Yesterday Under Armour unveiled the spacesuits it has designed to be worn by passengers of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s commercial airline that will start sending people into space next year. The high-tech blue outfits took two years to create and incorporate extant Under Armour technologies such as textiles that help regulate temperature and allow for ease of movement. The outfits also include matching lightweight boots inspired by race-car drivers’ shoes.
ABOUT UNDER ARMOUR :
Under Armour, Inc. is an American company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel.
Under Armour’s global headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland with additional offices located in Amsterdam (European headquarters), Austin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Munich, New York City, Panama City (international headquarters), Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, São Paulo, Santiago, Seoul, Shanghai (Greater Chinese headquarters), and Toronto.
Under Armour announced an addition to their ColdGear product line, called Infrared, that was released in 2013. This line claims to dissipate and re-circulate heat around the wearer’s body using ceramic powder. This was purportedly designed so that the wearer’s heat signature will not be picked up. Under Armour also had released a product with scent control technology in 2012 titled, “Under Armour Scent Control“. This line claims to be designed so that the wearer’s scent cannot be detected.
Under Armour is inventing a new type of shirt called “Coldblack,” which is designed to reflect heat and keep athletes cool in the sun. Under Armour has come out with new styles for football uniforms. In October 2012, Under Armour created “The Wounded Warrior” project for football uniforms. The University of Hawaii and Boston College wore the star studded cleats and the American striped jerseys. They were revealed when Boston College played Maryland on October 27, 2012, also when Hawaii played UNLV on November 24, 2012.
The company produces the Speedform shoe in a Chinese bra factory. It has no insole and little stitching. Shoes are Under Armour’s fastest growing product line, growing 31% from 2011 to $239 million in sales in 2012.
In 2018, Under Armour launched two new pairs of connected running shoes at CES. Inside each shoe is a Bluetooth module, accelerator and gyroscope.