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Our hiking and running experts take the top shirts on the trails, and in the sun, to help you find what gives the best protection and performance. Whether you are looking for a sun shirt or a running shirt, our outdoor and fitness test team has recommendations based on detailed side-by-side tests to help you find the perfect shirt for any outing.

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Best Running Shirts of 2022

Best Running Shirts of 2022

In the market for a new running shirt? Our extensive testing and comparison process will help you make up your mind and pick the best shirt for your adventures.
Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Getting ready for summer running and needing a new running shirt for all those miles you have planned? We tested 16 of the best, got into all the details, and compiled our favorites so you...
Best Sun Protection Shirts of 2022

Best Sun Protection Shirts of 2022

Finding the right UPF sun shirt can be a challenge. To help, we've picked 14 of the best options on the market and put them through rigorous hands-on testing for months.
Best Sun Protection Shirts for Women of 2022

Best Sun Protection Shirts for Women of 2022

In the market for a protective sun shirt? We took the top 17 women's sun shirts and put them through rigorous testing. From running in the high Sierra to boating in the Pacific, each was...
Best Base Layer of 2022

Best Base Layer of 2022

A solid base layer is at the core of keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable as you set out on your next great adventure. Our analysis of the best
Best Base Layer for Women of 2022

Best Base Layer for Women of 2022

Ladies, are you seeking a new base layer top? Our latest review of women's base layers features 17 of the best models available today.




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NW Alpine Spectra Review

For those athletes who cannot compromise between weight savings and durability, this technical base layer is the first of its kind to incorporate Spectra fibers to definitively solve that...
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Baleaf UPF 50 Hoody Review

This hooded sun shirt features an unbeatable price, durability, and sun protection. You really can't go wrong, though keep in mind that it doesn't have the best breathability.



Shirts Learning Center

How To Choose the Best Sun Shirt

How To Choose the Best Sun Shirt

Choosing the right sun shirt can be challenging given the array of options out there sporting UPF fabrics. Yet, the right sun shirt comes down to fit, design, breathability and a number of...
How to Choose the Right Base Layer Top

How to Choose the Right Base Layer Top

Are you ready to trade in the dimpled cotton long johns of your youth for a base layer that works? We're here to help you learn where the technology currently is and how to help you...
How to Select the Perfect Running Shirt

How to Select the Perfect Running Shirt

It is relatively easy to choose a top-quality running shirt, but there are still many factors to consider, including what you intend to use it for and what features you find necessary for...
How to Choose the Best Women's Sun Shirt

How to Choose the Best Women's Sun Shirt

Unless you're able to militantly reapply sunscreen after every 90 minutes, you need a sun shirt to protect your largest organ. But with so many options out there, which one is actually...
How to Choose Base Layers for Women

How to Choose Base Layers for Women

A long underwear top, also known as a base layer, is a versatile piece of clothing that will keep you comfortable whether you're boating, climbing, running, biking, or just hanging out on...
How to Choose the Right Women's Running Shirt

How to Choose the Right Women's Running Shirt

With such a saturated market, shopping for running apparel can be an overwhelming task. Every product claims to be the lightest, fastest, and most stylish around, leaving shoppers...

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