* The best sweat-wicking shorts, leggings and shirts
* Workout clothing for men and women
* Affordable pieces that fit any personal style
Regular cotton T-shirts and shorts don’t cut it in the gym. Not only do they end up heavy with sweat (reducing your performance and comfort), but they also stink, affecting your fellow gym-goers. So instead of throwing on an old college tee or some cotton leggings, upgrade your gym attire to some high-performance sweat-wicking clothing. It’ll make you feel lighter and more energetic, while also preventing BO. Check out our favorites below, starting at just $4.
1. Augusta Sportswear Men’s Wicking T-Shirt
For most guys, a no-frills sweat-wicking T-shirt like this one from Augusta is perfect. It’s highly affordable, and it comes in a variety of colors to match your personal gym style.
2. DRIEQUIP Men’s Sleeveless Wicking Shirt
Another great sweat-wicking shirt for guys is this muscle tee from Driequip. Its streamlined sleeveless look makes it highly versatile, so you can grab it when going for a run, hitting the weight room or playing ball.
3. Under Armour Men’s Tech Mesh Shorts
Not all workout shorts are made equal. These Under Armour shorts stand out performance-wise with an impressive sweat-wicking material, ventilation and an anti-odor technology that prevents the growth of microbes.
4. Under Armour Men’s Compression Leggings
We’re huge fans of compression leggings, and this pair from Under Armour is one of the best. They increase performance in almost any kind of workout and ensure that you stay dry.
5. Mewow Women’s Yoga Leggings
Great yoga leggings don’t have to cost an arm and a leg (pun intended), as evidenced by these Mewow workout pants that cost only $8.50. They feature a comfortable contoured fit, a spandex blend construction, and compression sleeves that reduce workout-related pain.
6. Ever Fairy Sweat-Wicking Headband
Forehead sweat can be very annoying when you’re in the zone during a hard workout. Make sure your face stays dry and clean with this sweat-wicking headband for $9.
7. Tesuwel Yoga Shorts
Bike shorts might be a white-hot women’s fashion item right now (thanks to the Kardashians), but they’re also a gym wardrobe essential. If you don’t have a good pair, we recommend these because they’re well-made, affordable, and feature handy pockets for your phone and wallet.
8. Meliwoo Workout Tank Top
This streamlined workout tank top is another great sweat-wicking product to have at the ready. It comes in a handful of chic colors, and it looks flattering on almost anyone — even outside the gym.