Best Running T‑Shirts: Summer 2020
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Best Running T‑Shirts: Summer 2020

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 short sleeve.

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

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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 On Performance Tee

Men's Ronhill Tech Marathon Tee
Black/Blue £40.00

Breathable, high-wicking, Vapourlite fabric is “knitted in a tube” to create a seamless piece of fabric.

Men's La Sportiva Blitz Tee
Green/Blue £45.00

Flatlock seam technology reduces chafing, so it's a great choice for longer runs.

Men's On Performance Tee
Blue/Black £70.00

All the seams on this tee are taped, not stitched, so it feels like you're wearing nothing.

Women's Ronhill Tech Marathon Tee
Blue/Purple £40.00

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

Women's On Performance Tee
Blue/Black £70.00

Crafted from class-leading materials to provide race-leading function where you need it.

Women's La Sportiva Catch Tee
Petrol £45.00

This beautifully designed tee has flat-locked seams prevent chafing against your skin.

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.

Women's Saysky Checker Combat Tee

Women's La Sportiva Move Tee
Petrol/Red £40.00

Lightweight, quick-drying and super breathable thanks to body mapped venting system.

Women's Compressport Trail Postural Tee 2021
Black £95.00

Optimised thermoregulation and heat protection keep you warm when it's cold and cool when it's not.

Women's Saysky Checker Combat Tee
Blue £46.00

Soft & lightweight. Technical wicking abilities keep you dry and comfortable on the run.

Men's Compressport Trail Postural Tee 2021
Black £95.00

Designed for the rigours of trail racing, to help you with fatigue management and refuelling.

Men's Montane Dragon HZ Tee
Blue/Navy £42.00

Fast-wicking Apex-Lite for superior moisture management. POLYGIENE® treatment to reduce odours.

Men's Ronhill Tech Ultra Half Zip Tee
Black/Peacoat £50.00

6 pockets around this tee for secure storage of all your key items on a long run.
Men's Ronhill Tech Ultra Half Zip 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.

Men's Saysky Tribe Combat Tee

Men's Salomon Sense Tee
White/Black £45.00

The ultra-lightweight premium fabric has plenty of stretch for lasting comfort and freedom of movement.

Men's Saysky Tribe Combat Tee
Black/White £45.00

Super lightweight fabric in black with a limited edition hand-drawn tribe print: different on each piece.

Women's On Active Flow Tee
Yellow £60.00

Quick-drying temperature-balancing fabrics. So comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing it.

Women's Ronhill Life Agile Tee
Purple/Blue £35.00

Vapourlite fabric is breathable and will wick moisture away from the body to keep you comfortable and cool.

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Engineered Tee
Blue £50.00

Airflow engineered jersey and mesh insert, so lightweight you won’t even feel it on your shoulders.

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 Adidas OTR Tee

Men's Odlo Essential Chill Tec Tee
Fluro Green £35.00

ZeroScent technology harnesses the antibacterial power of silver ions to reduce odours.

Men's Adidas OTR Tee
Blue/Navy £30.00

This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials.

Men's Ronhill Core Tee
Peacoat £22.00

High performance Vapourlite fabric: lightweight, breathable and effectively wicks moisture away.

Women's Brooks Distance Graphic Tee
Yellow/Pink £30.00

The DriLayer® fabric wicks sweat away to keep you comfortable, dry, and feeling light on your feet.

Women's Salomon Agile Tee
Blue £25.00

This super breathable top combines soft, quick-drying polyester with an open mesh construction.

Women's Odlo Run Easy Tee
Red Melange £30.00

The regular cut and polyester-elastane melange stretch-jersey equate to maximum comfort.
Women's Brooks Distance Graphic Tee

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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