Let’s face it: When you hit the trail, hit the gym or hit the streets to ground out some miles, you’re going to sweat–especially in the summer months. Make things a little easier on yourself with one of the best moisture-wicking T-shirts–a little technology goes a long way, after all. A moisture-wicking T-shirt is the ultimate upgrade over your standard cotton tee (heck, it’s why a sportswear giant like Under Armour was founded, for instance).
The best moisture-wicking T-shirts absorb sweat and funk, and some are even anti-microbial (more on one of those options in just a second). They’re also closer-fitting to the body than a standard T-shirt, so they can be rocked as a base layer underneath a technical jacket, or worn all on their own.
They come in long-sleeve and short-sleeve varieties, but short sleeves are going to provide the most comfort in the heat. Without further ado: Before your next workout, equip yourself with our favorite picks for the best moisture-wicking T-shirts.
From the good folks at Huckberry’s in-house brand Proof comes one of the best moisture-wicking T-shirts on the market. The 72-Hour Merino Tee really has been put through its paces across 72 hours, thanks to Huckberry’s go-anywhere team, and it only gets better from there: Merino is anti-microbial (like we alluded to earlier), and it also is designed to prevent odor and funk. It could be your new favorite T-shirt even for off-duty wear (provided you snag more than one).
Ten Thousand relies on athletes to rigorously test each of its product launches, and the Versatile Shirt might be the best of the bunch. It’s aptly named and, again, rigorously tested, made with a blend of polyester and spandex and then treated with silver ions to fight odor. It’s got just about all the bells and whistles you could ever hope for in a T-shirt, complete with anti-abrasion technology and some seriously hard-wearing specs.
Remember what we said about the best moisture-wicking T-shirts serving as a major upgrade from your standard T-shirt? That’s the idea behind the Strato Tech Tee from Vuori, which goes above and beyond in just about every way possible. To wit: The moisture-wicking performance knit fabric is also souped up with UPF30+ technology for extra protection from the elements.
Rhone is another brand that’s dialed in the perfect mix of performance and comfort in a moisture-wicking tee, using raglan sleeve stitching for maximum ease of movement (among other top-notch features). Helpfully, they’ve also incorporated GoldFusion technology to fight odor, and UPF50+ technology also fights back against the elements. Take your pick from a range of colors to suit every style, too.
Here it is: The moisture-wicking T-shirt that truly changed the game decades ago. Under Armour’s tees are known for their durability and reliability in extreme conditions, and this option is no different. The UA Tech fabric is touted for a natural finish and feel, and its moisture-wicking qualities are nearly second to none (aside from our other picks, of course).
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