• MK

Exercising In Hot Weather: Under Armour HeatGear

Updated: Jun 2

Hello, sunshine! :)

I'm talking to both you my dear reader and the actual sun, who has been gifting us with her presence so much lately. I'm a fan of warm weather workouts and I'm definitely a fan of hot weather exercise clothes that keep me cute and comfy.

Sunny days make me feel reinvigorated to do my workouts!

But as great as it is, exercising in hot weather requires knowing how to properly workout in the heat. Dehydration, heat exhaustion...these are very real things that can happen to you when exercising in the heat.

Among other things, consider wearing workout clothes that help beat the heat and keep you cool.

As an Under Armour athlete, I get to try a lot of fun workout clothes from Under Armour and they have a ton of options for lightweight and breathable athletic wear that you can add to your wardrobe for summer.

In this post, I'm going to share some of the best Under Armour heatgear I've come across and how it works.

What Is Under Armour HeatGear?

What Is Under Armour Heat Gear?

First things first, what even is Under Armour HeatGear?

Ever a brand of innovation to make athletes better, Under Armour HeatGear adds to their extensive collection a series of products made from lightweight and durable fabric that dries sweat very fast.

UA HeatGear is meant to keep you cool and dry throughout all hot weather workouts.

HeatGear is used across many of their products. I have several leggings and tops made from the fabric! Based on those alone, my Under Armour heatgear review is a pretty positive one.

I just love the leggings because of how lightweight and stretchy (good stretchy) they are. If you've ever tried to do track workouts in super tight leggings, you feel me.

We need to be able to get a full range of motion, or else it feels like each step is 10 times harder!

A lot of people ask whether you can wear Under Armour HeatGear in cold weather.

You certainly can!

Because of how comfy I find it, you'll even see me in my favorite pairs of UA HeatGear leggings when the weather is on the colder side. After I warm up and take my sweatpants layer off, I'm ready to get to the track workout in these leggings just fine. I want coverage that wicks my sweat away no matter the temp.

As you can imagine, the big question is whether Under Armour HeatGear actually works and if it's worth purchasing.

If you're looking for coverage that is

  • easy to move around in

  • wicks away sweat

  • has strategic ventilation (you are, trust me)

Then this line is worth checking out.

Cotton just doesn't wick away sweat the way this gear does. I don't want my shirt weighed down with sweat and I'm assuming you don't either.

Let's take a look at some of my favorite pieces!

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The Best Under Armour HeatGear

It's no secret that I wear a lot of Under Armour. This means I can do one of my favorite things—give you my Under Armour HeatGear review and let you know some of the best products!

So what warm weather gear do I think you should check out right now? Here's the deets.

The HeatGear Shorty

If you're looking for Under Armour HeatGear compressions, these might be my favorite yet in their evolution of spandex.

I love basically all the spandex shorts from this brand, but this version has a higher, thicker waistband that is just the right amount of supportive and breathable.

It comes in basic colors and even makes an appearance in cool patterns so there's something for everyone.

At first, I was a tad wary about the high waistband for workouts because of a previously sold RUSH version with a little too much fabric for me.

But because these shortys are well...shorter... than the RUSH pair, that's not an issue.

I love these HeatGear compressions and they've been my go-to grab all summer.

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Muscle Mesh Tank

Tanks have risen to the top of my favorite workout shirts.

I like to feel as unrestricted as possible when running- not that most athletic t-shirts make me feel trapped- and sleeveless guarantees that cool, free feeling every time.

This muscle mesh tank from Under Armour is as little shirt as you can get, while still wearing a shirt, and that's why I love it.

Not only does it keep you really cool because of its lightweight mesh makeup, but it makes a nice fashion statement as well.

Seriously, I have this in two colors and I basically wash and re-wear immediately.

Switch up the boring, regular tank top look by adding a mesh one to your rotation. You'll be cool in more ways than one!

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Under Armour Iso-Chill

Iso-Chill from UA isn't exactly the same thing as HeatGear, but the base concept is more or less the same.

Both products are made with keeping you cool during hot weather workouts. If we compare Under Armour HeatGear vs Iso-Chill, it's this:

While HeatGear is lightweight, breathable, and good at wicking sweat, Iso-Chill takes it a step further with specially curated fibers.