Running Clothes that Fight Odors

Stay odor-free with these products

Running will not only make you sweaty, it can also leave you pretty, well, stinky. Fortunately, there are lots of new odor-fighting running apparel on the market. Although they may sound too good to be true, these running clothes do actually help keep you dry and odor-free.

Asics Favorite Men's Short Sleeve Shirt

Asics Favorite Short Sleeve Shirt
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This short sleeve shirt from Asics is made of a special polyester Hydrology fabric that draws the moisture away from your skin and evaporates it quickly, keeping you cool during your runs. It also contains mesh inserts in key sweat areas, allowing for maximum ventilation and helping to eliminate odor. An added bonus: the shirt provides permanent 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) to help prevent the sun from damaging your skin. Buy from Amazon »

Under Armour Men's HG Sleeveless Shirt

Under Armour Draft Shirt
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This Under Armour sleeveless shirt is made of HeatGear temperature-regulating fabrics, allowing for increased ventilation. The shirt also contains anti-microbial treatments, which provide permanent odor protection by reducing the growth of bacteria and mildew in the fabric. In addition to keeping you dry and odor-free, this shirt helps block UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun and also offers 360-degree reflectivity, for running in the dark. Buy from Amazon »

New Balance NBx Cocona Tee

New Balance Cocona T-shirt
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This New Balance T-shirt (available for men and women) is made from Cocona, a natural technology that utilizes charcoal (or activated carbon) derived from coconut shells. This charcoal is then combined with polyester fibers to create a garment with enhanced performance properties, including evaporative cooling, odor resistance, and added UV protection. The shirt also includes an interior media pocket to store cellular phone, MP3 player, and other items. Buy from Amazon »

Outdoor Research Via Collection Women's Sleeveless Tee

Outdoor Research Sleeveless Tshirt
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Highly wicking and extremely breathable, these cute, semi-fitted sleeveless shirts also feature UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 30+ to protect your skin from the sun. The anti-microbial finish means you can actually wear the shirt for a couple of runs before having to wash it. And with the shirt's flat-seam construction, you also don't have to worry about chafing. The shirt is also available in long-sleeve or short-sleeves. Buy from Amazon »

Champion Double Dry Women's Tank Top

Champion Double Dry Tank Top
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Made of cotton-rich material, the Champion Double Dry Women’s Tank Top ventilation system is designed to remove sweat from your body and keep you cool. The tank top also features a flexible built-in sports bra and power-mesh back panel, giving you extra support and increased breathability. Buy from Amazon »

New Balance Half-Zip Shirt

New Balance long sleeve running shirt
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This New Balance Half-Zip is not only fashionable, but it's also made of state-of-the-art X-Static fabric that helps regulate your body temperature and provides premium moisture-wicking and antimicrobial features to keep women drier and odor-free. Buy from Amazon »

Icebreaker Women's Comet Half-Zip Long Sleeve Shirt

Icebreaker Comet half zip
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Made from merino wool with a touch of Lycra, this long sleeve half zip from Icebreaker keeps you comfy and warm in the cold. One of the best features of merino wool is that, unlike other running clothes fabrics, they're odor-resistant. This shirt is also breathable and helps you stay cool once you start to warm up. I love to run in this top, but it's also great for winter sports like skiing and ice skating. They also have thumbholes, which makes for easy layering.

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