Under Armour is one of the best athletic apparel brands in the business, and we wouldn’t be surprised if most young guys own at least one piece of clothing with the company’s logo on it. The brand makes high-performance gear for men, women and children, built to withstand the toughest grind sessions in the gym.
You probably know Under Armour for their sweat-wicking workout shirts, compression leggings, shorts built for squatting and even their Project Rock collection, made in collaboration with everyone’s favorite strength guru/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
However, this versatile brand also makes products that you may be surprised by. Did you know they make the best face mask for runners? We’ll bet you didn’t know they had their own signature Samsung Active2 smartwatch, or that they make one of our favorite fanny packs. The high-quality gear doesn’t stop at wardrobe items for the gym — they’ve got you covered from head to toe, and beyond.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now’s the perfect time to get your gift shopping done. To help you out, here are the products SPY editors are buying at Under Armour. If your gym-obsessed friend already has too many pairs of boutique fitness shorts and you want to shake things up for their holiday gift, you can still send them something sporty from the list below.
1. Men’s UA Storm SweaterFleece 1/2 Zip
SPY editors have a soft spot for half-zip sweats and jackets — don’t ask us why, we just like the way they look. And this stylish half-zip warm-up sweater was practically made to make us break out the credit card. The UA Storm SweaterFleece is perfect for fall and winter training, and it offers protection from both cold weather and rain. If you get too warm while working out, simply lower the zipper and enjoy a cool breeze. As a Christmas present or a gift to yourself, you can’t go wrong with this lightweight fleece sweater.
2. UA SPORTSMASK
Under Armour has a slew of quality face masks, including this one that we featured in our face masks for running round-up. This mask is made with high-performance UA fabric designed for all-day use while playing sports. The structured design is made for comfort, breathability and it has a water-resistant outer shell so you can still get your workout in despite unpredictable weather. It comes in six different colors, including black charcoal, midnight navy and red. There is also a Project Rock version which we totally love.
3. Men’s UA ColdGear Armour Compression Mock
When you see pro athletes playing in the freezing cold and wonder how they keep from freezing, this is the answer. Compression shirts have a ton of benefits beyond keeping you warm; they also promote better blood circulation and keep you dry thanks to moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric. Under Armour’s ColdGear Compression Shirts are made from dual-layer fabric with an ultra-warm, brushed interior. If you plan to work out in the cold, then a compression shirt like this is a must-have.
4. Men’s UA Rival Fleece Multilogo Joggers
Even before the stay-at-home era turned all of our lives upside down, joggers were having a moment. Now, we’re practically living in our joggers. In fact, we have joggers for work, joggers for play, and joggers for the gym. Add another pair of stylish joggers to your rotation and order the new Men’s UA Rival Fleece Multilogo Joggers, available in three neutral colors that will go with just about anything. These are the perfect winter joggers, and they have enough pockets for trips to the gym or corner store.
5. Project Rock Duffle Backpack
This backpack duffle bag is made for travel, with ergonomic straps that can go over your shoulders or be carried in hand, depending on your preference. This bag also has UA storm technology built-in, that’s element-battling and water-resistant. It has an abrasion-resistant nylon bottom that’s built tough as well as a compression molded back for comfort along your spine. It has a laptop sleeve inside that can fit up to a 15″ MacBook Pro and the large main compartment has tons of storage space for clothes, protein powder, recovery equipment and more.
6. Men’s UA HOVR Rise 2 Training Shoes
Trainers are one of the top trends in the men’s footwear market right now, and Under Armour just released a new version of their HOVR Rise training shoes for fall 2020. Like the best UA products, they provide plenty of support during tough workouts but are still breathable and comfortable. These shoes were designed to create a ‘zero gravity feel’ during high-intensity workouts with a combination of HOVR Foam and a firm EVA midsole. Plus, they have a great look that’s sure to set you apart in a sea of bland Nike running shoes.
7. UA Sport Wireless Train Headphones
There are many places where you can buy wireless headphones, and it turns out Under Armour is one of them. These wireless headphones are built to produce excellent sound and withstand sweat, intense movement and rugged gym conditions in general. They’ve got UA SuperVent ear cushions that are breathable, fast-drying and can be removed for washing. What’s more, UA has lined the headband and ear cushions with a grippy material to prevent slippage during exceptionally sweaty gym sessions. The JBL Charged Sound produces significant bass for your pump sessions, and these headphones have a 16-hour battery life as well as a 5-minute Speed Charge that produces one hour of power.
8. UA Glimpse Polarized Mirror Sunglasses
If you work out in the sun or snow frequently, then polarized sunglasses are a must. These lenses are polarized and built to eliminate glare, protect your eyes and reduce eye fatigue without distorting color or blurring your vision. The lenses are also extremely durable, thanks to a multi-flection coating that protects against scratches and smudges. The ArmourFusion Frames are likewise very sturdy, with injected polyamide and a three-point grip so they’ll stay secure on your head throughout your workout.
9. Men’s UA Tech 6″ Boxerjock
Here at SPY, we’re always on the lookout for new underwear, especially underwear that can keep up with us at the gym. Thanks to the invention of high-performance, moisture-wicking fabrics, the days of awkward jockstraps are over. Instead, the fitness-minded gentleman can wear athletic boxers like these Boxerjocks, which might just be the finest athletic underwear for men we’ve seen.
10. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 — UA Edition
Smartwatches are all the rage these days for their fitness and GPS-tracking capabilities, and after the much more expensive Apple Watch, Samsung’s Galaxy Watches are the best combination smartwatch and fitness tracker for sale in 2020. You can buy an Under Armour edition of Samsung’s Active2 smartwatch complete with a UA-designed band, pre-loaded with the UA MapMyRun app. The band is built for ventilation so you can wear it all day without irritation. Purchase of this watch includes a 6-month subscription to the MapMyRun MVP membership, as well as all the other features of the Samsung watch, including music control, calendar syncing, notifications and timers.
11. UA 495 Football
If you want an Under Armour branded football, turns out they make those, too! It’s junior size, made of a hardwearing composite and has GRABTACK laces that deliver 107% more grip than traditional laces. The ball also has 2-ply foam that’s pliable and comfortable in your hand.
12. Men’s UA Rival Fleece Multilogo Hoodie
We love this hoodie. This new logo hoodie comes from Unde Armour’s new-for-2020 fleece collection, and it’s selling out fast. This cotton-blend fleece sweatshirt is perfect for cold-weather warmups or, let’s be honest, lazy Sunday’s on the couch. This hoodie is light, comfy and soft to the touch.