away sweat and moisture from the athlete’s body. To ensure the Queensland Reds Jerseys are more than capable of handling the toughest conditions and extreme contact, all seams and panels are finished with reinforced cover stitch seams. In a shift away from the full red jersey of previous years, the 2016 Queensland Reds Home jersey introduces a bold graduating lineal design element which runs vertically down the centre front of the jersey. This striking design element which wraps around to the back neck panel creates a stunning visual effect when viewed up close due to intricate detail used. The jersey is finished with contrasting navy piping on the front torso which accentuates the tapered seams. The jersey is smartly finished with navy accents used on the collar, sleeves and hem to tie back to the graphic element used throughout the jersey.
Rugby Champions in 2011 and back to back Australian Conference winners in 2011/12, the Reds continue to capture the hearts and minds of the rugby community in Queensland after re-energising the game with their electric brand of Rugby and their ongoing community engagement. The ability of Queensland Rugby to leverage both the community and elite rugby assets in tandem for their mutual benefit provides rugbys stakeholders the players, officials, volunteers, clubs, schools and fans with a clear and unified position from which to grow the game.
BLK isnt just a name, its an attitude driven by a deliberate and defining insight - that nothing new ever comes from the known; that real innovation, real design and real improvements in performance come only from operating outside the boundaries of everything thats gone before. This absolute refusal to merely repeat or refine the past but to relentlessly push beyond all limits known, is a philosophy instilled in BLK from its early beginnings as KooGa Australia. Today that philosophy is reflected in the ground-breaking training gear and performance apparel worn by over 4,000 teams around the world.