A shirt with a fabric that effectively wicks away moisture to keep you cool and dry during your workout is a must. It’ll greatly enhance your comfort if you save your cotton tees, which hold onto perspiration. For more intense activities, upgrade your activewear collection. With this in mind, FN did some research and rounded up a few of the best men’s shirts on the market for breaking a sweat. Most sweat-wicking materials are synthetic, such as polyester or nylon, because they resist the penetration of water. We selected options from well-respected athletic brands such as Under Armor and more.
1. Dri-Equip Short Sleeve Running Shirt
This roomy, lightweight tee with short sleeves is made of 100% cationic polyester, which naturally draws moisture away from the body.
Pros: It's available in eight colorways that offer high visibility, including neon pink, orange and yellow. PosiCharge technology prevents the color from fading. It comes in a wide variety of sizes from XS to 4XL.
Cons: They can run a tad large.
2. Hanes Long Sleeve T-Shirt 2-Pack
The Hanes tee also consists of 100% performance polyester that won't hold onto sweat and dries fast.
Pros: You can choose from 10 colorways. Double-needle stitching throughout boosts the durability.
Cons: This one runs a bit small.
3. Under Armour Tech 2.0 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
This short-sleeve style from Under Armour features high-tech polyester that's softy, stretchy and dries rapidly.
Pros: A longer back hem gives extra coverage. It comes in over 25 colorways. The fabric also prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Cons: This one can also run big.
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