The Best Training T-Shirts
No more excuses for wearing free t-shirts or even worse, boxy poly-blends that you've parted with hard earned cash for, particularly for training when you need a high performing, sweat-wicking, odour resistant shirt. Polyester traps bacteria, when you train like a beast you'll smell like one too, so best to choose merino, cotton or technical dry-release fabrics. I tend to favour ultra-fine merino because of it's incredible temperature regulating, sweat-wicking and anti-bacterial qualities making it ideal for training. It's also great for layering with other merino garments so it can be worn all year round, keeping you cool in the heat and warm in the cold. It will also help to keep you dry, not only keeping you comfortable when sweaty but it will protect you from that cold, damp feeling when going for a run or cycle in the rain.Thankfully, there are now more t-shirts on the market that combine said fabrics, with stylish cuts and well thought through designs, meaning that you can feel comfortable and look great too. I've selected the best training t-shirts I can find. They all have slightly longer cuts so they won't ride up on the bike or when doing pull ups and such and they are slightly tapered to drape well and avoid the boxy look of cheap t-shirts. They look so good that they don't have to be worn exclusively for training, perfect investment pieces/wardrobe staple for fit, active gents. I love the simplicity of a well cut, plain, basic t-shirt - it's a wardrobe staple -  but it's great to see Rapha and Ted Baker adding some design and personality.We'd love to know what you think  -  feel free to chime in down in the comments box. What training t-shirts would you recommend?  Do you think fitness fashion is worth the investment or would you rather wear an old free t-shirt for getting sweaty in?

The Best Training T-Shirts - Merino:

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RAPHA Merino Base Layer

£55 – £65 GBP

  •  100% super fine merino.
  • Temperature regulating.
  • Highly breathable and sweat-wicking.
  • Naturally antibacterial plus odour and UV resistant.
  • Super soft feel on the skin and itch free.
  • Although designed for layering, it’s also great worn on it’s own in warmer weather.
  • Also available as a sleeveless and long-sleeve t-shirt.
  • Flatlock seams.
  • Stylish detailing.
  • Slim fit.
  • Longer line cut at the back.
  • Designed for cyclists but great for all training.
  • Available colours: Red, Blue, Black, Grey or Cream.
  • Sizing from an XXS to XL.
  • £55-£65 GBP.
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RAPHA Merino Crew Neck

£55 GBP

  •  All the benefits of Rapha’s base layers with a more relaxed fit.
  • Bold and fun striped design.
  • Useful rear pocket with ribbon enforcement.
  • Available colours: Navy/Cream, Green/Cream, Green/Black or Black/Navy.
  • Sizing from XS to XXL.
  • £55 GBP.
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