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Under Armour What To Wear: Exercising In Hot Weather

Hello sunshine! :)


I'm talking to both to you my reader and the actual sun, who has been gifting us with her presence so much lately. I'm usually a fan of warm weather workouts...and I'm definitely a fan of hot weather exercise clothes that keep me cute and comfy. Whenever it gets sunny my happiness level skyrockets; I almost feel reinvigorated to get after my workouts!

As great as warm weather is, you have to know how to properly workout in the heat to protect yourself. Dehydration, heat exhaustion...these are very real things that can happen to you when exercising in the summer. One thing you should definitely consider is wearing workout clothes that help beat the heat and keep you cool.

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 workout gear, primarily from Under Armour's Heat Gear line. Happy shopping!

What Is Under Armour Heat Gear?

First things first, what even is 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! I'm most especially fond of 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 full range of motion, or else it feels like each step is 10 times harder!

Because of this, 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.

Many people ask if Under Armour HeatGear actually works and if it's worth purchasing. I say yes! Especially if you're looking for coverage that is easy to move around in. Also, cotton just doesn't wick away sweat like this gear does. I don't want my shirt weighed down with sweat and I'm assuming you don't either. What are some of my fav pieces? Let's take a look at them.

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 waist band 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, it's not an issue. Love them!

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 it's 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!

under armour iso-chill

Under Amour's Iso-chill isn't the same as their HeatGear, but the concept is similar. It's specially designed to keep you cool! Hence the name.

The fabric makeup of Iso-Chill helps disperse body heat, which in turn keeps you cool. It's also great at wicking sweat so you don't feel soaked and bogged down. It's very lightweight, which also helps keep you cool and makes it easy to move around in. I've enjoyed every time I've worn both the top and the bottom of this cool set.

Another cool thing about the Iso-Chill line is that UA took some fan favorites and remade them with this fabric, like the strappy tank. Same fit, just cooler material. As a tank lover for working out, I love and support that decision!

ua heatgear leggings

As I said earlier, HeatGear leggings come out for me almost any time of year. I just love the lightweight fabric and how much freedom I feel in them. They do a good job keeping their ColdGear flexible too, don't get me wrong, but in order to keep you warm, those do have to be a bit thicker.

Ten times out of ten you know that the HeatGear leggings will be breathable, light and help keep you cool and flexible. Across the store and the UA outlet there are many different HeatGear leggings so you can find an exact style and shape that motivates you to get after it the most!

Here's some styles I'm loving:

a classic compression, but cooler

When I think back to my young athlete days, I exclusively saw Under Armour products as compression shirts that keep you warm. Anyone else? Well now, the classic compression has several varieties in the UA store, including lightweight ones for warmer weather. Sometimes you need a layer, but need to keep cool too. This is for those times.

For anyone looking for an Under Armour HeatGear fitted shirt, both versions of this compression are worth ordering. They have it in both long sleeve and short sleeve.

UA Breeze

I love this UA line. It's definitely the most lightweight fabric UA makes at the moment. And it's so unbelievably soft, you wont want to take it off. This shirt is also nice because its kind of like an Under Armour HeatGear loose and wispy version, if that makes sense.

This UA Breeze T-Shirt that I love to wear is light as heck, with mesh panels for a little more air, so soft to the touch (chafing? try this!) and even has some reflection for night running. They also have hoodies, long sleeves, and tanks so you can pick on you really need.

Stay Cool With Under Armour HeatGear

There are a ton of great products on UA's site for every season, but these are some of the best warm weather workout options in my opinion. They'll keep you cool, wick away your sweat and make a statement!

Also, remember to stay safe and cool throughout the summer months. Quality, warm weather workout gear like UA's HeatGear line is only half the battle. Drink plenty of water and get some rest. Have a good workout!


Hi, I'm Madeline

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