Uniqlo Heatech tops......quick question

(29 Posts)
Ujjayi Tue 10-Sep-13 07:23:23

I would like to try these but cannot abide anything that is tight & polyester. Looking at the composition I am concerned these will feel bleurgh! Can any seasoned Heatech wearers give some feedback please?

KristinaM Tue 10-Sep-13 07:44:40

They are close fitting, so go up a size if you want a looser fit. They feel and look like a thin jersey t shirt

HotSoupDumpling Tue 10-Sep-13 09:25:29

They feel more like jersey than the usual cheap squeaky polyester you usually get from cheap shops. Agree with Kristina, they are designed to be fairly fitting, so go a size up. Worth a risk, as if they work for you (as ey do for me), you end up wearing them under everything!

showerhead Tue 10-Sep-13 09:31:04

M & S do similar in the exact same composition. I have both and both are great for layering and helping keep warm. They feel nice.

dexter73 Tue 10-Sep-13 09:54:53

I have loads of them! I think they feel lovely and soft. They are tight as that is how they are designed to be worn, so maybe go up a size or two if you want them looser.

BanoffeeSplitz Tue 10-Sep-13 10:08:24

They don't do that shiny, snaggable thing that cheap polyester does.
Or the sweaty underarm thing either.
I really like them.

HormonalHousewife Tue 10-Sep-13 10:10:24

Normally I wouldnt touch anything polyester with a barge pole.

But the heattech tops I really like and have 3 which I wore to death last year.

Paintyourbox Tue 10-Sep-13 10:20:18

I love them- thin and discreet for wearing under things.

I don't find them sticky or sweaty.

Ujjayi Tue 10-Sep-13 11:15:08

Ah brilliant! Thanks for all your replies. I have Reynauds and feel the cold so acutely that I am desperate to find good layers. Off to order some now smile

chanie44 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:19:25

I bought a heattech vest top which I'm wearing today under a regular top and I am impressed so far.

It isn't bulky and is really comfortable. I agree with sizing up though.

chanie44 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:20:36

I'm waiting for the heattech jeans.

foxysocks Tue 10-Sep-13 11:58:00

I am tempted to try these this year. I am an 8, but tall(ish - 5'9), and short tops riding up annoy the bejesus out of me. what size should I get - a medium?

Ujjayi Tue 10-Sep-13 12:18:49

foxysocks I've just ordered the medium. I am an 8-10 but long in the body and I have the same problem with standard length tees riding up. Based on the measurements online, I think the medium will be a good fit - not skin tight, more a neat but relaxed fit.

chanie44 Tue 10-Sep-13 12:31:40

I got the medium. I'm 5ft and the vest top comes over my bum, if that helps. It's really stretchy too, so it should move with your body, which may limit the amount of adjusting you have to do.

HotSoupDumpling Tue 10-Sep-13 13:20:34

Ujj - that's probably right - I'm 8-10 and the XS is quite tight/body con (but still comfortable) and the S is close to the skin.

hugoagogo Tue 10-Sep-13 16:28:35

Last winter sainsburys did their own version, which are cheaper but just as good, I have a mixture of the heatech and the sainsbos and they are pretty much the same-that is lovely and comfy and snuggly grin

coffeeinbed Tue 10-Sep-13 16:35:33

they feel very silky and light and lovely.
I'm wearing one now.
I have at least 8, the oldest have some bobbles, then again they are at least 6 years old.

EeyoreIsh Tue 10-Sep-13 16:40:04

I'm wearing one now. They're great. I find them long enough, I'm 5'11" and it reaches under my pregnancy bump.

they're not as warm as helly hanson or icebreaker base layers. But they're far more practical for wearing under office clothes!

hattymattie Tue 10-Sep-13 17:11:39

I'm a fan but I size up for a looser fit. I think they do size quite small but they are warm and I agree they are silky feeling and wash well.

hattymattie Tue 10-Sep-13 17:11:45

I'm a fan but I size up for a looser fit. I think they do size quite small but they are warm and I agree they are silky feeling and wash well.

hattymattie Tue 10-Sep-13 17:11:46

I'm a fan but I size up for a looser fit. I think they do size quite small but they are warm and I agree they are silky feeling and wash well.

hattymattie Tue 10-Sep-13 17:11:53

I'm a fan but I size up for a looser fit. I think they do size quite small but they are warm and I agree they are silky feeling and wash well.

hattymattie Tue 10-Sep-13 17:11:53

I'm a fan but I size up for a looser fit. I think they do size quite small but they are warm and I agree they are silky feeling and wash well.

hugoagogo Tue 10-Sep-13 17:31:12

So let me see if I have this right hatty -

you think they come up small, but they are silky and wash well? wink

CointreauVersial Tue 10-Sep-13 17:33:10

grin

Ujjayi Tue 10-Sep-13 18:16:56

Eeyoreish - I have Icebreaker layers in various weights for skiing but they are too heavy for indoors IMO, although fabulous for dog walking duty smile. Also agree that they are too sporty for wearing under dresses etc.

I am very anti polyester & acrylic so reassuring to hear that they feel nice and silky rather than that awful thick unyielding sweaty polyester. I've ordered two crew necks, a v-neck and a lace-edged camisole. Can't wait to get them.

loraflora Tue 10-Sep-13 20:00:48

I really like them and they don't make me sweaty. They are snug but unlike some thermals, I can take off the outer layer if I'm too hot and it just looks like a close-fitting top. Previously I have had thermals from M&S and although they were black, they still looked a bit Damart and the longjohns used to ride up under my trousers. The Uniqlo stuff stays in place.

Dawndonnaagain Tue 10-Sep-13 21:55:16

dh lives in these in the winter, he is disabled so can't move around to keep warm, these keep him really warm. He also has AS so is really funny about the way things feel, but loves these are they are soft, not squeaky! (His description)!

Ujjayi Wed 18-Sep-13 14:11:02

Thank you for all the helpful advice on this thread smile My new heat tech tops arrived a few days ago and they are lovely.

For those asking about sizing: I ordered a medium and they are perfect ie not shrink-wrap tight but close fitting (I am a size 8-10). Lovely and long in the body and sleeve.

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