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Under Armour Cold Gear Review & A Pro Runner's Favorites From The Line

Updated: May 6

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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.


Does Under Armour ColdGear Keep You Warm?


Before I dive right into the good stuffthe clothes and the links to themlet'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.


under armour cold gear review

UA Legacy Sherpa Swacket


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.


It comes in a few different colors for both men and women.


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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

  • comfy

  • warm, and

  • 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:

Women's UA Rival Fleece Wrap Neck

Women's UA Rival Fleece Mesh Full-Zip Hoodie

Women's UA Rival Fleece Oversized Crew

Men's UA Rival Fleece Crew


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.


Women's UA Rush Fleece Pants

Men's UA Rush Fleece Pants

Women's UA Recover Fleece Pants


under armour cold gear leggings

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.


Women's UA IntelliKnit Phantom 2.0 Crew