NFL Atmosphere Jersey Sizing Guide [Fit Big or Small?]

In this NFL Atmosphere Sizing Guide I will show you how my Nike Atmosphere jersey fits and compare it directly to the sizing of a t-shirt. I will also compare it to the sizing of other types of NFL jerseys. Do NFL Atmosphere Jerseys run big or small?

Nike NFL Atmosphere Jerseys have a loose-fit design that fits looser and longer than a t-shirt. Out of all the Nike NFL jerseys, this is the loosest. Many people prefer this loose design because it makes it easier to layer underneath the jersey when needed.

For reference, here I am wearing my Nike Atmosphere Jersey. This is a size medium and I am 6’2″ 190 pounds:


As you can see, even the size medium has plenty of length. Below is a picture of a size medium Nike Atmosphere jersey compared to a size medium Hanes t-shirt:


In this article let’s take a closer look at Nike Atmosphere Jersey sizing. I will use my helpful sizing photos and also discuss alternative options in case you don’t like the way the Nike Atmosphere jersey fits.

Nike NFL Atmosphere Jersey Sizing

What is a Nike NFL Atmosphere Jersey?

The Atmosphere jersey is a Nike “Game” jersey – Nike Game jerseys are replica jerseys that are more affordable than premium types of NFL fan jerseys (Nike Limited and Nike Elite). But it is important to understand that the design of the Nike Atmosphere jersey is slightly different than the standard Nike Game jerseys.

The NFL Atmosphere jersey is a light grey color, and also features a greyed-out name plate. The NFL Atmosphere jersey also has the team wordmark across the upper chest. Here is a look at the team wordmark on my Nike Atmosphere jersey:


Because the Nike Atmosphere jersey is a replica jersey, it is more affordable, but has less premium finishes (it does not have embroidered graphics). Here is a look at the graphics and nameplate of my Nike Atmosphere jersey:


The Nike Atmosphere jersey is very popular because it gives fans an affordable jersey that stands out a bit from the rest of the crowd. Here are the main features and differences that the Nike Atmosphere jersey has in comparison to the more expensive jerseys:

  • Screen-printed name, numbers, and logos instead of stitched graphics.
  • Longer, loose sleeves, that will hit near your elbow.
  • Looser fit through stomach and chest than the Nike Elite sizing and Nike Limited sizing.
  • Fabric that lacks the stretch material blend or Dri-Fit technology of the more expensive jerseys.
  • Standard sizing (small, medium, large etc) instead of number-based sizing used in Elite jerseys

How do NFL Atmosphere Jerseys Fit?

The Nike Atmosphere jersey has a loose fit design. If you prefer the jersey to fit more like a t-shirt, you will need to size down. Here I am wearing my size medium (I am 6’2″ 190 pounds):


As you can see, it has a loose fit design that has plenty of length. This loose-fit design makes it very easy to layer underneath this jersey for cold weather.

Nike Atmosphere Jersey Sizing Compared to a T-Shirt

The photo below compares a size medium Nike Atmosphere jersey to a size medium (unshrunk) Hanes t-shirt. This Nike Atmosphere jersey also fits longer than most of the other options.


Again, the Nike Atmosphere jersey is a type of Nike Game jersey. To read more about Nike Game sizing, visit my Nike Game Jersey Sizing Guide.

Nike Atmosphere Jersey Size Chart

The Nike Atmosphere jerseys is a Nike “Game” Jersey. Below is the listed Nike Game Jersey Size Chart (source). Please note that I have found these officially listed size charts to not always be 100% accurate. I explain why here.

CHEST (in)41.7544.884852566063.75
LENGTH (in)3030.253131.7532.6333.534.25

NFL Atmosphere Jersey Sizing Alternatives

If you prefer a tighter fit, both the Nike Elite and Nike Limited jerseys fit tighter than the Nike Atmosphere jersey. The Nike Elite jersey is the authentic jersey and has a slim-fit design to mimic the fit of the jerseys the players wear (Elite vs Game Jersey). The Nike Limited jersey has a more regular fit (Limited vs Game Jersey).


If you prefer a looser fit, the Nike Game jerseys are the loosest fit. Certain types of NFL Throwback jerseys and Pro Line jerseys also have a loose fit. For example, here are my Mitchell & Ness NFL Throwback jerseys:


To read more, visit our NFL Jersey Sizing Guide by clicking here.

Paul Johnson

Paul has been with us from our beginnings. He focuses on a wide range of sports, including NFL, NBA, MLB and golf.

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