Under Armour Armourfuse Lax 1-PLY Reversible Racerback

Today we are reviewing one of the hottest new women’s lacrosse offerings from Under Armour, The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback.

The benefit of the single ply design is the weight saved by eliminating essentially an entire tank compared to traditional 2 ply reversible tank tops.  Traditional pinnies and reversible racerbacks are actually two individual 1 ply tanks printed or decorated on one side.  These two pieces are sewn together with the decorated sides on the outside creating the reversible.  Functional for sure but bulkier, heavier and less attractive compared to the 1-Ply.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback featured here are being worn proudly by the Summit Elite Girl’s Lacrosse Club of Denver, Colorado.  Also shown are Summit’s new matching Armourfuse Shorts.

ArmourFuse is Under Armour’s copyrighted name for their sublimated uniforms and practice gear.  These Signature Under Armour Fabrications feature brilliant, vibrant team colors permanently fused directly into textiles.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback is constructed of durable lightweight polyester mesh, sublimated on both sides to create an attractive, functional reversible tank.  It features a scoop neck design, with the option to have contrast or solid binding around the collar and arm holes.  Decoration for Armourfuse is virtually unlimited, with options including custom Under Armour Lacrosse graphic, team name, player numbers, player names and custom graphics.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback is an excellent option for NCAA and Club Teams, and practice wear for all levels.  Please contact Wave One Sports, the leader in custom team sports apparel, to design and purchase all of the Under Armour Armourfuse styles.

 

Name Brand V. Generic, which do you prefer?

Wave One Sports is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  We offer the highest quality sports apparel available today.  Daily we discuss brand options with our customers.  Some brands we offer include Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and New Balance.   Champion, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Pennant Sportswear and Legacy Headwear are popular choices.  Charles River Apparel, Badger Sports, MV Sport, Game Sportswear and Game Headwear round out the list of frequent selections.  These brands represent the most requested brands we offer; however, we source and sell many additional brand options.

What is the difference between international/national brands and generic brands?  Good question! Each of the brands listed above are distinct brands, some are nationally and internationally recognized due to  extensive marketing.  Many customers contact Wave One and request a specific brand like Nike regardless of the item, style or cost.  The international/national brands are well known for their quality and consistency.  Their creative marketing and extensive advertising dominates all forms of media, creating strong demand for their products.  Huge brands like Nike spend vast sums on product research and development.  The result is a steady stream of new product offerings utilizing cutting edge technological advances in fabrics, materials and manufacturing techniques.  Years of advertising and product development have made Nike one of the most, if not the most recognized athletic brand on the planet.  Millions of loyal Nike customers purchase their products without ever considering an alternative.

Generic brands frequently are produced by smaller companies, many of whom specialize in just a few products.  Many times, the quality is as good, if not better, than the more well-known brands.  In today’s world much of the apparel sold in the US is manufactured off shore, sometimes two or more styles from different brands are made in the same factory!  The companies that make and sell the generic brands typically spend a small fraction of what the big boys spend on advertising, marketing and product development.  By eliminating or reducing these expenses the generic brands can offer their similar quality product(s) at lower prices.  However lower prices may be a result of inferior quality. The adage, you get what you pay for, works both ways.   Generic brand sports apparel customers are looking for quality products that do not have the brand label on the outside of the garment.  They prefer to advertise their brand featuring their team or company logo not the clothing brand’s logo.  And, if our generic customer accomplishes this at a lower cost for similar quality, even better.

Mom used to say; that’s why they make vanilla and chocolate, referring to people’s differing tastes.   Today we could say; that’s why they make Breyers vanilla and chocolate, and Acme brand vanilla and chocolate.  Some people prefer name brands.  Some people prefer generic.

Wave One understands we must listen carefully to our customers’ needs and desires, then offer a variety of options to satisfy their custom team sports apparel wishes.   Having dozens of brands at various price and quality points is only one piece of the customer satisfaction puzzle.  Superior quality decoration and the most responsive customer service in the industry, combined with abundant brand options keeps Wave One customers coming back time and time again.

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Summer Lacrosse Uniforms

Wave One Sports is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  Wave One Sports has been satisfying our customer’s custom team sports apparel needs since 1988.  We are closing in on 30 years of making our customers happy.  While our dedication to providing the finest quality products, superior service and fair prices has remained constant, most every other aspect of our business continues to change with greater and greater frequency. 

Summer Lacrosse is one of those aspects that has changed significantly over the past 10 years.  In the early to mid-2000’s there were limited options for youth and high school lacrosse players to play lacrosse after the traditional spring lacrosse season ended.  Sure, there were lacrosse recruiting camps and lacrosse clinics but the opportunities and the demand for these were both relatively small.  Then during the second half of that decade youth, high school and college lacrosse began to grow at a rapid pace.  The numbers of youth players participating in township spring lacrosse teams and leagues began to swell.  Many local programs were faced with numbers they could not accommodate.  The small number of “summer” clubs took notice of this and began to expand their programs.  New summer clubs began to sprout up not only in the traditional lacrosse hotbeds of Maryland, Long Island, Upstate New York and Philadelphia but in many other areas around the US. 

New summer lacrosse clubs and summer lacrosse programs created new opportunities for lacrosse apparel and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.  Wave One Sports’ lacrosse uniform and practice gear business grew from a mostly late fall, winter and early spring peak cycle to include late spring and early summer. 

An interesting aspect of Summer Lacrosse Uniforms is the lack of design regulations and restrictions that limit creativity of most high school and college uniforms.  Consequently, summer lacrosse uniforms can be more colorful, and incorporate some wild graphics and logos.  Sponsor logos and team mascots are frequently featured more prominently as well as multiple color combinations. 

Summer weather also influences the construction and design of summer lacrosse uniforms.  With the warmer temperatures, many teams opt for reversible tank style lacrosse jerseys made from lighter weight technical fabrics.  These relaxed design restrictions and the moisture control fabrics allow summer lacrosse  players to not only look cool but also play cool without the weight and heat of traditional short sleeve jerseys.  Most summer lacrosse uniforms are sublimated with the designs being dyed into the fabric, eliminating additional weight normally found with printed and tackle twilled uniforms.

As spring lacrosse begins to wind down, summer lacrosse heats up.  Please contact Wave One Sports for your Summer Lacrosse Uniforms.  

Are You Happy?

Perhaps you have seen Wave One Sports’ most recent ads in Lacrosse Magazine.  Our current advertising campaign; “ARE YOU HAPPY?” is designed to get you thinking about whether your current custom team sports apparel supplier is fulfilling your needs and meeting your expectations regarding your team gear.  Wave One Sports has been making our customers happy since 1988.  Wave One is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  Our high-quality products, exceptional service and fair pricing has resulted in thousands of happy customers, happy customers who come back season after season because we make them happy. 

Wave One’s successful formula is offering the highest quality products through exceptional service at competitive prices.  It’s a simple formula, but evidently not very easy to execute consistently.  We work very hard each day to ensure that every one of our customers has a superior experience. 

The first element of our successful formula is high quality products.  Wave One sells and decorates the finest quality products from Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Champion and New Balance to name a few.  Our customers seek and appreciate the value in these brands, and understand that the quality of the decoration is of equal importance as well.  This combination of superior quality apparel and state of the art decoration results in the finest quality custom team sports gear available.

   

The second element of the successful Wave One formula is exceptional service. At Wave One service encompasses every aspect of the team sports apparel buying process.  From our customer’s very first contact to the moment they open the package containing their new gear and beyond, we strive to be accessible, knowledgeable, responsive, courteous, understanding, and helpful.  All phone calls during business hours are answered by one of our experienced sales professionals.  We know our customers are too busy to fool around with menus and voice mail, when they call, we answer.  Our customers get service when they want it and need it on their schedule, and are never left wondering if they will get a response.   Email is another tool Wave One uses extensively to serve our customers.  Quotes, pictures, mockups and all variety of product information can be produced and communicated via email in a moment’s notice, supplying much need answers quickly. We understand that busy schedules sometimes don’t allow for calls or contacts during “normal” business hours.   Our comprehensive and mobile friendly website is available 24/7 for product information and email links to request additional information and ask questions.  More and more of our customer contact is exclusively via email and the internet, but many customers also take advantage of our telephone accessibility during the work week.  At Wave One we understand that a happy customer will come back over and over and in addition may refer additional business because of their positive experience.  Wave One makes customers happy.  Wave One will make you happy too.

 

The third element of the successful Wave One formula is competitive pricing.  Our strong relationships with our suppliers, built over 28 years of making our customers happy,  have put us in the position to offer our high-quality products and services and exceptionally fair and competitive prices.  We have learned from our customers that lowest price does not equate to best value.  Our customers know that they get the best value for their dollar at Wave One Sports, and they return season after season for the experience.   We believe that doing what we say we will do, every time, creates value.  We also know that we are not the only game in town, and that we must earn our customer’s trust and loyalty on every order.  And we do.

 If you are a Wave One customer, we thank you.   If you have not yet had the pleasure of working with Wave One Sports, we ask – “Are you Happy?”  Well, are you?  Let Wave One make you happy.

Product Review – UA Women’s Stripe Tech ¼ Zip

Introducing The Under Armour Stripe Tech Microstripe ¼ Zip Pullover.  Shown is the women’s version we have just embroidered for our friends at the AIM Academy.  

New for this year, the Stripe Tech ¼ Zip Pullover is available in both men’s and women’s styles.  The updated UA Tech fabric has a softer, more natural feel for incredible all-day comfort.

It features UA’s Signature Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat away from the body.  Lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for full range of motion.  Anti-order technology keeps your gear fresher, longer.  ¼ Zip front standup collar for extra protection from the elements.  Flatlock stitching on the raglan sleeves unlock mobility and eliminate chaffing.  Drop-tail hem offers superior back coverage.  Allover visually mesmerizing microstripe pattern offers unique new aesthetic and styling.  Fit is generous, more relaxed,  without being bulky. 

Women’s version being offered in 16 athletic and fashion colors, men’s in 7 athletic colors,  provides plenty of options to work with your team color scheme.  The men’s Stripe Tech ¼ Zip is available in sizes S – 4XL, women’s in  XS – XXL.  Shown embroidered with the AIM Academy custom logo on the left chest.

See the color options for men here: 

http://waveonesports.com/custom-team-uniforms/UA-Stripe-Tech-Qzip.html

See the color options for women here:

http://waveonesports.com/custom-team-uniforms/UA-W-Stripe-Tech-Qzip.html

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Product Review – UnderArmour Women’s Woven 1/4 Zip

Introducing the Under Armour Woven 1/4 Zip Jacket for women.

This ultra-light pullover is constructed from a woven, stretch fabric with a matte finish. The elastic properties of the material support a full range of motion and mobility. The material has a very soft touch and is finished with Durable Water  Repellant to keep you dry. The jacket features sleeve and chest tonal overlays for a contrast sheen.

The Woven 1/4 Zip features an Anorak-style zipper on the left hip for easy removal; a drop-tail hem for increased protection from the elements; a 1/4 zip front with collar; a front barrel pocket and an embroidered UA logo at the left chest.

This piece was customized for Brien McMahon Girls Lacrosse with a custom Flag logo embroidery and a tackle twill number application on the left sleeve.

Learn more about the UnderArmour Woven 1/4 Zip here:

http://waveonesports.com/custom-team-uniforms/UA-W-Pregame-Quarter-Zip.html

 

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Product Editorial | UnderArmour Team Armourstorm Jacket

Introducing the Team Armourstorm Jacket from UnderArmour. The Armourstorm Jacket is constructed from a textured, waterproof polyester fabric. Every seam and zipper on this jacket is sealed and reinforced for supreme performance in all conditions.

This jacket features an embossed, tonal, textured shoulder pattern; a dual cuff system; multi-material infrared liner; an adjustable, short-bill hood; drop-tail bottom hem; embossed buttons and embroidered UA logos. The jacket fits loose and is true-to-size.

Wave One custom embroidered this particular jacket for Freedom Lacrosse in Philadelphia, PA

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