Anyone wear Under Armor?

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12/13/2018 5:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 5:22 AM

Looking for info from people who wear it working in the cold? How big of a difference is the 2.0 version from the 3.0 and 4.0? Is it worth the coin? I see the 2.0 is like 55$ and the 3.0 and 4.0 are 85$.Any other brand out there cheaper and work the same or even better?

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

12/13/2018 7:14 AM

The higher-end brands don't have any magic that makes them that much better. Some of the materials will be higher quality and the loft of the thermal will hold up a little longer. For base layer stuff everybody pretty much uses the same technology these days. If you want something cheap that you don't care about a name or mind ruining by working in it try this company https://www.32degrees.com

Remember that all these synthetic materials don't burn, they melt pretty easily. Be care working with grinders, welders or around exhausts

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12/13/2018 7:31 AM

Thanks early.... I figured and cant understand how U/A can charge those prices then....

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

12/13/2018 7:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 7:43 AM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Thanks early.... I figured and cant understand how U/A can charge those prices then....

They charge those prices to support their marketing budget.

Someone might chime in with a different opinion. UA, North Face, etc might have better styles for outerwear but for work wear or cold weather underlayers I didn't not see the point.

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12/13/2018 8:05 AM

I bought some cheap ones, forget the brand name, but they work good. Whatever brand you get, make sure it lists “moisture wicking” as one of the features. Even though it’s cold, you’ll still sweat and that moisture next to your body will make you feel even colder. Think about how you step out of a hot shower and even though the air temp is 70 degrees, you feel cold until you’re dried off. Same concept.

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12/13/2018 8:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2018 9:00 AM

i wear a UA cold base layer almost every day in the winter, i swear by it. my set is probably 7 years old and it still works amazing. i'm thinking of getting a new set, my shirt has the slight turtleneck and i want a regular neck. also, i only get the form-fitting, anything loose doesn't feel like it works for me.

for $150 per set and it lasts that long, i'd say it's WELL worth the money. i've had multiple sets of other brands wear out in a fraction of the time.

my .02 is that you get what you pay for. if you need a set to last one winter get any brand. if you want it to last close to a decade, drop the coin for the UA.

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12/13/2018 9:16 AM

One more thing, I don't know if you mean working at your job or just around the house/farm but about 8 years ago I found fleece lined jeans at Walmart and have been wearing them ever since when it gets below 20. The durability of them is great and the warmth is simply amazing. Usually you can only find them in country Walmarts not city ones.

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12/13/2018 9:30 AM

I have a set of Merino wool ones that I got years ago at Cabelas or a store like that, I prefer them over any of the UA base layers. The UA shit feels too thick underneath my jeans for working outside. The wool ones are just thinner and feel better. Try up at Field and Stream there in Washington behind the Chik-fil-a to see if they have some there.

That Chik-Fil-A there is my Saturday cheat meal every week, I know it well.

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12/13/2018 9:53 AM

All good info fellas, still haven't decided if the U/A price is worth the squeeze just yet.

brlatm,
what you doing up this way, says you're from TX (Gas?) I actually work pretty close to the foundry so I know it well too.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

12/13/2018 10:20 AM

yes sir up here for the Gas, have an apartment here in Washington right by the Casino, hell I can be in Primantis in literally 30secs from my apartment. I still hardly go in it.

Good luck finding what you need!

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Only 2 things that money can't buy, thats true love and homegrown tomatoes.

12/13/2018 11:04 AM

Thanks, I've yet to make it to the new Primantis but a couple buddies and I get together up Frankie I's occasionally. We watched some national races up there this summer actually. Hope you enjoy your time working here buddy.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

12/13/2018 11:56 AM

I weat under armor daily at the gym. I've tried the cheaper stuff and for the most part under armor is always better. The cheaper stuff doesn't ever fit quite right and never lasts nearly as long. But as far as for the cold UA is pretty damn good also

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12/13/2018 12:21 PM

early wrote:

The higher-end brands don't have any magic that makes them that much better. Some of the materials will be higher quality and ...more

I think that is the stuff i get from Costco, real quality stuff!! and at a price point that is unbelievable.

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12/13/2018 12:38 PM

Idaho747 wrote:

I weat under armor daily at the gym. I've tried the cheaper stuff and for the most part under armor is always better. The ...more

OP isn't going to leg day, he's going to work. Around these parts my winter work clothes get covered in mud, snagged on jaggers and dowsed with gas, oil and grease. I'd rather have something I don't care too much about. When it's time to go to the gym, cycling, snowboarding, or climbing I break out the good stuff.

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12/13/2018 3:34 PM

I looked it up, that is the same stuff i get at Costco, get their long sleeved shirts, they are so cozy and really thin and comfy, best of all, only like $6 when on sale, you can beat that...period.

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12/13/2018 5:01 PM

Idaho747 wrote:

I weat under armor daily at the gym. I've tried the cheaper stuff and for the most part under armor is always better. The ...more

early wrote:

OP isn't going to leg day, he's going to work. Around these parts my winter work clothes get covered in mud, snagged on ...more

I'm aware of that. Was just throwing in my 2 cents on the quality of the product like he was asking.

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12/13/2018 5:02 PM

Idaho747 wrote:

I weat under armor daily at the gym. I've tried the cheaper stuff and for the most part under armor is always better. The ...more

early wrote:

OP isn't going to leg day, he's going to work. Around these parts my winter work clothes get covered in mud, snagged on ...more

But I will agree if it's going to get trashed. Try the cheaper stuff first.

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12/14/2018 5:28 PM

I agree that you get what you pay for but I do run some of the cheaper stuff as well. Even in summer I wear the mid-thigh stuff. It holds the Gold Bond in all the right places...no monkey butt or raw inner thighs.

I bought some Wrangler fleece lined pants at Wal-Mart for work...25 bucks well spent. When it gets down in the single digits on the flight line...I'm in insulated coveralls with a neoprene face mask and furry hooded parka. Movement is restricted but when all you can think about is how cold you are performance suffers.

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12/16/2018 5:37 AM

I dig it. I’ve got a few different sets, I like the merino wool the best as well. Thin enough that it’s comfortable for a base layer and doesn’t bunch all up on you. I’ll wear it hunting, at work In the winter, even thrown it on under my gear for cold weather riding. Stuff is great

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