New Base Layer: Under Armour ColdGear
Posted by on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I've got a new base layer to try out in Morzine - it's the Under Armour ColdGear. For anyone new to snowboarding and/or not familiar with the benefits of wearing decent layers - it's important.
For the last few seasons I've been wearing Icebreaker base layers, made from merino wool. I've always been impressed with them, especially the upper body layers. Unfortunately I tore a big hole in the bottoms, so replaced them with the equivalent from Burton.
In fact, I've been meaning to write something about the Icebreaker products for a good while now. When I get back, I think I'll post my thoughts on both options, giving a comparison between the Under Armour and Icebreaker layers.
I'm expecting the ColdGear stuff to be pretty good, but the competition is tough. I checked out the website and they've got a bunch of different athletes representing them, one of them being Lindsey Jacobellis. I'm not really into snowboard cross, but I took a quick look at the recent X-Games finals and the race was insane. I didn't know the courses they race on have such big jumps...
I don't know how long it will stay around, but there's a video here, definitely worth a look!
Labels: 2010 shopping list
You're gonna tell me you didn't catch the snowboard cross at the Olympics last night now, aren't you? It was excellent.
Oh... of course, you don't have a TV licence. Unlucky. ;-P
Gavin Hope said:
That's right, why are you rubbing that in? :)
I'm just gonna wait for it to appear online...
David Z said:
I've been using UA Cold Gear exclusively for my base layer since 2004. It's awesome.
Gavin Hope said:
Nice, it sounds like it's gonna be good stuff :)