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Old 06-06-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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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?
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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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?
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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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 find Under Armour any better or worse than their competitors. If I'm doing any kind of serious workout like a long run or playing basketball, I can't wear a cotton shirt. They absorb too much sweat and don't dry out. This is why sports clothing is made of polyester and not cotton. If you ever run in a 5K, 10K, etc., the serious runners are the ones not wearing the cotton race t-shirt.

I have run into a few polyester sport shirts that don't seem to breath and seem to hold the heat in. You just have to find a brand and style you like. For many years, I only ran in a certain style of Asics shorts and shirts. Then they stopped making them.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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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 hate it too.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I actually prefer 60/40 cotton-poly blends over 100% polyester. They seem to breathe better than 100% polyester. One such shirt would be the IZOD Advantage Polo.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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I wouldn't wear a 100% cotton shirt out running so while I don't have any UA gear I will stick with the dryfit/moisture wicking gear
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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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.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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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.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:15 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I have a bunch of UA shorts and workout shirts. I love them. i have a lot of Nike too, and I don't necessarily think one is better than the other. It's not just some fad or trend: they are better for working out for reasons noted by others here.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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 have read that climbers and people who are out in the cold and damp a lot refer to cotton as the "death fabric" because once it gets wet it takes a long time to dry. Probably one of the reasons bathing suits are not make out of cotton.
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