Editors' product recommendations may earn DMARGE a commission.

24 Best Workout Shirts For Men In 2023

Keep cool while looking cool, with the best gym tops available.

24 Best Workout Shirts For Men In 2023

When it comes to choosing a new workout shirt or gym top, it’s not as easy as just going into your local sports shop, picking up a t-shirt and heading home. There are myriad factors that come into play: what fabric is it made from? how well does it fit? does it fit into your budget?

You also need to consider where you’ll be wearing said workout shirt, do you workout in the confines of a gym, or do you prefer to keep fit in the great outdoors?

You’ll also find that different gym tops are better suited to different types of workouts. Runners and cyclists will require something more breathable and durable than someone who just wants to lift heavy weights in the gym. Our preference is choosing gym brands that invest in fabric technology to fight heat and smells, like Lululemon’s Silverscent technology.

Some helpful DMARGE stories about workouts and gym clothing

Workout Shirts FAQs

What to consider when choosing gym shirts?

Choose gym shirts that are made from breathable and moisture-wicking fabric, like nylon, bamboo and spandex. This will allow air to circulate, making you feel fresh and comfortable.

How should gym shirts shirt fit?

Workout shirts should not get in the way of your movement. The fit should depend on your activity. Generally, gym shirts should be loose and comfortable, but if you are doing pilates or yoga, you need stretchy and fitted fabrics.

Can I wear a cotton shirt to the gym?

Cotton is excellent for working out as long as you blend it with other fabrics like spandex. Pure cotton tends to absorb moisture easily, leaving your shirt heavy and sticky with sweat.

You May Also Like

We don’t blame you if you haven’t taken all of this into consideration for your next shopping trip, so to make the buying process that much easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best men’s workout shirts out there, from globally recognised brands to those you may not have heard of before.

Most importantly, all of them will keep you looking your best, even with that awkward face you pull when pushing yourself to the limit.