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Under Armor T-Shirts(10 posts)

Under Armor T-Shirtssuperdreadnought
Jan 12, 2004 9:32 AM
Have any of you used an Under Armor t-shirt while riding or racing? How did you like it? Which type did you use?
re: Under Armor T-ShirtsAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 12, 2004 9:50 AM
I bought one for Christmas for my 17 year old brother-in-law who runs track. It was damn expensive, $54 for a long sleeve, and didn't feel that comfy to touch. The feel was very "polyestery".

For what it's worth, Craft undies are far less expensive and quite comfy. They're synthetic, but they feel soft. Very absorbent. Nice long back - good for bikers. The Under Armor was cut uniform along the waist.

Alex
Cheaper versionsPaulCL
Jan 12, 2004 10:27 AM
I went to my local Dick's Sporting Goods just before Christmas and bought two "under armor" type shirts. Instead of $50 a pop, they were about $15-18 each. One is "New Balance" and one is an "Oakley" (I think). Go through the racks..they're there.

By the way, they are both my favorite shirts. I have an older one that I bought in Colorado to wear under my jersey 'cause I was freezin at 10,000 feet. I love 'em. I wear them when in the gym too. I like to wear them around instead of t-shirts. Though, mine are not skin tight like they advertise.
Hmmm53T
Jan 12, 2004 12:06 PM
The ones you buy are not skin-tight, not made by Under Armor, and one-third the price. You know, if the Queen had balls, she'd be King.
"We must protect this house!!!"lampshade
Jan 12, 2004 10:28 AM
That Under Armour commercial cracks me up everytime.
re: Under Armor T-ShirtsCHRoadie
Jan 12, 2004 10:30 AM
I wear an Under Armor tank top as a base layer when it's cooler. I like the wicking effect and the fact that it's tight so it doesn't bunch up under a jersey. It's also long enough for me, so I don't have a problem with it riding up in the back.

It also seems to live up to it's name: when I crashed, I landed on my right shoulder, and the road rash stopped where the Under Armor started. YMMV.
I wear a short sleeve one under my jerseyPmbH
Jan 12, 2004 11:07 AM
I almost always wear a short sleeve one under my jersey. They're meant to be very tight, worn as a compression garment (at least the kind I buy are), so the sizing is tricky. Be sure to try it on and assume a cycling position to make sure you have enough room in the shoulders.

I like the feel, and that's why I wear them. I haven't found another brand that has the same fit and durability, so I've stuck with the ender armor brand.
I don't think they're worth the money,dzrider
Jan 12, 2004 11:43 AM
My boys wear them for football and I've given them a try. I don't wear a shirt under my jerseys in the summer but I tried one in the fall under a long sleeve jersey and didn't think they added much warmth. Nalini has a material they call Sinchi that works great over a wicking cycling jersey, costs less and is easier to take off if the temp rises.
re: Under Armor T-Shirtsinnergel
Jan 12, 2004 11:51 AM
They are overpriced, IMO. Google for "moisture wicking" or something similar and you'll come up with a bunch of different ones that are similar. I remember seeing a knock off version on ebay for about $20. Same material and same construction.

You might have to search a bit for the compression shirt, if that's what you are looking for. But they are out there. If you are looking for just the t-shirt kind, virtually any sporting goods clothing company will have a "moisture wicking" type shirt. You might check Sierra Trading Post. I remember seeing some Duofold tshirts there for <$7. They work just as well as any of the $30 versions.
I wore mine yesterday and saturdaycurtybirdychopper
Jan 12, 2004 1:58 PM
I wear arm warmers and several layers over my u armor because it doesnt provide a lot of warmth. mine is made to prevent turf burns playing football but i havent crashed yet to truly test it on the bike. i do like it better than other synthetics base layers b/c it is tighter and fits nicely and other stuff goes on over it easily and i can wear it several times without it getting stinky (main reason).