Hello amazing people based on your recent feedback here is a basic but fresh smock option we have been working on.
It fits with the new FIH “one colour smock ruling” outlined below.
Goalkeepers and players with goalkeeping privileges must wear a single coloured shirt or garment which is different in colour from that of both teams. Goalkeepers (ie wearing full protective equipment) must wear this shirt or garment over any upper body protection.
Quote from FIH 09/10 rules
The smock is made from the mesh and comes in any colour as long as its black. Based on demand and your feedback we can add more colours and look at some modification so please drop us a comment on your thoughts…
Alternatively if you are a bit strapped for cash or fancy getting creative on a sewing machine you could make some. Pillow cases seem like a base point to start from.
Here are a few detailed pictures from of Folmer of his pad covers which should give you a good idea on how they work;
The cover is basically a piece of fabric that has the edges covered with thin nylon band. A piece of string runs all the way through the hem of nylon band. At the bottom 2 thicker fabric bands are attached where the points of the legguards go through.
Then pull the string and the fabric “folds” itself around the legguards.
Please let me know via the comments if there are any other tips to add and update the article.