Designed with GRIPSKIN technology, the Under Armour™ 495 Junior Composite Football will help your football star reach the endzone. This football is made of PU composite leather and features GRABTACK laces.
Features and Benefits
Made of 2-ply, foam-backed, PU composite leather
GRIPSKIN technology provides a great grip and feel
For players ages 9 - 12
Manufacturer warranty - general:
1 year limited
What's in the Box
Under Armour™ 495 Junior Composite Football
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Is the composite leather football as durable as pure leather? What are the pros and cons of each?
Asked by: m lively
Hello, m lively.
Leather footballs are the highest grade footballs and are typically used in game and practice play. Many of the leather footballs are made with a tanning process that makes the ball tacky, so it is easier to grip, particularly when wet. Some leather footballs are also made to resist absorbing moisture, so they can be used in all weather conditions. Leather footballs that are not specified as water proof or water resistant should not be used in wet conditions, as the ball can absorb water becoming heavier and harder to grip. Leather footballs are only intended for use on grass or turf surfaces.
Composite leather footballs are made from synthetic leather. These balls tend to cost less and leather footballs. Composite footballs may be use in game or practice situations and are great recreational use. They look and feel like leather, but tend to resist moisture better than real leather. They are also often easier to grip, because the composite material usually has more texture. Some composite leather footballs have enhanced the grip of the ball even more by making the cover tacky and/or softer. Composite leather footballs tend to be more durable than leather footballs. Like leather footballs, these balls are generally intended for use on grass or turf surfaces.
Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-01-26
is the 495 better than the 395? is the higher number better quality leather?
Asked by: Ajwstratgod822
The quality of leather does vary somewhat between both footballs, though, as the number increase can indicate more features included as opposed to better leather. The Under Armour® 395 Adults' Football features an advanced composite leather cover that delivers enhanced performance and durability and foam-backed construction for exceptional hand feel and solid grip. The Under Armour® 495 Junior Composite Football features a premium composite leather cover for enhanced performance and durability and two-Layer foam-backed construction that delivers the ultimate hand feel with superior grip.