Under Armour Heatgear Catalyst Hoodie

So this is one of the items that I got on super clearance after Christmas 2010 with the money my mom sent me.  I got it for about 1/2 off the original price and I love it so much I’d consider it worth it at full price.

First things first, It is a 100% polyester long sleeve shirt with hood and thumb holes.  It is a part of UA’s fitted line which is meant to be just a little looser than skin tight.  This shirt is specifically designed for running and other high motion (sweaty) activities. Even though it is fairly snug, the bottom doesn’t seem to ride up a lot, especially with my poly running shorts.  This piece is really meant to be used in warm weather as sun protection, but works really great here in Georgia as a morning running shirt year round.

One of the reasons I picked this shirt is because it works great for backpacking and jogging so I only needed the one shirt for both.  The things I love the most about this shirt is that it does have the hood and the longer sleeves with the thumb holes.  I have gone with a no hood gear style for the most part, but I’ve found that I like having just this thin, lightweight hood on this shirt because I can pop it up and just give my neck some extra protection from brisk air and sun when it’s cool enough to need something, but not cold enough to need to throw my warm hat or a balaclava on.  I have discovered in my outdoor pursuits that I really do lose pretty much all my heat through my head and feet so having just this little extra on my head and neck can make a big difference for me.  The thumb holes and sleeves are aces!  I can fit my glove liners and gloves over them, or the can act like a little half liner by themselves.  I love that they really keep out cold drafts from sneaking down my sleeve even when wearing gloves.  A side note about them is that with this shirt I don’t have to wrap a hand warmer in a piece of cloth.  I just shove them between the sleeves and my glove liners first thing on early morning runs before I’ve warmed up.  Overall I couldn’t be happier with this shirt.

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