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Discussion: Under Armour???

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Sept. 25, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Under Armour???
Anyone who has used hot or cold weather gear from Under Amour, please tell what you thought of it? Is it worth the price?
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
I have used the Heat Gear, as has my son when he was playing college baseball. I did not see much point to it, especially for the money, but he loved it.

I am sure you will get a mixed bag of opinions.
Sept. 25, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
That goes along with what I've been hearing. It seems the younger generation seems to swear by it but ours hasn't completely bought into yet. Thanks!
Sept. 25, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
I have used the Heat gear = didn't like it and didn't see that it did much good. I found the regular stuff was like trying to get used to a boa constrictor (maybe I should have said Anaconda) squishing you while running around so got the loose gear and also found that didn't really seem to do much either.
I have found the Cold gear to work well off the field - used it in Paris last year at Christmas going up that big tower they have there on a freezing, windy day. The London Fog didn't help at all but the cold gear was great. It doesn't get cold enough out here to wear it playing ball so I can't tell you about that.
The one I think works the best is Turf gear for the in between changing temperatures.
I'm 6'4" about 250 (up to 260 off season whenever that is)and I found that I have to get a size or two larger than what I'd normally wear to gain some comfort due to the tightness.
If you shop ebay you can pick up a lot better pricing than the in store prices.
Hope that helps.
Sept. 25, 2007
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
391 posts
-Our team has been wearing Under Armour for a number of years. The moisture wicking material available today is the most comfortable material I have ever worn and I would recommend it to anyone. Great in the heat and very light. Under Armour is on the upper end of the price scale though. There are a number of cheaper brands out there but who knows if the quality is the same?
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Pete, I am glad you mentioned Cold Gear. I have what can best be described as a damaged rotator cuff that seems to feel much better the warmer I can keep it. Will wearing the Cold Gear act like the thermal clothing of yesteryear and help to keep my body heat in so hopefully the shoulder can be warm and as loose as it gets these days?
Sept. 25, 2007
replant
97 posts
TNG--go to www.proorthotic.com product #450. For your shoulder. I think you might like what you see. check it out.
Sept. 25, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
TNG - yes, for me, it shielded the cold while keeping the warmth in.
Sept. 25, 2007
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Hey guys, I have worn the heat gear for the last two years and enjoy it very much. I purchased an off-brand (Adams). I sweat profusely, and the gear really prevents chaffing. No more diaper rash after playing 5 or six games on a Saturday! I recommend it.
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Thanks guys. r

eplant, I will go to that website and check it out. Anything that helps this will be appreciated.
Sept. 25, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
replant, I cannot get that site to load. Is that the exact address?
Sept. 25, 2007
replant
97 posts
TNG--try www.proortopedic.com then go to product #450 under shoulder and wrist. They also have a sale on really good compression pants.
Sept. 26, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
I will try that. Thanks again!
Sept. 26, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
replant, I found it and it does look promising. My question is do you know if this is just meant for before or after activity, or is it comfortable enough to wear while actually playing. It is my right shoulder that I throw and pitch with, and I am just wondering how restrictive it might be.

Thanks.
Sept. 26, 2007
replant
97 posts
I have other stuff from them and it is as advertised. They have an 800 number, give them a call. They are really nioe to deal with.
Sept. 27, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
Will do. Thanks.
Sept. 27, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Allen - hope you got the answer(s) you were looking for.......
Sept. 27, 2007
TheNextGeneration
Men's 50
307 posts
I answered him, though as I said it is pretty obvious there is no one definitive answer. If everyone thought the stuff was great, everyone would own some. If no one did, they would go out of business.

As usual, the truth is somewhere inbetween. Nice try at a cheap shot though, Pete.
Sept. 27, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Pete D, the info I received was very helpfull, thanks guys. I will most likely go "old school". Even going with a larger size, I feel the heat/cold gear may be too restrictive for my taste. TNG, I appreciate your response, which was helpfull and honest. The post from Eviro-Vac was also interesting and helpfull. All was appreciated.

Allen #10
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