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Old 06-07-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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It's no different than the other major brands.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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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?
Totally. They make you feel like a steamed clam. Not only underarmour, but any polyester.
Not to mention how polyester stinks after only a few hours wear.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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I don't.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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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?
Nope.

Way less chafing with synthetic than with cotton. Blood nips aren't fun not to mention the fun you can have down around the genital region. If I'm running it's either synthetic or commando.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:26 AM
 
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Totally. They make you feel like a steamed clam. Not only underarmour, but any polyester.
Not to mention how polyester stinks after only a few hours wear.

For sure on the last. I meant to mention that--surprised it took this long for someone else to mention it.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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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?
I don't have any opinion but your OP gave me a chuckle.


They seem to be a good company to work for and employ locally quite a bit. Maryland is a tough state to do business in but they stay for conscious reasons. I own none of their items but support them for other reasons if I had to.


In general I don't like obvious "brand" clothing. I resent paying inflated prices to do the advertising for them. But I will buy stuff thrifting regardless of branding cuz it's cheap and available.


Oh, and cotton yes please.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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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?
As a rule, I try to avoid chemical attire. The thing is, cotton fiber is absorbent, and at some point your perspiration rate exceeds its ability to shed moisture. This is where the synthetics do much better. Believe me, I have tried everything in many years of 100+ degrees outdoor activities, and once cotton's acquisition rate exceeds the evaporation rate, it's terrible.

Where the chem-fabrics don't do better, is odors. Some people never exert themselves enough to get to this point, but if you do, then you know what I mean. There are (overpriced/marketing hype) cleaners specifically for synthetics for this reason. All the marketing materials for synthetic performance claim that they have some sort of fresh-smelling material, but it's BS. If you exert yourself for a long period of time, wet natural fabrics will smell better (or less bad). But they'll be soaking wet, which sometimes causes other problems.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I find there are times for both - times when I want 100% poly, and times when I definitely want 100% cotton. Don't really like the hybrids. And, or course, the quality of of cotton and poly can vary. I used to really like Nike's Dri-Fit shirts when poly was first becoming a big thing. Don't like the current stuff as much. Same with UA.
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The product is ok, I just don't like the branding. I don't like branding in general, but at least Adidas and Nike have iconic status. Advertising UnderArmour all over your clothes is just like proclaiming 'Fruit of the Loom' on every exterior garment to me.
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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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?

I thought I was the only one!! Not a fan. I don't like how it feels, especially when I get hot and sweaty.

It seems yoga wear leans more towards comfortable fabrics then exercise wear.
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