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SUB Sports Cold Compression Baselayers

By Dave Roberts   

on February 13, 2013    No ratings yet.

SUB Sports Cold Compression Baselayers

We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on and our arms and legs eventually into some SUB Cold base-layers  We tested the compression fit Mock Neck top and a pair of SUB COLD compression shorts during the recent cold snap.

Top Long Sleeve

This looks like some sort of action man top when you first take it out of the bag, but rest assured that it’s stretchy and so long as you buy one size up it should fit! I’m usually a Large (borderline to XL!) and going one size up was spot on for me while still being tight enough to require almost as much effort to remove as the exercise session that I’d just completed, along with a bit of cursing.

sub cold tops

There’s plenty of length in the arms, I’m 180cm and I could easily pull the sleeves over my hands. Fortunately, the excess doesn’t get in the way and can be used to pull over your hands if you need a bit of extra protection from the elements.

Baselayer Undershorts.

These did what was expected of them, and kept everything toasty while wicking away any sweat. They’re nice and long as well, coming to just above the knee, a bonus in cold weather. Yet not too long that I could still strap up my knee without them getting in the way. I’ve worn them for running and as undershorts on a wet walk, where they were damp by the end from the rain and still kept me warm enough.


Both items have a brushed inner surface that’s comfortable against the skin, unlike some compression tops that feel decidedly synthetic. These are a pleasure to wear.

For the price, they’re well suited for winter running and I found they wicked well enough while keeping me both warm and very comfortable. Definitely a brand I’ll be keeping an eye on.

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Dave Roberts

siDave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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