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Staying cool in the late spring and throughout the summer is tough, especially if you naturally run hot. From sweaty armpits that look worse than they feel to back sweat stains that are a complete eyesore, sweating in the warmer months is aesthetically and practically a nightmare.
The best way to successfully combat this is with breathable clothing that allows air to circulate evenly. This keeps you from sweating profusely and cools you down throughout the day, ultimately preventing you from sweating buckets.
There are a few brands that design breathable fashion essentials, specifically T-shirts expertly, but all of them pale in comparison to lululemon’s wide assortment of breathable and actually cooling T-shirts and shirts.
What I love most about lulu’s selection is that they work as advertised and last. So, you’ll have these pieces for years, and they won’t show any signs of fading, fraying or stretching after regular wash and wear.
Best of all, sizes range from XS to 5XL, making this one of the most size-inclusive ranges ever.
From the No. 1 best-selling Fundamental T-Shirt to the more elevated Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt, there are so many to choose from. Take a look at our nine favorites below.
1. Lululemon Fundamental T-Shirt, $58-$68
There are so many reasons why lululemon’s Fundamental T-Shirt has been a No. 1 best seller and customer favorite for years. In addition to being size inclusive with sizes ranging from XS to 5XL, it comes in 17 colors, has a fit that flatters any body shape and, best of all, is super soft and has abrasion-resistant and quick-drying fabric, which comes in handy in the hotter months.
2. Metal Vent Tech Short-Sleeve Shirt Updated, $78
This is one of lululemon’s newest cooling tee releases. It has a rebalanced fabric and fit that doesn’t cling to your skin when you sweat, and the elastane gives you room to stretch with the shirt bouncing right back into place. Designed for the active man, if you’re looking for the perfect workout or running tee, this is the one to buy.
3. Drysense Short-Sleeve Shirt, $78
This shirt withstands tons of sweat. It’s powered with “anti-stink technology” and doesn’t cling to your skin if you get a bit (or a lot) sweaty. Its sweat-wicking, quick-drying fabric prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. So, in essence, you won’t stink when you sweat in this tee.
4. Breathelight Mesh Hiking Shirt-Sleeve Shirt, $88
The magic’s in the name! The Breathelight Mesh Hiking Shirt-Sleeve Shirt is as lightweight as they come. It’s total comfort from start to finish, with top-quality ventilation and intentionally placed seams to prevent chafing on your shoulders when you’re wearing a backpack.
Like the other tees and shirts on this list, it’s also sweat-wicking and quick-drying.
5. Evolution Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt Pique Fabric, $88
If you’re looking for the perfect polo shirt, lulu’s Evolution Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt in Pique Fabric is the best cooling option. It keeps you comfy without restricting you. It’s made of four-way stretch fabric and is sweat-wicking and quick-drying. Its slim fit also creates a more elevated silhouette for wearing on a summer night out.
6. Evolution Oxford Polo Shirt, $88
If you want that classic polo look without the super lightweight pique fabric, the standard Evolution Oxford Polo Shirt is a must-buy. This is for the man on the move who sweats a lot but doesn’t want it to show. Also, if you’re afraid of wearing white because of your sweating habit, this polo proves it’s 100% possible!
7. Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt, $88
This is one of our favorites! Every man should own a camp collar shirt for the spring and summer months, and this relaxed option is the perfect pick. The Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt has a laid-back silhouette but is stylish enough to pair with slacks and jeans.
It’s breezy, stretchy and naturally breathable thanks to its WovenAir fabric that almost feels like you’re wearing nothing.
8. Oversized-Fit Long-Sleeve Polo Shirt, $98
Here’s another option that looks great on everyone. The Oversized-Fit Long-Sleeve Polo Shirt has a stretchy, quick-drying fabric, and its grid-like texture feels super soft on the skin.
It’s quick-drying, sweat-wicking and has four-way stretch, allowing you to move as freely as you need.
9. Lightweight Hike Short-Sleeve Overshirt, $118
Lastly, this super lightweight and breathable overshirt is another must-have you’ll be glad you bought. With this one, you’ll stay cool and dry thanks to its water-repellent fabric and large mesh underarm panels that prevent you from overheating.
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