A couple months ago I decided to finally get an Edmonton Oilers jersey. I have wanted one for years because I love the colors on the jersey and it was such a prestigious team back in the 80’s. I went to my local sports store to find the jersey but was surprised by how expensive retail for the jersey was ($134.99 plus tax). I thought I could get it much cheaper online so I bought one from e-bay for real cheap. Two weeks later it arrived and as soon as I opened the package I knew something was wrong. The stitching was lousy, it smelled awful, the tags were blurry, it had a fight strap that seemed flimsy, and it was made in China.
Luckily I was able to return the fake jersey and got my money back. I didn’t want to take any more chances, so I went to the sports store again. I pick my jersey, and when I went to go pay I found out that it was on sale so I bought it for much less. This has now become one of my favorite jerseys because I bought it on sale, and it’s really good quality. I bought a size medium because it fits great, and looks slim on me. Especially with a hockey jersey, I don’t want to be wearing something that will be heavy and annoying to wear.
This is a Reebok premier jersey that was used by the Oilers between 2008-2011. I know this because I went to the website nhluniforms.com and found out that between those years that jersey featured the Reebok crosscheck logo (the newer version after 2011 just used ‘reebok’). The version I have is the team’s third jersey that was used as an alternate home jersey. It is very similar to the royal blue and orange version used between 1981-1995. I love this version because it is very retro and reminds me of the version ‘the great one’ used.
The jersey is made of a heavy polyester fabric and features solid mesh inserts for ventilation. The front crest Oilers logo is embroidered and stamped on, but I kind wish it was also stitched on. Other features I love about this jersey are the use of polyester material on the elbows, and the NHL shield patch that is sewn on the front neckline. I loved this shield so much that its one of the reason I bought this version. Reebok has impressed me with the quality and design of this jersey, and I definitely recommend it to anyone one else that is interested in buying a jersey from them.