Under Armour HeatGear vs. ColdGear

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HeatGear and ColdGear can be confusing to differentiate if you are new to the world of Under Armour. Both are Under Armour's proprietary technologies to help athletes perform at their greatest potential, no matter the climate. HeatGear styles are created with performance fabric that keeps the person wearing it "cool, dry, and light" in warm or hot conditions. ColdGear styles are also created with performance fabric, but fabric made to keep you "warm, dry, and light" in cold, winter conditions. Both fabrics are made to wick sweat away from your body, and to dry quickly.


Both HeatGear and ColdGear are the technologies that made Under Armour famous. If someone says they are "wearing their Under Armour", chances are, they are wearing either a HeatGear or ColdGear style. If you play a warm weather sport, or live in a warm climate, chances are you want to buy HeatGear, like the New Tech Shortsleeve T featured above. If you play in a cold weather sport, or live in a cooler area, you are probably looking for a ColdGear item such as the Armour Compression Mock Turtleneck in the comparison guide. If it is neither too hot, nor too cold where you live, Under Armour also creates styles using their AllSeasonGear technology which will keep you comfortable "between the extremes".


In order to easily remember the difference between the two fabrics, just remember: HeatGear is for the HEAT and hot weather, and ColdGear is for the COLD weather. Just like it sounds!


-Megan, the Apparel Buyer at Sports Unlimited



For a more detailed description of the differences between HeatGear, ColdGear, and other Under Armour technologies, visit our Under Armour Buyer's Guide or if you're ready to go, shop UA athletic & performance apparel.