BALTIMORE, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Under Armour, the innovator of "second
skin" design in micro-fiber high performance apparel for athletes, today
announced it is unveiling the company's Web site ( www.underarmour.com )
featuring its full-line of products accompanied by "hard-hitting" animation
"We're the leader in providing high performance gear for today's athlete,"
Kevin Plank, founder and president said. "Our web site personifies the Under
Armour brand -- dynamic, leading edge and built for impact. We appeal to the
athlete who is looking to maximize their game. Our shirts and shorts look,
feel and perform unlike any others on the market today."
The Web site features the company's full line of products, real time
customer service, dealer locator, and catalog shopping capabilities, among
others. Under Armour will also be utilizing the site for on-going new product
introduction and innovations.
Under Armour products combine micro-fiber technology and design, better
known as "second skin" -- a system that provides a tight fit without
restricting movement. In addition, once an athlete's body temperature rises
and begins to sweat, fabric in Under Armour products pull the moisture away
from the skin to the surface where it "beads" through and runs off the body.
Under Armour products include five classifications that have application
across all sports, regardless of conditions. Products including Heat Gear,
Loose Gear, All Season Gear, Turf Gear, Cold Gear and Street Gear.
"Cotton t-shirts can absorb up to 3 lbs. of water during a game or a
workout," Plank said. "When you work out, you are going to sweat. Our
products weigh less than 6 to 8 ounces, fully saturated. Our micro-fiber
technology and fabrics are designed to not hold moisture and, in turn, not
weigh you down. When a game can be decided by inches, the less you have
weighing you down, the more likely you are to succeed."
Plank says that Under Armour, a company directed by former athletes,
continuously looks for ways to improve on fabric and technology to enhance
"From the gridiron to the court, Under Armour will continue to provide
athletes with the gear to succeed in their performance," Plank said. "We
pride ourselves in our ability to understand and deliver on what our customers
are looking for. The Under Armour team is close enough to the game to know
what the needs are."
In addition to the development of a new, state-of-the-art web site, the
company currently outfits a combined 100 NFL, MLB and Division 1-A college
football teams. Under Armour spokespersons include such well-known athletes
as: Zach Thomas, linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Jake "The Snake" Plummer,
quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, Tony Boselli, offensive tackle for the
Jacksonville Jaguars, Eric Karros, first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers,
Mike Ammann, goalie for MLS New York/New Jersey Metrostars, National Lacrosse
League great, Gary Gait and Ron Hornaday, NASCAR Busch Series driver, among
other world-class professional and amateur athletes. In addition, Under
Armour is a primary sponsor of the NFL's sister league, the NFL Europe League,
and its products were featured in the recent hit movie, "Any Given Sunday."
Established in 1996, Under Armour was founded by Plank, a former football
player at the University of Maryland. Based in Baltimore, the company is
actively involved in helping outfit professional and amateur athletes
throughout the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan. In addition to its
Web site ( www.underarmour.com ), Under Armour products are available at
retail outlets including: Hibbett Sports, Galyan's Trading Company,
Gart Sports/Sport Mart, Shenk & Tittle, Chick's Sporting Goods, Sport Chalet,
among other independent sporting good stores nationwide. Individuals may
request a catalog by calling 888-427-6687.
SOURCE Under Armour