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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

May 13, 2013

Under Armour® Men's HeatGear® Sonic Compression Shortsleeve Shirt

My nephew Stefan and niece Mai Mai just got back from their week-long vacation in Japan and they gave me a pasalubong I truly like and will use in my running adventures in this tropical and humid country of ours.  

They gifted me with a royal blue the Under Armour® Men's HeatGear® Sonic Compression Shortsleeve T-shirt. 

The shirt features  HeatGear® Sonic which is UA’s newest baselayer innovation. It is bandied out as wearing like a "second skin".  The UA website elaborates further on the technology the shirt packs:
  • Smooth fabric provides extreme comfort and compression without restriction

  ·4-Way Stretch fabrication allows greater  
    mobility and maintains shape

 ·Signature Moisture Transport System wicks 
   sweat away from the body

 ·Anti-Odor technology prevents the growth
  of odor causing microbes

·Smooth, chafe-free flatlock seam 

 ·Engineered mesh neck

 ·Polyester/Elastane. This shirt is made of 84% polyester and 16% elastane for a comfortable and stretchy fit.

A stretchy fit indeed and the shirt feels and smells great.  One drawback though is that you need to have an Adonis-like body to do justice to the elastane attributes of the UA compression shirts. But then again, to get in great shape is one of the reasons why we take up running in the first place.

UA points to innovation  as the heart and soul of their brand. Kudos to  Under Armour®  for all the innovation.

Flanked by Boys in Black (BIB):  my son Marcel and my nephew Stefan

Thank you, Mai Mai and Stephan, for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Likewise to their parents, Divine and Alex. 



  1. you are one lucky guy, vicboy. wala bang fuschia or electric pink nyan? hahahahahaha...

    cool running shirt. :-)

  2. Nice shirt. The material is soft to the skin. Very comfy.

  3. Sorry WJ. No fuschia or electric pink yet. hahaha...

  4. Thanks Jon for the positive feedback. The UA shirt would indeed be ideal for the heat in the local running scene.