We are going to continue our series of New Balance Underwear reviews. We also have a few more from some of the other guys that will be out over the coming weeks! The pair I have now is the Thermal Compression Mock Neck, which for me, is a departure; we haven’t done a lot of shirts. While I think shirts are very much in the scope of the site, we have not requested nor have many companies sent shirts for review.

If your town was like Atlanta this spring then it wasn’t the traditional spring you are used to. One day would be hot while the next day would be freezing.  It has been crazy!  Therefore, on one of the cold days, I decided to wear the shirt under a long sleeve shirt just to see how well it worked. I will say that despite my initial doubts, it really did keep me warm. I have worn spandex type shirts before and I felt like it sucked the heat right out of me.

This shirt not only looked good but felt good as well. I was a little worried with me being so tall that the shirt would ride up but it held its place well. Being 6’4”, it can be hard to find shirts to stay in place.  If you like to wear compression shirts for working out, I would definitely check this one out.  You can wear it with an over shirt or just wear it by itself, if you are that bold.

This isn’t something we normally review and we at UNB would love your feed back if you want to see more reviews like these!

What I liked:

  • The shirt kept me very warm!
  • It kept its place and didn’t ride up
  • Form fitting felt great all day

What I didn’t like

  • Have grey and would love to have different colors
  • I wouldn’t recommend wearing it in the summer
Fit: 4
Materials: 5
Construction: 4.5
Look: 4
Daily Wear: 4
Overall: 4.3
FIT True

These were furnished for review by New Balance.


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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