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2023 SELF Activewear Awards: The Best Tanks, Tees, and Shirts



Available in sizes XXS to XXL. Additional sizes up to 3X available in a similar style here.

The Best Tank for Sweaty Workouts: Peloton Apparel Lite Lines Twist Front Tank 

Your go-to muscle tank style gets an updated (literal) twist with this top from the makers of that stationary bike we all bought during the pandemic. Our testers loved the lightweight material on this tank, which was sweat-wicking, stretchy, and didn’t get clingy during the sweatiest of workouts. 

Available in sizes XS to 3X.

The Perfect Tee: Definite Articles Men’s Shirt

It’s hard to go wrong with a soft, crewneck T-shirt. This short-sleeve shirt has a slightly thicker weave, so it’s perfect when temps are just starting to drop—think: that early fall run when the air is crisp and the leaves are just turning. Our testers also loved the top’s longer length, which meant it stayed put whether they were hiking, shooting hoops, or going for a jog.


Available in sizes S to XXL. Additional sizes up to 4XL available in a similar style here.

The Perfect Tee: Jungmaven Ojai Tee

If you’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight tee with the perfect neckline, look no further than this top pick from Activewear Award newcomer Jungmaven. Our judges loved the silhouette, which they said is just structured enough but still perfectly casual if you’re throwing it on with leggings for a quick workout or with a pair of shorts for a leisurely stroll. And with 17 color options, why not grab more than one?

Available in sizes XS to XXL. Additional sizes up to 3X available in a similar style here.

Best Sweat-Wicking Long Sleeve: Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Shirt 2.0 Race Length

Runners know: Lululemon’s long-sleeve tech shirts can go the distance. These tops are highly breathable, the perfect length, and stand up to wash after wash after wash. This latest iteration—complete with a seamless design and 30 colorways to pick from—builds on that foundation. Testers loved the slim fit of this top and how easy it was to take off mid-workout, which is especially useful if you’re the type of person who starts cold and warms up quickly. 

Available in sizes 0 to 20.


Best Sweat-Wicking Long Sleeve: Kitsbow Ziler 

Lightweight Merino wool will make this long-sleeve shirt a standout in your closet. Outdoorsy folks already know the magic of this fabric, which stays warm when wet, is thin enough to wear during warmer months for sun protection, and can also act as a base layer in colder temps. Testers raved about the softness and breathability of the fabric, which made it perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. 

Available in sizes XXS to 4XL.

Best Hiking Shirt: Columbia Sportswear Titan Pass Helix Quarter Zip Pullover 

What’s better than a lightweight jacket that hugs your body so well, you barely realize it’s there? Testers loved that this pullover did all of that and more—wicking sweat while still keeping them just warm enough without getting hot. This top from Columbia also features hidden thumb holes and comes in three color options. Wear it alone on your next outdoor adventure, or layer it under a heavier jacket on especially chilly days. 

Source: Self


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