As a fullback at the University of Maryland, Plank got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts worn under his jersey; however, he noticed that his compression shorts worn during practice stayed dry. This inspired him to make a T-shirt using moisture-wicking synthetic fabric. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Plank developed his first prototype of the shirt, which he gave to his Maryland teammates and friends who had gone on to play in the NFL. Plank soon perfected the design, creating a new T-shirt built from microfibers that wicked moisture and kept athletes cool, dry, and light. Major competing brands including Nike, Adidas and Reebok would soon follow in Plank's footsteps with their own moisture-wicking apparel. Plank opted to use the British spelling \"armour\" in the company name because the toll-free vanity number was still available for that version.
Under Armour is the original performance apparel. It started simply enough, as most innovations do, with the idea to create a t-shirt that would actually improve performance on the field instead of hold you back. The shirt would provide impressive compression on the muscles and wick moisture from your skin instead of just soaking it in and slowing you down. From this seed, the idea evolved into the first real performance shirt ever. From that initial innovation over a decade ago, Under Armour has grown into the leader of the performance apparel industry, creating microfiber apparel that works like nothing else on the planet. Most well known for their innovative Moisture Transport System, Under Armour apparel works for pull sweat and moisture from your body as you work, and pass it through the material where it quickly and easily evaporates. The endgame You and your clothes stay dry even when you sweat. So when you wear Under Armour, push it to the limit and watch your clothes make you better! 781b155fdc