29 September 2020

Tried and tested: Tough Mudder Under Armour gear

November 3, 2015

Sportsister’s resident obstacle race fan, Clarissa Schilling, put Under Armour’s specific Tough Mudder gear through it’s paces, find out if it was up to the test!

Autumn provides a good opportunity to test gear that can work for both race seasons, so I’ve managed to trial these on both hot and cool days at a variety of events.

For both seasons you want your mud run gear to dry quickly, feel light whether wet or dry, keep you warm but not too warm and protect you (as much as possible) from the inevitable scrapes, scratches and war wounds that come with scrambling along uneven terrain hidden by a thick layer of viscous mud!

I tested various items from the range, click on the images below for a picture-by-picture review.

Women’s UA Fly-By Compression Capri Leggings

Good Points
A good muscle-boosting compression fit
– Cooling stretch mesh leg panels that shed excess heat as you get going.
– Flatlock side seams eliminate chafing for a more comfortable fit – vital for long obstacle races when the leggings constantly switch from wet to dry.
– 360° reflective trims offer extra safety during low-light runs

Bad Points:
It’s hard to pick fault with these,  they’re one of the best three-quarter leggings I’ve come across. However, for obstacle races/mud runs I prefer to wear full length leggings for protection.

Colour: Phantom Grey & Orange
Sizes: XS to XL
Cost: £35
Buy: www.underarmour.co.uk

Women’s HeatGear® Armour Printed Sports Bra

Good Points:
Made with very smooth, double-layer HeatGear® fabric which provides good support and lasting comfort on long runs
– Built for mid-impact support which is great for the variety of movements mud runs and obstacle courses demand
– The lightweight, 4-way stretch construction improves mobility and maintains shape for good support

Bad Points:
Best for A to C cup sizes so not suitable for those looking for a firm support or if you have a larger bust.

Colour:Black & Orange
Sizes: XS to XL
Cost: £18
Buy: www.underarmour.co.uk

Women’s Tough Mudder UA Charged Cotton® Tri-Blend T-Shirt

Good Points:
– When wet it dries incredibly quickly and still feels light when wet
– Nice lightweight feel with good stretch in the material – not too tight
– Anti-microbial technology fights odours to keep your gear fresher (very important for stinky mud runs!)

Bad Points:
– Seems expensive for a basic logo t-shirt

Colour: Orange
Sizes: XS – XL
Cost: £25
Buy: www.underarmour.co.uk

Clarissa Schilling, née Goodwin, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine
Read about Clarissa’s challenges in her regular blog: #takeonaCHALLENGE

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