It’s an exciting time in the plus size community as another brand has begun catering to full-figured women. Under Armour has recently debuted its plus size collection, and I got a first-hand look at some of the pieces from the line. The line isn’t as extensive as I would like it to be, but I feel like it has different variations of certain workout styles that seem functional and chic. I do think it’s a good start for the brand, and I can’t wait to see what else Under Armour has in store for plus size women!
Under Armour sent me the Women’s ColdGear Armour 1/2 Zip Graphic Jacket and the Women’s UA RUSH ColdGear Leggings. I love the color of the leggings, which seems to be a staple color throughout the rest of the plus-size line. The leggings also weren’t see-through when I did the “bend over” test, which is incredible. I feel like a lot of other activewear leggings are see-through, and that’s a huge problem for plus size women—especially when working out. The jacket is great because I can wear it with anything, and it has very sleek and beautiful Under Armour branding on the collar. The jacket also falls a little lower in the back, which I know can be an important quality plus size women look for in activewear. As far as the fit goes, I may have messed up on determining which sizing was best for me. I usually order a 2X in athletic wear, which is typically a size 18. However, at Under Armour, the 2X represents a 20W-22W. I should have ordered a 1X, which would have translated to a 16W-18W. While the jacket fits me perfectly, the pants were a little loose—understandably so. However, I can actually wear them during my workout because they don’t fall down and still offer great support.
Both of these garments have ColdGear technology, which is supposed to regulate your body temperature when working out in cold temperatures. Living in Chicago, I definitely need something that is going to keep me warm during outdoor workouts. The materials feel thin and I wouldn’t expect them to be winter gear, but surprisingly, I the outfit kept me pretty warm.
I am also wearing Under Armour’s UA TriBase Reign Training Shoes!
All-in-all, I would say this was a great effort by Under Armour, and I am really pleased with the garments I received. I’m happy that plus size women can now have access to another high-quality sportswear brand.
SIZING INFO: I am wearing a 2X in both the Women’s ColdGear Armour 1/2 Zip Graphic Jacket and the Women’s UA RUSH ColdGear Leggings, which is my usual size in other activewear. However, according to Under Armour’s size chart, I am a 1X (16W-18W). I misread the size chart, and I would order a 1X if I had to do it all over again. I think everything runs pretty true to size.