The best training shirts for men to buy in 2022

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When it comes to finding the right workout shirt, our tattered varsity tees aren’t enough. The best training shirts for men are usually made from synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon that feature BO and sweat-fighting technology to keep you dry and cool during the most strenuous workouts. Some have spandex or elastane to provide stretch for workouts that require a wide range of motion (such as burpees). And of course they all look and feel amazing.

But with the sportswear and leisure boom of the last five years, finding the right training shirt in a saturated market can be overwhelming. That is why we ask for the help of men’s healthtrainers and fitness experts, and tested over 100 workout tops (!!!) in the last two years to find the best men’s workout tops. Whether you’re looking for a tee for your long runs or a do-it-all tee for your HIIT sessions, these men’s training tops have you covered (literally).

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reign short sleeve
Rhone

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Best for outdoor workouts

Hot Shot Short Sleeve Technical T-Shirt
saxx

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best tank top

Project Rock Earn Greatness Men’s Tank Top
under armor

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best budget training shirt

Men’s Short Sleeve Tech Stretch T-Shirt
Amazon Essentials

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The most durable training shirt.

versatile shirt
Ten thousand

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reign short sleeve

  • Incredibly comfortable fit
  • Moisture-wicking features kept us dry even during intense workouts

When it comes to finding the right fit for a training shirt, you want it to feel like a second skin. Enter the Rhone Short Sleeve T-Shirt, which has a broken-in (yet still secure) fit that’s loaded with gym-friendly specs like moisture-wicking and anti-chafing fabric. Plus, it’s infused with gold (yes, really) to prevent bad odor. Take it outside? It also has a UPF50+ exterior for adequate sun protection. Reign’s feature set made it very easy for our men’s health Fitness Awards.

  • Material: Nylon, polyester, jersey
  • GoldFusion technology to combat odor.
  • UPF50+
  • moisture wicking

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Best for outdoor workouts

Hot Shot Short Sleeve Technical T-Shirt

  • Droptemp technology really works
  • excellent fit

Hot weather workouts call for cooling fabrics. Enter SAXX’s impressive Droptemp technology, which does exactly what it says on the tin and helps reduce body temperature while wicking away sweat. We also love the fit, which stays snug against your body without riding up or hindering your movement.

  • Material: Polyester and elastane
  • three way stretch
  • Cooling and moisture absorption.

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best tank top

Project Rock Earn Greatness Men’s Tank Top

  • Cotton-blend fabric is surprisingly durable
  • Wide arm holes provide additional mobility

men’s health Fitness director Ebenezer Samuel trusts this gym tank top for its cool fit. Wide arm holes provide extra mobility to help you perform pull-ups, kettlebell swings and everything in between. And we also like its graphic and motivational design, which is part of Under Armor’s recent collaboration with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

  • Material: Cotton and polyester

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best budget training shirt

Men’s Short Sleeve Tech Stretch T-Shirt

  • incredible value
  • Shirts can accommodate larger men.

A week of quality training shirts can cost you a few hundred dollars. Not so with Amazon’s in-house brand of workout shirts, which cost less than $20 each and have racked up more than 1,400 five-star reviews. Customers love its (yes) amazing value and its moisture wicking and sun protection properties. Also, reviewers say that these shirts will fit larger men.

  • Material: Polyester and elastane
  • moisture wicking
  • Double side seams

The most durable training shirt.

versatile shirt

  • Holds up after months of use
  • The fabric helps prevent irritation.

The Ten Thousand marquee jersey lives up to its name. Its anti-chafing flat seam prevents underarm irritation and silver ions prevent BO. Plus, despite the jersey’s relatively breezy fit, it’s also incredibly durable, holding up even after months of constant wear (and washes). In short, it’s a really versatile training shirt.

  • Material: 3M easy care fabric
  • anti-odor
  • moisture wicking

The best long-sleeved training shirt

Nike Dri-FIT Men’s Long-Sleeve Training Top

Long-sleeved shirts are ideal for air-conditioned gyms, but can feel swampy after an hour of training. Not so with Nike’s best-selling jersey, which has a Dri-Fit material that wicks away moisture even after multiple washes. Its snug fit makes it ideal to layer under a t-shirt or wear alone.

  • Material: Polyester
  • moisture wicking

Drysense Training Short Sleeve Top

One of the lightest jerseys we’ve tested, the Lululemon Training Jersey can still hold its own when you want to hit the pavement hard. Sweat-wicking sweat-fighting technology makes it ideal even for outdoor workouts, and it’s available in a variety of tastefully textured patterns to break up your solid-color gym gear.

  • Material: Polyester, nylon and elastane
  • moisture wicking
  • fight odors

True to its name, Proof’s signature jersey kept us dry even after the longest workouts. And while most workout tops have that slightly itchy synthetic feel, this one is as comfortable as our favorite underwear, meaning you’ll want to wear it all day, every day.

  • Material: merino wool, nylon
  • temperature regulation
  • moisture wicking

Techfit Tank Top

If you like your tank tops a little tighter, the slim fit tank top from adidas has you covered. Made with elastane for stretch, customers love how easy this shirt is to move around in. Plus, its moisture-wicking fabric will leave your underarms feeling refreshed.

  • Material: Polyester and jersey
  • moisture wicking

best for running

Van Cortlandt T-shirt

Yes, this Ivy League-inspired shirt is a stunner, but don’t let its cute looks fool you. It has a moisture-wicking mesh upper that offers maximum breathability and movement, so you can wear it during even your toughest sweat sessions. And while other training tops we tested ride up after running more than five miles, this one stays on perfectly during our long runs.

  • Material: Polyester and spandex
  • moisture wicking

For the past two years, we consulted with men’s health‘s Fitness and Style in the best training shirts for men. Experts, including our Director of Fitness Ebenezer Samuel, CSCS, and Fashion Director Ted Stafford, put countless men’s training shirts to the test for fit, support, and effectiveness. We tested them in a variety of settings, from long outdoor runs to hour-long gym workouts. We also considered the top rated men’s training shirts that had at least 100 five-star ratings from customers on trusted e-commerce websites.

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