Top Women's Walking Summer Shirts

Stay cool on summer walks with a shirt that breathes and wicks away sweat so you stay dry. Modern wicking fabrics such as CoolMax make the difference. For travel or camping, these shirts dry overnight and are great to take along on a walking vacation.

Under Armour Iso-Chill Shirts and Tanks

Under Armour UA Iso-Chill Remi
Under Armour UA Iso-Chill Remi. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Under Armour makes shirts such as this short-sleeved Remi shirt in nylon spun to increase the surface area for active cooling when you sweat. It also has ArmourBlock to neutralize odor-causing bacteria and keep your shirt fresh. It is also designed to resist chlorine and salt, so it is beach and pool-ready for after your walk.

tasc Performance V-Neck Shirt

tasc Performance Street V-Neck
tasc Performance Street V-Neck. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

This soft, silky shirt is a powerhouse for wicking away sweat and keeping you cool and dry. It's made of a blend of bamboo viscose and cotton that is the up-and-coming miracle fabric. If you're tired of polyester or would rather wear natural fibers rather than fossil fuels, it's a smart switch. Another big factor is that it costs no more than other tech fabric shirts.
Review: tasc Performance V-Neck Shirt

Icebreaker - Wool for Summer

Icebreaker Tech Lite Shirt
Icebreaker Tech Lite Shirt. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

My walking buddy Nancy is one of many who swear by Icebreaker summer wool shirts for walking distances including the half marathon. The ultralight merino wool is itch-less and naturally manages moisture. Icebreaker has a variety of styles including crew neck and v-neck.

lucy activewear

lucy Endurance Singlet
lucy Endurance Singlet. lucy

lucy has a great selection of tanks, racerbacks and camis for those who dare bare their shoulders to the sun. They can also help you keep your cool indoors on the treadmill.

Under Armour Women's Perfect Pace Tee

Under Armour Perfect Pace Tee
Under Armour Perfect Pace Tee. Courtesy of

 This shirt has a great deep v-neck to keep you cool, and short sleeves to protect your shoulders. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The moisture-transport system will help keep you dry.


REI Co-op Tech Shirt
REI Co-op Tech Shirt. Wendy Bumgardner

This simple crew-neck tech shirt comes in a variety of solid and heather colors and sizes XS - XXL via REI's bargain-priced Co-Op line. The soft fabric wicks away moisture and doesn't snag. I bought the sapphire heather shirt for my Camino walk. They look great for workouts, walking tours and treks.


One More Mile Shirts

One More Mile - Almost There
One More Mile - Almost There. Wendy Bumgardner ©

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One More Mile has fun designs and slogans on shirts made of soft, sweat-wicking fabric. Unfortunately, they change slogans over time and did away with my favorite, "Walkaholic." If you see one you love, snap it up. At a recent marathon expo I spied this "I Know, I Know, I'm Almost There," which is what everybody tells you in the last mile of a race. Also seen, "I'm not slow, I'm just getting my money's worth from the entry fee," "26.2 miles - what could possibly go wrong?" It's fun just to browse and laugh.


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