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Old 06-07-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Cotton takes way to long to dry and is so heavy when wet. So if you are sweating a good bit, could get caught in the rain while running, or doing an event like a tough mudder where odds are you will be submerged in water...you don't want cotton.
I prefer it it comes to active wear, but I don't have a brand preference.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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100% cotton absorbs way too much sweat, feel like I got a heavy wet shirt on, very uncomfortable. The poly shirts work much better.

I find UA has better quality overall. I have a mix from different brands, but the UA seems to be of better quality all around; it actually looks pretty new compared to a couple of other I bought at the same time (Adidas and Puma). The Adidas looks the worse.

But the poly only for exercise, I hate it for anything else, cotton only for me.
That's my position. The polyester for exercise when I'm sweating heavily and need it moved out and away from me.


Otherwise I prefer cotton in my armpits.


Since this topic has been placed in the Fashion and Beauty section instead of a sports section, I supposed the OP means people wearing Under Armor casually everywhere.


I'm not a fan of "active wear" being worn everywhere anyway.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I get it. When it got cold they made nice stuff to wear under your football gear.

I know some golfers like their shirts. Personally, I prefer the cotton poly blend.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There. I said it. I hate Under Armour. I also hate competing brands that make shirts out of polyester and call them "performance wear." This type of fabric makes my skin crawl. It gives me a feeling that the clothing just doesn't breathe.

Give me 100% cotton instead.

Anyone else agree?
No.
A cotton shirt soaked in the kind of sweat I create becomes sticky, bunched, and confining.
It's beyond nasty.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Since this topic has been placed in the Fashion and Beauty section instead of a sports section, I supposed the OP means people wearing Under Armor casually everywhere..
Yes, indeed. The feel of UA on my skin and other performance wear shirts just creeps me out.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't specifically use UnderArmour brand, but I will generally choose quick drying nylon tech fabric over cotton for activewear.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Give me 100% cotton instead.

Anyone else agree?
Depends on the purpose. Cotton is awful for working out - the sweat just soaks into it and sits there on your skin, as others have said.

Wearing Under Armour-type stuff as casual t-shirts is another story. The good news is that in our (mostly) free marketplace environment you have so much choice, I'm not sure why you'd waste any energy hating (or having any kind of emotional response at all) to UA or any other clothing brand.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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I don't know if I would go as far as to say I "hate Under Armour", but I don't get the sudden fascination everyone seems to have with it. They don't seem to be better then any other company that makes athletic type apparel, but it seems like everyone and their brother are now wearing nothing but Under Armour. What happened to Nike and Adidas? I don't own any Under Armour, are they made in America as opposed to Asian sweatshops?
It's far from sudden. Under Armour has had a pretty ardent mainstream following for about ten years now.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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I will wear 100% polyester base layer during ski season, as I'm skiing in cold weather (as low as 10 below).

But never when it's warm. The feeling of it on my skin just makes my skin crawl.
I can't imagine a non-workout situation in which wearing a base layer that you would otherwise use for skiing is a good idea.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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With UA you're basically paying a premium just to wear the logo. It's nothing more than a polyester/spandex type blend which you can get for MUCH cheaper elsewhere. I used to wear UA boxer briefs which were like $25 a pop. They tore within a matter of months so I went to Hanes which makes the exact same material and it's much better and a fraction of the price.

I'm not saying I completely dislike the brand. I love their hooded sweatshirts which keep me warm in the colder months. I just refuse to pay the full price and will either check out ebay or a store like TJ MAXX.
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