Birmingham City have unveiled their new away kit for the 2008/09 season made by Umbro. The new 2008-2009 away kit will be on sale from Sunday 11 May - the day of the final game of the season vs. Blackburn Rovers.
In 1971 Birmingham City adopted the "penguin" strip – royal blue with a broad white central front panel – which lasted five years. Since then they have generally worn plain, nominally royal blue shirts, though the actual shade used got gradually lighter over the years. Shorts have been either blue or white, and socks either blue, white or a combination. The colours of Birmingham's change strip have varied greatly over the years; white or yellow (on their own or with blue or black) and red with white or black have been the most frequently used combinations.
For the current 2007–08 season Birmingham have revived the "penguin" shirt in a more traditional, darker shade of royal blue, with white shorts and blue socks. The away kit consists of a white shirt with blue trim, blue shorts and white socks. This 07/08 season they also have a third kit which is all red with blue and white trim. Next season's strip is again manufactured by Umbro and carries the name of the same sponsors, F&C Investments.