Toasty Warm When It’s Cold Outside

Under Armour’s ColdGear Infrared is Your Cold-Weather Solution.
Two years ago, based on research conducted to write a similar article, I went to my local Dunham’s Sports and bought Under Armour ColdGear Infrared leggings and crew neck top. I wanted something that would help keep me warm during Michigan’s early spring and late fall, thereby extending my golf season. At the same time, the apparel had to be lightweight, not bulky, ensuring full range of motion. (The freer the swing, the longer and straighter the shots.) The ColdGear Infrared products have lived up to their billing.
These offerings go well beyond the compression products commonly used by cold-weather outdoor enthusiasts. What makes them special is a soft, thermo-conductive coating on the inside of the garment that absorbs and retains body heat, which is then redistributed evenly, keeping the wearer warmer, longer.
Here’s how: the thermo-coating on ColdGear Infrared products has ceramic particles that take advantage of ceramic’s heat-transference properties. (It’s why your coffee stays warmer longer in a ceramic mug, versus a paper or plastic cup and why ceramic tiles are used on military aircraft and the Space Shuttle.)
Absorb and Redistribute Body Heat
ColdGear Infrared goes beyond trapping body heat. It absorbs the heat we generate and redistributes it, creating a “microclimate” inside the material. I have definitely noticed the difference that wearing my ColdGear Infrared has made. I’ve been comfortable golfing in sunny, 45-degree weather wearing minimal layers. I also like the fact that these products feature anti-odor technology to prevent the growth of odor-causing microbes and include a moisture transport system that wicks perspiration away from the skin, further enhancing comfort.
ColdGear Infrared All Over
I’ve already started my holiday wish list and to my baselayer I plan on adding ColdGear Infrared quarter-zip jackets. They deliver all of the features and benefits of the baselayer, plus added technology to repel water and block the wind. Another item high on my list is a ColdGear Infrared beanie. Being follicle-challenged, I lose a lot of heat from my head, so this will find its way into my golf bag prior to next spring, as will a pair of the company’s ColdGear Infrared socks. Available in a variety of styles, these socks will keep my feet, another source of heat loss, warmer than my day-to-day socks. As such, I will have ColdGear Infrared products keeping me warm from head to toe.
Under Armour’s ColdGear Infrared products go well beyond keeping golfers like me warm. For example, the company’s shell jackets and Snocone pants are ideal for any type of snow sports— snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, etc. Available in a wide variety of colors, including camo, the pants are 100% waterproof and feature fully taped seams to prevent moisture from seeping through. They are specifically designed to deliver maximum warmth were the body needs it—such as in the seat and knee areas.
The shell jackets, meanwhile, feature a RECCO® avalanche rescue reflector to keep the wearer safe in an emergency. They also feature a helmet-compatible hood with a back zip expander, ensuring the hood lies against your head, whether you’re wearing a helmet or not. Runners might want to check out ColdGear Infrared Engage Run gloves and Run headbands.
Subhead: ColdGear Infrared for Everyone
ColdGear Infrared products also include accessories and hunting apparel and the company offers what it calls transitional outerwear. These are mid-weight items that are ideal for mid-fall and mid-spring in the Midwest and can be worn as lifestyle apparel.
Under Armour’s ColdGear Infrared products are available for men, women, boys and girls and for a variety of sports. While the calendar says that winter doesn’t officially start until December 21, we Midwesterners know that the nip in the air starts long before that date. This year, rather than hibernating, I plan on outfitting myself with a host of ColdGear Infrared products and trying my hand at some winter activities, taking comfort in the knowledge I’ll be warm without the need for bulky clothing.
Be sure to check out your favorite Dunham’s Sports store for the full range of Under Armour ColdGear Infrared products and meet me on the slopes (possibly) or on the links next spring (much more likely).
-Your Friends at Dunham’s
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