Hey, Camp Folks!
At Everything Summer Camp, we strive to provide our customers with only the best selection in camping gear. Shop superior quality from trusted brand names like Speedo, Burt’s Bees, and Smartwool on our eclectic online store. And we just recently made an exciting addition to our excellent brands we offer! Now find Under Armour products on our shop.
Founder of Under Armour, Kevin Plank was a former special teams captain when he played for University of Maryland. He took an idea that he initially had on the football field one day and turned it into a revolutionary industry that would forever-change the clothing that athletes wore!
Back in his playing days, Plank hated having to change his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again during two-a-days—that is, when a team or individual player trains twice at two different times throughout a single day. He wanted performance wear that would see him through his games, his practices, and his workouts.
Determined to find a solution, he eventually decided to set out to create his own. He embarked on massive research and discovered the athletic benefits of synthetic fabrics. And, from there, he designed a T-shirt that he engineered with moisture-wicking performance fibers. The shirt was made to keep athletes cool, dry, and light in the most brutally hot conditions.
It was the first HeatGear® Tee. By the time he turned 23, he had unofficially launched his new company which he appropriately named Under Armour. The business may have operated from out of his grandmother’s basement and he may have traveled the East Coast, selling his T-Shirts from the trunk of his car, but he knew he had started something big.
After his first year, Kevin generated $17,000 in sales! The next year, he went to work developing his next invention—ColdGear® fabric to keep athletes warm and dry and light. Soon after, he came out with his AllSeasonGear® clothing line. By the time he was 25, Kevin moved into new headquarters and warehouse (a step up from his grandmother’s basement).
Kevin Plank recognized a problem and when he couldn’t find a solution—he created one. Through hard work and a good amount of determination, Kevin took his desires and made a difference in the comfort that athletes can dress in during their performances. Check out our wide selection of quality clothing and other camping gear from Under Armour right here. And, as always, thanks for reading!