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Cheap gym shirts w/ certain materials

Post by PlayingLife » Wed May 24, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi BH's,

Anyone have recommendations for where I can buy relatively cheap gym shirts that hold up and are 100% cotton, or another material that does not easily shrink or stick to my skin (no polyester, for example)? I have some shirts that are way to thin and cling to me, and some that seem to absorb water way faster than cotton.

Online recommendations preferred, but in-store is fine too. Thanks!

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Post by TomatoTomahto » Wed May 24, 2017 5:35 pm

I use UnderArmor HeatGear year round.

ETA: I don't know if they qualify as cheap.

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Post by unclescrooge » Wed May 24, 2017 7:30 pm

costco

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Post by supalong52 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:36 pm

This is not really cheap, but I like Icebreakers ultra light merino wool shirts. You can find them on sale for about $40.

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Post by RoadHouseFan » Wed May 24, 2017 7:45 pm

Jorts

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Post by RRAAYY3 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:52 pm

winter: hoodie and sweatpants
summer: tank top and sweatpants

I can't stand this neon clad superhero wannabe "Swag" I see at the gym nowadays ...

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Post by black jack » Wed May 24, 2017 10:44 pm

Champion C9 stuff at Target.

Similar synthetic stuff at Walmart.

I bike and run in the humid mid-Atlantic; this stuff has never felt clingy, except after I jumped in the pool wearing it.

I can't imagine extended exercise in the summer wearing cotton; talk about clingy.
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Post by Rupert » Thu May 25, 2017 6:16 am

I find the Nike Dryfit material to be most comfortable for hard workouts. It's light and doesn't cling. I buy it on sale at sporting goods stores and sometimes find it dirt cheap at Marshalls or TJMaxx.

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Post by ddurrett896 » Thu May 25, 2017 8:13 am

PlayingLife wrote: Online recommendations preferred, but in-store is fine too. Thanks!
The brand GILDAN has been excellent for me. I have gym shirts and tanktops that I've worn 1x per week for years and they still fit the same and haven't faded. Check them out on Amazon ~$7.

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Post by friar1610 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:25 pm

black jack wrote:Champion C9 stuff at Target.

I can't imagine extended exercise in the summer wearing cotton; talk about clingy.
+1 for C9
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Post by JPH » Thu May 25, 2017 3:31 pm

If you really like cotton or could accept a 50/50 blend, then Hobby Lobby sells very inexpensive T-shirts. About $4.99 if I recall correctly. They are very plain with no pocket.
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Post by MDfive21 » Fri May 26, 2017 11:45 am

adidas ultimate tee is mostly cotton with some synthetic.
$20 at academy.

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Post by PlayingLife » Fri May 26, 2017 4:05 pm

black jack wrote:Champion C9 stuff at Target.

Similar synthetic stuff at Walmart.

I bike and run in the humid mid-Atlantic; this stuff has never felt clingy, except after I jumped in the pool wearing it.

I can't imagine extended exercise in the summer wearing cotton; talk about clingy.
Picked up a Champion C9 shirt at target today for $15 and used it - awesome shirt and it actually is 100% polyester...thanks for the recommendation, I'll be picking up a few more next week!

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Post by arsenalfan » Fri May 26, 2017 4:09 pm

No Poly? Dry weave shirts work great - try some out at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.

I like the Nike Legend V-Neck Dri-Fit shirts.
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/ni ... 20ssvncapt

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Post by BerkeleyChris » Fri May 26, 2017 6:21 pm

I use Next Level model 6010 shirts six days a week at crossfit... they are very durable, comfortable to work out in, and super inexpensive:

https://www.amazon.com/Next-Level-6010- ... 014NDA8EM/

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Post by MadDwag » Fri May 26, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm partial to the REI Sahara tees. They are poly/spandex blend but they aren't clingy and breathe better than thick cotton shirts. They're on sale now, too, for only $12.

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Post by casun » Sat May 27, 2017 10:39 am

forget cotton. nike dry fit t-shirts are the best for excercise. $20 at dicks.

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Post by tanstaafl » Sat May 27, 2017 10:46 am

Hanes Nano t-shirts are what I have used for a few years. Cheap, cotton, and durable.

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Post by runner540 » Sat May 27, 2017 11:43 am

Icebreakers as mentioned above is good but not cheap. And you have to be careful not to put in the dryer.

Have heard good things about cotton tees from TS Designs in North Carolina.

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Post by mhalley » Sat May 27, 2017 12:00 pm

Clark Howard was talking about people buying 400 dollar shirts and said the best reviewed tshirts were 10 bucks.
http://clark.com/shopping-retail/clothi ... -t-shirts/
https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/men

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Post by Yossarian » Sun May 28, 2017 1:14 am

Cotton is awful for working out if you're sweating. I changed to Underarmour and Nike dri fit shirts and shorts several years ago, along with ExOfficio boxer briefs and would never go back. Way more comfortable than squishing around in soggy cotton.

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Post by davidkw » Sun May 28, 2017 7:23 am

I was at the Leesburg Outlets yesterday, I purchased three Under Armor polyester shirt for $15.83 and that includes tax. Rarely get a sale on Under Armor clothing. If there is an Under Armor outlet near you, check it out this weekend.

Walmart has great prices for cotton. I purchased a shirt for $4 about five months ago.
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Post by tennisplyr » Sun May 28, 2017 7:26 am

Walmart has lots of different colored shirts for like $3 or $4 and up.
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Post by brokendirtdart » Sun May 28, 2017 7:46 am

OP, if you have an Academy sporting goods nearby, check out their store brand BCG. Almost always on sale, they produce some 100% poly clothing which is pretty good for gym or cardio. Last time I was in an Academy was 5 years ago in west Texas, so that might have changed by now.

I like the Champion C9 mentioned above, but the couple of times I've worn it in humid weather it was way too thick for what I was doing. Might be pretty good for gym activity and it meets the not too thin criteria you mentioned in the OP. They are often on sale at Target.

Actually my favorite is a Fayetteville, NC company called Soffe. They have a pretty good relationship with nearby Fort Bragg and make uniform accessories and printed unit t-shirts for PT uniforms. The last time I was there, our summer t-shirts were a 100% poly with almost a light weave to it. They called it Dri. Very lightweight, breathable, did not stick, and dried quickly. Our long sleeve stuff from them was a slightly thicker 85/15 poly cotton blend they called Dri Release. It was still light, breathable, non stick, and quick drying, but the cotton addition cut the wind a bit. http://www.soffe.com/

Nike Dri Fit will probably be one of your easiest to locally find and try options.

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