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One of my favorite pieces of clothing ever.
on January 11, 2013
I haven't had much experience with Under Armour clothes, having only used a basic long sleeve shirt by them a few years ago. This hoody caught my eye when I saw it at the store a few weeks back. I loved the colors, and since I'm getting back into running, I needed something that was going to keep me warm because I tend to go out at 3 in the morning. It's unbelievable how warm this thing keeps me. The material is so thin and smooth- it doesn't make sense that this hoody keeps me just as warm as my super thick cotton one. It's pretty water resistant, but don't go thinking it's waterproof. This is good for outdoor activities of any kind as long as it's not raining heavily.
The sizing on these is slightly weird. I got a size Small, though Medium wasn't a whole lot bigger. Large and XL are where things drastically change. The hoody features two strings on the front of the neck for adjusting the hood, which is perfectly sized. I hate it when you get something like this and the hood just barely covers the top of your head. That's not a problem here. The pocket in the front is roomy too, and keeps your hands warm. And for those who aren't big on logos or advertising a brand name, all that's here is the Under Armour logo on the front right at the neck, and the Under Armour name on on side of the hood. It fits the design of the hoody. This thing just plain looks awesome. I went with the grey/yellow and love wearing it.
But...there's one itty bitty problem. The material is easy to snag. When I was looking for my size at the store, I noticed that tons of hoodies had loose strands in different places. It took me a while before I got one that was in perfect shape. And you know what? I somehow got two tiny snags on the front of it at some point in the day. That's the price you pay for having such a soft fabric I guess. It's very annoying, and I wish it weren't so delicate in that sense. There's no doubt that this will hold up in sports or at the gym. Running past trees and bushes though? Yeah, I plan on buying two or three more of these as backup soon. Also, make sure you don't iron it after cleaning. It's stated clearly on the tag, and for good reason.
Snag magnet aside, I highly recommend this hoody. It's great for cold weather and fun to exercise in. I'll be trying out some more products by Under Armour in the future for sure.