Are you in need of a gift for a guy who’s into the gym or fitness or just looking for some functional workout tops for yourself? Choosing workout tops for men is no easy feat, and this becomes increasingly apparent if you’re buying it for someone else and they have held an interest in fitness for a while. Either way, with the below list you’ll uncover gift ideas that are ideal for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, Valentine’s Day or Christmas present, or simply a gift from you to you! Your gym buff buddy is bound to love something on the list.

Working out presents a number of challenges including sweaty sessions which lead to sticky clothes that you practically have to be cut out of, poor material breathability, body odour issues and clothing that’s unshapely or designed to be too tight or too loose. Fortunately, clothing manufacturers have honed in on this and made advancements with the likes of technical t-shirts which help draw sweat away from the skin for a more comfortable and dry workout.

When choosing workout t-shirts, looking out for such advancements in clothing technology can pivot you to an elevated workout performance and level of comfort too. We’ve all experienced workouts where our tops stick to us in an uncomfortable way or they restrict movement meaning you might have to take extra caution not to rip your top or even worse, abandon an exercise or workout due to the top being so uncomfortable.

These workout tops have been selected due to their favourable design properties which makes working out a more pleasant experience. Such properties include their quick-drying features, their flexible, breathable material, their anti-bacterial odour control properties and their ability to draw sweat away from the skin. Style, comfort and functionality are embedded in all of these tops, ensuring any man who wears them will never look the same way at a normal t-shirt ever again.

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Workout T-shirts for men

Men’s Notable Lightweight T-Shirt Lime Punch 

  • Available in sizes XS – XXL
  • Stylish mesh design on the shoulders for increased breathability
  • Made from 100% polyester
  • Lightweight material with built-in properties that pulls sweat away from the skin
  • Soft material with fitted shape so the t-shirt doesn’t rise up during exercise
  • Ideal for warm weather or hot workouts
  • Reflective details both enhance the style and adds an element of safety for increased visibility when out early or out late

Workout tops for men - Men's Notable Lightweight T-Shirt Lime Punch

Workout tops for men - Men's Notable Lightweight T-Shirt Lime Punch

Men’s Unifier Lightweight Ventilated T-Shirt Meteor Gravity Grey 

  • Available in sizes varying from XS – XXL
  • Tech-tee which draws sweat away from the skin
  • Built-in odour control technology which is ideal for workouts
  • Mesh fabric provided on the back for greater airflow to the skin
  • Shape of t-shirt is fitted but not restrictive to movement, so complete mobility can be achieved
  • Knit-fabric material stretches as you move
  • Made from 97% polyester and 3% elastane
  • Reflective trim for added visibility and style
  • Available in a range of colours including atlantic petrol blue and black gravity grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Unifier Lightweight Ventilated T-Shirt Meteor Gravity Grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Unifier Lightweight Ventilated T-Shirt Meteor Gravity Grey

Men’s Delineate Lightweight Polo Shirt Ebony Grey 

  • Available in sizes XS – XXXL
  • Stylish prints on chest, arm and back of shirt
  • Polo shirt is suitable for both workouts, home and work
  • Ribbed collar and cuffs with 3 button fastening at the front
  • Fast drying material so you’re never short of a top
  • Made from super soft Q-wic material which moves sweat away from the skin
  • Includes anti-bacterial odour control technology
  • Built in 3-compartment back pocket which is extremely convenient for storing small items, e.g. keys
  • Also available in trail blaze red and athletic blue colours

Workout tops for men - Men's Delineate Lightweight Polo Shirt Ebony Grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Delineate Lightweight Polo Shirt Ebony Grey

Workout printed T-shirts for men

Men’s Strife Graphic Print T-Shirt Admiral Blue Marl

  • Available in sizes from XS – XL
  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Graphics on front of the t-shirt provide a stylish look that can be worn anywhere
  • Material is breathable and soft on the skin
  • Relaxed fit and style that can be used for working out or causal wear
  • Also available in ash marl and white graphic colours

Workout tops for men - Men's Strife Graphic Print T-Shirt Admiral Blue Marl

Workout tops for men - Men's Strife Graphic Print T-Shirt Admiral Blue Marl

Lightweight workout jackets for men

Men’s Ablaze Lightweight Windshell Jacket Meteor Grey Black 

  • Available in sizes S, M and L
  • Stylish logo and multi-colour detail on the sides
  • Extremely lightweight material which shields you from the weather while you train
  • Ideal for cycling, running, walking, hiking and going to and from the gym
  • Reflective trims for increased visibility in the dark
  • Made from 100% polyester
  • Elasticated cuffs and hem for keeping the elements out
  • Also available in fluoro yellow meteor grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Ablaze Lightweight Windshell Jacket Meteor Grey Black

Workout tops for men - Men's Ablaze Lightweight Windshell Jacket Meteor Grey Black

Men’s Aptile Hooded Softshell Jacket Athletic Blue Ebony Grey 

  • Available in sizes between S – XXXL
  • Made with water-resistant material that’s also highly breathable
  • Features wind and water protection to shield you from the elements
  • Lightweight and breathable properties make this jacket ideal for exercising in changing weather
  • Grown on hood which is a fitted shape to ensure it stays in place
  • Cuffs and hems have stretch binding properties to seal out the elements
  • 2 zip pockets for storing valuables without fear of them falling out
  • Made from 94% polyester and 6% elastane
  • Available in a range of colours including ebony grey black, majolica outerspace blue, trail blaze red ebony grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Aptile Hooded Softshell Jacket Athletic Blue Ebony Grey

Workout tops for men - Men's Aptile Hooded Softshell Jacket Athletic Blue Ebony Grey

Summary

  • The type of clothing you wear during exercise can hinder or elevate your performance and comfort
  • Technical t-shirts can be beneficial to people who dislike the feeling of sweaty clothing
  • Lightweight and breathable properties in a jacket reduces the feeling of clammy clothing
  • Attributes to watch for when choosing workout clothing includes breathable material, technical clothing, stretchability, good wicking performance and having a fitted, yet unrestrictive shape

All of these workout tops are suitable for most exercises, whether it’s walking, running, cycling, hiking, gym workouts or simply for use as athleisure. With comfort in mind, you’re bound to notice a positive difference in how these workout tops perform with you, not against you. Not only will your workouts benefit from functional clothing, your comfort levels will also be enhanced. Fortunately, they all have a stylish design to them meaning you’ll be kitted out in the best of gear without having to sacrifice style.

The gift choices for people who are into working out and fitness is a never-ending list. However, choosing the right gift that’s good quality and suitable for them can be difficult. If you fancy adding to your stocking fillers or perhaps you have to buy a gift for a friend who is into fitness, why not check out this review of the Top protein shakers – great gift ideas!

Have you invested in tops designed for workouts and exercising in the past or do you just settle for normal t-shirts? What kind of properties do you look for in a workout top? What are your favourite workout tops from the list? My favourite is the Men’s Unifier Lightweight Ventilated T-Shirt Meteor Gravity Grey and the Men’s Delineate Lightweight Polo Shirt Ebony Grey. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments box below.

Sources

Dare2b. 2020. Dare2b: Ski Wear, Cycling, Clothing, Sports Clothing & Equipment | Dare2b IE. [online] Available at: https://www.dare2b.ie/ [Accessed 23 September 2020].

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6 Comments

Matt · 13/09/2020 at 4:49 PM

Hi Sharon,
Thanks for this article sharing that your best workout tops for men. I go to the gym on weekends and do street workout at home or the park nearby, so I think I can feedback on this topic.
My favorite cloth for the gym is the kind that made 100% from polyester because it does help a lot to draw sweat away from my body. But, I don’t like wearing cotton-made workout tops to the gym because it’s less effective if you compare to polyester. In this case, I think Men’s Notable Lightweight T-Shirt Lime Punch is my top choice. The color will also let the drivers see you when you jog outside, so its’ kinda hitting two birds with one stone.

Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!
Matt

    Sharon · 14/09/2020 at 8:22 PM

    Hi Matt,

    I’m glad you found some inspiration from the workout tops for men post! I love that you shared your feedback, it helps give me insight into whether the content I’m providing is relatable or not, so thanks for that. That is a great top to pick, the ability to be seen by drivers is key too.

    If there’s anything I can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Best wishes,
    Sharon

Habib · 14/09/2020 at 3:31 PM

Thank you for the great article about the workout tops for men. You have recommended some amazing tops and jacket. I personally like the Ablaze jacket. My better half will love this. Thank you for sharing your ideas and recommendation with us all.

    Sharon · 14/09/2020 at 8:23 PM

    Hi Habib,

    I’m glad you found some tops that you like from the post! That is a great choice, it looks so stylish too.

    If there’s anything I can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out!

    Best wishes,
    Sharon

Katrina · 15/09/2020 at 2:09 AM

Hi Sharon,

This is some great information! Before most of the gyms closed down in Anchorage due to COVID, my hubby would go to the gym with me to workout. After everything was shut down for some time, we ended up cancelling and now he’s just not into going back right now. But when we were going, he always complained about his shirt being soaked and sticking to him.
He often would look at the apparel at the club and try to get sweat wicking items from the sports shop so that he wouldn’t leave soaked from head to toe.
I love that you posted so many options for men!

Great article!
Katrina

    Sharon · 15/09/2020 at 8:11 PM

    Hi Katrina,

    That’s great feedback to hear! Yes, it’s a common complaint amongst people and fairly horrible to deal with during a workout. All the items I suggested in Workout tops for men should be ideal for your husband to tackle those issues that he experiences with clothing.

    Thanks for your comment and the positivity!

    Sharon

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