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Running Tops

The best running tops, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 24, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$49 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II Long Sleeve Performance Top
$59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms BugStopper Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Long Sleeve Zip Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$18 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe Short Sleeve Performance Top
$45 - $75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$51 - $85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Koster Sweater Long Sleeve Performance Top
$161
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart Zip-Neck Long Sleeve Performance Top
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$39
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve Long Sleeve Performance Top
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Bike Jersey Long Sleeve Performance Top
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$46 - $65
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$26
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
ExOfficio Sol Cool Crew Long Sleeve Shirt Long Sleeve Performance Top
$65
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Performance Top
$40 - $99
Outdoor Research Astroman Sun Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$67 - $89
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$38 - $85
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Scout 1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo Short Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Lightweight Sun Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$59 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Echo T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$69 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI New Route Henley T-shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top / Hiking
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asics FujiTrail Hoodie Long Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Mama Tenaya Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$39 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Champion C9 Long-Sleeve Shirt Long Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia PFG Omni-Freeze Short Sleeve Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo L/S Duo Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Ultra Stop Long Sleeve Crew Shirt Long Sleeve Performance Top
$40 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Team Tech Shortsleeve T Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Shark Ultra Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Freezer II Long Sleeve Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour T-shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trew NuYarn Wool Pocket T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex U-Sixty T Short Sleeve Performance Top
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Ultra Stop 1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Performance Top
$45 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face S/S Reaxion Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Ibex Hooded Indie Long Sleeve Performance Top
$115 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Ibex Shak Jersey Long Sleeve Performance Top
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ibex Full Zip Hooded Shak Long Sleeve Performance Top
$160 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Better Than Naked Crew Short Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Slag Short-Sleeve Shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Lana Comp Shirt LS Long Sleeve Performance Top
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Heist 1/2 Zip Hoody Long Sleeve Performance Top
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew Long Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$145 MSRP

Recent Running Top Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie

The very best long sleeve base layer out of many I've tried! I've meant to review this earlier as I have three full seasons using this shirt (actually now own three). I use this base layer summer through winter. It cheats all the important criteria of a base layer—lightweight, check; breathes well, check; dries quickly, check; AND has a hood. I use the hood all the time, in the summer to shade my neck/sides of my face and when cool to add a little warmth on the move. It utilizes a synthetic microgrid… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie

Outdoor Research’s Echo Hoodie is an ideal alternative to the grease and chemicals of sunscreen. Weighing in at 4 ounces, the Echo Hoodie provides SPF15 sun protection, with material that wicks sweat and keeps you comfortable when the sun is beating down on you. This hoodie and a ball cap completely negated my need to carry sunscreen (and bug spray) over the summer. The Echo Hoodie became my go-to shirt for all outdoor activities this summer. I hiked in it—a lot. I ran in it. I rappelled into… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Crew

The All-Paca Crew is a lightweight, medium thickness base-layer suitable for active wear or just lounging around the house during a lock-down. It is made from 100 percent Alpaca fiber. It fills my niche as a three-season hiking/sleep layer, to be paired with a t-shirt on cold mornings and with a shell when the wind or rain begins to cut. It offers a good warmth-to-weight ratio, breathability, and also a hefty resistance to odor. It closely matches the performance of similar technical base-layers… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Coyote T-shirt

I occasionally receive free products to test in exchange for reviews. With hot, humid summer days in the Midwest, choosing lighter, more breathable clothing is a must. Banner and Oak’s Coyote tee was perfect for strolling around the campground on a sunny afternoon. The graphic on the tee is what really caught my eye. Simple and nature-inspired, this shirt will be a go-to on my future camping adventures. Soft, comfy, and cool. This 60/40 cotton/polyester blend is perfect to toss on for a night… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Free Fly Bamboo Lightweight Long Sleeve

No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when it comes to cooling, but the tailoring is not up to a snuff for a garment at this price. RE: Free Fly Bamboo lightweight long sleeve shirt, the sleeves and side seams are single needle with standing selvage, basic cheap t-shirt approach. When compared to the NRS silkweight poly shirt with all double needle flat seams and angel wing shoulders, Free Fly comes up way short. No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee

The Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee is a lightweight tee-shirt, made from a comfortably soft blend of merino wool and polyester (56% merino/44% polyester). This combination makes for a shirt that breathes well, stays cool, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a day of hiking. An ideal shirt for warm weather adventures. Unfortunately, the hidden pocket isn't very practical. Conditions: I’ve worn the Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee regularly for two months,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Traveler Long-Sleeved T-shirt

It is very comfortable and soft. The graphic is high quality. Great garment! Very soft, breathes, and the image is high quality. Would definitely buy more from Banner and Oak. Loved using it around the campfire. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Traveler Long-Sleeved T-shirt

Very comfortable and soft shirt. Nice graphics and quality shirt. Unfortunately, the unisex shirt was too long in the arms and length for me. I occasionally receive outdoor gear to review and was excited to try this shirt because previous reviewers bragged about its softness. I am in 100% agreement that this shirt is super soft and by far exceeds the quality of other tees in my closet. The graphics blend into the shirt so there is no uncomfortable feel or stiffness on your back or chest and they… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Crescent Tee

It is so hard to find T-shirts with the graphics on the back! So when I saw the adorable graphic, I knew I had to have it I really love the look of this shirt. The purple shade is true to the picture and pops with my blonde hair. I’m 5’ 6’’, 175 pounds, and typically wear a XL or size 14. I ordered the XL and it fits true size. My only complaint is the arm holes are tight on me. I do have larger than average upper arms though. They did stretch out to a more comfortable fit as I wore the… Full review