Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Review
If you love getting outdoors and going on adventures, you aren’t going to want a little snow and cold stop you. Thanks to beanies like the Under Armour ColdGear Reactor you can get out and do what you love and still remain warm and toasty. This cap gives you an excellent blend of warmth and breathability thanks to the ColdGear Reactor lining that can adapt to your activity level. It gives you an Armour Fleece construction for a soft inner layer that feels great on your head. The UA Strom finish will help repel the snow and rain from the cap and whatever it doesn’t repel won’t keep you damp for long as the outer layer is designed to dry quickly and efficiently. This beanie does have a slightly higher price tag that some of the other ones on the market, but customers welcome the extra cost as it is such a superior product. It is lightweight and thin, yet can keep you much warmer than you expected when you head it. It really is a great winter hat that most consumers love.
ColdGear Reactor lining
Breathable and lightweight
Provides excellent warmth
UA Storm finish
High price tag
Fit a little large
This is an all-around great beanie for almost all winter weather activities. It is going to keep you toasty and warm thanks to the Armour Fleece construction with a brushed inner layer and a quick-dry outer layer. It features a ColdGear Reactor lining that changes and adapts to your activity level, giving you the perfect blend of breathability and warmth, to provide you with what you need when you need it.
You want to be able to stay warm when heading out in the snow and cold temperatures, but when you start to work out, you will begin to warm up a bit. As your body heats up, you will want to take advantage of the breathability so air can flow into the beanie and help prevent you from getting too hot and overheating. It's also going to help lessen the amount of sweat that will soak into the cap, allowing the moisture to evaporate quickly and escape it.
The use of polyester and elastane gives the cap a great feel; it is soft and smooth and gives you that little bit of stretch you need to acquire the perfect fit. These materials are made of super-strong fibers woven together, which are designed to stay together and not rip or tear easily.
As previously mentioned, the cap can adapt to your needs, giving the perfect blend of breathability and warmth so you can stay cozy and comfy throughout your adventures. Customers have said that even in sub-freezing temperatures this hat did a fantastic job at keeping their ears and their head toasty.
Now, the hat does have a little stretch on the inside layer to help accommodate different size heads, but according to many people, it doesn't do much for those with smaller heads. It does fit a majority of customers just fine, but it is worth noting the size discrepancy since there were quite a few consumers who mentioned it.
The good news is, the Under Armour hat was designed for those who lead an active lifestyle and as such, can withstand a lot. It's not going to rip and tear if it gets snagged on something, the polyester fibers are strong enough to reduce that kind of damage. This hat is going to be part of your winter weather wardrobe for many seasons.
There are a handful of colors that you can choose from when ordering so you can try to find something that will suit your style needs. You can choose between Arden green and graphite, black and graphite, black and red, graphite, overcast gray and true ink, raisin red and stealth gray, or stealth gray and magma orange. Something to note about the color options is that, according to customers, the black and graphite cap is not entirely black, it looks more like charcoal or dark gray color with some black threads, so if you want true black then that color is not going to work for you. Regardless of what color you choose, the cap has a raised heat seal UA logo on the front of the hat.
The Under Armour ColdGear Reactor is designed to keep you comfortable without the additional weight. You should not need to layer this hat with anything else as it should give you all the warmth you need, even in sub-freezing temperatures. It's thin and ultra light, giving you a barely-there feeling that most runners can appreciate.
There is no information on the exact weight of the product, though, so it's unknowing how heavy it actually is. That being said, customers can agree that it isn't at all burdensome and feels excellent.
The cap features a UA Storm finish that helps repel rain and snow, letting the moisture wick right off the hat, so you remain dry, no need to be stuck in a wet and cold beanie while you're outside in the cold weather. It's also going to help protect you from the cold and moist thanks to the quick-drying outer layer. If you get stuck in excessing rain or snow, the repelling layer might fail and you may end up with a damp hat, although if this happens it won't stay that way for long. The materials will dry rather quickly so you don't have to experience the discomfort of a wet and cold hat.
Another form of protection that you will get that you might not expect from a product like this is anti-odor technology. This is going to help prevent the grown of microbes that cause odor, keeping you smelling fresh. After wearing the cap for a while, it could start to develop an odor, thanks to this technology you can stay cleaner longer.