The University of Hawai’i at Manoa announced this week a four-year deal with adidas that will make the apparel company the official outfitter of the the Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine through at least the 2024-25 season.
“We look forward to our partnership with adidas and the creative ideas they have in growing our brand even further,” Hawai’i athletic director David Matlin said in a statement. “Due to the timing of this agreement, we will have a gradual transition from our previous provider to becoming an adidas school and appreciate the collaboration as we prepare our teams for the upcoming season.”
As mentioned, not every one of Hawai’i’s 21 varsity sports will have new adidas uniforms right away, as the athletic department transitions away from Under Armour in a fiscally responsible manner. But the football program is one that will, which is why those were unveiled alongside of the announcement.
A small glimpse of the Rainbow Warriors’ new home threads show a black jersey with an arched Hawai’i wordmark across the chest. The distinctive tapa pattern remains inside of the custom number font, mimicking the program’s “H” logo, while the eight major islands of the state can be seen on the back collar of the both the home black and road white jerseys.
Terms of the Rainbow Warriors’ contract with adidas were not announced. However, one interesting aspect of the deal is that Hawai’i now becomes the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to be outfitted by Reebok, Nike, Under Armour and adidas at some point throughout its history.
Photos courtesy of @HawaiiAthletics on Twitter.