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Best Women's Running Shirts 2020

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The best women’s running shirts let you run comfortably no matter the weather.

Quick-drying fabrics, smooth seams and lightweight performance are all features you should look for when trying to find the right women’s running shirts for your workout. Brands like New Balance, On, Nike and rabbit all design stellar short- and long-sleeve running shirts, so you can find the perfect one for you.

Whether you’re looking for short sleeves for hot weather or a long-sleeve version to layer for chilly run, these are the best women’s running shirts you can find:

[This article is part of the Best Running Clothes 2020 Buyer’s Guide.]

    New Balance Relentless Crew

    The women’s New Balance Relentless Crew is an upgraded version of your favorite basic cotton T-shirt.

    New Balance spun the Relentless Crew from a 60 percent cotton-40 percent polyester blend, which gives it the best of both fibers. The blend is soft and smooth against your skin, but it wicks sweat and dries out quickly, so you can run comfortably when the mercury rises.

    The comfortable crew neck gives you more coverage against the sun, and the athletic fit is relaxed enough for a full range of motion but trimmed to corral excess fabric.

    ASICS Dorai Short Sleeve

    The easy going women’s ASICS Dorai Short Sleeve won’t cling to your body thanks to its blended fabric.

    ASICS used a polyester fabric with a touch of spandex to ensure the Dorai mops up sweat and dries out in a snap. The spandex adds the perfect amount of stretch to let you move naturally.

    With a crew cut neckline and relaxed fit through the torso, the women’s ASICS Dorai is a comfortable women’s running shirt that meets the demands of a variety of workouts.

    rabbit EZ Tee Short Sleeve

    Classic T-shirt styling and premium fabric make the women’s rabbit EZ Tee Short Sleeve one of the best women’s running shirts around.

    Rabbit cut the women’s EZ Tee from its Quick N’ Fit fabric. The soft and stretchy material is a mix of 94 percent polyester and 6 percent spandex, so it wicks sweat and dries fast.

    Designers tailored the fit to keep boxiness at bay without being skin-tight, making the shirt drape comfortably over your body. The easy fit and buttery fabric make the women’s rabbit EZ Tee Short Sleeve an easy choice when you’re planning your next run.

    For the same performance with more protection, check out the rabbit EZ Tee Long Sleeve.

    On Active-T Breathe

    Temperatures soaring? Reach for the women’s On Active-T Breathe.

    On used a lyocell-blend fabric to give the Active-T Breathe the perfect combo of hot-weather running properties: sweat-wicking, quick-drying and feathery weight. It’s also smooth against skin for a premium feel.

    The Active-T Breathe has a semi-fitted cut. It drapes close to your body in the front, but a clever cutout in the back keeps the shirt airy and flowy to keep you cool.

    Vuori Lux Performance Tee

    Lightweight, silky and boxy. The Vuori Lux Performance Tee gives you the comfortable, slightly boxy fit you love with the performance benefits of technical fabric.

    The polyester-elastane blend fabric is super soft and stretchy, and it soaks up sweat and dries out quickly. Plus, it gives you a touch of UPF protection to shield your skin from the sun’s rays.

    Vuori tailored the Lux Performance Tee for a streamlined fit through the shoulders, while the torso is more relaxed. Tie a knot in the bottom to tighten the fit or wear it as-is for a free and flowy fit.

    Nike Legend Long Sleeve

    The women’s Nike Legend Long Sleeve make quick work of sweat thanks to Nike’s Dri-FIT technology.

    Nike’s 100 percent polyester Dri-FIT fabric wicks sweat away from your skin to keep you dry, and it breathes easily to vent excess heat and moisture. The ultralight shirt is cut for a relaxed fit to give you a natural, flowing feel without wrapping you in unnecessary fabric.

    With long-sleeve protection that layers easily on cold days but keeps you cool in warm weather, the women’s Nike Legend Long Sleeve is one of the best running shirts for women.

    Brooks Distance Long Sleeve

    The Brooks Distance Long Sleeve is simple, comfortable and effective, making it one of the best women’s running shirts you can buy.

    The defining feature of the women’s Distance Long Sleeve is Brooks’ DriLayer fabric. Designers cut the shirt from the recycled polyester-lyocell blend fabric for superior sweat-wicking and drying capabilities.

    A V-shaped cutout on the back neckline helps keep you cool by allowing more air to move through the shirt, and the just-right amount of flow will never restrict your natural movement. Long sleeves help keep the sun off your skin on clear days and add another layer of protection against icy winds in the winter.

    Mizuno Breath Thermo Long Sleeve

    Don’t let winter weather stop you from running.

    Mizuno designed the Breath Long Sleeve running shirt to keep you warm in chilly temps. To do that, designers used Mizuno’s Breath fabric technology that traps escaping body vapor to generate heat.

    The four-way stretch fabric moves with you, and an athletic cut keeps excess material from getting in your way. With moisture-wicking properties that help keep you dry when you start sweating, the women’s Mizuno Breath Thermo Long Sleeve will give you an extra layer of protection against winter’s worst.

    How We Picked the Best Women’s Running Shirts

    The best women’s running shirts for you comes down to personal preferences. Fit, features and style all play a role in finding the right one. But there are things that set some shirts apart from the rest.

    We picked the best running shirts for women based on a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, details and our own top-sellers lists. With all of that in mind, we picked women’s running shirts that lived up to our own personal (and professional) expectations.

    Standing Behind Our Picks

    We’re confident this gear is some of the best you’ll find, but we don’t want you to get stuck with running shoes or apparel that don’t work for you. That’s why we offer our Happy Fit Guarantee.

    Our return policy means you have 60 days to put your gear to work. Wear it, run in it, wash it. If you’re not satisfied with the way it looks, fits or performs, we’ll take it back within 60 days and give you a full refund.

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