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Under Armour ColdGear Infared Base Layer Review

UA ColdGear Infared Base Layer

With the cold weather up here in Scotland, Base Layers have become a vital part of our football wear. I’m sure the same is true for a lot of players out there, so the guys at Under Armour were kind enough to supply me with their new ColdGear Infared Base Layer for review.

Under Armour have always been one of the front runners in this category and I was excite to see how their new technology performed.

Find UA Coldgear Infrared Base Layer on UnderArmour.com.

The Claims

Nothing can stop you, not even the cold. But every athlete knows when the wind chill gets below zero fighting the elements is half the battle of powering through that 10-mile run. You can stop layering because now Under Armour uses a technology that retains the heat on your body to keep you warmer, without the extra bulk…….Introducing Under Armour Infared, the most efficient insulation product of its kind.

What is it Infared technology? What does it do? How does it work?

Ceramic-infused ink applied to the inside of a garment.  Keeps athletes warmer, longer…without extra weight or bulk. The ceramic coating seeks, absorbs, and retains your body’s own heat then circulates to where it’s needed most. Coating has little to no impact on breathability and moisture management.

Under Armour  Base Layer

UA Infrared Base Layer

THE FUNDAMENTALS

  • Fitted – Sits close to the skin for a streamlined fit without the squeeze of compression.
  • Ultra-soft, brushed fabric provides lightweight warmth and everyday comfort.
  • ColdGear® Infrared uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain your own body heat.
  • 4-Way Stretch fabrication allows greater mobility and maintains shape.
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body.
  • Quick-dry fabrication keeps you light and comfortable.
  • Anti-Odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes.
  • Raglan sleeve construction and flatlock stitching allow a full range of motion without chafing

Does it work?

I have worn quite a few different types of baselayers in the past (mainly cheaper ones) and I wasn’t sure what to expect from a premium base layer, and in all honesty I wasn’t expecting to see much difference.

It turns out that I was wrong and there is a quite a big difference in quality and performance, Under Armour really are specialists in this department and have done an excellent job with this garment. Not only is it lightweight and breathable the ColdGear Infared baselayer does a tremendous job of trapping your body heat.

Comfort is also an area where this excels, baselayers I have worn in the past have a quite restrictive feeling but this is very comfortable and offers a very natural feeling when moving.

Would I Buy It?

Yes….I noticed a clear difference whilst wearing this and have used it also out with football and I have been very impressed. When playing a game I often forgot that I was even wearing a base layer, the coating inside does a good job of retaining your body heat and the moisture management also works well, with base layers in the past I have felt my back soaking wet but not with this one.

After several wears and washes it also still looks brand new and performs the same as my first wear. If you are looking for a Base Layer to keep you warm during the winter the Under Armour ColdGear Infrared will definitely not disappoint.

Their are plenty of colorways in the series available via UnderArmour.com.

About Kevin Wightman

Every good website needs some good old Scottish blood! Kevin's goal is to provide advice, reviews and information from your average amateur players point of view. And if that is not good enough, he will serve you a pint of beer with it! Find him on Twitter if you have any questions about Braveheart!

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