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The Best Performance T-shirts for Men

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect tee to wear while running, cycling or doing any type of workout that can cause you to sweat, look no further. FN did some research and rounded up some of the best men’s performance T-shirts on the market. From short to long sleeved styles, we’ve selected options that are lightweight and breathable. They also offer sun protection, wick away sweat and minimize odor. A plus? Each style also comes in various colors. Ahead, consider our top picks from well-respected brands like Under Armour and Hanes to keep you cool and comfortable for hours.

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1. Vapor Apparel Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Vapor’s long-sleeve tee features PURE-tech moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool and dry, as well as M-shield technology to prevent bacteria buildup that causes foul odors. It also has UPF 50+ solar protection.

Pros: This style comes in a wide range of solid colors to choose from, as well as three different camouflage prints.

Cons: The sleeves may be a little long for some people.
 Vapor Apparel Men's UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection Performance Long Sleeve T-Shirt

 

2. Hanes X-Temp Performance T-Shirt

This short-sleeve style from Hanes features X-Temp technology, which adapts to your body temperature and wicks away sweat. It’s equipped with 40+ UPF protection.

Pros:  A ring-spun cotton blend makes this tee exceptionally soft, while a tag-free design enhances comfort. You can pick from a variety of colors. These come as a pack of two.

Cons: These may shrink.

 Hanes Men's 2 Pack X-Temp Performance T-Shirt
CREDIT: Amazon

3. Under Armour Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Under Armour’s ultra-light Tech 2.0 shirt delivers a streamlined fit. It’s also made with anti-odor technology in a soft yet durable finish.

Pros: Shoulder seams are placed strategically to avoid any irritation. This shirt is also offered in plenty of colors.

Cons: This runs slightly small.

 Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 Short Sleeve T-Shirt
CREDIT: Amazon

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