The Best Under Armour Base Layer

    For those who are looking at buying a base layer, Under Armour Base Layers are one of the most popular and reliable provider of base layers.

    Whether you need to keep warm or to keep cool during exercise, you need the right Base Layer to suit you. That is where we come in.

    We have provided you with the most popular Under Armour Base Layers available as well as the pros and cons of each. Along with the features and purpose for each base layers.

    Under Armour have three different types of base layers; Compression, Fitted and Loose. The three are dependent on your comfort zone.

    The Under Armour Base Layer’s are broken down into different purposes: Coldgear Armour, Heatgear Armour and the 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 series.

    Coldgear Armour is designed to provide further warm and is smooth on the outside and brushed on the inside. Ideal for those wanting to keep warm in the winter.

    Heatgear Armour provides a “second layer” to the athlete so providing extra warmth. However, not as much as the Coldgear Under Armour Base Layer. Therefore, more ideal for training in the spring/summer/autumn than in the winter.

    Under Armour Base Layers – Our Favourite

    Under Armour ColdGear Compression Long Sleeve T-Shirt

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    Keep warm with the Under Armour ColdGear Compression Long Sleeve T-Shirt. This is the ideal Under Armour Base Layer for most athletes and will certainly keep you warm for most of the year.

    Pros:

    • Provides extra warm than the Under Armour HeatGeat Base Layer.
    • Available in a wide range of colours
    • Dries very quickly

    Cons:

    • Can be too warm for some
    • Need to make sure you choose the correct size
    • May not suitable for training in the summer

    Upper Body Base Layers

    Under Armour HeatGear Compression Long Sleeve

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    The Under Armour HeatGear Compression Long Sleeve is more suitable for those who will be wearing this all day. The Under Amour Heat Gear is designed to prevent overheating (weather dependant) and also provides UPF protection from the sun.

    Pros:

    • Comfortable to wear for most of the day
    • Suitable for wearing most of the day
    • UPF protection
    • Very quick to dry when wet
    • Wide variety of Colours

    Cons

    • May not provide enough warmth on cold days

    Under Armour Base 4.0 Crew

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    The Base 4.0 Crew is a great Under Armour Base Layer for those wanting to keep warm in the cold. Not as tight fitting as the compression base layers, the Under Armour 4.0 Base Layer provides extra warmth and we feel this provides the most warmth out of all the Under Armour Base Layers in the review.

    Pros:

    • Will certainly keep you warm
    • Quick Drying
    • Some may prefer this to the compression Under Armour base layers

    Cons

    • Not as many colours to choose from
    • May not be suitable for all year round training
    • Make sure you choose the correct sizing

    Under Armour Packaged Base 3.0 Crew

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    The Under Armour 3.0 Base Layer is a great alternative to the 4.0 and the WarmGear Compression Base Layer. The 3.0 is an all season Under Armour Base layer therefore more practical to wear all year round.

    Pros:

    • Is more practical than the 4.0 as this can be worn all year round
    • Can be more comfortable than the Under Armour compression base layers
    • Dries very quickly

    Cons

    • Not as many colours to choose from
    • May not be suitable for the winter weather

    Under Armour 2.0 Base Layer

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    The Under Armour Package Base 2.0 Crew provides a good extra layer for cooler conditions. So may be more suitable for those who are training in the depths of winter and are looking for a light Under Armour Base layer.

    Pros:

    • Good for those looking for a light Under Armour Base Layer
    • Not many colours to choose from
    • Dries very quickly
    • Good for training in the summer/early autumn/late spring.

    Cons:

    • Not as warm as the 3.0, 4.0, ColdGear and WarmGear Under Armour Base Layers

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