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Waste of money or not? Heading up to Utah over the weekend and need some warm, lightweight clothes. Any other suggestions? TIA
Nice baselayer. I've got a pair of their thermal tights and a long-sleeve compression shirt. Wore them both on a two-hour bike ride this weekend and it was about 40 degrees, more than comfortable.
Where in Utah you headed?
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
You would be much better off buying baselayers from a company that makes mountaineering gear like patagonia, marmot, or first ascent.
Pricey, but a great way to keep warm. I wear it for cold weather football games.
Multiple medium-weight base layers work better and are more versatile than a single heavy layer.
I have a bunch of their coldgrear apparel and I would recommend it. It's exactly what you're looking for (warm, lightweight). I personally prefer the fitted version of there coldgear because it's still close to your skin but it's not tight.
But if you know you're gonna be out in the cold, Under Armour is a nice way to pack in the heat without adding bulk. I'd rather have Under Armour and a sweatshirt than a sweatshirt and a jacket.
I prefer the Nike warming compression/fitted gear...
For winter sports, I only wear merino wool (icebreaker is my personal favorite and you can get good deals on backcountry.com). Once I made the switch, it was no contest with the other materials.
I wouldn't pay for ColdGear. Poly-pro does the job just fine for far cheaper if you want to go synthetic.
Yup, I have a pair of modern "long johns" from North Face. Much better than UA. I have UA cold gear for running as well. North Face beats them out.
UA is the best out there not named North Face.
$50 for a Cold Gear undershirt is some of the best $50 I've ever spent.
tRCMB - Where MSU fans eat their own.
I have a coldgear top. Has worked great for me. Worth the cash, IMO.
Thanks for the input everybody. Picked up a long sleeved shirt and I guess I'll snag the bottoms from Sport Chalet before I head out. Heading to Zion first, then wherever the road takes me.
If you live in Michigan, you are missing out if you don't own a base layer. I have a Under Armour cold gear top and tights (I really have no preference to brand) and I wear them all the time. The tights might sound unnecessary but I cannot emphasize how great they are under a pair of jeans at a tailgate or under a pair of kakis during a late fall/ early spring round of golf.
If you can afford it, get Icebreaker. Stuff is amazing, but so ridiculously expensive it makes me want to puke. I live in the same fucking country it comes from, and it still costs an arm and a leg.
And, to answer your actual question, i do like the UA coldgear, have received some as gifts and it has certainly done the job.
Also, as a base layer, you don't need the spandex stuff. There are other options that fit tightly but not glued to your skin. I recommend those if you're just walking/hiking/tailgating or whatever else. If you're exercising, go with the UA tights.
Take a look at some of the base layers that have come out with Merino wool in the last few years. Sitka, Kuiu, First Light. That's what hunters are using now for activity hunting in the mountains. It's a really bad thing to sweat climbing a mounting and then have to sit in wet long underwear for 2 hours glassing a hillside in 30 deg weather. I've got a set of Sitka traverse that I really like but they are all synthetic, no Merino.
Hunters are not down with UA for a base layer for the most part. It will work I'm sure but for that kind of $$$ there are some better options.
Great stuff and rarely found discounted.
Some research can get you equivalent gear made from the same material. I found some at REI and even at Dunhams.
i like hot chillys for the price. you can frequently find them 1/2 off at mc sports.
tina's are usually half off just because she bent over to tie her shoes.
Honestly, I really like Nike's thermafit line. The mock turtle neck and the crew are both very nice, I use them almost every time I run outside.
is this the same as UA
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