This week we have a great review of Under Armour’s Heatgear Compression Short Sleeve T-shirt. This sculpting t-shirt is designed with Heatgear technology to transport moisture from the body to keep you cool and dry. This base layer increases your power and speeds up recovery.
This product has been trialed and tested by Paul Kayley, Database Administrator at figleaves.com.
"Despite owning a lot of technical clothing for cycling and running I had never worn any of the Under Armour compression range before. I was trialling a medium t-shirt (my usual size) and my first thought was that it was too small - however once on the t-shirt fitted perfectly. The stretchy material means you are still able to move easily whilst wearing it, but with the added benefit that it stays in place which is essential for cycling as there is nothing worst than a t-shirt which rides up your back.
A typical British summer has given me the chance to test wearing my Compression t-shirt in all weathers including chilly mornings, a couple of hotter days and the inevitable rain showers all in the space of a fortnight. The material wicks sweat away really well meaning that I was able to wear it for my 8-mile cycle to work and leave in my bag all day - yet still wear again on the way home without the usual nastiness of having to put back on a damp smelly t-shirt. I’ve already washed it several times and the added bonus is the material dries so quickly that after washing its good to go again in little more than an hour.
My overall rating: Very impressed and only minor grumble would be that its not the most flattering look but then its probably not been designed as Saturday night-out wear! Also a yellow one would be perfect for cycling."
Fit & Comfort 5/5
Stay tuned, next week we will be reviewing an Equmen base layer.