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    Updated on Aug 2, 2020. Posted on Aug 2, 2020

    29 Pieces Of Workout Clothing That'll Help Keep You Cool In Warm Weather

    ~Don't sweat it~ if you need exercise clothes that are breathable and comfy.

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    1. Compression socks, because you want to keep leg swelling at bay and run comfortably for long periods of time. They're also made with a breathable material to prevent moisture from getting in the way of your run.

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    Promising review: "You guys I love these! I'm a runner and for the past year, I have been suffering from shin splint pain not during my 5-mile runs, but right after, so I decided to buy a couple of these and give it a try! I started to wear a pair during my runs and a pair to sleep, man did this make a huge difference! The swelling has gone down and I feel amazing! I really do recommend these for runners!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.82 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    2. A pair of high-rise bike shorts (with pockets!) that'll feel like second skin, thanks to their breathable *and* stretchy fabric. When it's way too hot to wear leggings for outdoor bodyweight or HIIT circuits, slip into these babies and a sports bra.

    Reviewer wears white tank top with pink high-rise bike shorts while posing in front of a mirror
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    Promising review: "These shorts are perfect. I trained for and completed an Ironman in these shorts. I have four pairs of them. They are great at wicking sweat, they stay in place, fit with a compression that keeps them fitted yet not uncomfortable, and the side pocket is absolutely perfect to keep your phone, ID, or snacks handy. Nothing has slid out of the side pockets." —Shannon McDougall

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizesXS—2XL, three lengths, and 35 colors).

    3. A ventilated top with moisture-wicking fabric *and* UPF 50+ protection, so you can stay cool and sunburn-free while you enjoy warm weather workouts. If your activewear is making you feel too hot, it may be time to wear more breathable pieces.


    Promising review: "I’m that person who typically can’t buy clothes online due to the fear of buying clothes that won’t fit my form. I was also nervous that the bra wouldn’t offer enough support. This tank fit me just right! It didn’t hug my torso, it’s super light and breathable, and enough support for a simple jog." —Athleta Customer

    Get it from Athleta for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS—XL and four colors).

    4. A pair of colorful, soft leggings that'll suit your outdoor yoga sessions and weekend errands. They hit your waist at the right spot and you won't be left in a puddle of sweat when the sun's out.

    Model wears bright red, green, and blue patterned sports bra with matching leggings

    Get the matching bra to complete the look.

    Promising review: "These leggings are so soft! The quality is great and they are super comfortable. I would say they are light-to-mid-weight and have been wearing them on hot summer days without issue!" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from RochellePorterDesign on Etsy for $69 (available in sizes 2XL—6XL).

    5. Anti-chafing thigh bands to wear during high-intensity exercises. These lil' helpers are made to reduce sweat and chafing, and easily slip under activewear bottoms. Raise your hand if you're done dealing with irritated thighs after jogging or running.

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    Promising review: "I just purchased the nonlace ones to wear when I run, because the seams of my shorts rub in this humid weather! These worked freaking fabulously for my run, and stayed in perfect place. They were so much cooler than compression shorts or spandex, and kept the sticky thighs away from each other!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

    And check out If You’re New To Running, Here Are 30 Things You’ll Probably Find Helpful for more workout tips.

    6. A cropped workout top, so you can hike your heart out and not feel so dang sweaty when you're in the great outdoors. With comfy armholes and a loose shape, you'll be comfortable and not have to worry about gross moisture on your nature walk.

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    Promising review: "I love this shirt. I've been taking fitness more seriously the last few months and finally got around to replacing all of my old activewear. It's just loose enough that I don't have to adjust it while I'm working out and also provides nice cleavage coverage. It's extremely soft and has good-sized arm holes." —Edith Harmony

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in sizes XS—XL and 12 colors).

    7. A moisture-wicking tee that'll keep perspiration stains at bay, because sweating too much ~is the pits.~ Slip this on whenever you go for an a.m. or p.m. bike ride to stay cool and dry.

    Reviewer takes selfie while wearing an orange moisture-wicking tee
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    Promising review: "These are perfect workout shirts. I got one in orange and one in lime green for visibility. They are super moisture-wicking during the hardest run/bike ride and look dry and fantastic even if I am soaked. They also seem nice enough to wear with a pair of jeans for a casual day out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in sizes XS—4X and 15 colors).

    8. A jaw-dropping mesh sports bra you can wear for cycling, running, and jogging. It has interlocking seams that help reduce chafing and removable cups for extra comfort, so you won't have to worry about perspiration or irritation after workouts.

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    Promising review: "This sports bra is amazing! I have ordered two different colors, the white and the pink. It's comfortable, breathable and very sexy. It stays in place even when doing high-intensity workouts!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 30B–40B and 33 colors).

    9. A lightweight jacket to keep you cool and dry when you go on solo runs, hikes, and walks. With four-way stretch and water-repellent material, you'll be comfy and not have to worry about rain getting you wet.

    Model wears white lightweight zip jacket with a hood and pockets

    Promising review: "I truly love the style of this jacket. It is light in weight and fits comfortably. My favorite features are the drawstring waistband, and it is water-repellent. The material is so soft and it is made with 80% recycled polyester. It is a great jacket that is decent for year-round wear depending on the nature of the weather." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $40 (available in sizes 1X—4X and also in black).

    10. A gorgeous bodysuit, so you can practice yoga in a green space *and* not feel too hot while flowing from pose to pose. It has material that wicks away sweat from your body and it's not see-through.

    Model wears white, blue, and pink print sleeves bodysuit with sneakers
    PRU Apparel

    Get it from PRU Apparel for $80 (available in sizes S—XL).

    11. Ventilated shorts, because your thighs will be able to breathe and stay dry while you ~be running up that road, be running up that hill~ in your neighborhood. Chafing, irritation, and redness are no match for these bottoms.

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    Promising review: "My favorite pair of shorts ever! These are my go to especially in hot weather. They let enough air flow so that way I’m not sweating in them. The pockets are so great and decently sized (I can fit my iPhone with a bulky case and no one can tell I have it) and has a string to tie your shorts so they don’t ride down." —Samantha

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS—XXL and 28 colors).

    12. A pair of sculpted leggings that'll pass the squat test, let you move comfortably, and keep sweat at bay. Yep, you *can* take your Instagram Live workout from the living room to your porch.

    Model wears navy and blue high-rise sculpted leggings with sneakers

    Promising review: "These leggings are amazing! They have side pockets that are deep enough for your phone and really convenient. They stay up and do not roll down and pass the squat test! I recommend these." —Target Customer

    Get them from Target for $32 (available in sizes 1X—4X and two colors).

    13. A short sleeve top with an open tie-back and lightweight fabric that'll make you forget about exercising in the heat. It won't stick to your skin and give you a lil' protection from the sun.

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    Promising review: "Wow, these tops absolutely blew my mind. They’re light, breathable yet provide coverage. The open back detail is very cute and I love the knotted detailing as well. I can literally wear these with any workout outfit and feel totally comfortable in it. If you’ve been debating on getting this, don’t! Totally worth every penny!" —Kaitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and nine colors).

    14. A mesh-back tank, because you can actually enjoy strength training in your backyard without feeling sweat trickling down your bod. All-way stretch and quick-dry fabric will let you get movin' sans perspiration.

    Superfit Hero

    Promising review: "I love the fit of this tank top so much. It fits in all the right places. My favorite part is how well it keeps sweat off me through the back! Highly recommended." —Superfit Hero Customer

    Get it from Superfit Hero for $45 (available in sizes S—5XL).

    If your exercise wardrobe needs a refresh, check out "28 Pieces Of Activewear From Brands You Might Not Know But Should" for more style inspo.

    15. A lightweight tee, so you can stay cool while you hike a trail. Side vents and anti-odor technology will help keep you dry (buh-bye sweat) and shield your shoulders from the sun.

    Model wears light yellow scoopneck tee with violet running shorts

    Promising review: "I love this shirt. It offers protection, but it's so light and breathable that it feels like I'm not even wearing anything. It's also flattering as well!" —Backcountry Customer

    Get it from Backcountry for $45 (available in sizes XS—XL and five colors).

    16. A pair of three-quarter length leggings that'll be part of your summer workout uniform: A breathable design and stretchy fit will keep you cool outside, even if you're ~working up a sweat~ and it's leg day.

    Model moves tire while wearing three-quarter blue workout leggings and a bra
    Free People

    Your purchase will go towards a good cause too: One percent of Free People activewear purchases support their nonprofit partner Girls Inc., which mentors girls and aims to raise awareness about body positivity.

    Promising review: "I bought a pair of these in a gray heather color a few years ago and they have become some of my favorite leggings ever. Soft and comfy for travel, and also breathable and cute for yoga or hiking. When they came back out in black I ordered them immediately and zero regrets. They are so well made and look fantastic with everything!" —Free People Customer

    Get them from Free People for $98 (available in sizes XS—L and 12 colors).

    17. A ventilated tank top to wear for high-impact and low-impact activities, so your bod won't be too sweaty. Mesh material in the back helps wick away perspiration, while a racerback-friendly shape works with multiple types of sports bras.

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    Promising review: "I bought the small and it fits perfectly. It’s long enough to wear with leggings, not too tight, and not see through. The color is bright and vibrant. The mesh back is a nice touch for airflow during my more intense workouts and cute with sports bras. I’ll be buying this in more colors." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes S—XL and 16 colors).

    18. A high-impact mesh sports bra, so your boobs can still get amazing support and not be dripping in sweat. Your chest will thank you while you're lifting weights or doing push-ups on your deck.

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    Promising review: "Got this bra yesterday wore it to bootcamp today. The fit was perfect the style was cute and comfortable. My workout was a mix of cardio and weights and this bra held everything in place. Great support!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S—5X and three colors).

    19. A sporty skirt that's made with a comfy bungee fit and is basically perfect for tennis. Temperatures may be rising on the court, but you'll look so 🔥and not be drenched in sweat.

    Model wears bright pink Nike bungee skirt with white and lime green sneakers

    Get it from Nike for $50 (available in sizes XS—3X and three colors).

    20. A comfy skort for running, golf, and other outdoor sports that'll feel super breezy and not cling to your butt or thighs.

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    Promising review: "I love the fit and comfort. The material is not sticky at all. I'm wearing it in hot muggy weather to play golf and no problems at all." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes XS—XXL and nine colors).

    21. A two-piece workout set that's ~purrfect~ and breathable for warm weather exercise. Wear this matching bra and bike shorts whenever you go for a stroll or quick run. (No layers required.)

    Reviewer wears blue leopard bra and bike shorts set while posing in front of a mirror
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    Promising review: "Probably not thick enough for squats, but great for lighter workouts and super cute! Loved where the waist hit and how far the top came down." —Jenna T.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in sizes S—XL and six colors).

    22. A cotton crop top, so you can beat the heat *and* add a pop of color to your workout outfits. It's made with a cotton material and has a cute shape that goes well with bike shorts and leggings.

    Model wears matching yellow, purple, and pink tie-dye adidas top and shorts set

    Get it from Adidas for $30 (available in sizes 1X—2X).

    23. A pair of sweat-wicking shorts that are ready for your next outdoor adventure. Slip into them before heading on a hike, going for a bike ride, or running on the beach.

    Model wears light yellow pair of Nike Tempo running shorts with white and green sneakers

    Get them from Nike for $30+ (available in sizes XS—3X and 19 colors).

    24. A mesh tank top, because you need a lil' air flow while you're on the move. With comfy arm loops and a loose shape, you'll be ready to go for a cardio session outdoors.

    Model wears yellow, gray, and white-striped mesh tank with pink leggings
    Free People

    Promising review: "I've lived in this top all summer, it's cute for working out or lounging around the house. And super flattering! Will be buying in other colors!" —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People for $58 (available in sizes XS—L and three colors).

    25. A criss-cross sports bra that ~has your back~ and will keep your boobs dry while you're cycling and running. The pads are also removable, just in case you don't want extra cushioning for your workout.

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    Promising review: "I love the design of the backs of this sports bra. I did burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks and everything stayed in place! I also appreciated not having to dislocate my shoulder trying to take the sports bra off. It came off easily without the normal struggle of high-support bras that are so tight, you sometimes have to ask for help. After my workout, I immediately bought two more in different colors." —Jessica A. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S—XXL and eight colors).

    26. A pair of board shorts, because you want to slip something over your one-piece swimsuit or bikini that won't leave you in a sweat puddle. It has an adjustable drawstring waist and a comfy shape, so you can hit up the beach without feeling sticky.

    Model wears blue and yellow printed board shorts with a black bikini top

    Promising review: "I had been wanting to get myself a pair of these shorts for literal years and finally sprung for one when they went on sale. Totally worth it. They're super comfortable, flattering, cute, and most importantly functional. I have worn them hiking and to the beach, no chaffing and really quick drying." —Backcountry Customer

    Get them from Backcountry for $55 (available in sizes XS—L and five colors).

    27. A pair of vented leggings with a breathable shape and yellow shade that screams summer. Do squats, lunges, and high knees in these pants, which won't leave you soaked post-workout.

    Model wears citrus-colored high-rise leggings with a white crop top and sneakers
    Lydia Endora

    Get it from Lydia Endora for $45 (available in sizes S—L).

    28. A pair of lightweight joggers, because sometimes you want a pair of comfy pants to wear on summer night walks. They wick away sweat and still give you a little warmth when it's breezy outside.

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    Promising review: "Love everything about these ankle pants. I don’t worry about the ankle cuffs getting entangled in exercise equipment. The fabric is very lightweight and cool, unlike other heavy, bulky sweatpants. These pants are also very stretchy and do not bind during a workout." —Caroline1

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS—5XL and 16 colors).

    29. Seamless bike shorts that are basically perfect for working out and lounging: Made from 90% recycled plastic bottles (RPET), they're designed to keep you cool, sweat-free, and they have UPF 50+ sun protection.

    Model wears black seamless Girlfriend Collective leggings with a matching black bra and white sneakers
    Girlfriend Collective

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $48 (available in sizes XS—6XL and five colors).

    You, after completing your outdoor workout for the day:

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