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Kit leak alert: Bayern Munich’s main pre-match training top has been leaked

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This is a little different...in a good way!

Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - Friendly Match
MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - Friendly Match MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
(Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

We’ve already seen Bayern Munich’s home and away kits officially unveiled, and now we have a look at their newest pre-match/training top (via Footy Headlines). Like most seasons, the training ranges consist of at least a few different tops that the players and staff sport in training sessions, travel to and from the match venues, and on the side of the pitch during matches.

As seen by the lead pic in this piece, sported by Robert Lewandowski, we’ve already seen Bayern’s main pitch-side top on display during the 1-0 friendly win over Manchester United at the Allianz Arena. It’s a slightly altered take on the navy blue away kit from last season, as it takes the red stripe with white detailing and turns it into a contrasting diagonal pattern that runs from the front corner of the shoulders and down the side of the ribs. To top [no pun intended] it off, it features the monochromatic white badge, T-Mobile and Adidas logos.

Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - Friendly Match
MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Leon Goretzka of Bayern Muenchen smiles during the friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Goretzka in one of the new[er] training tops.
(Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - Friendly Match
MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Boateng in one of the new[er] training tops.
(Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The newest training top that’s been leaked takes the same color concept, but puts a different spin on it. Much like the Adidas training tops that Juventus, Manchester United, and Real Madrid have launched, the top features a design pattern of contrasting diagonal pin striped. Officially named the Adidas X Parley, top, the red stripes that go over the navy blue base alter in tone throughout the top; the stripes are bolder and more vibrant in some areas, while in others, they’re very subtle and super thin. The contrasting stripe tones make the jersey pop and a unique camouflage-type effect on the navy blue base. Additionally, the Parley top is made from recycled ocean waste as a part of Adidas’s collaboration with Parley, a creative organization created to help reduce pollution in the world’s oceans.

Have a look:

The front of the top.
Footy Headlines
The back of the top.
Footy Headlines

What does everyone think of this new pre-match top? Does it remind anyone else of the U.S. postal service with it’s color scheme, or is just me? Nonetheless, I think Adidas’ collaboration with Parley is a fantastic initiative and the designers have done exceptionally well to produce such a unique top out of recycled waste from the ocean.