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It was a stupid suggestion. Like I said, it has nothing to do with fit and everything to do with the slippery material they use. For the cold weather gear this isn't a problem because they use something else but for the regular compression stuff it is. I got mad because I used to be a fit model for MEC, for 3 years the clothes they made were designed off of my body. So I have damned high expectations of fit.
Yea man, but you flew off the handle and directed that anger towards me when I wasn't even singling you out. I was talking about the fit on myself. Saying "you" is a broad term that I was just using for no one in particular.

As for compression, I was talking about cold gear compression. I don't know how any other compression gear works from UA since I only use cold gear.

I always respected your opinions bakesale, no need to get mad bro. I promise I wasn't talking about you when I said that I can see it riding up on you in the wrong size. That "you" was just me thinking out loud. I would have quoted you or posted your name if I was attacking your opinion.

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bad idea...anger problems + alcohol = making it worse

...sounds like he could use a fat spliff instead

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Bakesale you don't know what you're talking about. I was a former employee of under armour and our stuff isn't knock off or cheaply made. The compression fit only rides up if you are wearing the wrong size, you're probably going up one size, which most people like to do. You probably don't understand how tight our compression is made to be. It's skin tight and shouldn't move in most circumstances. If you fall and slide on your stomach down a hill the friction will probably make it ride up. I guarantee you in terms of moisture wicking, while also keeping you warm, there are hardly any superior compressions being made. In my opinion the only real argument is merino wool vs under armour which is a very legit argument. You are probably just trying to bash the brand because you had one bad experience. Have you even worn the more recent thermals UA has come out with. Maybe next time you should try the new fitted mocks, they're not as tight so you won't have to deal with the skin tight feel. Also, the heat gear compression is made to quickly wick off the moisture so you're not wicked wet while working out or playing sports in hot weather. Most people usually wear a looser shirt over their heat gear compression, unless you're a V-neck wearing bro who loves to take his shirt off and tries to show off to the other guys at the gym. Here's a rundown of what the material is designed to do: Tight compression to help the lactic acid in your muscles, and skin tight feel to bring the moisture to the outside of the material where it can dry faster.

In regards to the thermal vs compression, they're both good, I have pairs of both, it really just has to do with what fit you like. The base layers are fitted so they won't be really tight, but might not be as good in wicking the sweat off cuz they aren't always right on your skin like the compression mocks. From what I see, people seem to love them both.

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Btw, I think that "slippery material" is polyester and elastane, the best materials you can get if you want a shirt that drys quick.
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compression actually helps your muscles out in a big way and yo don't need to be an elite athlete to notice. The compression supports your muscles, so they're not moving around and using energy to support themselves as much, leaving more energy to be used on the activity at hand, meaning less fatigue early on and your day will last longer

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also, lactic acid has no place in snowboarding unless you're riding at a very high intensity for ~75 seconds at a time

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Bakesale you don't know what you're talking about. I was a former employee of under armour and our stuff isn't knock off or cheaply made. The compression fit only rides up if you are wearing the wrong size, you're probably going up one size, which most people like to do. You probably don't understand how tight our compression is made to be. It's skin tight and shouldn't move in most circumstances. If you fall and slide on your stomach down a hill the friction will probably make it ride up. I guarantee you in terms of moisture wicking, while also keeping you warm, there are hardly any superior compressions being made. In my opinion the only real argument is merino wool vs under armour which is a very legit argument. You are probably just trying to bash the brand because you had one bad experience. Have you even worn the more recent thermals UA has come out with. Maybe next time you should try the new fitted mocks, they're not as tight so you won't have to deal with the skin tight feel. Also, the heat gear compression is made to quickly wick off the moisture so you're not wicked wet while working out or playing sports in hot weather. Most people usually wear a looser shirt over their heat gear compression, unless you're a V-neck wearing bro who loves to take his shirt off and tries to show off to the other guys at the gym. Here's a rundown of what the material is designed to do: Tight compression to help the lactic acid in your muscles, and skin tight feel to bring the moisture to the outside of the material where it can dry faster.

In regards to the thermal vs compression, they're both good, I have pairs of both, it really just has to do with what fit you like. The base layers are fitted so they won't be really tight, but might not be as good in wicking the sweat off cuz they aren't always right on your skin like the compression mocks. From what I see, people seem to love them both.
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Subscribed. I can't wait until he reads this one. If he flew off the handle from a mere suggestion, I can't imagine how he'll react to being told straight up that he's clueless.


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