Take your workout wardrobe up a notch with breathable fitness essentials that keep you cool.

By Belle Bakst
Updated June 12, 2019
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With summer officially in full swing, is seems that everyone is skipping indoor workouts in favor of outdoor sweat sessions with a side of sunshine. But with temperatures on the rise, breaking a sweat in the midst of a heat wave is less than ideal. Rather than stay inside during your next gym class, we rounded up the best sweat-wicking, breathable workout gear to help you take your outdoor workouts up a notch.

Inspired to take your workout outdoors? Stay cool and ditch your heavy gym gear for these airy picks that include sweat-wicking tank tops and ventilated leggings you won't want to take off.

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Champion Motion Control Underwire Sports Bra
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1 Champion Motion Control Underwire Sports Bra

Offering patented ‘Double Dry’ technology that wicks away sweat and moisture, this underwire sports bra offers maximum support and keeps you dry during intense gym sessions.

To buy: $45; champion.com.

Athleta Bakasana Tank
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2 Athleta Bakasana Tank

This tank fits like a glove, thanks to its ruched back compression detail and buttery soft fabric. The gym essential is ideal for outdoor workouts too, since the top-rated tank features mesh ventilation to help keep you cool.

To buy: $64; athleta.gap.com.

Gaiam x Jessica Biel Leggings
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3 Gaiam x Jessica Biel Leggings

Mesh detailing up the side of these formfitting leggings provides ventilation, making your everyday gym staple that much more breathable.

To buy: $95; gaiam.com.

Outdoor Voices TechSweat Leggings
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4 Outdoor Voices TechSweat Leggings

With tummy control shaping and an enhanced waistband, these two-tone leggings offer optimal support paired with TechSweat technology. The hidden back pocket comes in handy too—it conceals everything from your keys to your cell phone.

To buy: $95; outdoorvoices.com.

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5 Adidas by Stella McCartney Run Hat

Add a pop of summer-appropriate color to your workout with this vivid hat. Laser-cut panels and the reflective logo keep you cool and seen on outdoor runs or sweat sessions.

To buy: $45; adidas.com.

Lululemon Cross Court Short Sleeve Shirt
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6 Lululemon Cross Court Short Sleeve Shirt

Want a little more coverage without feeling restricted? This short sleeve, sweat-wicking top features strategically placed panels for optimal breathability while you're sweating it out.

To buy: $68; shop.lululemon.com.