Hands Down, These Are The Best Sweat-Wicking Workout Clothes For Summer

June 27, 2017 by Lisa Fogarty
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Working out during the hot, humid summertime requires fitness attire that is lightweight and is made from sweat-wicking fabrics that will whisk moisture away from your skin. Here are four brands you need to know about before you hit the gym, track, or street this summer. 

Lululemon Fast & Free Crop

The Lululemon Fast & Free Crop pant is designed with the popular brand's patented quick-drying Nulux technology, which absorbs sweat super fast and keeps you moving without feeling uncomfortable. An interior waist drawcord allows you to adjust these pants to your liking, while a secret pocket in the waistband gives you the perfect place to stash your key while out for a run. These high-waisted pants even have reflective details so you won't have to worry while out for a jog late at night. 

Under Armour Fly-By Perforated Running Shorts

These breathable mesh running shorts have reflective details for late night runs, a loose, generous cut but a shaped hem for a more flattering fit, and perforated woven fabric that wicks moisture from your body in an instant. These are pretty much the perfect running shorts — all the better that they are offered in sizes 0-18. 

REI Lucy Power Train Pocket Capris

These training capri pants are stylish enough to wear out (they come in three colors and boast a side pocket, to boot) and are made from patented polyester/spandex lucy powermax moisture-wicking fabric and have 4-way stretch for optimum comfort. Thigh pockets provide a place to store small items and a wide waistband adds the perfect amount of compression. 

Ortovox Merino Fleece Light

Ortovox's Merino Fleece Light line of hoodies, jackets, and pants are ideal for summer hiking (especially in settings where temperatures will drop or are unpredictable). Each fleece item it incredibly stretchy, lightweight, comfortable, warm — but breathable. 


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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