Short Sleeve Performance Tops

The best short sleeve performance tops, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 20, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Short Sleeve Performance Top Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Banner & Oak Coyote T-shirt

True to size and washes great, the Banner and Oak women's Coyote t-shirt is a great buy! Super soft and lightweight. From time to time I get to review gear in exchange for the product. I was able to review this shirt as a result. I love this shirt for its flattering and comfortable fit. The fabric is a combination of cotton and poly which gives it nice stretch, breathability, and dries quickly. The torso of the shirt is a touch longer than other shirts I've gotten over the years which I like as… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
REI New Route Henley T-shirt

This merino/nylon blend shirt is the pleasant surprise of the season. Though advertised for casual wear, it is a fine shirt for warm weather hiking.                 A warm spring day in the foothills Being a Merino wool lover, I was looking for a casual henley style shirt for everyday wear. Seeing that it was described as having a "Merino Wool/nylon blend mesh" weave, I thought it might be a comfy shirt in warm weather, so I ordered it up. After wearing it a couple of times, I thought I… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

Patagonia's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt is a great T-shirt for backpacking, hiking, and running in warmer seasons, and even in shoulder seasons for folks with a high metabolism. It is very comfortable, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a few days. In addition, this Patagonia Capilene fabric shirt is Fair Trade Certified and meets Bluesign sustainability criteria, and is now on the top of my T-shirt pile for hiking and other activities. The lightweight construction may wear faster than heavier… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
ioMerino Ultra Tee

The Ultra Tee is a comfortable Merino wool T-shirt that’s great for hiking, running and global travel. I’ve been travelling for the last 18 months and the Ultra Tee has been a great shirt for working out on the road. My Usage Having minimal gear with me whilst travelling makes life so much easier. I like to try and stay healthy on the road and exercise regularly so I pack running shorts, my Altra Escalantes, and the Ultra Tee as my workout clothes. I throw on the Ultra Tee every couple of… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt

The Forward T-Shirt from La Sportiva is a well-made, comfortable, technical quarter zip tee for trail running and other “high-output aerobic activities.” In my year and a half of use, I’ve found it to fit well, stretch and move with my body, and not cause any chafing (the bane of my running). Its Polygiene anti-bacterial/anti-odor treatment has excelled, with still no whiff of stink, despite many hot, sweaty miles. The Forward T-Shirt is best for running in warm weather. I find it most comfortable… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Montane Dart T-Shirt

The Montane Dart is a short-sleeved, synthetic shirt that is an ideal year-round base layer (a long sleeved, quarter zip is also available). It wicks moisture away from the body very quickly, is exceptionally tailored, and protects the skin with a high UPF factor. If you’re looking to start your kit from skin out, I’d highly recommend it. (Short sleeve tee on the right, quarter zip long sleeve on the left) FIT AND COMFORT The Dart fits exactly as I would design an active base layer to fit. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rab Interval Tee

Ultralight (half the weight of a typical cotton t-shirt), highly breathable, comfortable, wicking material...keeps you cool and dry on very hot days or when you are running, training, or working hard. Dries in a flash, looks great, doesn't smell, moves with your body, and saves a lot of weight in your pack. I have three Rab Interval Tees—one in "Ebony", one in "Ink", and one in  "Evergreen", all in Medium, which is the perfect size for me. Their weights vary...one is 79g, one is 80g and the other… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo

Uber light hiking shirt. Ultralight hiking shirt does what it advertised. Very comfortable, breathes well, wears well, conforms to the body. Excellent hiking shirt for through hiker. Wicks moisture well and stays comfortable with ability to move with you, not against. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Dr.Cool Short Sleeve Cooling Shirt

Innovative material cools the user without chemicals. Moisture-wicking, circulation, and evaporation reduce the shirt's surface temperature as much as 30%. In a world filled with technology, I am always amazed when I come across a new technology that offers outdoor enthusiasts something new. The Dr. Cool Cooling Shirt is one of those products. While I have seen and tested other cooling shirts they all accomplished the feat using chemicals, what sets Dr.Cool apart from the crowd is they use Coolcores… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI New Route Henley T-shirt Short Sleeve Performance Top / Hiking
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Interval Tee
$30 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe
$56 - $75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt
$39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Montane Dart T-Shirt
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Forward T-Shirt
$26
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Icebreaker Tech T Lite
$42 - $99
Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$49 - $65
Smartwool Merino 150 Pocket Tee Base Layer Top / Short Sleeve Performance
$68 - $85
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)
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)
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)
Dr.Cool Short Sleeve Cooling Shirt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ioMerino Ultra Tee
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: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Terramar Helix Crew Tee
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Opedix BLADE-Tec 2.0 V-Neck Shirt
$125 MSRP
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
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Avalanche Wear Striker Crew
$42 MSRP
Banner & Oak Coyote T-shirt
$24 MSRP
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
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Skin 200 Crew
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Belay T Short Sleeve
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Pace Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
prAna Luna Maternity Top
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