Thursday, January 15, 2009

Under Armour Has Change My Relationship with Winter.

I am from Chicago. I used to tolerate the cold much better than I do now. I ran around in heels and open coats all winter. What has happened to me since I moved to Delaware? I've turned into a wimp. Anything below 50 degrees has me in the bathroom with a hairdryer under my shirt (I wish I was joking).

Until this year.

In October, while shopping at Dick's Sporting Goods for one thing or another, I decided to buy myself some Under Armour. You're probably familiar with it. It's popular with the kids for sports and outdoor activities. It's thin, stretchy, high-tech long undies, basically. And it's my friend.

I have had Under Armour on under practically every outfit I've worn since November. It's warm and toasty. I've slept in it.

Combine it with Uggs (don't care if they're post-trend, ugly or whatever, they are WARM!!) and NorthFace gloves and you are ready for some 20 degree dog-walking. Actually, if you have warmer gloves, please inform.

Just thought I'd share during this nationwide deep freeze we're having.


Anonymous said...

I must get some under armour. It is colder than it really needs to be here in Chicago right now. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

I am always cold too, especially my hands, and while I haven't tried Northface gloves, I use Hotfingers and they are the best I've ever had.

Anthonia said...

I was thinking about getting some long johns but this sounds amazing. Chicago, I love you, but you're bringing me down...

hello gorgeous said...

Chicago: My heart goes out to you. I just checked the weather in Libertyville, IL and it's -2!! Not including wind chill.

I'll take 27 degrees today, thanks.

Although, somehow my husband has managed to be in Florida this week.

Rachel, I am headed over to Oops. No, I'm not. I just went to and there was a link for hotlivesex. Maybe I can hook them up with Gillette and they could introduce vibrating gloves.

evencleveland said...

Patagonia's Capilene is also really great, and it comes in different weights for different temperatures. I live in mine all winter long.

Long johns are a necessity!

Anonymous said...

I feel so sorry for you guys! It's pretty warm and sunny in Austin today, but still cool enough for me to wear my faux Uggs indoors (HG, I may be an even bigger wimp about the cold than you). Don't worry, though. It will be hotter than the surface of the sun for five months straight during the summer, while you all are able to actually step outside without incinerating instantly.

Greta said...

I'm from Chicago and I've always been a wimp. And I just heard about Under Armour from one of the guys at work. He swears by it too.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the "summer" heat of Texas is truly unbearable.

In Texas the godawful summer heat lasts from March to November.

"Hotter than the surface of the sun" is very apt. I couldn't stand it (after having endured 12+ years in Texas), I yearned for green plant life that grew naturally, not with tons of watering, four seasons, etc. And, hooray! Moved back north!

At least our cold snap is just a couple of days. Regular winter is fine with me!

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