Under Armour Cold Gear Review & A Pro Runner's Favorites From The Line
Updated: Oct 23, 2022
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Under Armour Cold Gear Review
As sad as the topic of cold weather running makes me...it is unavoidable so we have to talk about it!
On most colder days I'm tempted to hide in bed and avoid my workout entirely. (Inspirational words from a professional athlete, I know.)
My saving grace? That I always have the best Under Armour for cold weather in my closet to help me stay warm.
That's why I wanted to write up a quick Under Armour Cold Gear review to let you in on some of my favorite Coldgear options from Under Armour. If you need some cold weather workout clothes to motivate your way through winter, I've got you covered.
These are my most favorite pieces from Under Amour Cold Gear and other lines that have been keeping me warm while training through the cold and the snow.
QUICK SHOP UNDER ARMOUR COLDGEAR IN THIS POST:
Does Under Armour ColdGear Keep You Warm?
Before I dive right into the good stuff—the clothes and the links to them—let's take a step back for those who might not be familiar with the ColdGear line. People always wonder if Under Armour Cold Gear is for cold or hot weather, cause let's be honest, the name is a little confusing.
Let's clear up all confusion moving forward...because I've got a post on my favorite Under Armour Heatgear too. And you want to buy the right thing!
The temperature in the name is the temperature in which the clothes should be worn. Cold gear is for the cold so what does Under Armour cold gear do?
Keeps you warm on those wintery days!
Under Armour ColdGear is worn in the cold, and Under Armour HeatGear is worn in the heat. A simple way to remember it.
Of course, you can wear it whenever you want. But that's the concept of these two lines. Don't get confused and think that Heat Gear keeps you, well, heated. Because it won't.
Ok, on to the real important stuff.
This unbelievably soft top is much more than just an awesome name! It's been my most-used Under Armour cold weather gear at some points in the season.
The soft, warm fabric of the Sherpa Swacket is super comfortable. But, it also has water-resistant panels, making it more of an athletic top than just a jacket.
I run in it all the time, seriously. It's great for warming up in the cold because I get warmer faster, ready to take on the workout. I can't deny that I've kept it on during workouts as well. It's just so easy to move around in.
The high mock neck brings even more warmth, blocking cold air from getting in. It's full zip and has two full-zip pockets for functionality. We love this top because it can act as a casual jacket or athletic wear.
UA Fleece Sweatshirts
Ok, this one's a pro tip when it comes to Under Armour Cold Gear.
Basically, anything you find on the UA website after simply searching "fleece" is going to be
made with movement and performance in mind.
So if you're looking for any Under Armour winter gear, I'd definitely say start there.
Under Armour fleece products are great for staying warm in really cold temperatures without overheating and without getting too bulky.
Some items that pop up are more worth getting excited about than others, with cool edgy designs, extra soft fleece, and UA Recover on the inner layer. I could live in these! Or, more likely, I could (and do) run in many of them and stay warm the whole time. Fashionable and functional is the best combo!
Here are some greats:
UA Recover Fleece Pants
I truly can't believe how warm I stay in these pants! They've been with me for as many warm-ups as I can keep up with the wash.
On top of my leggings, they really trap in heat. They're technically a part of Under Armour's Recovery line, so you might want to lounge around in them post-workout too.
Under Armour uses materials that are tested and proven to help our bodies recover (and perform) better. These pants double as Recovery wear and a really warm, but easy to move in, fleece pant that is great for winter.
UA Intelliknit Phantom 2.0 Crew
Another cool name, attached to another product deserving of one.
Why am I a fan of this Under Armour cold weather top? It was made with the idea in mind that we're in desperate need of high-performing fabric that stays warm and lightweight at the same time.
Can't argue that!
I think that Under Armour nailed it with this knit crew. It's just like any classic long sleeve, but with a little more body. It comes with thumb holes (my favorite), an optional half zip, and an optional balaclava hoodie. Pictured is the basic top, consequently the cheapest of the options.
My final review is that the top is comfortable and warm, but in colder temperatures, you might want to start with another layer on top. However, this top is perfect for long runs because you don't need to start with a thicker layer over it (considering you'll heat up soon) and it's so breathable that you can probably keep it on the whole run.
Perfect! Make sure to check out the full range of cool colors available.
Cold Gear Base 2.0 Crew
This is just a basic Cold Gear workout essential that everyone needs in their wardrobe.
It makes a great under-layer on really cold days for extra protection that doesn't lead to bulkiness. And it works perfectly on days that aren't as chilly but you still want to be fully covered in a breathable, yet warm top.
The Under Armour Cold Gear base layer is a great option for your everyday colder weather running or other workouts. This top also has thumb holes and is available in lighter and heavier options (2.0, 3.0, 4.0) depending on how warm of a top you're looking for.
I love having the 2.0 for everyday layering and will definitely be considering the warmer versions as well.
ColdGear Base 2.0 Crew (women's)
ColdGear Base 4.0 Crew (women's)
Phantom 2 ColdGear Reactor Running Shoes
and The Rest of The Storm Line
When you're getting dressed for a winter workout, do you ever think about your shoes? This collection of products by Under Armour is really neat because they essentially took some of their best running and training shoes and weather-proofed them.
And honestly, that's just what you need for cold, wet days where the biggest problem you have in your workout is your toes going numb! You want a little extra protection to stay warm and avoid slipping on icy surfaces.*
What's added to these sneaker favs to make them winter-ready?
Cold Gear Reactor Insulation for warmth
UA Storm water-repellent on the upper
Full rubber outsole for more traction and durability
*Not slip-proof, but are built for more traction than the regular counterparts
Under Armour ColdGear Leggings
Under Armour ColdGear leggings are my most favorite leggings to wear in the winter months.
Some highlights of UA Coldgear leggings:
Center back pocket
Cold Gear fabric is breathable for mobility but also very warm
Higher waist makes for fitted feel and helps leggings stay up
Made with UA Rush mineral-infused fabric
My Under Armour Coldgear leggings review:
Not only are some pairs made with UA Rush, the infused fabric that returns the energy you give off while working out, but they are also the perfect combination of warm and flexible. (Pictured are the UA Rush Jacquard ColdGear Leggings.)
I can do full workouts in these leggings without being too restricted. Of course, I sometimes prefer thinner leggings (honestly, it's probably a mental thing) when I have to go fast.
But when it's just too cold, I'd rather protect my muscles from the cool temperatures and wear these Under Armour ColdGear leggings.
The Best Under Armour For Cold Weather
Don't let the cold stop you from getting in your workouts!
If you're having any trouble staying warm this winter, make sure to check out these pieces from Under Armour ColdGear that I promise will keep you warm.
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