Rep your team with a hockey jersey from Pure Hockey. We stock authentic and replica NHL team and player sweaters featuring some of the biggest stars in the game today, including McDavid, Crosby, and Ovechkin. We also carry an array of throwback and custom hockey jerseys.
For day-to-day wear on the ice, check out scrimmage vests in a variety of colors, plus solid and two-tone practice jerseys from some of the most trusted names in hockey.
Only two companies are officially licensed to make jerseys styled after NHL teams’ on-ice jerseys: Adidas and Fanatics. Knockoff jerseys are made from lower-quality materials with lower-quality processes, by companies who are not licensed by the NHL to make them.
Adidas’ jersey line is called Authentics. Adidas Authentics are “replica” jerseys, meaning
they are made to replicate NHL jerseys in every way: materials, construction, fit, and finish. An Adidas Authentic jersey looks, feels, and wears like the jerseys on your favorite NHL players.
Fanatics Breakaway jerseys are designed specifically for fans to wear. They resemble NHL jerseys but are made with alternative—less expensive—processes and finishes. They are also slimmer in the sleeves and waist, since they’re designed for fans to wear, not for players to gear up and play in. The result is a lower price point and a fit designed for team fans, but with NHL licensing and strict quality control.
You’ll find both Adidas Authentics and Fanatics Breakaways at Pure Hockey.
For on-ice play, put on your shoulder pads and measure around the widest part of the chest, under the armpits. Check the size chart of the brand to find your size. If you prefer a looser fitting jersey, go a size up.
Adidas Authentic Jersey Sizing
Adidas Authentics are replicas of player jerseys; they are made to fit over pads as above. This can be desirable for fans who wear them to the stadium, as the jerseys will fit over warm or bulky layers. You can put on whatever you like to wear to hockey games and measure around the widest part of the chest, as above, and then check the measurement on this Adidas jersey size chart:
Adidas Authentic Jersey Sizing Chart
Fanatics Breakaway Jersey Sizing
For Fanatics Breakaways, you can order your normal T-shirt size, but be aware that the jersey will not fit like a T-shirt. Fanatics Breakaways are also made to layer over other clothes; they fit more like a jacket than a shirt. Again, that’s so fans can wear them as an outer layer in chilly arenas. Keep that detail in mind if you’ll be wearing yours in your living room or a similarly warm gathering place—if you won’t be layering up, you might want to size down. To double-check, use this Fanatics jersey size chart:
Fanatics Breakaway Jersey Sizing Chart
Unless it’s a sale or clearance item, an authentic NHL jersey will run in the low triple digits. If you have found an NHL jersey for far less, it’s probably not officially licensed.
Treat your jersey right—avoid bleach and heat, for starters—and your jersey will stay as amazing as it was the day you got it.
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