The North Carolina Tar Heels currently have a uniform contract with Jordan Brand. We have 13 basketball uniforms in our database for the North Carolina Tar Heels and are working to add more to Uniform Critics. Feel free to contact us with any uniform designs for this team that we may be missing.
Don’t confuse powder blue with Carolina blue.
The Tar Heels have all but patented their shade of blue thanks to the legends and Hall of Fame coaches who have passed through Chapel Hill. North Carolina’s famous argyle-diamond pattern that decorates gameday side panels and shorts is one of the most unique styles in college sports, so much so that UNC’s football team is planning on incorporating the look into its end zones in 2013.
North Carolina’s Nike Hyper Elite Platinum series in 2012 include a shimmery all-gray alternate with white and powder blue accents. The uniforms are specifically designed for nine NCAA Championship teams that won national titles wearing Nike footwear and apparel.
Hyper Elite shorts are made from 100 percent recycled while the uniform features laser-cut bonded logos. Nameplates on the backs of jerseys are located below the numeral instead of above. That area has been replaced by stars.
Also in 2013, the Tar Heels debuted a jersey with the program’s interlocking “UNC” logo instead of its legendary wordmark in a game at Miami. North Carolina was one of 11 swoosh-sponsored teams to don Nike’s “large logo” alternate, threads that first appeared 13 years ago.
For decades, North Carolina’s home uniforms have been white with light blue numerals and navy trim. On the road, the Tar Heels don all-blue with white accents. As Jordan Brand’s flagship program, basketball players are outfitted with the latest Jordan footwear in light blue-inspired colorways not available to the general public.
Nike’s recognizable Jumpman logo is located on the right shoulder of all jerseys and left hip on shorts.