We know that excessive sweating is annoying and embarrassing. However, life must go on and our daily activities should include some exercise, which not only helps us improve our physical health, but also mental.

I know that the gym can be a place where some looks kill, and prejudices are the order of the day.  So if you are one of the brave ones who sweat excessively and still dare to hit the gym, congratulations! You are on the right side.

When choosing your exercise clothes, try to look for dark colors. Avoid pastels and grays. And do yourself a favor and never wear a gray legging if you are one of those who sweat in the crotch.

Dark colors tend to give a little more heat if you are exposed to the sun, but they are the best to hide sweat. So if you want to wear lighter garments, do it only in your upper body, I mean the tops an sweatshirts.

To make things easier for you, because we know you not only want to look a million dollars when in the gym, but you need your clothing to help you perform at your very best, whether it be in terms of durability or breathability to keep you cool during intense workouts, we made you an exhaustive review  with the best materials and brands around the world with the coolest and breathable gym clothes.

Synthetic fabrics

Compared to cotton, synthetic fabrics are more durable and breathable. In addition, they have better wicking and absorption properties, which make them ideal for exercise clothing. Many sports wear companies use synthetic fabrics to ensure that their products are as comfortable as possible. They also offer several advantages, including being environmentally friendly.

Aside, from being breathable synthetic fabrics also tend to be lightweight and comfortable. They can also be more resistant to odor than natural fabrics. Polyester is especially breathable, moisture-wicking, and is generally resistant to shrinkage. It is also waterproof, which is necessary for sportswear.


Spandex is a stretchy fabric that allows the wearer to move freely. This type of fabric is not only comfortable but also durable. It can withstand many workout activities that can tear or rip other materials. It is also highly resistant to abrasion, body oils, and detergents.

Spandex is commonly used in sportswear. It is a material that can stretch over 100 times its original size. It is also highly breathable and wicks away sweat. It also dries quickly. It is also very inexpensive and versatile. One disadvantage of spandex, however, is that it is difficult to embroider or stitch designs.


When it comes to performance clothing, nylon  was the first commercially viable synthetic fiber and is famously used to make women's stockings. Nylon is stretchy, quick-drying, and mildew resistant. Its the most efficient fabric available, soft and breathable. It wicks sweat away from the body to keep you comfortable. Nylon is also one of the strongest athletic fabrics available, making it an excellent choice for workout apparel.

The next generation of compression clothing uses a special knitting process and nylon/spandex fabric blend to promote circulation, ease muscle stiffness, and speed recovery. It also reduces the risk of delayed onset muscle fatigue. Additionally, it provides body shaping and slim fit.


Bamboo is an environmentally friendly, breathable fabric that is used in a variety of clothing products, including athletic wear and bathrobes. Bamboo is also anti-bacterial and UV-resistant. Its breathable qualities helps to keep you dry and odor-free.

If you want super soft yet moisture-wicking activewear, turn to bamboo. Bamboo pulp yields a natural fabric that's light, breathable, and has an anti-static nature.

Bamboo is much more comfortable than cotton and absorbs moisture better. Its unique micro-gap structure provides outstanding wicking. It will also help keep your body cooler in warmer weather. Because of its excellent moisture-wicking properties, bamboo is the best clothing material for sports and exercise.


Like polyester, polypropylene is made from plastic. But unlike polyester, this synthetic material is totally water-resistant, plus forces moisture to pass through its fibers, expelling it to the fabric's surface where it can evaporate.  Polypropylene is inherently stain resistant. The reason: The fabric can only change colors when it's in a hot liquid form.


Similar to bamboo, tencel is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp. The best workout material is not only breathable and biodegradable, but it also contains tiny fibrils, or small hairs, that give the fabric sweat-wicking properties and a luxurious texture — the same high performance qualities as plastic fabrics.


This material creates pockets that trap air, so it's fantastic at regulating heat and keeping your body warm. But it's also breathable and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for any outdoor workout, from jogs around the block to long walks on the trails. Wool is naturally antibacterial and can be washed less than polyester and other materials.


There's a secret weapon that keeps clothing made of this material from smelling like a locker room after a workout. It's silver. The fabric is woven with this heavy metal, which is an antimicrobial that prevents bacterial and fungal growth.


Econyl is a synthetic material that is similar to regular nylon. It is created by spinning fabric waste into a special fibre and then the material is stretched until it reaches a suitable length. This fabric is then ready for active apparel. It is also breathable and does not wrinkle easily.

The Econyl material is easy to care for. It is fast-drying and pre-stretched, making it easy to maintain. However, Econyl garments should be machine-washed on a cold cycle with a filter or wash bag. This will prevent nanoplastics from getting into the water. In addition, hand washing Econyl clothing will help it last longer.

Best athletic apparel brands for Women


Through breakthrough fabrics, innovative construction techniques, and an unrestricted yet supportive fit, Lululemon apparel optimizes sensation and performance. Their fabrics increases moisture evaporation and airflow to cut down on cling, while minimizes odor for less distraction and more wear.


Sweaty Betty

You will love this Ultra-light. Ultra-compressive leggins. Designed in technical Sensitive® fabric to give your legs the sweat-wicking support they deserve. This leggins are squat-proof and give you a sleek, sculpted silhouette.

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P.E Nation

This brand have their own fabrics. P.E TECH NATION is their ultimate performance sustainable fabric, milled in Italy, made from regenerated Nylon yarns. This fabric has all the high-performance qualities you would expect: amazing breathability, quick moisture wicking, lightweight and flexible, perfect-fit compression, opaque coverage, and easy care, with a slight matte finish. This is the ultimate in technical performance, suitable for high intensity training, to all day comfort and support.

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Tasc Performance

This brand have their own specialized process that optimizes the natural feel and inherent characteristics of plant-based fibers, making his signature fabric more comfortable, durable, and with performance features that last for the lifecycle of the garment. 75% of their products are made with natural-fibers blends.



Athleta was created with a vision to provide products designed to meet the unique need of athletic women. Their fabrics pulls sweat away from the body to the surface so it can evaporate, also provides comfort and mobility. Airflow moves easily through the garment, allow to dries in a flash for ultimate comfort when breaking a sweat.


The North Face

FlashDry™ fabric technology is engineered by The North Face to act like a second skin against the body, pushing moisture to the surface of the fabric and eliminating it as fast as possible, keeping the user dry, cool and comfortable during high aerobic activities.

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This famous brand use smooth, lightweight fabric that wicks sweat to keep you dry, comfortable and focused. Most of their athletic wear is made of recycled polyester fibers.


Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga has an incredible philosofy about mindfulness. Creating garments that carry over to the street, into a life lived consciously. Every Alo collection starts with fashion, so this brand looks as great as it performs in the studio. Their ultimate performance fabric is moisture-wicking and have an odor resistant technology. Engineered to lift, sculpt, contour and smooth. Alo Yoga really do the job.

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Made with a series of recycled materials, and at least 60% recycled content, this brand offer not just comfort during your training, also solutions to help end plastic waste. By 2024, adidas will replace virgin polyester with recycled polyester, wherever possible. By 2025, 9 out of 10 of their articles will contain a sustainable material, a good reason to choose this brand.