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Top 10 Tees, Tops and Shirts for Exercise


Updated June 15, 2007

Guide picks of the best high performance tops for athletes. What to wear to keep you dry and comfortable while working up a sweat.

1. Patagonia Capilene Tee

Capilene is the ideal layering material. Great for moderate aerobic activity in cool weather or as a base layer under a fleece for activity in foul-weather. Choose short or long sleeves depending upon you activity.
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2. Coolmax T-Shirts

CoolMax® high performance fabric offers year round comfort and breathability, even during your most strenuous work-outs. Silky soft polyester that dries five times faster than cotton, so your skin stays dry and happy. Does not pill. The best fabric to have next to your skin, whether it's layered or worn alone.
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3. The North Face VaporWick Tee

Product Description: Wicks moisture to keep you dry during aerobic activity. This 100 percent polyester tee is quick drying and comfortable with a relaxed fit. And unlike a lot of the poly tech layers you'll find on the market, it launders easily--and that mean's low maintenance, a welcome addition to anyone's life.
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4. The North Face El Cap Shirt

A versatile moisture wicking base layer.keeps you warm by moving moisture, think sweat, away from your skin where it can evaporate without making you cold. the El Cap is cut with a generous fit so you won't feel self-conscious taking off your jacket during après ski festivities. Underarm gussets prevent binding and increase your range of motion.
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5. Women's Hind Sports Tops

The new style of the Hind Women's tops not only look great, but are made from superior Hydrator fabric for great performance.
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6. Hot Chillys Base Layers

A variety of styles and colors to choose from, but all Hot Chillys are designed to keep you warm and dry during cold weather activity.
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7. Marmot Midweight Tops

Anti-microbial fabric reduces odors while the DriClime® bi-component waffle knit fabric keeps you warm and comfortable. Ideal innerwear for almost any outdoor activity it is shaped fit reduces fabric bulk
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8. Columbia Sportswear

The Columbia® 2 Layer top features Columbia's® proprietary EC2® Qwik-Dri™ Comfort Control Technology which provides moisture management and thermal regulation with anti-microbial process.
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9. Long Underwear

Performance wear for winter.
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10. Gore Tex Jackets

The best piece of outwear for active pursuits is a gore tex jacket. Water proof and breathable, there is nothing better for activity in wet weather.
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