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It used to be that UA items were made in Vietnam & Mexico. Then I noticed Indonesia, which BTW, the fabric on t-shirts seems thinner & more wrinkly.
Lately I'm seeing Made in China and the sizes appear made smaller. Usually, I wear MEDIUM on UA zipped sweaters. I tried the Made in China one and it was too tight & small on me. I ended up buying a LARGE.
Have been looking forward to trying this new guy out as I am a UA tech T junkie. So here's a quick take on the good, the bad and the whatever.
First, this shirt is more fitted. It's actually flirting with no longer being called loose. The abdominal area which is usually a loose mess in American clothes has been reigned in and its close to the stomach now. It doesn't feel tight, but if you are used to the old ones and have a belly, you're probably not going to find these as comfortable. The shirt actually feels like it has some Elastane in it (like it used to) but the tag still says 100% polyester. I think its an improvement in the fit, but this is a big departure from the traditional fit of the tech line. They've always been forgiving in the stomach area but no longer. I feel ever so slightly compressed in the chest and stomach with this on.
See the photos I've attached. Look at the way it's fitted enough that it doesn't hide my belt at all because its more form fitting.
For reference, I'm about 190 lb and 6' right now with a 32 waist and 44 chest and thats a medium.
My shirt was made in Mexico so I can only speak for those (anyone whose worn tech shirts know some countries fit way different than others - yeah, that's right, I'm looking at you Honduras) but one problem the old shirts had on some colors was the fit around the arm pits. It typically pinched under the armpits and then had a slightly uncomfortable stretch across the shoulder blades as it was just not cut right. God I have purchased so many white techs trying to get one that fits right and I have yet to find one. It's fixed in the 2 shirts I've tried so far. That's great ... way overdue.
A downside: the fabric seems somehow even thinner than the last round of techs which was even thinner than the round before that. I mean at one point these actually felt like fabric but this new one FEELS more plastic, like spandex (but its not) I've got a royal blue on right now and I can see all my tattoos. The white one I've got is positively sheer and frankly I think it'd make a great undershirt but it's a bit thin for a T. It's a better work out shirt because of this. Overall it's definitely a much better workout shirt and less a casual T you could just throw on outside the gym.
I really should have washed this first to see how it holds up. I'm thinking it will stretch out some, more of my UA gear does after a wash, then you lose that tighter fit. Also, I'd really love to see if it pills. Lately my UA stuff is just atrocious and after 3 washes looks like I stole it from a tag sale. I'm not sure if this fabric will because it's got that sheerness to it I was talking about.
Overall, its probably an improvement to the shirt if you want to wear it in the gym or you like a more fitted T. If you were squeezing into whatever size you wore in the last generation, size up.