Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A lot of the wearers admire the lightweight construction of the Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail.
  • The shoe is highly durable, according to many. 
  • Several commend the shoe because it does not require a long break-in period.
  • It is super grippy, remarked a few users. 
  • Some runners say that the shoe is very comfortable. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • One purchaser expressed that the shoe felt too tight. 
  • A particular customer has a concern regarding the durability of the shoe’s toe cap

Bottom line

The Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail is an ideal pair for runners who are looking for a good blend of flexibility and cushioning. Packed with technical features meant to deliver a highly durable and shock-absorbing running experience, the Charged Bandit Trail will truly allow you to conquer the trails. 

Facts

- The Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail is a shoe that’s designed to perform on any rugged trail. To withstand any terrain, the shoe features a high-abrasion rubber outsole that provides durability and protection. 

- Although there have been some updates on the shoe, there were still some elements that were continued from the shoe’s predecessor. The midsole of the shoe still employs a dual-layer Charged Cushioning® midsole technology that allows runners to have a comfortable ride with sufficient support.  

- The Charged Bandit Trail still utilizes an engineered mesh upper material that enhances the flexibility and ventilation of this lightweight shoe. This keeps the foot feeling fresh after a long-distance run.

The Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail is available in standard sizing measurements for both men and women. You can purchase a pair of these trail running shoes in your usual size preference. 

For a snug and secure fit around the shoe, the Charged Bandit Trail utilizes engineered mesh upper. For an adjustable fit, a traditional lace-up closure system is employed. The padded collar and tongue of the shoe also contribute to its security. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films are strategically placed on the upper for added stability and support. 

The Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail utilizes high-abrasion rubber outsole for enhanced durability and improved ground traction on different terrains.

Anatomically placed flex grooves, which can also be found in the Merrell Trail Glove 5, offer flexibility in key areas.

The dual-layer Charged Cushioning® midsole of the Charged Bandit Trail increases the energy return of the shoe by boosting its shock absorption qualities. This midsole technology is firmer below the heel and softer below the forefoot for a maximized combination of support and comfort. 

A high rebound ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) sockliner is utilized for a comfortable and responsive ride. This EVA sockliner is also cushioned to deliver more comfort.

An engineered two-toned mesh upper construction permits the lightweight feel of the Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail. This upper material enhances the ventilation inside the shoe which prevents and eliminates foot fatigue. This also imparts flexibility to the shoe which promotes unrestricted foot movement and is also supplied to other running shoes

TPU films are strategically placed in key areas of the shoe for structural support, durability, and protection. 

The Charged Bandit Trail employs a traditional lace-up closure system that works closely with the synthetic materials of the shoe to provide a snug fit and security. 

The shoe is furnished with a padded tongue and collar to boost comfort. The shoe also features a soft fabric lining for added comfort. 

Molded Comfort Collar locks are found in the heel of the shoe for a soft and plush feel when running. 

To aid visibility during low-light runs, reflective details are embellished on the upper.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com