UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoes - Women's
CrossFit Shoes

UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at UA’s newest trainer, the UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe. I’m a big fan of the Under Armour’s CrossFit shoe – the UA TriBase Reign 2. When I heard that UA was releasing a shoe that combined the stable “TriBase” with their HOVR foam – I just had to check it out. Here’s some of the styles that are available now (Note: We are an Under Armour affiliate) Let’s check it out. UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe – Overview What’s special about this shoe? First, it uses UA’s HOVR technology to provide what they describe as a “zero gravity feel”. HOVR is soft foam that gives energy return – when you compress it, it returns to form in a crisp fashion. (It’s quite similar to Nike’s React foam, by the way). So, it gives some energy back, but it also helps eliminate impact – because it is cushioning after all. For a cross training shoe you need some cushion – but not too much. How does UA find the right balance of cushion and [Read more …]

Women's UA Qualifier Speedpocket Perforated Crop - Hushed Pink With Shirt
Workout Leggings

Best Running Tights Review

Best women’s tights for running? We recommend the Women’s UA Qualifier Speedpocket Perforated Crop. Why? They are light-weight, provide a compression fit, and they have a pocket in the waist (center) that really works for carrying your phone. (And to be clear in the year 2020, we recommend you always run with your smartphone in easy reach. Better safe than sorry). Here’s some of the styles we’ll be reviewing today: (We are an Under Armour affiliate). Let’s take an up close look. Best Running Tights – Overview OK, what’s good about these tights? These put TIGHT into tights. They have an ultra-tight, second-skin fit for a locked-in feel. It’s energizing, and it makes you feel like you want to get up and go. And, it’s generally known that clothing with a light compression factor do seem to reduce muscle fatigue – and speed up your recovery. But, at the same time they are soft and comfortable. These have a decently high and wide waistband for good coverage and security. No embarrassment when bending over in these running tights. These have [Read more …]

UA SPORTSMASK - Facemask for athletes and exercising - on face
Workout Apparel

UA SPORTSMASK – Best Facemask for Exercising?

Need a face mask for exercising, working out, or training? There aren’t too many options yet – but we think the best bet for a facemask for athletic use is the UA SPORTSMASK. Our review pair of masks has arrived! (We’re testing two different sizes). Let’s talk about what makes this the best facemask for working out. Here’s the product we are reviewing: UA SPORTSMASK – The Facemask Designed for Athletes and Working Out As soon as the CDC recommended wearing a facemask (even for healthy people), UA got right to work and started building prototypes for athletes, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts. What is so special about a facemask for athletes? Well, it has to provide airflow – but also minimize the moisture and droplets that your exhalation can produce. It also has to be comfortable and stay put – for running, training, HIIT workouts, CrossFit and more. How did UA do this? They use high-performance UA materials, and this mask is designed to be worn all day and when playing sports or exercising. The mask uses a 3 layer [Read more …]

Women's UA Meridian Joggers Blue Ink Running
Workout Leggings

Women’s UA Meridian Joggers

The UA Meridian line of performance wear is great – let’s look at the newest addition, the Women’s UA Meridian Joggers. What’s a “jogger”? This is a soft, cozy workout pant with a generous, relaxed fit. Why a jogger in the gym? Comfort – and no restrictions on your movement. This is also a little more modest option than tight fitting leggings or tights. But, no matter what reason you choose them for, we’re sure you’ll like them. These are hot – get them now at Under Armour.com (We are an affiliate): Let’s take a look at these joggers. Women’s UA Meridian Joggers – Overview These are from UA’s Meridian line – so they use a super-nice knit fabric. It’s made from 83% nylon and 17% Elastane (aka spandex) – so these are super comfy. But these don’t fit tight like leggings or tights – these have a generous, relaxed fit. There’s a tapered leg to keep things from being too loose. The fabric used will wick sweat and dries quickly – for maximum comfort. What can you do in [Read more …]

Women's UA Meridian Crop in Blue Ink workout pose
Workout Leggings

Women’s UA Meridian Crop – Cropped Workout Legging

The UA Meridian line of performance wear is great – let’s look at the newest addition, the Women’s UA Meridian Crop. What’s a “crop”? It’s like a Capri, basically. Capris are cropped pants where the leg ends just above the ankle. They can help keep you cooler – and they are a trendy look right now (and for the future.) Just remember that they tend to “shorten” your legs – so they can be somewhat unflattering on the wrong physique. These are hot – get them now at Under Armour.com (We are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Women’s UA Meridian Crop Workout Legging – Overview Ok, so these are cropped workout pants, like capris. What’s special about these? These are from UA’s Meridian line of performance workout wear. What can you do with these? Anything really – Yoga, HIIT, CrossFit, and of course – just plain lounging around the house. These are very comfortable, so we won’t blame you if you never want to take them off. Part of the secret to the comfort and performance is the knit [Read more …]

UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe by Under Armour - Stacked 1
Running Shoes

UA Velociti 2 Running Shoe Review

Let’s get hands-on with the UA Velociti 2 running shoe from Under Armour. This is a neutral running shoe that uses UA’s HOVR foam – for a cushioned and energetic feel. UA likes to call it the “zero gravity feel.” Is this the right running shoe for you? We’ll try to give you some insights in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now (we are an Under Armour affiliate): Let’s take a look. UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe – Fit & Sizing This shoe runs true to size. I bought a Men’s Size 11 and the fit is good. I wear an 11 in most Reebok and Nike running shoes – so hopefully that gives you some grounds for comparison. The length and width are right where I’d expect them to be. It’s not a super-wide shoe – but I don’t have wide feet. I’d recommend you order in your regular shoe size. UA HOVR Foam – “Zero Gravity” Cushioning System This shoe uses UA’s HOVR™ technology. It’s a light-weight and crisp foam cushioning system [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe - new for 2020
Running Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe Review

Nike has released the latest version of their very popular Pegasus running shoe – the Nike Pegasus 37 running shoe is now available. This is an Air Zoom shoe – but it packs a big change too – there is now React foam in the midsole. Our review pair has arrived – and we’ve put it through the paces. We’ll compare it to the Pegasus 36, as well as some other popular running shoes. Here’s some of the styles that are available now from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoe – Fit & Sizing The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 runs true to size. A Men’s size 11 fits me perfect – and that’s my normal size. The length is good, and the width is good. This shoe is also available in a extra wide version – but we didn’t test that here. I don’t get any heel slippage in the Pegasus 37. This is a neutral running shoe, with a 10mm heel to toe drop. I recommend [Read more …]

UA HOVR shoes being used for running on the road
Running Shoes

UA HOVR Running Shoe Lineup Updated for 2020

Under Armour’s HOVR line of running shoes have made a name for themselves. And as UA likes to say they are “Propelling runners into the next decade” with the announcement of new versions of the HOVR running shoes for the year 2020. The UA HOVR lineup is a proven winner. And they’ve got models of running shoe for every runner. There’s some new additions too. Under Armour is known for giving athletes the tools and gear they need to perform at their best. And their proprietary UA HOVR™ cushioning system is just one example of that. Launched in 2018 UA HOVR™ cushioning was quickly added to all UA’s performance running shoes. HOVR provides energy return with every foot strike. The overall goal is to make every stride feel light and bouncy – to keep the runner moving forward. Bouncy foam like HOVR an be a double edge sword though – a softer foam is slower – while for energy return you need a crisp rebound – and that means a firmer cushion that may be less comfortable. But UA HOVR [Read more …]

UA Rush Seamless - Mineral Infused Performance Fabric Now With Fewer Seams
Workout Apparel

UA Rush: Seamless offers mineral-infused performance fabric with fewer seams

Welcome to the seamless revolution. Under Armour is launching the newest in the UA RUSH line – UA Rush Seamless. First of all, what is UA Rush? Last year, UA launched UA RUSH. It is a revolutionary performance fabric that is mineral infused. These garments recycle your body’s energy for increased blood flow and give athletes an edge. More blood flow means maximum performance and expedited recovery. UA RUSH is like an infrared sauna that you can wear. And UA RUSH Seamless is the next evolution of this innovative active wear. The new seamless line is engineered to incorporate a variety of quality fabrics woven together into one performance garment—now with fewer seams. This construction is a new idea in the marketplace – and not matched by any competitor. Fewer seams means increased breathability and meanwhile creates a great form fit. arms, chest, shoulder, and legs – all will have great fit and comfort. Since UA’s original innovation in the market in 1996 they have continued to push the edge. And the UA RUSH Seamless line is just the latest [Read more …]

Leggings worn during a fall run
Workout Leggings

Women’s Workout Clothes for CrossFit – Workout leggings

There have been a lot of fashion trends over the years when it comes to fitness. From tracksuits to skorts to thong leotards (why, lord, why?) – there have been plenty of “misses.” Fortunately, leggings are a home run. Whether the boom of yoga or just a quest for compression is to blame, leggings have become ubiquitous when it comes to “athleisure” and legit workout gear. Leggings blend function and fashion to keep you comfortable and looking good while you sweat. There are leggings for all body shapes and ways to wear your leggings for every personal style. The downside is that leggings have gotten so popular that it can feel as though you’re burdened with an infinite number of ways to wrap up your stems in lycra. On the upside, since fashion brands have caught onto the fact that women love leggings there have been more (and better) options than ever before. Read on to learn about features to consider to make you comfortable, help you move freely, and get through your workout to the best of your ability. [Read more …]