Under Armour began with the goal to build a better T-shirt. Founder Kevin Plank, a former University of Maryland football player, grew tired of constantly changing his sweat-soaked shirt during two-a-days. He dreamed of athletic wear that could work with the athlete, regulate body temperature, wick sweat and provide compression. In 1996, his dream became reality. He worked out of his grandmother’s basement crafting revolutionary performance gear. Under Armour quickly outgrew the basement. Now the company provides the performance gear that keeps athletes warm in cold weather, cool in hot weather and comfortable all year round. With its moisture-management technology, design that fits closely and comfortably to the body, and temperature-regulating features, the company mission looks beyond making a better T-shirt. Under Armour aims to make better athletes.
Under Armour Tactical was founded to bring serving Armed Forces and Emergency Services the most functional, comfortable and performance enhancing clothing and footwear after the success of their parent brand UA proved a huge success with their sporting base layers and shoes. Utilising key technical features like HeatGear and ColdGear along with synthetic fibres to provide either cooling or insulation and moisture wicking synthetic fibres to keep the skin dry; the Under Armour Tactical collection of clothing is as functional like the sports gear but is optimised for use with military and combat gear. Including the best-selling baselayer tops, shorts and leggings the UA Tactical range includes other training and gear such as military boots, sunglasses, shirts, pants and even protective combat gloves to ensure they compliment the rest of your load-out with maximum effect.