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My Under Armour Chafes

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by lsmountainman, May 29, 2011.

  1. I wore my short sleeve heat gear shirt last night and man did it chafe my pits. Is there a really good, comfortable cotton based undershirt that is a compression fit with a tight neck that will be gentle on my pits? I know...I want it all...and a mint on my pillow.
  2. spyd3r05


    Jul 25, 2008
    its not compression tight but the starter active t's feel good they are sortof the under armor style but they feel better like 7 dollars at walmart just a thought..

  3. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    Aug 22, 2003
    For me it is a size medium cotton t shirt.
  4. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    5.11 Muscle Mapping. Mesh underarms, compression fit abdomen, medium compression upper chest. I've worn them for years and love them. They're pricey though, $50 from OMB.
  5. Fruit of The Loom cotton V-neck. So no one will ever confuse me with a LEO from LAPD/LA County. Even though I do have have that smooth, hard, sculptured body every woman wants to touch. Just like those Greek god statutes. :)
  6. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    I always have to wear the next larger size than I normally wear in other T-shirts when wearing an UA compression shirt. Even then, it almost seems on the verge of being too small, but I don't experience any chafing.

    I've tried another brand of similar type shirt (because it was on sale at a local surplus store), buying it in my regular size, and the armpits were always a bit tight and borderline uncomfortable.

    I think I have one of the 5.11 M/M T's, too (bored waiting for my partner one after in a cop shop and I came across a sale rack). I think I treated it like a UA compression T and bought it a size larger.
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  7. actionshooter10

    actionshooter10 CLM

    Dec 29, 2006

    Go 1-2 sizes bigger with the UA shirts. You can also turn them inside out if you're too cheap to buy the correct size. This keeps the seams from chafing.

    Ask me how I know...:whistling:
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  8. One size larger seems to do the trick for me but it also depends on the brand. The UA fits fine in the right size even if it is a bit tight but not uncomfortably so. Magnum 2 sizes larger moves around and chafes. My Nike compression shirt 1 size larger is perfect. The Blackhawk 2 sizes larger is also perfect and doesn't move around like the Magnum.

    You can always dust some talcum powder around the sensitive spots to minimize friction and therefore, the chafing that comes with it.

    As for a white crew neck, that is all I wear for that LA County look. Even though we are authorized to wear a black crew neck, I never got into it and don't wear the black crew like everyone else who jumped on that bandwagon. Guess I am a traditionalist, a traditionalist with chiseled pecs and biceps, that is!:whistling:
  9. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    Aug 22, 2003
    I think the key to any operation is the powder. I actually wear a wife beater under my cotton t shirt. Prior to that nonsense however it is all about the Gold Bond upstairs and downstairs for that all day freshness. Compression shirts may be all dandy until fatboy is standing around in the locker room looking like a marshmellow tied up with fishing line.

    Pre-shift powder and febreeze on the vest after shift=happy.

    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  10. x_out86


    Feb 19, 2007
    Ask and ye shall receive...

    Under Armour Fitted.... "Close cut without the squeeze"

    If that doesnt float your boat try their charged cotton.
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  11. oliussw


    Sep 11, 2003
    I have the same problem. The 5.11 and UA sleeves chafe and yank on my pit hair like a mug. I wear the sleeveless UA without problem. During winter I wear one size up on the mock tutles and long sleeve stuff and it does fine. That may work for the short sleeve as well, never tried it.
  12. ray9898


    May 29, 2001
    Just go with a bigger size on the compression fit. Every cotton shirt I have ever worn matter the size.
  13. Spydermonkey

    Spydermonkey in ur rearview

    May 26, 2005
    Upstate NY
    I go a size bigger with my UA and wear a hanes cotton tshirt on top of it. This seems to wick the sweat off of me and onto the cotton tshirt. Somehow this also helps dissipate the sweat so that the carrier doesn't soak it all up and stink to high heaven.

    In the winter I still wear UA heat gear as a base under my blauer t-necks.
  14. Shave your armpits. Problem solved!

    That's a lot of layers. I can barely handle an UA tee, a vest, and an uniform shirt. I can't imagine adding another tee to the equation!
  15. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
  16. No pics you sick sons of ******. I tried the fitted at Sports Authority today and really like those. Do they bunch up like cotton t shirts normally do?
  17. x_out86


    Feb 19, 2007
    Nope. They are not so loose that you have that problem, AND the material is like the regular Under Armour so your vest slides across it instead of pulling and bunching.
  18. Tried the fitted shirts,I love the material but by the end of the night the neck had bunched up a lot and was really uncomfortable. The compression fit never did that...not sure what I am gonna do, I may go back to the compression fit, I am wondering if my deodorant was the culprit rather than the shirts.
  19. x_out86


    Feb 19, 2007
    Interesting...I have never had that problem with the fitted shirt. However, I wear my compression fit ones about 95% of the time.

    Best of luck to you!
  20. What's the difference between the fitted and compression? Aren't they the same?