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Top 10 Men's Moisture-Wicking Shirts

Sweat And Heat Are No Match For These Moisture-Wicking Shirts

When you’re working out, whether indoors or outdoors, nothing feels more gratifying than sweat. In most cases, it’s proof that, one, your body is capable of cooling itself down, and two, that your effort isn’t subpar. Of course, sweat tends to increase as the weather warms up, even if you’re not hitting the weights or pounding the pavement. And although summer may be long gone, you may be thinking about adjusting your workout and all the essentials that come with it. After all, moisture-wicking material usually tops the list of exercise must-haves, no matter the season.

When brands create moisture-wicking clothing, they carefully construct pieces so that they can do two things. First, moisture-wicking fabric draws moisture, like sweat, away from the body by drawing it into tiny spaces or fibers within the fabric. Once the fabric gets hold of the moisture, it transfers from the skin side to the front side of whatever you’re wearing, where it will dry quickly and keep your skin from getting overly wet and slippery.

Nowadays, the technology behind moisture-wicking shirts has only grown. So much so that there are options for not only working out, but also for simply wearing underneath your clothes and more. Lucky for you, we hardly broke a sweat searching for the best moisture-wicking shirts for men out there.

How We Found The Best Moisture-Wicking Shirts For Men

Our proprietary algorithm identified each one of these buzz-worthy shirts by scanning a spectrum of data, including activewear reviews, expert recommendations, and social media trends. Upgrade your next workout and your wardrobe with one of the standout moisture-wicking shirts below.

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November 17, 2022

Written By:Rank & Style

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Outdoor Voices Fast Track Shortsleeve

Our Score

4.15

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Here’s a lightweight short sleeve shirt made for performance and keeping moisture to a minimum. Outdoor Voices’s proprietary moisture-wicking material, appropriately called “Sweatee,” is a blend of polyester, cotton, and spandex. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
It’s available in five colors, including the very popular “sunstone,” a sort-of burnt orange. 

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All In Motion Men's Short Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

Our Score

4.2

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
All in Motion, an in-house label from Target, is a more affordable option and has a tighter fit. The quick-drying material is also odor-resistant, and all of the shirt’s seams are flat, which adds to the overall comfort. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
The inclusive size range goes from small to 3XL. 

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Gap Gapfit Recycled Active T-Shirt

Our Score

4.25

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Gap’s eco-conscious performance shirt is made from 72% recycled polyester, as well as spandex for a relaxed, crew neck fit that's closer to the body. The moisture-wicking material also doubles as an odor repellent. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
This comes in seven different colors, including dark shades like true black and dusk navy.

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Lululemon Drysense Training Short Sleeve Shirt

Our Score

4.3

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
This Lululemon top has all the goods, including a locker loop for easy hanging at the gym, a classic fit with room in the chest and waist, and a gusset under the arms for more mobility. The moisture-wicking material is a proprietary recycled fabric that draws away sweat and odor. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
The barely-there stripe in the shirt design means it can double as an everyday shirt for the days you’re not working out.

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Old Navy Go-Dry Cool Odor-Control Core T-Shirt

Our Score

4.3

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
This moisture-wicking shirt is made from a odor-control fabric to help keep your tee fresher for longer. 

USER REVIEW
"Perfect fit, great breathable material! This is my go to brand for gym shirts!"

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Nike Legend Short Sleeve Tee

Our Score

4.45

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Just do it (sorry, we had to) and get into the relaxed fit of this popular dri-fit Nike tee. The material also odor-resistant, and shoppers particularly love the amount of room their arms get in the sleeves. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
This shirt comes in tall sizes, too.

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Vuori Tradewind Performance Tee

Our Score

4.65

Best Men's Pocket Workout T-Shirt

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT: Besides the recycled knit material, anti-chafe seams, and quick-dry benefits, this shirt also has a high UPF rating. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and refers to the amount of UV radiation a fabric shields your skin from. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: The relaxed fit and chest pocket mean this can easily transition into an everyday shirt.

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Rhone Reign Short Sleeve

Our Score

4.5

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Ease of movement is worth considering while shopping for a moisture-wicking tee, and Rhone takes that into account with many of the features in its Reign Short Sleeve. The standout ones are raglan shoulder seams, which make it easier to move your arms, four-way stretch fabric, and a stitching pattern that reduces chafing. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
The UPF rating on this shirt is an impressive 50.

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

Our Score

4.55

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
If you need many color options, look no further than Under Armour. One of its most popular moisture-wicking t-shirts is this loose-fitting, short sleeve design made with the brand’s exclusive UA tech material for quick-dry coverage. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW
You can choose from over two dozen colors.

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Vuori Strato Tech Tee

Our Score

4.9

Best Men's Workout T-Shirt Overall

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
You’ve never felt moisture-wicking material as soft as this, with its lived-in feel and relaxed fit. This Vuori tee also has a 30+ UPF rating, moisture-wicking and anti-odor technology, and four-way stretch. 

USER REVIEW
“Perfect t-shirt for anything from exercise to going out to lounging. It’s so comfortable that I can honestly wear it all day.”

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