Base layers: Thermal vs compression (UA Cold Gear Base Layer 2.0 vs Action) - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Base layers: Thermal vs compression (UA Cold Gear Base Layer 2.0 vs Action)

Hello,
I bought UA Cold Gear Base Layer 2.0 and UA Cold Gear Action compression. After wearing them both, i cant' tell which one is better to use for snowboarding. The Base Layer 2.0 is thermal so there is less restrictive movements, while the Action is tight yet keeps me very warm. Which one do you guys use and think is better?
gogetadbl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 06:34 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Extremo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 3,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I personally dont like the feel of compression gear. I personally prefer the 2.0. I think they will perform equally in cold weather. The compression gear is just supposed to give your muscles support while you train.
Extremo is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
The compression stuff is that way so that you get a tight fight which helps draw sweat away from your skin (capilliary action). There is nothing wrong with the looser fitting stuff, but I would be surprised if it was equally as good at wicking sweat off your skin.

Personally, I prefer the compression shirts. A tight fit means a little less bulk (even if only slightly less) when I layer up and that no cold air or snow will be able to make its way between my skin and the base layer (no matter how bad I bust).

Unfortunately, the compression stuff isn't flattering unless you're pretty skinny!
Tarzanman is offline  
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 02:27 PM
Senior Member
 
J.Schaef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Snohomish WA
Posts: 430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Smartwool baselayer for me. I don't like compression fit gear. Too claustrophobic for me.

Smartwool is awesome in that it fits fairly tight, wicks moisture like no synthetic can, and is really good at regulating temperature. I am never too warm or too cold.

13/14 days
60/75

14/15 days
let's not talk about it
J.Schaef is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Veteran Member
 
KIRKRIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3,002
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 135 Post(s)
Patagponia capilene....3
KIRKRIDER is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 11:32 PM
Senior Member
 
bakesale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The problem with the UA baselayers and compression gear is that they ride up and get uncomfortable. Icebreaker or Arc Teryx baselayers are the way to go.

UA is shit with decent marketing.
bakesale is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 07:01 AM
Leo
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Leo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 6,213
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I personally love compression gear. I hated it at first, but once I got used to it, I completely forgot that I'm wearing it.

UA is not shit. It flat out works. Now whether or not they are overpriced is debatable. I get tons of UA gear because I get discounts on them, but some other good brands are Patagonia, SmartWool (yay for merino wool!), and Helly Hansen.

As for compression gear riding up... non-issue for me. I can see it doing that if you get the wrong size though. I find loose fitting clothing rides and bunches up way more. Also, I noticed that compression gear makes me feel better after wearing them. Less soreness. So couple that with good rounds of stretching before and after sessions is awesome. As people have said, the compression absolutely wicks moisture better. That's another huge plus.

For my upcoming tahoe trip, I am going to wear compression cold gear for my first layer and a merino wool mid-layer with my very lightly insulated (60g) jacket. If you wear shells, you could do three layers underneath for colder conditions.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reviews and David Z's rants
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Leo; 11-15-2010 at 08:01 AM.
Leo is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 08:05 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Glade Ripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AirBlaster Ninja suit in merino wool ftw
Glade Ripper is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Veteran Member
 
m_jel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pickering
Posts: 574
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i wear UA compression pants, and then just a loose fitting shirt on top. i like the compression pants because they're not bulky at all under your snow pants. Try the NikePro stuff too. I like it more than UA, and its a bit cheaper too (and goes on sale from time to time, unlike UA)

redbubble.com/people/mkelly06
snowyunicornlove.blogspot.com

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
m_jel is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 10:15 AM
Senior Member
 
bakesale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo View Post
I personally love compression gear. I hated it at first, but once I got used to it, I completely forgot that I'm wearing it.

UA is not shit. It flat out works. Now whether or not they are overpriced is debatable. I get tons of UA gear because I get discounts on them, but some other good brands are Patagonia, SmartWool (yay for merino wool!), and Helly Hansen.

As for compression gear riding up... non-issue for me. I can see it doing that if you get the wrong size though. I find loose fitting clothing rides and bunches up way more. Also, I noticed that compression gear makes me feel better after wearing them. Less soreness. So couple that with good rounds of stretching before and after sessions is awesome. As people have said, the compression absolutely wicks moisture better. That's another huge plus.

For my upcoming tahoe trip, I am going to wear compression cold gear for my first layer and a merino wool mid-layer with my very lightly insulated (60g) jacket. If you wear shells, you could do three layers underneath for colder conditions.
I got the correct size, fuck you for even suggesting I didn't. I have a few compression shirts from UA that I wear for running, they ride up while snowboarding. It's because of the lousy slippery material. If you get their winter thermals you won't have this problem but with their general compression shirts you do, guaranteed. Same goes with NikePro as they use the same slippery material.

UA is also not overpriced, in fact it's quite cheap, cheaply made, cheap on the shelf. Also the benefits one would gain from a compression shirt versus a regular base layer is so minute that you are unlikely to see better performance results unless you are a top athlete. People sure do get suckered in "oh it holds my awesome muscles in place so I can preform better and look cool" It makes such a minuscule difference in your bodies performance you can just discount it entirely.

If you've ever spent some time hiking, mountain climbing, or backcountry snowboarding you know it's good to invest in some quality base layers. IMHO Arc Teryx makes the best.

bakesale is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome