The Best Performance T-shirts for Women

Having the right activewear for whatever you’re into, whether it’s yoga, spin class or hiking, is crucial. To ensure you find a workout top that will keep you comfortable and dry, FN rounded up some of the best styles for women on the market. Instead of throwing on a regular cotton tee that doesn’t offer much in the way of ventilation, consider our top picks made with moisture-wicking polyester. From short to long sleeved styles, they’re all lightweight and come in range of colors. There’s even an option here complete with UV protection, making it a perfect pick for those who like to exercise outdoors.

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1. Opna Short Sleeve Athletic Shirt

This polyester tee is lightweight and roomy without being too baggy.

Pros: It’s also made with PosiCharge technology, which helps wick away sweat and evaporate moisture from your body fast so you stay cool and dry. Sizes range from XS to 4XL. This top is available in 15 colors, including different several shades of pink.

Cons: This runs slightly big.
 Opna Women's Short Sleeve Moisture Wicking Athletic Shirt

2. Hanes Sport Cool DRI Performance V-Neck Tee

Hanes’ jersey knit T-shirt wicks away moisture, and has a 50+ UPF rating that shields against harmful ultraviolet rays.

Pros: Double-needle stitching in the neck, sleeves and bottom hem enhance durability. This style is also offered in a bold lime green hue, neon pink and more bright colors.

Cons: It’s on the longer side.

 Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance V-Neck Tee
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3. Baleaf Outdoor Performance Shirt

This shirt is equipped with UPF 50+ fabric. Raglan sleeves, flatseam construction and a tag-free design offer a comfortable, chafe-free fit.

Pros: This style offers short-sleeve and long-sleeve options. It also comes in over 10 colorways to pick from. 

Cons: This can run a tad small.

 BALEAF Women's UPF 50+ Sun Protection T-Shirt Long/Short Sleeve Outdoor Performance
CREDIT: Amazon
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