April 03, 2012 San Francisco 49ers 2012 Nike Football Uniform View Gallery NFL players take the field wearing next-generation innovation for athletes at the highest level. The San Francisco 49ers have chosen to take full innovation in the Nike Elite 51 Uniform including Flywire technology to reduce weight and provide a lockdown fit over the pads. Keeping with their traditional design aesthetic, the uniform has a slight adjustment on the arm stripes creating a horizontal orientation to the field of play. The Nike Elite 51 uniform is completely engineered from the inside out, focusing on creating a system where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert. A few of the new innovations include increasing sleeve articulation for better range of motion and integrating new four-way stretch fabrication to provide a streamlined shrink-wrap fit. ELITE 51 Uniform Explore the next generation in superior lightweight performance. See the full innovation of the Nike Elite 51 Uniform. Launch the interactive tech sheet. In addition to serving as the 49ers on-field supplier for uniforms, sideline apparel, practice wear and baselayer, Nike will also provide men’s and women’s fan wear apparel. Athletes will also be able to wear the Nike Vapor Jet 2.0 Glove featuring the interlocking team logo on the palms. Key features of the Nike Elite 51 Uniform include: LIGHTER - The Nike jersey and pant, wet or dry are lighter than previous versions FLYWIRE TECHNOLOGY - Eliminates layers, reduces weight, and provides lockdown fit ZONED MESH VENTILATION – Provides cooling zones for optimal thermoregulation ZONED STRENGTH - High tenacity, stretch material, for lightweight lockdown strength. CUT FOR MOBILITY – Four-way stretch, hydrophobic materials enable range of motion wet or dry. STRETCH TWILL NUMBERS – Four-way stretch even on numbering system CUSTOMIZABLE BASELAYER PADDING – Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong baselayer with integrated lightweight, Deflex padding offering customizable flexible protection. DEFLEX PADDING - Lightweight, flexible impact protection integrated into top “hit zone” areas ALUMINUM D-RING BELT - Aircraft-grade aluminum D-ring belt reduces weight. Tags nike football NFL Related Stories Four Nike Teams Celebrate College Football Playoff Berth Nike Vapor Untouchable Cleat Merges Speed, Strength and Sustainability What kind of winter will you choose?