Best Running T‑Shirts & Vests: Summer 2022

Expert Advice on Running Clothing,Seasonal Running & Racing: What to Wear
Best Running T‑Shirts & Vests: Summer 2022

What's the difference with a running T-shirt?

There’s no doubt – a good running short-sleeve tee can change your life. It keeps you dry, fresh and chafe-free. Probably most of us have seen pictures of marathon runners with nipple bleeding marks on their T-shirt. Nope, we certainly don’t want that on our running tee! So, if you are active – you run, cycle, go to the gym etc. – you should consider a good technical top.

Check out the pick of our favourite short-sleeve running tees from the latest collection: technical, lightweight and well designed!

Anti-Chafe T-Shirts  /  Hot Weather T-Shirts  /  Race T-Shirts  /  Budget T-Shirts  /  Vests  /  FAQs

Best Running T-Shirts to Prevent Chafing

If chafing is your main problem during your run, check out our selection of chafe-free short-sleeved tees! Seamless design and soft, technical fabric protect your skin from any irritation. Get ready for the smoothest and softest run of your life!

Women's Ronhill Tech Marathon Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Tee

Made from soft recycled yarns, perfect for training or racing! Breathable, high-wicking and lightweight, versatile for all-year-round.

Men's Compressport Trail Half Zip Fitted Tee
£53.00 £70.00

Designed for the rigours of trail racing or any high-performance sport. Enjoy excellent ventilation & breathability.

Men's Adidas Adizero Speed Tee

Highly versatile, for intense multisport use, providing excellent performance and breathability in a stylish design. Primeblue certified.

Women's Ronhill Tech Marathon Tee
£25.00 £40.00

Vapourlite fabric, crafted from super-soft performance yarn, “knitted in a tube” to create a seamless piece of fabric.

Women's Compressport Performance Tee
£49.00 £60.00

Optimised thermoregulation and heat protection, designed for soft comfort and to keep away sweat.

Women's La Sportiva Catch Tee
£35.00 £45.00

This beautifully designed tee has flat-locked seams to prevent chafing against your skin. Anti-odour treatment for freshness.

Best Running Race T-Shirts

It doesn’t matter if you’re a competitive runner or you’re joining races for good fun – you still want to feel light and fast in your running gear. Check out our selection of super light and breathable tees to keep you right on track with your training and racing.

Men's Saysky Floral Combat Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Ultra Half Zip Tee
£25.00 £50.00

6 pockets around this tee for secure storage of all your key items on a long run. Elasticated, lightweight and breathable.

Men's Pressio BIO Tee

World-first in biodegradable performance apparel, crafter to keep you cool and dry during and after your workout. Bluesign® approved.

Men's La Sportiva Blitz Tee
£37.00 £50.00

Technical wicking abilities keep you dry and comfortable. Soft & lightweight with anti-odour treatment. Regular but stretchy fit.

Women's Montane Katla Tee
£32.00 £40.00

Super wicking and high performance next-to-skin layer for running, training sessions or endurance events. Flatlocked seams.

Women's Helly Hansen Active Solen Tee

Made from planet-friendly S.Café® technology – lightweight, breathable and soft. UPF 50+ makes it ideal for any outdoor activity.

Women's Brooks Sprint Free Tee
£28.00 £35.00

Featherlight and antimicrobial finish for freshness and freedom of movement. 4-way stretch mesh fabric, made with recycled bottles.
Women's Brooks Sprint Free Tee

Best Running T-Shirts for Hot Weather

Looking for the lightest and most breathable running tee for a warmer day? Check our our newest selection, and feel like you're wearing nothing! Designed to cool your skin, or with high UV protection.

Women's Pressio Bio Tee

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Chill Tec Tee

Crafted from recycled materials specifically for performance and warm weather running. Designed for maximum cooling & ventilation.

Men's Adidas Fast GFX Tee
£27.00 £35.00

Designed for hot summer days with UPF 50+ and moisture management, perfect for long sun exposure running and hiking.

Men's La Sportiva Limitless Tee

Made of quick-drying BeCool yarn with soft cotton. Great body-mapped ventilation system with odour-free treatment. Half zip.

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Chill Tec Tee
£36.00 £45.00

Stay cool while running in warm weather with this active cooling top, focussed on performance, breathability and conscious wear.

Women's La Sportiva Catch Tee
£35.00 £45.00

Flattering regular cut, perfect for warm days or trail running sessions. Seamless technology with anti-odour Polygiene® treatment.

Women's Pressio BIO Tee

World-first in biodegradable performance apparel. Chemical-free moisture-management keeps you cool & dry when it heats up.

Best Budget Running T-Shirts

Don’t want to spend a lot on your running gear? We’ve got you covered! Basic, but still technical, lightweight and breathable options for every runner.

Men's Brooks Distance Graphic Tee

Men's Brooks Distance Graphic Tee
£20.00 £30.00

Go-to layer for everyday runs with 88% recycled materials. Designed for optimal movement, soft DriLayer® fabric for wicking.

Women's Ronhill Core Tee

Relaxed-fit top with high-performance fabric – breathable and wicking. A perfect choice for every run, everyone, every day.

Women's Brooks Distance Graphic Tee
£24.00 £30.00

Want to upgrade to a versatile, comfy and breathable top? This may be your go-to layer for everyday runs. Made with recycled fabric.
Women's Adidas Adi Runner Tee

Best Running Vests

Warm temperatures call for super lightweight, breathable and high-tech vests, right? Find the lightest on our collection, so you can keep running, racing, and working out on hot days with maximum comfort, freshness, and freedom of movement.

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Men's Saysky Classic Combat Singlet

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Chill Tec Tank

Racing is made easier with this super-light and cooling vest! Made to keep you fresh on short and long runs in warm weather. Recycled materials.

Men's Brooks Atmosphere Singlet

Made with quick-drying 100% recycled materials. Great breathability. Distraction-free miles guaranteed.

Men's Adidas Fast Graphic Tank

Keep your body temperature regulated with this featherlight vest. Slim fit for a second-skin feel. Contains 50% Parley Ocean Plastic.

Women's Adidas Fast Tank

AEROREADY absorbs moisture to keep you feeling dry and confident. Reflective details light up when the sun goes down.

Women's Pressio Arahi Singlet

The EcoTech VENT is engineered with a 3D vent mesh structure which provides optimal ventilation to lower your core body temperature.

Women's Ronhill Life Balance Tank

Made with supportive and breathable fabric. Smart fit allows you to keep your phone in a centre back mobile pocket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can't I just run in a normal cotton T-shirt? 
A: Cotton material isn’t advised for any high-intensity activity because of its lack of moisture management and low breathability. Sweat is captured in it, which causes bacterial growth, a bad smell and rubbing against your skin.

Q: What is a technical fabric?
A: Material made from (usually synthetic) fibres, which are moisture-wicking, breathable and stretchy. Every year, more and more companies are starting to use recycled polyester for running gear production, which makes it a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. It's not only the content of the fabric, but the construction of the fabric that gives it technical properties.

Q: What is the best running shirt material?
A: Polyester or nylon are great for any high-intensity exercises. Some companies blend them with natural material like tencel, merino wool or linen for comfort and a cooling effect.

Q: How to care for running T-shirts?
A: We recommend washing all your technical clothes in 30 degrees, ideally with detergent designed for sportswear. Do not use any softener and remember to line dry your clothes.

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