Over this past winter, I purchased Under Armour’s Under Armour ColdGear 3.0 Base Series Legging for Men and the
Under Armour ColdGear 3.0 Base Series Crew Top for Men – Long Sleeve. Of course, this was driven by attempting to stay warm on those long cold days in the woods in late winter. I have been very happy with other Under Armour base layers I own and many of their other products. I decided to give some added warmth and try their 3.0 which is intended for extreme cold. The first thing I noticed with this product is that it is noticeably thicker than other Under Armour base layers I own. It is also fitted rather than compression which was one of the things that interested me in this selection. I was able to use this product for the last couple months of this past hunting season and I have also used it since for some other outdoor activities. I have been very impressed by just how warm it keeps you. In extreme cold coupled with other good layers, I would say it kept me 20% warmer than standard Under Armour Coldgear.
Of course the biggest advantage is it’s warmth. It is certainly warmer than most any other base layer I have used and just as, or more comfortable. They fit well, are not itchy or scratchy like some other base layers. They offer the same great benefits as other Under Armour Cold Gear in that they wick moisture away while keeping you warm in the coldest conditions. It also offers ArmourBlock anti-odor technology, which is great for keeping your human odor down when hunting. Flatlock stitching, and ergonomic seam placement for free, easy movement
I only found one real complaint about these products, and that is that they are rated for cold to very cold with moderate activity. However, I found that when getting in and out of the woods or climbing a tree they actually made it too hot even in the coldest temps. I learned that you must real keep your activity slow and passed in order to not sweat. Now whether this is really a bad thing I am not sure about, but they certainly work better for sitting still or at least lighter activity.
My final thoughts on this product are that if you are tired of being cold whether you are sitting out in the woods hunting, sitting around a hole in the ice, ice fishing, or just spending time outdoors in cold tempts these are a great addition to anyone. They keep you super warm when looking at the warmth to bulkiness ratio. They are comfortable and very well made and even offers the ArmourBlock which is Under Armour’s anti-odor technology. They are a little pricey as the crew top is $74.99 and the leggings are $74.99 as well. However, they are worth every dime in my opinion. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a base layer that likes to stay warm and dry while not being weighted down or itchy from wool.
Do you own either or both of the Under Armour 3.0 base layers? What’s your opinion?
I took this yucky weather Sunday to spend some time in the outdoors with a friend of mine. We decided to try our luck with a little fishing first thing this morning and then went and did a little post season scouting in the woods afterward.
The fishing was as to be expected, slow.. Water temps are still likely in the low 40′s which makes fishing difficult but still not impossible. We were hoping either some bass or maybe a pike or pickerel might be out and hungry on the edges of the deeper water in Loch Raven. No such luck this morning. However, the weather people also said it was going to be mid 40′s and sunny today, not mid to upper 30′s and cloudy as it in fact is. Weather people you haven’t been doing such a hot job this winter.. Had the sun been out and the weather been slightly warmer perhaps the fishing would have been a little better.
Now, we all have the first opening day of trout season to look forward to coming up in 13 days. A little later than normal as it is the 30th of March this year and normally it is between the 23 - 27. Nevertheless, I am sure there are plenty of people whom cannot wait until trout fishing season starts. It gives us all something to look forward to for a good month or so each spring and tides us over until the bass start biting. Also puts some good food on the table for many of us as well.. Nothing like some good fresh rainbow trout for dinner
Well after we decided the fishing just wasn’t too hot this morning we decided to go look for antlers and do a little post season scouting. As we expected we saw lots of deer, didn’t find any antlers and still aren’t sure where all the bucks went last season as there is minimal sign from rut. We only saw a couple rubs and 1 or 2 scrapes left from this past season. Normally this time of year is a great time of year to find all rubs and scrapes and last week when I went shed hunting the area we walked was loaded with rubs and old scrapes. So this tells me the areas where you aren’t loud to hunt are holding numbers of bucks, the areas where we all those numbers are down.
Either way every trip into the woods I learn something about those areas and I use that to put my game plan together for where I want to hunt and when. Next season will be here before we know and in a few short months it will be time to think about getting trail cams back out and working and also time to plant food plots.
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Over the last couple weeks I have a headed out in the woods a couple times and and had fifty fifty results in finding a shed. Only found one decent one thus far, but hey we all have got until the grass starts growing. My first trip out I went with a friend of mine somewhere I have never really walked or shed hunted and we found a side off a little 6 point (pictured below). We walked for about 3 hours that day.
My next trip out I went with a different friend to an area I try to visit each year. That trip we found 3 antlers, a side of a 4, 6, and what we assume was a 10 or 11. The 6 and 11 sides are pictured below. We walked for solid 3 hours on that trip and u was pleasantly surprised as normally you are lucky to find 1 let alone 3 in one trip. But I always like shed hunting with someone else, as having two sets of eyes is a good thing for covering an area to feel like you haven’t missed anything. I will continue to go out over the next 3 – 5 weeks shed hunting even leading up to spring turkey season.. It’s always worth looking but commonly by turkey season growth has made it almost impossible to find any deer sheds. I will keep you posted if I or anyone we know finds anything of note! Anyone else been out and found sheds? Leave a comment with a picture!!