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DJnet65 10-03-2009 12:44 AM

Hockey undershirts
 
I've recently been looking at different types of Under shirts for Hockey.

I was wondering what undershirts people have tried used and if they have a preference to certain type of undershirt.

Does anybody have a specific under shirt that they play with and would recommend?

Or all hockey undershirts basically the same?

thanks for your replies

AIREAYE 10-03-2009 08:22 AM

Well obviously, Underarmour would be the obvious choice, but if you don't have the cash to spend on it, then what I would recommend is going to a local Sears/Winners store (If you are in Canada) and browsing around. I found 3 such shirts and they all keep me relatively dry.

Semper Sens 10-03-2009 08:31 AM

Same here, I just went to winners and found a shirt that looked "under armour"-ish. It's a ton cheaper than actually buying the real stuff. I've never tried under armour though so I can't compare them performance wise. The one I have (adidas) feels fine though.

K-PAX* 10-03-2009 03:55 PM

I have a Reebok UA knock-off and it does the job pretty well.

EmptyNetter 10-03-2009 04:04 PM

All I can say is that I switched from a short sleeve to a long sleeve undershirt when I noticed I had a rash on my elbow that wouldn't go away. Having that extra barrier (nylon) between skin and equipment made all the difference in the world. I also wear a pair of nylon pants/leggings for the same reason. There are undershirts that have the neckguard attached, like a modified turtleneck but thought it was too expensive at the time so I passed on it.

I haven't tried Under Armor brand but every one I've tried (Russell, Nike, Reebok) really starts to stink after awhile even though I wash mine after every game. Supposedly the UA brand features anti-microbial fibers that kill the odor causing bacteria but that sounded too much like an empty sales pitch. Could be true but again the price difference was too high so I passed.

K-PAX* 10-03-2009 04:22 PM

Yeah the shirts start to get rank after a while, so generally I buy a new one every fall.

The turtleneck is probably not a difference maker, additionally you'll have to endure being called Alexei Yashin.

NigelSPNKr 10-03-2009 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by EmptyNetter (Post 21401421)
All I can say is that I switched from a short sleeve to a long sleeve undershirt when I noticed I had a rash on my elbow that wouldn't go away. Having that extra barrier (nylon) between skin and equipment made all the difference in the world. I also wear a pair of nylon pants/leggings for the same reason. There are undershirts that have the neckguard attached, like a modified turtleneck but thought it was too expensive at the time so I passed on it.

I haven't tried Under Armor brand but every one I've tried (Russell, Nike, Reebok) really starts to stink after awhile even though I wash mine after every game. Supposedly the UA brand features anti-microbial fibers that kill the odor causing bacteria but that sounded too much like an empty sales pitch. Could be true but again the price difference was too high so I passed.


So did i a few years back, didnt have a rash, i just found it more comfortable.

I have a few shirts, UA, TPS, KOHO, imo they are all the same. All depends on the brand you want and the price you are willing to pay.

cptjeff 10-03-2009 04:55 PM

Underarmour is mostly marketing. Their stuff works, but the price is all hype. $10 can get you a shirt that works just as well.

I use a reebok short sleeve wicking compression shirt. Works great. Cost less then half of a comparable UA one.

RJ8812* 10-04-2009 10:35 AM

first one i had was an Itech one, it was form fitted, so it was sorta like a long sleeve shirt

last year i bought a Graf, and it's form fitted. i love it

madmutter 10-04-2009 11:10 AM

My UA shirts start to smell after awhile too, no different than the rest.

GuitarAwesome 10-04-2009 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 21402466)
Underarmour is mostly marketing. Their stuff works, but the price is all hype. $10 can get you a shirt that works just as well.

Have you ever tried the Under Armour ones, are you just talking out of your ass? I have a few of the RBK ones, as it was hard to find Under Armour around where I live, so I used RBK ones. They work pretty well, then I got a long sleeve Under Armour, which works FAR better. It keeps me far warmer, drier, and I love the tighter compression fit. UA is TOTALLY worth the extra money if you have it, it has far better performance.

hkyplayer03 10-04-2009 03:14 PM

anyone ever try the shirts with padding in them? just wondering how they perform and feel.

IniNew 10-04-2009 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GuitarAwesome (Post 21421456)
Have you ever tried the Under Armour ones, are you just talking out of your ass? I have a few of the RBK ones, as it was hard to find Under Armour around where I live, so I used RBK ones. They work pretty well, then I got a long sleeve Under Armour, which works FAR better. It keeps me far warmer, drier, and I love the tighter compression fit. UA is TOTALLY worth the extra money if you have it, it has far better performance.

I switch between three brands. Two of which are Target, and Walmart brand shirts with UA rounding out the selection. I can not tell a difference between them. And the store brands cost 1/3rd of the UA shirts.

PensBeerGeek 10-04-2009 09:42 PM

Nobody wears "The Shirt" anymore?

Anyway, I wear compression Dri-Fit (or whatever Reebok's equivalent is) shirts under my jersey.

Dutch 10-04-2009 09:42 PM

I've tired Reebok, Adidas and UA, and nothing comes close to Under Armour. Far better compression, and keeps me dry much more. Especially with the RBK models that have a vented fabric in the back, not much compression from that.

I've had a heatgear UA model for 3 years now and it's still going great. Doesn't smell bad, lost a bit of tightness but it's still better that the RBK that I've barely used. And as for my Coldgear model, it's been keeping warm on my skis better than anything else.

Danrik 10-04-2009 10:28 PM

Nike shirt I got from Winners.

1Knee1T 10-04-2009 11:30 PM

http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/e...-T/1201166-400

I love it personally.

Dutch 10-05-2009 12:15 AM

However, if you're going for a loose fit, don't pay for Under Armour, not worth it. But when it comes to compression, nothing beats them.

87vert 10-05-2009 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Doctor D (Post 21401240)
I have a Reebok UA knock-off and it does the job pretty well.

same here got some from the outlet store on black friday last year for like 10bux

jbennardo 10-05-2009 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Dutch (Post 21431880)
However, if you're going for a loose fit, don't pay for Under Armour, not worth it. But when it comes to compression, nothing beats them.

I'd have to agree. I went to a UA compression shirt under my jersey and love it. I still have plenty of dri-fit type shirts for working out and other activities.

no.95 10-05-2009 07:49 AM

I'll go for the t-shirt. It's to be found in most closets across the world, usually extremely cheap as well.

jbennardo 10-05-2009 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by no.95 (Post 21433260)
I'll go for the t-shirt. It's to be found in most closets across the world, usually extremely cheap as well.

What fun is that? :laugh:

I know what you mean though. All these technologies and fabrics... we used to just grab a shirt out of the drawer and roll.

EmptyNetter 10-05-2009 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by no.95 (Post 21433260)
I'll go for the t-shirt. It's to be found in most closets across the world, usually extremely cheap as well.

Whatever works. :)
The plusses for cotton: Won't stink and you can't beat the price.

Negatives: Absorbs all your sweat and makes you feel 10lbs heavier.

pfloyd75 10-05-2009 12:56 PM

I switch between Target brand and nike shirts. Honestly, I think the Target ones work a little better- they seem to have a tighter weave. I haven't used a UA shirt as I don't want a compression shirt and I can't see myself spending $30 for a shirt that is not likely to be 3x better than the ones I already have that I payed less than $10 for.

When playing goalie, I don't wear an undershirt at all. I don't like the feel of it under my C/A and it makes it hotter than I care for.

On occasion I have forgotten to pack my undershirt when skating out and have gone without wearing a shirt then too. Cotton just gets too heavy and clammy feeling.

WithOutPaperss 10-05-2009 04:41 PM

Just don't wear a shirt under. ;)


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