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    31 Breathable Things That'll Help You Sweat Less While Working Out

    Give me all the workouts minus the sweat, please.

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    1. A body fusion sports bra with mesh lining at the top that'll stay put and help keep you cool during workouts.

    a model wearing the bra in blue

    Promising review: "As a spin instructor, I have worn my fair share of sports bras for intense sweat sessions. I especially like the compression feel of the Zella Body Fusion Sports Bra. It doesn't move around during workouts, and it holds its shape well after washing. I love the cropped style and the design detailing. Overall, it's a great functional and stylish bra that'll keep you supported even through intense sweat sessions." —rlp1101

    Get it from Nordstrom for $35 (available in sizes XS-Large three colors).

    2. A breathable workout shirt designed to dry super quickly so there's nothing to stop you from going on a run in the sun!


    Promising review: "I cut lawns for a living and I needed something cool to work in. I live in South Carolina and if you are from here, you already know it's thick (hot and humid). As of right now, these shirts are amazing. I wear Carhartt pants and they are thick and usually drenched in sweat. The shirt gets wet but dries fairly quickly, and if you get a breeze it sends a nice chill to the body. I'm ordering more, they just look great too!" —James

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-3XL and15 color combos).

    3. A pair of high-waisted workout shorts with a side pocket you'll actually be able to breathe and sweat in during a two-hour hike or your next yoga session.

    a customer reviewer jumping into the air while wearing the shorts in the desert

    Promising review: "These work so much better than all my other spandex shorts. I did the bend-over test before leaving the house, these are not see-through. These are also breathable, which is very important when I'm sweating for two hours straight. They dry fairly quickly as well. I want all the colors now. I will be ordering more for training." —MishMade

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-4Xl and thirty three colors).

    4. A pair of stretchy and soft workout shorts that won't stop you from breaking a sweat with barbells. They are long enough to squat deep in but still short enough to help you stay cool!

    a model wearing the shorts with a rainbow logo on the bottom next to barbells

    Out-Fit is a queer-founded company that organizes Proud Workouts Of The Day for members and guests to have a safe space to work out and be proud of who they are. Out-Fit also has an athletic apparel line and pride-related fitness gear.

    Promising review: "I bought these shorts because I love all the products from this company. These shorts are no exception. They are a great length, super comfortable, and I love the look of them. I use them for both lifting and yoga. I imagine they look great on many body types. Thank you for all your hard work. These shorts are awesome." —Scott

    Get them from Out-Fit for $59.95 (available in sizes S-XL).

    5. A long-sleeved wrap back shirt to help you stay in motion during strength workouts without clinging to your body in a super-annoying way.


    Promising review: "This fit exactly as I hoped it would. I love the open back and the strap on the back of the neck, which keeps the top from falling off my shoulders. I did a 20-minute strength workout and it didn't get in the way." —rebecca55305

    Get it from Target for $20 (available in sizes XS-XXL and three colors).

    6. A pair of Girlfriend Collective high-rise leggings made with moisture-wicking, sustainable fabric to keep sweat stains off of the daily agenda, tyvm.

    a model wearing the green leggings

    These leggings are squat-proof and ethically made of recycled water bottles, plus they have pockets!

    Get them from ModCloth for $78 (available in sizes XS-6X).

    7. A Decolonizing Fitness muscle tank to keep your arms cool and free to lift all the weights you can handle.

    Decolonizing fitness, Decolonize Fitness

    Decolonizing Fitness is a Black trans-owned business offering affirming and accessible services, webinars, workout apparell, and fitness and (virtual) personal training classes in support of trans* and gender diverse people.

    Get the muscle tank from Decolonizing Fitness for $25 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    8. A sweat-wicking crewneck perfect for indoor workouts and outdoor runs.

    a model wearing the orange crewneck shirt

    Promising review: "The material of this shirt is great for workouts and runs. It does a good job of wicking sweat and does a decent job of temperature regulation." —Sarah

    Get it from Target for $12 (available in sizes XS-XXL and 14 colors).

    9. A pair of silky smooth lightweight jogger shorts ideal for bodybuilding, running, basketball, training, and more. They are quick-drying, double-layered, and have three pockets!

    a model wearing the blue and black drawstring shorts with a phone pocket

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and ten colors)

    10. A Nike indy sports bra made entirely of moisture-wicking fabric. It also has a racerback to vent heat.

    a model wearing the sports bra in heather gray with a black band

    Reviewers say this bra runs small so you may want to size-up if you're in between sizes!

    Promising review: "I am VERY into comfort, but want support. Frustrating search. But I was very pleasantly surprised with Nike’s Indy bra. It puts the girls where I want. I remove pads the pads for personal preference. It runs small and I like that it won’t break the bank. LOVE the all-black option." —Catzmeo

    Get it from Nordstrom for $35 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).

    11. A breathable Airyterry hoodie so you can add a warm layer to cold-morning workouts without becoming too warm and drenched in your own sweat.

    yellow sweatshirt and matching shorts

    Promising review: "This hoodie really is lightweight and well-made. It truly is 'airy.' I'm looking into getting more because this one is so great!" —Emdeecee

    Get it from Madewell for $75 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and four colors).

    12. A pair of lightweight sweatpants with a rainbow stripe for jogging, biking, and hit sessions with the punching bag., Amazon

    Promising review: "These jogging pants are super cute, I ordered a medium and they fit perfectly! They are thin enough too, so no sweating in these pants." —Kristine Barton

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 14 colors).

    13. A lightweight T-shirt you'll be able to sweat into and stay dry in no matter what the day has in store for you.

    a model wearing the shirt in bright blue

    Promising review: "I got these for my grandson who works outside and sweats a great deal, winter or summer. He truly loves them, they are light and also let the body breathe." —Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $14.29+ (available in sizes XS-5XL and 45 colors).

    14. A stretchy sports bra made of water-absorbent materials that'll give you just the right amount of compression and soak up all your sweat in the weight room.


    Get it from Adidas for $40 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    15. A pair of short shorts in fun patterns used by yours truly on many skate sessions and summer hikes through the desert!

    the author wearing the banana shorts on a mountainside
    Harper Hendrickson / Via BuzzFeed

    I sweat into these *a lot* last summer and they dried super quickly while I was hiking around Joshua Tree. I also wore them swimming for the same reason! And I wore these shorts while skateboarding when it was 100+ degrees outside, they helped keep me cool and free from being soaked in my own sweat. They hold up in the wash as well, I definitely put these through the wringer and reccommend them.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 13 patterns).

    16. A seamless moisture-wicking top you'll use for running or everyday wear because this shirt is comfy as heck.

    a model wearing the seamless shirt in mint

    Promising review: "This workout top is amazing and the price is unbeatable. The shirt dried up all my sweat." —Zumi

    Get it from Target for $24 (available in sizes XS-XXL and four colors).

    17. A cooling towel that will keep its chill for *hours* and reset the chill factor every time you run it under cold weather! Slap this on your neck and carry on with your workout.

    a person wringing out a microfiber towel with water dripping out of it

    Promising review: "These are very lightweight and breathable cooling towels. I use them to cool down after running in the humidity for those days where you can’t seem to stop sweating. I soak them in cold water and put them over my neck to cool off quickly and it does the trick to cool off quickly. They are good sized, and very lightweight. Good value." —Caffeinatedkate

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A pair of mesh shorts that are basic, breathable, and ideal for all your active needs.

    a model wearing the shorts in black

    Promising review: "These are comfortable, breathable, and fantastic workout short! They're durable quality and have a nice comfort waistband." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.90+ (available in sizes XS-2X and eight colors).

    19. A pair of classic moisture-absorbing track pants to keep your legs from dripping with sweat as you exercise. Catch me wearing these or shorts on the treadmill because I hate being sweaty 😭.

    a model wearing the track pants in black

    Promising review: "Great for everyday wear. Super comfortable and just a great product." —ALB0794

    Get them from Adidas for $45 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL and 10 colors).

    20. A breathable and lightweight mesh shirt that boasts an antimicrobial finish — say goodbye to sweat and odor with this baby.

    a model wearing the golden yellow shirt
    Wear Kinaesthetic / Via Etsy

    Wear Kinaesthetic is a Black-owned activewear and athleisure company based in California.

    Get it from Wear Kinaesthetic on Etsy for $50+ (available in sizes XS-3X).

    21. A strappy yet supportive sports bra to help keep dreaded back sweat from ruining your exercise routine!


    Promising review: "This little workout bra is not only super cute on, but it actually supports a lot better than it's advertised to do. I didn't think I'd be able to wear this for a workout and bought it more for around the house. But once I got it, it became obvious I could wear it to the gym. I have run in this (and I'm a 34C), done burpees, box jumps, etc., and everything stays put with no pain. I've had a ton of compliments and two other people have ordered since. I tried one just to see how it fit and then immediately ordered two more." —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 22 styles).

    22. A pair of breathable capri leggings featuring a no-slip fit, quick-dry fabric, and flat-lock seams for chafe-free and sweat-free comfort you can count on.

    a model wearing a pair of gray capri leggings with pockets
    Super Fit Hero

    Super Fit Hero is a body-positive company that makes size-inclusive, gender-neutral activewear (that's been tested by athletes from sizes XS–5X). All of their products are ethically made in Los Angeles.

    Promising review: "This was my second pair of Superfit Hero capris and I love them! They are just the right thickness, just the right waistband height, just the right compression. As a plus-sized person, finding workout clothing that fits, is comfortable, AND performs well under pressure is rare. I would absolutely, without a doubt, purchase them again!" —Lynn D.

    Get them from Super Fit Hero for $88 available in sizes L-7XL, leggings have full-size pockets on both sides).

    23. A long-sleeved shirt with breathable fabric and UPF 50+ protection for anyone whose ideal workout is anywhere outside in the sun, please.

    a model wearing the white long-sleeved top

    Reviewers say the shirt runs small and suggest ordering a size up.

    Promising review: "We just got back from a vacation in Utah where we hiked nonstop for a week. I have never worn a long-sleeved shirt to hike in when it is warm, but this one was fantastic. Even though I packed other shirts, I kept washing this shirt in the sink, hanging it up to let it air-dry, and wearing it the next day. Unfortunately, all my pictures look like I only have one outfit, so I intend to order a couple more in different colors. It's much better than having to use sunscreen all day long." —callie2

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in sizes XS-3X and in 11 colors).

    24. An eight-pack of breathable socks that'll stay up with your sneakers, absorb moisture, and prevent blisters, according to reviewers.,

    Promising review: "I have been having a terrible problem with blisters on my heels. I play pickleball and run almost daily. The socks I had were slipping down and allowing my foot to move too much in my shoe. So far, these socks are great. The tab keeps everything covered at my heel. They are a lot thicker than the socks I previously had. They seem to absorb the moisture yet not hold it as I do tend to sweat a lot in the heat. I have a lot of stop-and-go when I play pickleball. The cushiony fabric is very comfortable." —ANGELA HICKEY

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in sizes 5-13 and 15 color combos, also available in a 16-pack).

    25. A super-absorbent plus-size sports bra you can really break a sweat in. It's made of aero knit (sweat-wicking) material to help keep you dry at all times!

    a model wearing the green sports bra with matching leggings

    Promising review: "The material absorbs really well. My previous sports bras haven’t been great when I'm breaking a sweat." —XEMI89X

    Get it from Adidas for $35 (available in sizes XS-3X).

    26. A pair of cute workout shorts made with ventilated, sustainable fabric to keep you cool as you move.

    A model in a pink confetti-print workout short that cuts off mid-thigh

    Promising review: "Breathable. First time buying any Nike product but these shorts are true to size. These shorts have a built-in type of panty, but they are still comfy and with plenty of room. I did a workout and they were very helpful in absorbing the sweat." —Desirae_Castaneda

    Get it from Nike for $35 (available in sizes XS-3X and two colors).

    27. A simple racerback top over 2,100 people have given five-star reviews, and for good reason — it's tight enough to stay in place during workouts, and made of dry-fit material for those of us who do one push up and start breaking a sweat (me).


    Promising review: "They’re made of a light-weight, dry fit material that gives a cool feeling even when I'm dripping sweat. I was half expecting this shirt to be too tight or too long based on other reviews, but I have neither issue. For three shirts this price is unbeatable. I’ll be ordering every color available in these shirts, I love them.!" —Mel

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 12 styles)

    28. A pair of stretchy tapered joggers I have my eye on for skate and lounge days 👀. They are designed to stay dry and stretch with you for a full range of motion!

    a model wearing the tapered navy joggers and stretching
    Andre H Modeste

    Damihow is a Black woman-owned brand that offers different collections of activewear pieces.

    Promising review: "Spot on. The fit and comfort was just perfect and it felt good training in this apparel. Thank you very much." —Glenn A

    Get them from Damihow for $43 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    29. A tank top with a mesh panel to help you vent like the gym beast you are when you're really getting into it.

    a model showing the back of the gray tank top with a mesh cutout in the center

    Promising review: "Cute workout top. It’s not a heavy cotton so when you sweat it dries easily. I have it in pink, white, and light purple. I have received several compliments on these shirts. I love them and certainly would buy again in more colors." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 22 colors).

    30. A three-pack of compression tops made with moisture-destroying fabric that wicks 👏 sweat 👏 away 👏 from your body where it belongs! Reviewers swear by these for stress-free exercise.

    a model wearing the compression shirt in black

    Promising review: "My wife loves these compression shirts. She doesn’t like her shirts really tight, but snug enough to keep her warm and wick sweat away while running. The sleeves and torso of the shirts are plenty long and do not ride up on her, fall, or sag open while doing yoga and running." —Spike

    Get it from Amazon for $32.96+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 15 color combos)

    31. And a six-pack of quick-drying white socks so you can build your muscles or go for long runs without sweaty feet getting in the way.

    the six-pack of white socks

    Promising review: " They are really comfortable and absorbs sweat really well. They are very well-cushioned in the heel and toes area and they really stay in place. Even after a few washes they still feel good and holding up nicely. The heel tabs are just right in helping to protect your skin from rubbing with your shoes. These are highly recommended if looking for comfortable socks." —PQ

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in sizes 5-14 and six colors).

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