The Best Men’s Moisture Wicking Workout T-shirts for 2023

By Beau Hayhoe  |  Updated February 27, 2023

The Best Men’s Moisture Wicking Workout T-shirts for 2023
Courtesy of Ten Thousand

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). 


  • Level up your workout: Just as you wear different menswear pieces for different style situations, a great workout tee is crucial to powering your next training session.
  • Built for anything: Workout tees are lightweight yet sturdy, made to wick away sweat while also occasionally boasting anti-microbial properties.
  • Variety and versatility: There are both long-sleeve and short-sleeve workout tees available from standout brands, each made to suit your layering and performance needs.

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.

For shorts to pair with your t-shirt, view our list of the best men’s gym shorts and don’t forget to grab a pair or three of moisture wicking underwear to keep things tidy downstairs.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee


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 Versatile Shirt


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.

Vuori Strato Tech Tee


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 Clothing, 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 Reign Short-Sleeve Shirt


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.

Under Armour Tech 2.0 Short-Sleeve Shirt


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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