Chill Out in the Best Cooling Shirts for Hot Weather

You gotta love the dog days of summer. And, depending on where you live, the dog days of late spring and early fall too! 

Whether you’re working outdoors or just trying to stay comfortable in the summer heat, the right clothing can make all the difference. In response to popular demand, we’ve compiled a list of the best cooling shirts for hot weather. These shirts are designed to help regulate your body temperature and keep you feeling comfortable (and not sweaty) all day long.

Columbia PFG Zero Rules Short Sleeve Shirt

The Columbia PFG Zero Rules Short Sleeve Shirt is a versatile option for hot weather. It features Omni-Freeze™ ZERO Ice technology that lowers the shirt’s temperature as you sweat. This shirt also has moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry, whether you’re playing a pickup basketball game or just lounging on a summer day.

  • Available in multiple colors
  • Blocks UVA and UVB rays for sun protection
  • 100% polyester ZERO interlock
  • $45

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Under Armour Men’s Iso-Chill ABE Twist Polo Shirt

Golf, anyone? The Under Armour Men’s Iso-Chill Verge Polo is another great option when temps go north. It features Iso-Chill technology that disperses heat from the body, keeping your skin cool to the touch whether you’re on the green, the fairway, or (especially) the rough.

  • Available in multiple colors
  • 88% nylon / 12% elastane
  • Starting from $54

Under Armour Men's Iso-Chill ABE Twist Polo Shirt
Under Armour Men’s Iso-Chill ABE Twist Polo Shirt


Sweat Proof Undershirts

Hanes Cool DRI™Performance T-Shirt

An oldie but a goodie, Hanes’ Cool DRI™ Performance T-Shirt is a budget-friendly option that doesn’t sacrifice quality. It features Hanes’ Cool DRI™ technology that wicks away sweat and dries quickly. This shirt’s contemporary styling has a ribbed, lay-flat collar for added comfort.

  • Available in multiple colors
  • 100% polyester
  • $20 for a 2-pack

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Dickies Men’s Short Sleeve Performance Cooling Tee

Dickies Men’s Short Sleeve Performance Cooling Tee is perfect for anyone who wants to stay cool and comfortable for hours on end. It features Temp-iQ® cooling technology that provides active cooling when you need it most and raglan sleeves for extra mobility. 

  • Available in multiple colors
  • 50% polyester / 50% cotton
  • $19.99

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Buttercloth Icy Cotton® Shirt

If you’re looking for a high-quality cooling shirt, look no further than Shark Tank alumnus Buttercloth. While the price point is on the high side, you’ll not find a more comfortable cooling shirt for date night or business casual wear. According to Buttercloth founder Danh Tran, Buttercloth shirts make you “look like a Friday night, but feel like a Sunday morning.”

Buttercloth’s Icy Cotton® fibers are infused with mint (yes, mint!) to create a refreshing sensation, making you feel as cool as you appear. In addition, these shirts are 20x more breathable than polyester and offer six-way stretch for movement and comfort.

  • Available in multiple colors
  • 66% cotton / 29% mint / 5% Spandex
  • $125

Buttercloth Icy Cotton® Shirt

Buttercloth Icy Cotton® Shirt

Arctic Cool Vortex Vent®Cooling Shirts

Arctic Cool is a popular choice for anyone looking for a cooling shirt. Their Vortex Vent® line features micro-ventilated, super-breathable material that facilitates air movement, keeping you cool all day. It also features HydroFreeze X Technology, which uses your sweat to activate cooling. It’s an excellent option for sports or workouts.

  • Available in multiple colors and styles
  • Priced from $40.49, depending on the style

Arctic Cool Vortex Vent®Cooling Shirts

Men’s Vortex Vent™ Cooling Crew Neck T-Shirt

More Hot Weather Resources

Thanks for checking out our picks for the best cooling shirts. Want to learn more? Check out these additional stay-cool topics:


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