Viper 10 Rugby Tops
Quality collection something to be proud of
By Tony Curtis - Follow me on Twitter: @SkysportsTC. Last Updated: 28/09/12 3:10pm
Viper 10 are quickly gaining a name for themselves within the sportswear industry.
Although the company was only established in 2010, they have already gained endorsements from ex England captain Lewis Moody and fellow internationals Olly Barkley and Aled Brew.
The company prides itself on their cutting edge designs - powered through their 3D kit designer - their lifestyle brand and their "Made In UK" pledge.
And their range of rugby jerseys are certainly something for them to be proud.
Having been supplied with their tight-fit and semi-fit shirts and tight-fit tour jersey, the quality of the fabric and design was clear from the moment they were taken out of their packets.
With my days as a slim winger long, long behind me, the words "tight fit" do fill me with fear but the jerseys feel more like an extra layer of skin rather than you being squeezed across the midriff or strangled by a round collar.
The semi-fit top, which has a 'New Zealand' collar, is also really comfortable and there is no give for you to be scragged in a tackle.
When you are tackled the tops keep their shape brilliantly and there seems to be no danger of the fabric tearing as can be the case in some tops.
I personally prefer the semi-fit top, but that is more to do with my lack of a six-pack - although the tiger print design on the tour top did its best to give me one.
The tops - which are ideal for sevens or 15-a-side teams - are priced from £30 and look superb value for money. For more information about the tops and Viper 10's range of sportswear please visit www.viper10.com