Originally Posted by snowklinger
I've said it elsewhere and I'll say it again people who use and recommend UA gear haven't used merino or other high end baselayers like Patagonia capilene.
Fitted and compression baselayers may make you feel and look like a gym rat in the lodge, but I've seen the light with true outdoor brands and materials. Looser is not only warmer, it also won't bunch up. Plus the good shit feels amazing too.
I tried a pair of UA Coldgear pants, that cost $50. Sorry, but they were a rip-off and simply a load of shit. Every time I crouched down, they went straight down my ass! That defeated the reason I got them in the fist place- to stay in place. Starter literally sells the exact same thing for about $10. Why is it so much less? Because it doesn't have the UA logo on it.
Now I wear Starter compression shorts for underwear (really do stay in place) and some nice warm Starer sweatpants for the base layer... I've previously used the UA versions and these are just as good. Total cost~ $22. I can also just not wear the sweatpants on warm days.