The Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are behind us and the massive holiday shopping chaos is largely over. Subsequently, December arrives with snow, cold, and the reminder that it’s time to pull out something warm like Uniqlo Heattech undershirts.
The shorts, t-shirt, and flip flops won’t cut it during this time.
When you are taking the early morning walk with your pooch, you need sweat pants, warm hiking shoes, and of course something that would keep your top-half warm.
Enter the Uniqlo Heattech undershirts.
I’ve newly obtained two pairs of short sleeve and long sleeve undershirts of this brand.
How I Got My Uniqlo Heattech Undershirts
It’s been a bit over 2 years since I’ve done a review of Uniqlo undershirts.
This is mostly because the Mrs. and I live on the West Coast, and Uniqlo is and only has been available on the East Coast in New York City (Manhattan).
At the time of this writing, you can’t even buy Uniqlo online in the United States, if you can believe that.
So, I’ve never had the opportunity to try them out personally. That is, not until recently.
A friend of mine travels to NYC each year and spends a couple of months there.
During his visit, I asked if he’d visit one of the Uniqlo stores and pick me up the full range of Uniqlo Heattech undershirts, along with a couple other items.
Thankfully, he returned with products in hand – making me feel like I received an early Christmas gift!
WOWZERS! I’m going on record to profess my love for Uniqlo products (at least the ones I received).
Everything I tried fit and feels great on the skin. Also, they’re offered at an incredible value.
If I recall correctly, I received all of the following Uniqlo undershirt items for around $150:
- Heattech short sleeve ($12.90)
- Heattech long sleeve ($19.90)
- Uniqlo premium Supima cotton 2-pack ($12.90)
- Uniqlo DRY color t-SHIRT ($5.90)
- Two pairs of Uniqlo Denim Jeans – these are awesome (I think these were just under $50 each)
I’ve always been curious about how the Uniqlo Heattech undershirts help keep you warmer, and now that I have them and have a better understanding of fabrics, I get it now!
Uniqlo Heattech Undershirt Review
Now, it’s the review time…
- Manufacturer: Uniqlo
- Line: Heattech
- Manufactured in China
- RN#: Rn115307
- Price: Short Sleeve ($12.90), Long Sleeve ($19.90)
- Fabric Blend: 40% acrylic, 33% polyester, 21% rayon, 6% spandex
Keeps You Warm
The Uniqlo undershirt KEEPS YOU WARM!
I didn’t get it originally, but trying out both the short sleeve and the long sleeve undershirts kept me much warmer than wearing a regular undershirt.
That is to say, the shirt retained enough heat to make my back sweat a little one morning.
The warmth exclusively comes from the 40% acrylic content. From my prior research, for instance, I learned that acrylic fabric is warm and used as a wool replacement in some garments.
Feels great on the skin – almost silky. To clarify, from a comfort point of view, the Uniqlo Heattech undershirts beats many of my top 5 undershirts. Time to update my list!
Fits pretty much perfect in every way. Great body fit, sleeve length, overall length.
Considering this is function-specific undershirt (warmth), and it performs as intended, the $12.90 price point is certainly well worth it.
The Not So Good
Limited Buying Options
Firstly, you can only buy it in New York City, which is a bummer.
However, I suspect that it’ll become easier to purchase these in time.
Not In Summer
It goes without saying, it’s probably too warm to wear in the spring/summer or in warmer climates.
The Bottom Line
To sum it up, I’d recommend buying this Uniqlo undershirt, and wear it throughout the winter.
Have a bunch of these in your undershirt drawers particularly if you live in a cold climate year round.
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