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I work in flood rescue, and needed something warm and comfortable to wear under a drysuit that would also wick moisture away from my skin. It also needed to be completely flat on the skin without rubbing.
These tights are perfect. The are lovely and plush against the skin, and do a great job of moderating my body temperture. They keep me warm, but dry and not sweaty. Espcially good is the ventilated gusset which is an area that, working hard in a drysuit, tends to get a bit damp. These keep your bits cooler while keeping your legs warm. It does mean though that these are strictly underwear tights - you need to wear at least a pair of shorts over them.
The material itself is not waterproof, but it dries very quickly and wicks moisture away from the skin very effectively. It keeps my skin dry even when the lining of my drysuit is starting to get a bit damp from my body heat. They don't hold any smell, and, once dry, can be reused without washing without feeling disgusting.
I've other tights that cost several times as much as these UA ones, but these are the ones I keep in my kitbag. Very good indeed.
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I got my first pair of ColdGear UA leggings to wear under my jeans this winter. With my jeans, it did well to keep my legs comfortable in temperatures around 5 degrees celcius, UK winter. Occasionally my legs feel slightly chilly when its colder, say 0 degrees with wind. Hoping to wear it with shorts for a cold morning run; having had it for a week it seems very suitable for that task.
I measured myself as an M, but my friend who's around my size but with slightly skinner legs had a UA legging and said that M was quite tight for him. I thought this might just be because it's "compression", but I wanted to be sure so I bought both M and L. Turns out M was definitely uncomfortable.
The legging is sleek and fits like a second skin, I can easily put on skinny jeans over it. With size L, I can feel the compression. It makes me feel kind of bouncy. Wearing it for several hours it left a faint line where the seams pressed against my skin, demonstrating the compression. There was extra room in the crotch so it was very comfortable in that regard too.
I also bought the HeatGear Compression Legging as some reviews mentioned that it could be used as a thermal layer and that it could be used for running in the cold. I wasn't sure if I was going to overheat in the ColdGear, but having tried the HeatGear legging (I felt to cold to leave the house), I definitely need the ColdGear to get me out in the winter morning. I definitely would not wear it for indoors training or during the summer though.
Overall I'd say it's a brilliant product. It looks good, it's comfortable, warm, sleek; does its job. I bought it on Cyber Monday for around 15 pounds, I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay more than that to be honest. I don't spend much on clothes, but I'm glad I made this purchase. Definitely have at least one sporty thermal legging.
I bought this recently for my other half. He is very slim and normally wears medium size as he likes things comfortable and not too tight. I did consider buying the medium size but opted for the large. Due to Covid, I washed the item first before he tried it on. Although it was the larger size it was still too tight on the waist and legs. Much more like ladies really thick tights. There is also no opening on the crotch. He is convinced that they are meant to be for women! I have wasted my money on them as he finds them too uncomfortable and because I have washed them first I am not sure that I can return them. It is a real shame as he has had a pair for years which now need replaced and he never had any of these problems with the first pair.
I purchased one pair of these leggings to use for my MTB riding. All I can say is that I am not disappointed. Comfortable to wear and sweat dries away quickly without causing the wearer to get cold. Made with the quality I have come to expect from UA. Already have another pair on order. Well worth the money.
Mad child that he is, my son runs every day whatever the weather. I bought these as a Christmas gift. They weren't the cheapest but UA always made a good product. They are true to size - he is 6'2", comfortable and very warm when he runs. They wash up well and do not lose their shape. A worthwhile investment for all sports.
this product does not worth the hype or the price don't expect to feel warm inside even if it's called coldgear I didn't feel any change compared to a basic legging (puma for example) I will not recommend this product for winter use.
I’m a 38/36” waist and these are snug but do fit well. I use them for football in the winter and they’re great for that. They keep you warm enough whilst wicking away sweat so you don’t end up too hot.
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to invest in some compression coldgear. Outdoor training and running feels so much more comfortable in these. I promptly scoured the range for other items that would suit me I was so impressed with the quality feel and look. (Did wear shorts over them)!