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Old 06-07-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Okay, don't buy it.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:24 PM
 
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stupid name, stupid brand, overrated, ugly, tacky, tasteless. Under Armor.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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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.

I'm a Florida dog walker and swear by WIN - I use exclusively tech fabrics. And bonus -they've lasted me YEARS - even white.

Win Green doesn't have any fragrance but Win Blue does. I put everything through a second rinse with the Blue.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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I personally love Under Amour. I buy their clothing specifically to workout or for work (I get messy with my line of work) and I love their backpacks and duffle bags. Their backpacks and duffle bags especially can last me a LONG time and are very good material and very good quality. I don't have an issue with their clothing at all.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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With UA you're basically paying a premium just to wear the logo.
Dude, they have like sales every five seconds, their outlet is accessible online, and I've never even paid $20 for any item they make because of it.
Even amazon will have them at discounted prices if it's last year's stuff.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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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?
Sort of.

9-11 should have taught us about the dangers of being in office buildings and synthetics.

Of course, I knew that before hand with ship fires and the Cobra Helicopter crash case/story.

Besides.....cotton, denim, and leather is sexy.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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9-11 should have taught us about the dangers of being in office buildings and synthetics.
I didn't realize synthetics were the real dangers people faced on 9/11...
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I didn't realize synthetics were the real dangers people faced on 9/11...
Well, when you are trying to escape a fire and the heat is melting the clothes on your skin, it really sucks.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: garland
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In Texas, 100% cotton for any distance of outside activity is a bad idea. As long as it's dryfit, I don't care much what brand is associated with it. That said, I never wear dryfit as casual wear and unless your butt is on a mat, I don't want to see yoga pants either.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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In Texas, 100% cotton for any distance of outside activity is a bad idea. As long as it's dryfit, I don't care much what brand is associated with it. That said, I never wear dryfit as casual wear and unless your butt is on a mat, I don't want to see yoga pants either.
Cotton is great in low humidity, dry (no precip), and warmer temps. But when it is humid, rainy, and/or cold, there are better alternatives, both natural and synthetic.
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