Under Armour Compression Shirt

Time for the first gear review! Many people have asked me about running gear and running nutrition so, I thought I would add some post specific to gear and food.

Running gear and clothing is more than just a luxury when you get to ultra distance. Especially when you get into the desert and the clothing must cope with heat and body inflammation. I will shortly write a post on shoe selection where there is currently a lot of debate about what to wear. Two movements are becoming prominent in the running world – minimal, barefoot running vs the ultra support used in Hoka one one.  I’ll go through both choices and give my humble opinion.

This first post is dedicated to a new shirt from Underarmour. It’s a base layer, compression shirt that is extremely light weight and comfortable. It’s made from a flexible, stretch material with a easy to breathe back panel which makes it great to use with or without a pack. I know the feeling all to well when the back of a shirt doesn’t breathe and your shirt is drenched at the back not to mention the contents of the backpack! The salt crusted run off on the shorts is even worse so, whatever you do, wear breathable shirts ALL THE TIME!


Under Armour

The HeatGear fabric makes it perfect for summer or hot weather or even a solid crossfit session in the gym. Anti-odour, chafe free and the added benefits for post workout recovery through the compression element makes it pretty hard to urn away from this shirt.

The one thing to watch – being a tight fit, it can show off the love handles! However, being a compression shirt, it will make a great under shirt as a base layer which means you can wear it in Spring and Autumn too. I even used mine as a rash shirt whilst diving! It’s like the swiss army knife of the shirt world!

Overall, a great shirt and a piece of kit everyone should have.



I received through GoOutdoors. An outdoor dedicated shop with a great selection of kit from running through to camping and fishing. Well worth checking out.

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