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02-08-2008, 03:59 PM
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Under Armour vs. Competitors

I was looking at UA's line of stuff and it's really expensive. Right now I use some cheaper UA stuff that's doing it's job but they are all cruddy now after a couple years use.

Anyway I was curious as to if anyone knows of any good compression clothing that's good for hockey other than under armour. I saw a couple less expensive ones on hockeymonkey made by RBK but I'm not sure if they are any good.

http://hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hockey-s...eve-t5301.html
http://hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hockey-s...eve-t5302.html

Anyway, any help is appreciated.

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Any technical material that fits snugly will work. I wear a pair of Nike tights that were actually originally designed for running, and a couple of long sleeve shirts(technical.) Under Armor is good, but I have not found their quality to justify their price.

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I like the shock doctor stuff.

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UA makes great producst and can find them for a really great price at the start of a new sport season such as football in the fall and baseball in the spring/summer. i got mine a sleveless one from dicks sports for only 15 bucks. but my grandmother got me compression shorts and shirt from target i believe that has worked fine but i dont use it that becuase its half sleeve.

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I prefer the Nike pro vent stuff. UA doesn't breathe enough for me.

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I find them all to be the same.....I mean my cheapo Wal-Mart and Target stuff keeps me as dry as my UA or Nike shirts. Honestly as long as it's not cotton it should work fine in keeping moisture away from you. Plus what my seem like a 'special wicking treatment' of a shirt will eventually wear off after so many washes and it winds up as just another shirt.

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a nice undershirt will do for me

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no wonder some guys complain about the costs involved with hockey.stuff like "underarmor" and "compression clothes" is a waste of money. who cares about keeping the sweat off of yourself, you're playing hockey remember? you're SUPPOSED to sweat.

i'll save you about $60 .... just take an old t-shirt,cut off the sleeves and wear it under your shoulders.
editors note;remember to wash the shirt after each use

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i don't deal with that **** a t-shirt does fine with me

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I've worn cotton t-shirts underneath and technical, and let me tell you the technical makes a world of difference. Yes you are supposed to sweat, but that doesn't mean you need to carry it on you in increasing weights as the game goes on, which is what cotton does.

The trick is not to pay Under Armor's price, or Nike's full price. Lots of lesser known name technical stuff that will work just as well for a fraction of the price.

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Under Armour's "super advanced moisture wicking material" is polyester. A different type of polyester, but every major sports manufacturer uses the same thing.

I prefer it to cotton, but I'm not paying that kind of money. Go to taget, wal-mart, etc and get a knock off that will work just as good.

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i find that anything works. Anything is better than a t shirt

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yeah nothing's better than a t-shirt

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I find that wearing a regular t-shirt is disgusting. It gets completely soaked by the end of the game.

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I've worn cotton t-shirts underneath and technical, and let me tell you the technical makes a world of difference. Yes you are supposed to sweat, but that doesn't mean you need to carry it on you in increasing weights as the game goes on, which is what cotton does.
i dont sweat nearly as much in a game as i do in practice. even so your increasing maybe a pound. i dont think its worth 50 to save that extra pound. Even so it soaks into your equipment and jersey it doesnt just fall to the ice

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But at least you don't feel it...gets kinda icky some times and it give you the chills too if you wind up sitting a while.

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i dont sweat nearly as much in a game as i do in practice. even so your increasing maybe a pound. i dont think its worth 50 to save that extra pound. Even so it soaks into your equipment and jersey it doesnt just fall to the ice
I agree with you about 50 bucks. I would never pay that for a shirt to wear under my equipment. But you can find many hirts like that for under $15, and that is certainly reasonable.

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I like Craft gear, a swedish brand. Has a longer cut, which I like. Keeps you dry and warm. And it doesn't come with that feeling like plastic on your skin. And fits pretty well with Jofa shoulder pads.

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While I have an under armour shirt now, the hockey specific kind with the 'bubbles' on the sleeves (had some birthday money to spend), I was using something called a dry shirt before which worked great. I can't recall the brand or anything, but they come in little boxes and go for like $20-30, I've seen them around Sportmarts here in Canada. Rather than the smooth compressed fit of an under armour shirt, it's more of a loose fit like a two shirt, double layered, and does just as good a job keeping you dry. Lasts well too, I've had mine for like 5 years. Only problem is they're real lint magnets.

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Try playing naked i tried it once and didnt mind it but i still like my UA shirt and wal mart compression short.

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I have a loose-fit, long sleeve Reebok shirt and I love it. It keeps you cool and also keeps your equipment from smelling too bad. Anytime you keep your skin from touching the equipment the better it is for equipment and its longevity.

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I was in kohls today and they had some RBK compression shirts and shorts, both of which you could get for less than an UA compression shirt.

just an fyi

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