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Short Sleeve Performance Tops

The best short sleeve performance tops, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 16, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee
$23 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe
$60 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe
$37 - $75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt
$13 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt
$19 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ibex 24 Hour Short Sleeve Crew
$80 - $88
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Top
$43
Elegear Arc-Chill Cooling Moisture Wicking Shirt
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite Short Sleeve T
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Ibex Echo T
$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)
Mountain Mama Tenaya Tee
$39 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia PFG Omni-Freeze Short Sleeve Tee
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Team Tech Shortsleeve T Shirt
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Montane Shark Ultra Tee
$80 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour T-shirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trew NuYarn Wool Pocket T
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Purple Rain Adventure Dress Hiking Skirt / Tank/Sleeveless
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ibex U-Sixty T
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face S/S Reaxion Crew
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Better Than Naked Crew
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Slag Short-Sleeve Shirt
$50 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt
$49 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Coolweave Technical Fishing Shirt, Short-Sleeve
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MPG Elite Seamless T-Shirt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Trail Flash Short Sleeve Shirt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt
$45 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Terramar Helix Crew Tee
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank Tank/Sleeveless
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour CoolSwitch Trail Short Sleeve Tee
Banner & Oak Coyote T-shirt
$24 MSRP
Banner & Oak Crescent Tee
$24 MSRP
Opedix BLADE-Tec 2.0 V-Neck Shirt
$125 MSRP
Alala Barre Seamless Tee
$65 MSRP
ioMerino Ultra Tee
Avalanche Wear Striker Crew
$42 MSRP
Dr.Cool Short Sleeve Cooling Shirt
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Columbia PFG Freezer Zero Short Sleeve
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Columbia Omni-Dry Mountain Tech Short Sleeve Tee
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Skin 200 Crew
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Belay T Short Sleeve
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Pace Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
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Recent Short Sleeve Performance Top Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Alala Barre Seamless Tee

Every woman needs workout clothes that makes them feel like they're at their best. The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is the perfect addition to any active woman's wardrobe. The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is as comfortable as it is eye-catching. This crop top is designed for bodies of all types, making it the perfect staple for anyone who likes to move their body.  Alala Barre Seamless Tee and Shorts MSRP: $65 Colors: Black, Navy, White, Red, Pink, Baby Blue The Alala Barre Seamless Tee is a great every… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Ibex 24 Hour Short Sleeve Crew

Ibex's 24 Hour all-merino wool crew has all the benefits of sustainable, natural construction paired with excellent design. The light/medium weight short-sleeve top is designed for both casual use and as a next-to-skin layer for active outdoor activities such as hiking in cold to warm temperatures. Initial testing has shown that although not ideal for hot temperatures, this crew is well suited for all other temperature ranges. The world’s opinion isn’t objective. On the outside, gear companies… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Elegear Arc-Chill Cooling Moisture Wicking Shirt

Breathable synthetic tee for general wear, exercise, hiking, etc.           As a retired fellow I pretty much live in tee shirts. I maintain an inventory of perhaps 30, out of which I tend to rotate through two or three until they rot. I've generally favored cotton, except, of course, not for backpacking. Early synthetics I have are scratchy, stinky and hot. Newer iterations are much improved. My most recent is Elegear's Arc-Chill Cooling T-Shirt, which the vendor asked if I would sample and… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt

This shirt is super flattering, comfortable, functional, and perfect for all types of physical activity throughout pregnancy. It’s long enough that it won’t ride up or expose the back or belly, and is designed to expand with you as your baby develops and grows. The fabric is flattering and wicks moisture. This product is best for physical activity in moderate temperatures, such as jogging, hiking, yardwork, Pilates, barre, etc. I would recommend it for all pregnant mothers that want to stay… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Purple Rain Adventure Dress

A Purple Rain Adventure Dress is a nearly perfect hiking garment, especially for hot, muggy, and shaded conditions such as those found on the Appalachian Trail. I wore mine continuously for my AT thru-hike. I prized it for its supreme ventilation, simplicity, functionality, durability, comfort, and quick-drying materials. The side-pockets were perfect for carrying my phone, snacks, toiletries, and a myriad of other things. I never thought I'd find a more comfortable piece of clothing than a Purple… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt

One of my recent purchases that I wish I'd bought two of them. Not sure where to start. I've used this outside, inside, all around in the past two months since the REI sale. I love it so much that I'm sure at some point my wife will ask why I am wearing it yet again. In this summer's heat it has been my go-to shirt if it's not in the laundry. The ability to shed odor has been good because I've had a couple of days of being outdoors where I didn't get to change before doing other stuff and I didn't… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Icebreaker Tech Lite Short Sleeve Crewe

This is an 87% merino wool and 13% nylon shirt. This is a good wicking shirt and light baselayer shirt. It has the feel of nylon, but also has the properties of wool, and it lasts. When these shirts came out they were said to be too light for wear and tear... It weighs 4.5 ounces. This is a technical shirt that we're discussing, a soft wool wrapped around a nylon core to wick the sweat and clammy feeling away from the skin. The antibacterial properties of wool help in relation to the body creating… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee

The Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee is an active wear, base layer made up of 87% merino wool and 13% polyester. The high wool content maximizes one of nature's greatest insulator's ability to regulate temperature, ward off the multi-day stink, and manage moisture, while the polyester content adds durability and comfort. A lightweight wool tee allows for an endless amount of uses—from a thin sun shirt on hot summer days, to an excellent next to skin layer as part of a clothing system in winter. 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