Under Armour ColdGear Leggings Review

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Under Armour is a company that strives on giving athletes of every kind what they need to help them reach and then surpass their goals. Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran athlete let UA take you all the way with the Under Armour ColdGear Leggings. They are designed for those who enjoy the outdoors and do not want to make the cold weather stop them.

Whether heading out for a morning jog on a winter morning, taking the family sled riding, or heading up the side of a mountain, these pants would be a perfect addition to your clothes. They fit super tight, almost like a second skin, so they make an ideal starting layer when getting ready to go outside. Some consumers may even choose to go out in only these leggings.

They have a dual layer construction, the inside being warm and soft while the outer layer is smooth and sleek. They feature chafe-free welded seams to prevent skin irritation, no matter how hard the workout. They appear to have a steep price tag, but the UA name the incredible longevity make them a worthwhile investment. Consumers absolutely love these leggings and would recommend them to others.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Super comfortable

Keeps you warm

Highly durable

Chafe-free welded seams

Anti-odor technology

Moisture wicking materials

Compression technology


Steep price tag

Not a lot of color options


These leggings should be your go-to first layer when dressing for any cold weather activity. Skiing or snowboarding? Playing with the family in the snow? Enjoying a morning jog in the winter? No worries. These leggings are created to keep you warm, so you do not freeze while playing outside. The dual-layer fabric keeps you warm in the inside while the outside is smooth and fast drying. Not only are you going to be able to stay warm but also dry.

The ColdGear leggings are made out of compression materials that are designed to fit you tightly, almost like a second skin, so you get a locked-in feeling. There are a lot of athletes who swear by wearing compression clothing as they work very well at holding your muscles in place and they help increase blood flow throughout the body, enhancing your performance. Not only with these particular ones keep you nice and warm, but it can also help improve your game and decrease your risk of muscle fatigue and injury.

Compression pants are not limited to those with an active lifestyle, however. Some consumers might prefer them if they have had a recent surgery as they can increase your overall blood flow and decrease your recovery time.


The Under Armour ColdGear Leggings are made out of a blend of 87% polyester and 13% elastane (spandex). This stretchy material can give you the flexibility you require for moving around unrestricted, but it also going to provide you with the durability you need so they can keep up with your active lifestyle.

The pants feature moisture-wicking threads so you can be sure that your sweat will roll right off the fabrics, so you do not end up soaked in your own sweat. They are also designed to dry quickly so if you do get wet you will be able to dry off fast enough to help prevent discomfort.


Even though you are trying to stay as warm as possible while you are wearing these leggings, you still want to have some kind of breathability, so you do not feel like your skin is suffocating inside of your pants. They are going to keep you warm while still allowing air to flow inside of them to keep you relatively dry. Between the ventilation of the materials and the moisture-wicking fabric, you can be sure that you are going to stay as dry as possible while remaining warm and comfortable.


Consumers love the comfort level they receive from the Under Armour ColdGear Leggings. They are made out of dual layer fabrics that give you a warm and brushed interior that sits along your skin while the exterior is smooth and slick. They are breathable yet will keep you warm and cozy all day long. The materials will wick sweat, and they are fast drying, so you are not going to have to worry about sitting around all day in wet clothing. Additionally, the leggings feature welded seams that are designed to help prevent chafing and skin irritation, no matter how hard you are working out. Not only are they going to be comfortable, but they are also going to prevent any discomfort that you may endure when wearing inferior products.

Some consumers might choose to wear these as a first layer under their other running attire, to give them some extra warmth. They are super tight, fitting you like a second skin thanks to the compression construction. This means that they are going to be barely an inconvenience when throwing something else on over top of them. They are not going to get in the way at all and will not restrict your movements or feel overly bulky even though you are layered. They really are the epitome of comfort.


The Under Armour ColdGear Leggings are available in many different sizes, so they reach out to as many people as possible, with varying shapes of body and clothing needs. They are available in both men and women's sizes so you can find a pair that best fits your body. Additionally, the men's style comes in both regular and tall sizes, ranging from small to 4X-Large. The women's version is only available in regular sizes extra small through double extra large.

The women's version has an inseam of 30 inches and the men's inseam measures in at 28 inches for the regular and 30 inches for the tall version.


When purchasing these pants, you are going to want to keep in mind that they are meant to fit tightly. They are compression leggings as such they are supposed to be ultra-tight, fitting almost like a second skin. If they are too loose and baggy, then they are not going to do their job, causing you discomfort and unnecessary bulk. If you are not sure what size you are going to need based on your body shape and type Under Armour can provide you with a sizing chart to ensure you are getting what you need for the perfect fit. The vast majority of reviewers have stated that they are running true to size, with a small percentage reporting that they are just a tad on the large side. This is going to make choosing the best size a little easier for you.


Of course, you're going to want to make sure that whatever you are buying is going to have a long lifespan. Thankfully you are going to get some fantastic durability out of the Under Armour ColdGear Leggings. They have excellent construction and are made using top of the line materials to ensure they are going to be part of your workout attire for quite a while. Some customers have been washing and wearing these pants a couple of times a week for years without signs of wear and tear, showing that they are in it with you for the long haul. Under Armour strives to make excellent quality products and they did not disappoint with these leggings.


These pants are considered to be compression leggings, so they are designed to be ultra tight and fit you like a second skin. That being said, most consumers wear these under their other running clothes, as a way to try to stay warm. However, there are some who will wear only these when they are heading out. If you are not planning on layering, please understand that these are going to hug every curve of your body so if you are uncomfortable with showing that much of yourself then you might want to find a different option that is not so form fitting. If you are comfortable with this look or you are wearing them under your regular pants then they are going to be great.

They have a minimal encased elastic waistband that gives you a smoother and slicker silhouette that many people can appreciate. They have welded seams that look great and help prevent chafing and irritation. Every pair has the UA logo on the right leg, showing off your preference for the brand. The only real complaint about the look of the pants is that there is a lack of a lot of color options. You can choose from black or navy blue (both with a metallic logo). Consumers have mentioned that they would love to have seen a variety, some stating that they would have bought more if there were more options to choose from.


The Under Armour ColdGear Leggings come with a hefty price tag, but that is generally expected from UA products. They are designed with athletics in mind and are made to take the beating they get when you are working out. The high durability makes the cost of the pants worth it. They are not going to need to be replaced after only a couple of times wearing them. Some reviewers mentioned having them for a couple of years with no issues. Spending a little bit of money up front for a pair of compression leggings that will be with you for a long time seems like an excellent investment.


For such a simple pair of leggings, these come with some great features that make them stand out above their competitors. They have a dual layer construction with the inside feeling soft and warm against your skin, while the outer layer is smooth to the touch. They have a decent amount of breathability as well as having the ability to wick moisture nicely, keeping you dry throughout the day. They are also fast drying for those instances where the moisture-wicking fabric cannot keep up. Either way, they are designed to help you stay as dry as possible while facing the harsh winter conditions.

They have welded seams so you can reduce the risk of chafing and skin irritation while you are running. Additionally, the compression leggings fit you like a glove and hug your muscles in all the right places, helping prevent muscle fatigue and aid in healing your muscles after a particularly hard workout by increasing the blood flow throughout your body.

The men's version of the pants features an engineered elastic waistband that has the work ARMOUR printed around it whereas the women's version has a minimal elastic waistband for a smoother and more streamlined look. Both pants are constructed using UA's anti-odor technology that helps reduce the growth of microbes that can cause nasty odors, keeping you fresh throughout your workout.


The Under Armour ColdGear Leggings offer you a lot of security in a variety of different ways. First, they are going to help protect you from the harsh elements you might encounter while working out outdoors in the winter. Whether your morning run or playing with the family in the snow, these pants are a great first layer and will aid in keeping you warm and cozy, preventing you from freezing too severely. They are also designed to keep you dry, which is also essential when working in colder climates.

The flat welded seam construction helps protect your skin from irritation and chafing while you are going hard. No matter how hard you are working out, these leggings are going to go harder to protect your skin. You are not going to have to worry about rubbing and sores while wearing these ColdGear leggings.

Whether you are wearing these pants for the compression aspect of them or not you will still get to take advantage of everything that they can offer you. They are going to help prevent muscle strain or fatigue while you are working out by increasing your blood flow through your body. Helping keep you safe and allowing you to push yourself just a little bit harder.

Bottom Line

If you tend to be outdoors a lot in the colder climates, then you might want to consider adding the Under Armour ColdGear Leggings to your wardrobe. They are a perfect first layer to any outfit, or you can wear them on their own. They are designed to keep you nice and warm all day long. They have a soft and warm layer inside that sits along your skin while the outside is smooth and sleek, giving them a classic and everyday look. Customers have stated that they would have loved to have had more colors to choose from, but most of them were content with what they did have available to them. The pants might seem like they have a high price tag, and it is a bit steeper than average, but when you take into consideration that it has a long life span and it is a great product developed by Under Armour, you will see that they are worth the extra cost and would make an excellent investment. Consumers just love these leggings and have stated that they would recommend them to their friends and family.