Posted by Chief run commuter on December 2, 2012 in Races |

If you’re anything like me and prone to feeling the cold, then you’ll not relish the onset of winter and how it can render the old crown jewels a touch nippy on the early morning trots to work ;)

I’m always on the look out for decent answers to any running to work niggles and I’ve stumbled across this recently in the shape of the excellent Under Armour brand.

I’ve recently moved out of London and my new route to work means I have to take a train in from deepest Surrey to South London and an onward run to Soho from there.  This is all fine and dandy and I’ve got my routine sorted, but what it means is a ruddy cold walk to the station of about 10 minutes at 06:30am!  There’s no point me running it and then sit there on the train honking like a rugby forward. So a brisk walk it is.  But cripes on a bike its cold at the moment!

So warm leggings are required and this has recently lead me to purchase some more kit from Under Armour.

I’ve reviewed some of their gear before in the shape of a decent running tshirt over the summer.  Here it is if you want a reminder. The thing I like about UnderArmour is they’ve got the perfect blend of serious technical kit alongside excellent branding.

Under Armour: Natty Logo!

Under Armour: Natty Logo!

I prefer retailers that do the job well, and also look pretty decent rather than those that look the mutt’s nuts but might let you down on a serious run.  Under Armour fit right into the proper category. You know their heart and soul is in the product, but they’ve paid just enough attention to the branding.   Please don’t sell out and keep the focus on the brand. Thanks ;)

Back to the leggings.  Well its difficult to be too descriptive over these.  They do what they say on the tin. In some wet and dreary runs, they’ve kept me dry and warm and feel that bit thicker than the normal, perhaps not quite as ‘stretchy’, but they’re definitely warmer and kept the water at bay.  They’re not waterproof, but took a shower ok without feeling like a soggy blancmange sloshing over my leg.

I’ll let you read about them on the Under Armour website, as there’s little I can add really. Except that if a brass monkey wore these on a cold morning, they’d probably have little to worry about ;)



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