Canterbury are Rugby’s most prominent brand. Beginning as the dream of three British ex-pats living in New Zealand. Their love for their adopted homeland lead them to pay tribute to the beautiful area they lived in, by naming their company after it and so, Canterbury was born.
As Canterbury’s reputation began to grow and grow, the first world war broke out. The armies of New Zealand and Australia called upon Canterbury to provide them with tough wearing gear, that could be worn under the intense heat of the Mediterranean sun. Canterbury delivered on the products, and began its first steps on its journey to becoming a nationally treasured institution, they had cemented their reputation as a brand that epitomizes the qualities of trustworthiness, resilience and hard work. When the time came, New Zealand’s most important sports team, the All Blacks, decided to place their faith in the reputation of quality; and begin a relationship that would span decades and cement Canterbury as Rugby’s premium brand.
“Canterbury have been innovating in a market where being at the forefront of technology can play a pivotal role in the success or failure of a team” Bryan Habana
Canterbury pride themselves on taking an active role in innovating their products to keep up, and sometimes even influence, the development of the game. They pride themselves on forensically examining the sport, and constantly challenging themselves in order to continue to build on some of their landmark achievements in innovation, and communicating with players of the highest level in order to meet their demands. Where tradition meets design – that’s where you’ll find Canterbury.
How Canterbury can work for your school or college
The beauty of a brand like Canterbury is that they offer stocked, and bespoke ranges of product (more on both of these below). This allows us to provide a range of training and leisurewear from a wide range of quality Canterbury stocked lines (e.g. hoodies, polos, training t-shirts etc), and then for your match-wear you can make your own bespoke Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Netball, Basketball, Athletics kit; as well as leisurewear.
Running from a stocked range of training and leisurewear lends to us facilitating the supply via our award winning online stores. These will be made specifically for your club or college, and in short will retail product direct to club members or pupils – for more on the online store see HERE.
Bespoke made to order kit service
Canterbury offer an exceptional ‘made to order’ service, which can cater to the direct, specific specifications of teams, clubs, schools and colleges. This service allows you to put influence design through all aspects of the process, and allows you to create unique match wear pieces for Rugby, Cricket, Football, Netball, Basketball and Athletics. From fitting styles right through to performance features, you have a huge wealth of flexibility with which to work with to create a truly unique garment.
How made to order works
- Choose your product style, performance features even the collar and sleeve styles, from over ten choices.
- Choose fit – depending on sport, purpose and preference; you can choose your fit from one of four fit styles.
- Personalisation – The fun part, put your own mark on the kit by adding your club colours, personalised badge and logo.
- Let us bring your vision together…
- Once you’re happy its exactly like you want it, production will begin on your garment.
Our sales team would love nothing more than to work with you on creating your unique piece, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to get advice or information on any aspect of the process. It offers teams, clubs and colleges the opportunity to create a kit that is unique to them, with a comparatively short lead times of 12 weeks for bespoke items, as well as a small minimum order amount of only 10 units.
Whether you have questions and quires, or you need our input with any of the creative aspects, our staff will be delighted to help you make the best of this fantastic service from Canterbury.
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Canterbury 2016/17 Catalogue
Canterbury also supply a wide range of ‘Core 24/7 stock’ in their 2016/17 range, providing high specification Rugby gear, team wear, training and leisure wear.
What does “Core 24/7 mean”? In short, these are a range of from stock products that Canterbury commit to stocking throughout the year, which we are able to supply on an ad hoc basis. This is beneficial to you as it offers a significantly shorter lead time than on bespoke items, and the consistent availability of stock means that replenishing stock as a matter of urgency for example mid-season, semester or term, is little hassle.
Across the range there are two key technologies used in the products – Vapodri and Vaposhield. Vapodri is a sweat wicking, thermo-regulating designed to comprehensively move moisture away from the body and assist it in evaporating, helping you keep cool and get dry quicker. Vaposhield works almost in reverse, providing a water resistant and quick drying shield against the elements.
Canterbury Vapodri Challenge Hooped Jersey
A premium match jersey from the range, made from 100% Polyester to provide a lightweight and breathable match kit. Featuring Canterbury’s Vapodri technology system which encourages thermal regulation through an innovative moisture wicking technology, helping you to maintain an optimal temperature to perform in. Also, this jersey features a hallmark of Canterbury innovation and design – the Loop 66 neckline. This technology has been designed to enhances the strength and durability of the neckline to endure the rigorous pressure on it expected in Rugby, without compromising on comfort.
The Canterbury Vapodri Challenge Hooped Jersey comes in two colour schemes, as well as a huge range of sizes up to 4XL. Kitlocker.com are also exclusively offering package deals on 22 or more match jerseys, to redeem this offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE.
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Canterbury Pro Hoody
The Canterbury Pro Hoody is an excellent all year round piece of training wear. Benefiting from lightweight Polyester fabric with Vaprodri technology to keep you dry and comfortable, making it ideal for cold winters training or on the sidelines of a game.
The Pro Hoody comes in two colour schemes, navy and black; with both designs featuring tonal colour contrast areas on the front of the hoody. The hoody features the embroidered Canterbury logo on the right chest, as well as a handy pouch pocket. Draw strings around the neckline provide adjust-ability if required, for either comfort or warmth.
The Pro Hoody is available in in sizes up to 5xl to ensure a comfortable fit for all sizes.
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Canterbury Vapodri Challenge Jersey
The second match jersey from Canterbury available on Kitlocker.com. This Jersey offers an athletic fit and is packed full of trademark Canterbury innovations.
The jersey is constructed using a ‘cut and sew’ technique, meaning that items are customised from raw fabric entirely by Canterbury. Cut and Sew items are, generally speaking, a higher quality garment than garments that are mass produced. To ensure the durability of the garment, Canterbury again use their patented loop 66 technology to ensure it can withstand maximum pressure, while still remaining comfortable. The jersey also features Vapodri technology, which keeps you cool and dry throughout the game.
The Jersey also features colour contrast panels beneath the arms on the side of the jersey, as well as contrast taping detail. The Canterbury logo sits as a symbol of quality across the right chest. Kitlocker are again offering the chance for you to ‘buy for the team’ at an increased level of discount, for purchases of 22+, to redeem this offer, please email email@example.com or click HERE
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Canterbury Team Dry Singlet
The Canterbury Team Dry Singlet is a supremely versatile piece of training wear, not looking out out of place from the gym to the beach and even the beer garden.
Vapodri technology offers superb thermo-regulation, providing sweat wicking technology to keep you cool and dry in all weather. Made from 100% Polyester fabric, making for an exceptionally light singlet. Due to the close fitting nature of the garment, Canterbury have off set the side seams in order to reduce abrasion and chafing.
The Singlet comes in 5 colour schemes, with each featuring white synthetic piping detail running diagonally down the front sides of the garment, along with the embroidered Canterbury logo sat on the right chest.
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Canterbury are a brand whose logo is a unchallenged symbol of quality. Their stocked product range is extensive, incorporating multiple sports as well as training and leisure wear. Their made to order service offers the chance to create perfect garments at impressive lead times, Kitlocker are delighted to bring you such a prestigious brand at our competitive prices, we hope you enjoy discovering everything the brand have to offer.