It all started in 1996 when Under Armour founder and former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank set out to make a better T-shirt—a T-shirt that wicked sweat, supported muscles, and regulated body temperature. Since then, Under Armour has continued to deliver the most innovative performance apparel in the world, like the UA Recharge® Energy Suit, our signature heat-trapping ColdGear®, water-resistant UA Storm hoodies and fleeces, and the all-new Armour Bra®. Each of these game-changing products—and everything else you see with an Under Armour logo—was designed for one purpose: TO MAKE ALL ATHLETES BETTER.



Under Armour’s rigorous Wear Testing Program uses real athletes at every level to authenticate our performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. Our Design and Product Teams analyze and use Wear Tester feedback throughout the entire development process to make sure every piece of Under Armour gear performs the way it’s supposed to in the intended conditions.



Every Wear Test is different based on the intended use, product features, and available sizes. We look for athletes of every size from every sport and training regimen imaginable to put our gear to work and give us the specific feedback we need to make it better.



Under Armour Wear Testers get the unique chance to try out the world’s greatest performance gear before it hits fields, courts, and gyms around the world, and their feedback often impacts the final look, feel, and performance of the product. Note: some Wear Testers may get product samples, but that’s not guaranteed.



Under Armour’s mission is to MAKE ALL ATHLETES BETTER through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. To support this mission, we offer athletes everywhere 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our gear. We announce this to our customers with our iconic Universal Guarantee of Performance (UGOP) stamp. Wear Testing helps us make sure that every product we make is worthy of this stamp.


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