The Best Anti-Odor Workout Clothes to Master Your Fitness Routine

September 16, 2020 4 min read

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Your workout is off-the-charts today! But sadly, so is your body odor. No one enjoys being covered in smelly sweat after a workout. That is why there is clothing specifically designed to maximize your performance while minimizing your odor. Keep reading to learn about our picks for the best anti-odor workout clothes for men on the market.

Properties of Anti-Odor Clothes

Clothing can be manufactured to repel or reduce body odor in several ways. In some cases, fabrics are treated with antimicrobial technology to prevent the growth or spread of odor-causing bacteria and microbes. Agents like silver and copper are commonly used because of their natural antimicrobial properties.

Additionally, moisture-wicking fabrics can help reduce odor. They do this by drawing sweat away from your body and through the fabric so it can evaporate. This wicking action helps keep your body dry and prevents bacteria from interacting with sweat to produce body odor. Quick-drying or breathable fabrics are also helpful in expediting sweat evaporation. 

The Best Anti-Odor Workout Clothes

Under Armour Men's Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Under Armour’s Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt is an all-purpose fitness essential. It is made from fast-drying 100% polyester, treated with anti-odor technology to fight odor-causing microbes. The fuller cut and moisture-wicking fabric keeps you comfortable throughout your workout. (Buy on Amazon

Rhone Reign Tech Short Sleeve

When looking for anti-odor workout clothes, this short-sleeve shirt from Rhone gives you freedom of motion while you’re giving it your all. The moisture-wicking, breathable fabric is treated with Goldfusion technology to provide odor control. The design features anti-chafe seams and raglan sleeves. (Buy on Amazon)

Woolly Clothing Co. Men's Merino Wool Crew Neck Tee Shirt

Made from merino wool, this ultralight crew neck tee shirt is a great fit for all seasons, by itself or as part of a layering combo. The super-soft fabric wicks away sweat and fights against odor-causing bacteria. The design features flat-lock seams to prevent chafing, and a modern fit suitable for any activity. (Buy on Amazon)

Under Armour Men's Playoff 2.0 Golf Polo

As you're finishing up on the 18th hole, you’ll still look great and feel fresh in this polo from Under Armour. Designed for comfort and performance, the anti-pilling fabric is treated with anti-odor technology to prevent bacteria growth. It is also breathable, lightweight, and quick-drying. The added elastane provides stretch and range of motion. (Buy on Amazon)

Under Armour Men's Tech ¼ Zip

This Under Armour long-sleeved shirt is made to keep you cool when you’re in the middle of an intense workout. Part of the UA Tech series, it is super lightweight, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying. To top it off, the fabric is treated with anti-odor technology to keep body odor to a minimum. (Buy on Amazon.)

Patagonia Men’s Strider Pro Running Shorts

Nothing is worse than working out in sweat-soaked shorts. These Patagonia Men’s Strider Pro Running Shorts allow you to enjoy your runs without fabric sticking to your sweaty legs. These shorts are made from ultralight, fast-drying polyester. The sweat-wicking, built-in liner has HeiQ® Fresh anti-odor technology. (Buy on Patagonia website)

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Rhone Men's 7" Mako Shorts

Designed for the active man, these shorts are made with 4-way stretch fabric that is quick-drying. It wicks away your sweat so you can stay feeling cool and fresh during the heat of your workout. The shorts feature flat-lock stitching to prevent chafing and gusset seams to improve range of motion. (Buy on Amazon)

Balega Silver Antimicrobial No-Show Compression-Fit Running Socks

Following a workout, our feet can be off-the-charts offensive in the odor department. Luckily, these socks from Balega are designed to combat odor-causing bacteria using antibacterial silver ions. This technology allows for your socks to stay dry, clean, and odor-free. The back of the heal rises to prevent blisters and to keep the sock in place. (Buy on Amazon)

Kodal Copper Infused Athletic Low Cut Socks

Tired of sweaty socks that stick to your stinky feet during a late morning summer run? Kodal Copper Infused Athletic Low Cut Socks are made from 80% combed cotton and 20% copper yarn. The copper ions absorb sweat and fight embarrassing foot odor. They are also moisture-wicking with added mesh venting to keep feet cool. (Buy on Amazon)

Stellar Antimicrobial Waterproof Sport Sack

Does the odor from your workout clothes creep out of your gym bag? With this sport sack from Ornadi, you can transport stinky workout clothes with confidence. The waterproof Teflon outer layer repels liquid, dirt, and oil bead up and roll off. The interior is treated with antimicrobial technology to eliminate bacteria, mildew, mold and odor. (Buy on Amazon

Ways to Remove Odor from Workout Clothes

Have you ever noticed that sometimes your workout clothes still smell, even after you’ve washed them? We’ve collected a few laundering tips to help you keep your athletic clothes smelling fresh.

  1. The best way to remove odor from smelly workout clothes is to wash them right away. This prevents the bacteria from settling into the fabric and worsening the smell.
  2. Avoid using fabric softener. While fabric softener can make everyday clothes smell and feel better, it actually traps bacteria inside your clothes. It can also affect the fabric’s ability to absorb sweat, which is not good.
  3. Use the recommended amount of laundry detergent. Too much can create a build-up of detergent, bacteria, and odor in the fabric. It also makes it more difficult for the water to penetrate the fabric and rinse away the buildup. You may want to check out our list of the best laundry detergents made to combat odor.
  4. If you can't wash your stinky workout clothes right away, allow them to air dry before putting them in the hamper. This prevents the other clothes from taking on the smell of the sweat-soaked workout apparel.

If you experience body odor outside of the gym, there are many clothing options to help you manage. Sweat-wicking fabrics, anti-odor fabrics, breathable fabrics, and sweat absorbing clothing make living with body odor easier than ever.

Ejis has combined the power of these technologies to create the best sweat proof micromodal and anti-odor undershirts and underwear on the market today. (Buy on our shop or on Amazon.) 

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