The changing of the seasons can mean something different to all of us, and right now, with the blistering cold of winter upon us we are all left with a choice on how to get through it. One option is to curl up in a snuggy with a hot chocolate and patiently wait it out until the snow melts and the time comes when we can finally enjoy the outdoors in comfort. It’s an enticing thought, but under such conditions the residual flab accumulated during the winter months is no way to impress the ladies when we do finally hit the beach. The better option is to embrace the opportunity that winter brings by staying in shape and being prepared to enjoy the upcoming summer days to their maximum potential. The winter, however, can bring on certain challenges. Without the right attire, our workout routines can become quite miserable, or in some cases hazardous. Today we’ll have a look at what Under Armour has to offer to make sure we get in great shape in preparation for summer with comfort and in style.

Men’s UA Raid Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Key Features:

  •  UA_Shortsleeve02HeatGear® fabric is ultra-soft & smooth for extreme comfort with very little weight
  •  Stretch-mesh underarm & back panels deliver ventilation
  •  4-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility
  •  Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away
  •  Anti-odor technology prevents odor causing microbes
  •  Body: 4.7 oz. Polyester/Elastane
  •  Mesh: 3.5 oz. Polyester/Elastane

Breakdown:

  • Comfort……………………………………….9
  • Design …………………………………………8
  • Durability ……………………………………..8
  • Value………………………………………….. 8

Overall: 33 out of 40

Extraordinarily light weight, breathable, and quick drying, UA Raid Short Sleeve T-Shirt is the keystone to a comfortable training experience. It will efficiently take care of you whether your exercise of choice is weight lifting, cardio, running on the indoor track, or utilized as an undershirt while braving the elements during an outdoor activity. The HeatGear® fabric although ultra thin, is extremely soft and comfortable, and can stretch to just about any body shape if necessary. A basic essential to any training regiment.

Buy Now: $29.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA ColdGear® Infrared Thermo High Crew

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Key Features:

  • Bonded hex-patterned fabric traps extreme heat without adding excess weight
  • ColdGear® Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb & retain your own body heat
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body
  • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes
  • Smooth, chafe-free flatlock seam construction
  • Contrast stitching
  • 7.6 oz. Polyester/Elastane

Breakdown:

Comfort………………………………………. 9
Design………………………………………… 9
Durability…………………………………….. 9
Value…………………………………………. 10

Overall: 37 out of 40

For training outdoors, UA ColdGear® Infrared Thermo High Crew is a must in the winter arsenal. The hex-patterned fabric combined with the ColdGear® Infrared technology makes this shirt amazingly warm while you’re working, and still extremely light and form fitting. The neck and cuffs keep a tight seal, but have enough give to stay comfortable without letting heat out. Whether worn under a jacket on those exceptionally cold days, or by itself on the warmer ones, the infrared thermo high crew will give a lot of solid use for a long time.

Buy Now:$ 51.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA ColdGear® Infrared Run Lite Jacket

UA_WindbreakerKey Features:

  • Whole jacket packs into zip chest pocket
  • Ultra-lightweight, translucent nylon woven fabric is wind-resistant to keep the elements at bay
  • ColdGear® Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb & retain your own body heat
  • Thumbholes to keep your sleeves in place
  • Reflective logos, cuffs & hem for greater visibility on low-light runs

Breakdown:

Comfort……………………………………… 8
Design……………………………………….. 8
Durability……………………………………. 7
Value…………………………………………. 9

Overall: 32 out of 40

Don’t let the the amazingly thin material on this running jacket fool you. Also utilizing the Under Armour ColdGear® Infrared technology, the Infrared Run Lite Jacket stays warm while it’s wearer is active, even though it’s light as a feather. The thumbholes provided in the cuffs are a real help on colder days outdoors, and the benefit of being able to store it virtually anywhere has been a real plus on days we weren’t sure if we’d have the need to layer up. This is a superb running jacket, and we did manage to get a good sweat going in a short time even in February. Because of the thin material, we would recommend only wearing it out when you know you’ll be active the entire time.

Buy Now: $74.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA Combine® Training Tundra ½ Zip

UA_HoodieKey Features:

  • Lightweight fleece with soft, brushed inner layer & a quick-drying, smooth outer layer
  • Printed woven overlays add an extra layer of protection
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away
  • Adjustable hem with bungee cord & lock
  • Deep ½ zip front with bonded zipper
  • Mesh hand pockets
  • Body: 4.8 oz. Polyester
  • Overlays: 3.5 oz. Polyester/Elastane

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 10
Design……………………………………… 9
Durability………………………………….. 10
Value……………………………………….. 9

Overall: 38 out of 40

For anyone who’s into working out at all, this hoodie will provide reliable comfort under just about any condition. Whether you’re a runner in need of a comfortable outer garment for spring, or you work out in the gym and you could use a good warm-up top, the UA Combine® Training Tundra ½ Zip will do the job with style and personality. The fleece lining is ultra soft, and combined with the woven overlay, sweat gets wicked away like a champ. Also equipped with an adjustable helm with bungee cord lock on both the hood and the waist, this hoodie can be modified as conditions change. We’ll even admit to wearing this garment around the house during our post-workout lounging time. It’s that comfortable!

Buy Now: $66.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA Storm High Post Jacket

UA_GreenJacketKey Features:

  • UA Storm gear uses a DWR finish to repel water without sacrificing breathability
  • ColdGear® Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb & retain your own body heat
  • Windproof construction shields you from the elements
  • Durable, 3-layer softershell material has a quiet outer layer & superior stretch
  • Underarm eyelets for ventilation
  • Secure mesh hand pockets
  • Bungee hem adjusters
  • Slightly longer length

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 8
Design…………………………………….. 8
Durability………………………………… 10
Value……………………………………… 9

Overall: 35 out of 40

On those days with constantly changing weather conditions and we just aren’t sure what to expect, the Storm High Post Jacket is the likely choice to keep us protected. As with many other Under Armour garments, the ColdGear® Infrared technology keeps body heat in and cold air out. This jacket is also constructed with 3-layered soft-shell material, so this jacket remains water tight and windproof providing superior protection from the elements. The Storm High Post Jacket is designed with a slightly longer length to it, so it stays formed to the body just below the waist which works great while running. Just don’t expect to wear this jacket out on the town so much. The 3-layer fabric makes this jacket quite rigid in the collar, and the added length can make it a bit cumbersome for day-to-day use. Although we recommend this be used exclusively as a running jacket, it’s one of the best at what its made for.

Buy Now:$ 81.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA Launch Stretch Woven 9″ Shorts

UA_ShortsKey Features:

  • Light, stretch-woven fabric delivers superior mobility
  • Mesh side panels with perforated bottom for ventilation
  • Mesh liner helps moisture escape & adds breathability
  • 4-way stretch allows greater mobility in any direction
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away
  • Anti-odor technology prevents odor causing microbes
  • Covered elastic waistband with internal drawcord
  • Mesh hand pockets & internal waist key pocket
  • Reflective logos & side piping for greater visibility
  • Inseam: 9″
  • Body: 3.5 oz. Polyester/Elastane, Mesh: 3.1 oz. Polyester, Liner: 2.5 oz. Polyester

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 9
Design………………………………………9
Durability…………………………………. 10
Value………………………………………. 9

Overall: 37 out of 40

Technically a running short, the Launch Stretch Woven 9″ Shorts are great for just about any activity. Super light and stretchy, these shorts are mobile and durable. The equipped mesh liner fits as it should, and combined with the mesh side panels, the Launch Stretch shorts are highly efficient for climate control and wicking away sweat while remaining amazingly comfortable.

Buy Now:$44.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA Speedform™ No-Show Socks

UA_AnkleSockKey Features:

  • Left/Right construction for anatomical fit
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body
  • ArmourBlock® Anti-Odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes
  • Embedded arch support reduces foot fatigue
  • True seamless toe delivers chafe-free performance
  • Contoured “Y” heel provides a comfortable fit
  • Polyester/Nylon/Spandex®

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 9
Design…………………………………… 9
Durability…………………………………… 8
Value…………………………………… 8

Overall: 34 out of 40

People have put a lot of stock in the shoes they’ve worn for years, but without the right socks the feet are never fully protected. Extremely light and form fitting, the UA Speedform™ No-Show Sock is a great addition for the indoor winter workout ensemble. With the help of embedded arch support, and a seamless design structure, this sock will get you through the running or plyometrics routine comfortably with no chafing or blistering to slow you down. Don’t count on these socks for all-season conditions though. They may be sleek and light as a feather, but we recommend something else for winter outdoor conditions.

Buy Now:3 for $30 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA HeatGear® Crew Socks 

UA_CrewSockKey Features:

  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body
  • ArmourBlock® anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes
  • Embedded arch support reduces foot fatigue
  • Seamless toe & contoured “Y” heel for the perfect, comfortable fit
  • Polyester/Nylon/Elastane

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 10
Design…………………………………… 8
Durability…………………………………… 9
Value…………………………………… 9

Overall: 36 out of 40

The perfect complement to the Speedform™ No-Show Sock for the all season training regiment, the  UA HeatGear® Crew Sock is the go-anywhere sock from Under Armour. Designed with similar seamless structure with the added height of a crew, this sock is as versatile as they come and will perform in any and all conditions. The blend of materials will keep the feet warm in colder temperatures, and yet wick away excess sweat in warmer conditions. If style is a concern, this is a very noticeable sock when worn with shorts. However, when performance is key it will do exactly what is required.

Buy Now:3 for $16.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA ColdGear® Infrared Storm Extreme Run Gloves

UA_GloveKey Features:

  • UA Storm gear uses a DWR finish to repel water without sacrificing breathability
  • ColdGear® Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb & retain your own body heat
  • Brushed, ultra-soft fleece for extreme comfort
  • Graphics & logos are reflective for greater visibility on low-light runs
  • Reinforced palm patches for added durability
  • Touchscreen compatible fingertips
  • Hidden zip key pocket on back of hand
  • Polyester

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 9
Design…………………………………… 10
Durability…………………………………… 9
Value…………………………………… 9

Overall: 37 out of 40

When training outdoors in the winter, the importance of keeping the hands protected is key, and the UA ColdGear® Infrared Storm Extreme Run Glove certainly did not disappoint us this season. Not only did this glove keep our hands amazingly warm through or most blistering winter workouts, but it comes with some pretty amazing features that we have no doubt a lot of outdoor runners will find useful. No longer do we have to carry our house key in an inner pocket 3 layers below the surface, because the Infrared Storm Extreme Run Glove comes equipped with a zip pocket on the back of the hand for easy access. Any disagreeable chafing from wiping the face is no longer an issue thanks to the fleece exterior, and for those listening to music on their phone the fingertips of this glove are touchscreen compatible. If you’re just wearing this glove out and about, it isn’t optimal in extreme temperatures, but as long as the body is moving the hands will stay protected.

Buy Now:$39.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA ColdGear® Evo CME Run Beanie

UA_BeanieKey Features:

  • Reflective side panels & logo for greater visibility
  • Dual-layer fabric with an ultra-warm, brushed interior & a slick, fast-drying exterior
  • Moisture Transport System wicks sweat away from the body

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 8
Design…………………………………… 9
Durability…………………………………… 9
Value…………………………………… 8

Overall: 36 out of 40

It’s common knowledge that most heat escapes through our heads, so proper head gear is essential for those winter workouts. The dual-layer fabric of the UA ColdGear® Evo CME Run Beanie certainly does the job, and very comfortably at that, thanks to a brushed fleece lining. Anyone concerned about safely making it home can take comfort that this beanie has reflective surfaces noticeable in all directions. The elastic rim will keep the heat in, but wearing glasses may become slightly uncomfortable since they will need to be tucked into the beanie to stay in place.

Buy Now:$39.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA Micro G® Deception XT Training Shoes

UA_CourtKey Features:

  • UA ClutchFit wraps your foot in a lightweight “second skin” for powerful support & incredible feel
  • Seamless nubuck for the ultimate feel, durability & comfort when you train
  • ClutchFit tongue for a custom fit
  • Molded 4D Foam® footbed conforms to your foot’s exact shape, eliminating slippage
  • Full-length Micro G® foam turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs
  • Composite TPU shank gives you even greater midfoot support
  • Speed Turf Traction outsole has aggressive grip to stabilize & propel you in any direction
  • Anatomically placed flex grooves allow an optimal heel-to-toe transition for a smoother ride

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 9
Design…………………………………… 9
Durability……………………………………  10
Value…………………………………… 10

Overall: 38 out of 40

As the heavy snow falls and the roads get more icy, sometimes just running is not going to work while keeping in shape during the winter. Cross-training is a big part of many people’s winter regiment and the right shoes can make a huge difference in performance. Because running shoes are designed only for forward momentum, they won’t work for a lot of indoor routines, and a good training shoe may be the key to keeping the feet healthy. In the UA Micro G® Deception XT Training Shoes, we found exactly the stability necessary to move side to side, back and forth, or up and down. Structurally, these shoes don’t only wrap around the foot comfortably, but they take care of the ankles too. Also very light, and at the same time durable, the Deception XT has become a staple in our training arsenal.

Buy Now:$99.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

Men’s UA SpeedForm® Apollo Running Shoes

UA_flatsKey Features:

  • Innovative UA SpeedForm® technology delivers zero distraction while running
  • Seamless heel cup with silicone grip for a locked-in, anatomical fit
  • Smooth, ultrasonic welded seaming with Bemis tape for next-to-skin support & comfort
  • Perforated upper with ultrasonic seal for durable breathability
  • Molded 4D Foam® footbed conforms to your foot’s exact shape, eliminating slippage
  • Full-length Micro G® foam turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs
  • TPU curve at midfoot for extra support & stability
  • Anatomical outsole for natural fit & performance
  • Offset: 8 mm
  • Weight: 6.5 oz.

Breakdown:

Comfort…………………………………… 9
Design…………………………………… 9
Durability…………………………………… 9
Value…………………………………… 9

Overall: 36 out of 40

So far, we’ve been in the gym and out on the road this winter, but for anyone who has access to an indoor track, the UA SpeedForm® Apollo Running Shoe will make an amazing addition for better results. One of the lightest shoes we’ve ever had the opportunity to run in, the Apollo will help shed those extra seconds off your run times while still training in the winter. The silicone heal is flexible, so changing shoes is quick and easy, and stability is not hindered. Just for the sake of testing, we took the Apollo outside for a few miles, and although not optimal, they did hold traction better than we anticipated. the great news is that once winter is finally over and the races begin, you’ll have a well broken in running flat that your foot is accustomed to, so you know you’ll be one step ahead of the competition!

Buy Now:$99.99 or go to UnderArmour.com to learn more.

About The Author

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The brain of Brad is a mysterious thing. As a youngster, Brad DesNoyers found his greatest strengths in all things creative as well as technical. Combine the two, and you get a graphic designer who spends his off time reviewing products for Busted Wallet. His background as an outdoor enthusiast, athlete, and all-around dedicated nerd has been extremely beneficial in keeping his readers informed why that next big purchase might be worth it. Brad also takes great pride in his memory of completely useless information, which has come in handy while writing his reviews and at Tuesday Trivia Night at the local brew pub.

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