For most people, working out is intended to make you work up a good sweat.
However, for excessive sweating sufferers, it can really be overkill.
Considering that I sweat at the drop of a hat when I’m NOT exerting a lot of effort, it’s no surprise that by the time I’m done lifting weights or doing cardio, I look like I just took a fully clothed, dunk in the pool.
This summer, I decided to compete in “Warrior Dash“. It’s an obstacle course race that takes place over the distance of 3+ miles. For this challenge, I really had to hit the gym and running track hard.
I quickly realized how much my sweating interfered with the quality of my workouts.
So, for this reason, I decided to do a little homework and gear up on the best exercise essentials to wick the sweat off of my body, clothes, face, feet and prevent those beads of perspiration from rolling down into my eyes (ouch!).
Coincidentally, my wife has been doing P90X for the last three months and because she knew I was doing this research for my fellow excessive sweating sufferers, she was kind enough to test drive some of the workout wear that’s specifically for ladies.
So, without further ado, here are the 5 clear winners of our sweat solving workout wear experiment.
1. UNDER ARMOUR TECH T-SHIRT
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 7+ years, you know that Under Armour is EVERYWHERE. In the United States, this athletic gear company has blown up to montrous status.
These days it’s impossible to go to a gym without spotting someone rocking this gear.
I’m actually embarrassed to say that before this little experiment, I never actually owned any Under Armour clothing. After my recent purchase of their Tech T-Shirt line, I can see why this company has so much hype.
These shirts wick away the sweat from your body and actually allow the sweat to evaporate faster from the material so it doesn’t weigh you down. I particularly noticed the difference during my extended running workouts. I’ll never go back to plain old cotton again when it comes to jogging.
But don’t take my word for it. Feel free to check out any of the 140+ positive reviews.
2. NIKE DRI-FIT SOCKS
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. $10+ for a pair of socks? Are you crazy?
Believe me, I was insanely reluctant to make the investment when I tested them out but after the first workout, I realized why they’re pricey. The fact is, you get what you pay for and the quality on these is outstanding.
My feet stayed dry throughout the workout. Although they won’t prevent foot sweating, the technology in this material pushes the sweat away from your feet and wicks it outside the sock so the inside (your feet) stay dry and comfortable.
I’ve never experienced anything like this from a sock before. So, if you’re hesitant you can find out more here before making a decision. I endorse these 100% but like I said, you have to experience them to understand how the cost is justified.
3. WOMEN’S FORM FIT DRY SPORTS BRA
Although my wife doesn’t suffer from hyperhidrosis, she does wear sports bras when she works out. From a comfort standpoint, she reviewed this one on par with her usual nike sports bras. The difference being that these “Dry Fit” versions are actually LESS expensive.
For the same comfort level and antimicrobial, sweat wicking fabric, this choice was a clear winner.
Now, it’s true, you don’t get to rock the Nike brand logo but if you’re looking for a sweat minimizing solution for your workouts, the function of this top will outweight its form.
The reviews are a bit mixed on amazon but the real-life test was a proven success.
4. CHAMPION MEN’S DOUBLE DRY ACTIVEFIT
Any guy will testify that groin sweating down under is a major deterrent when you’ve working out.
These boxer briefs are great for keeping that distraction at bay, allowing you to have full range of motion without any kind of discomfort. I’ll ease up on the details here as I know it’s probably TMI but if this is something you deal with, these briefs are the bomb!
5. UNDER ARMOUR ADULT PERFORMANCE HEADBAND
And now we’ve come back full circle to Under Armour
For excessive head sweating, this sweat band seems to absorb a lot more perspiration than my traditional nike and adidas head bands. They also look cool while keeping you dry.
All I was looking for was something to keep the beads of sweat from stinging my eyes during workouts and these did the trick every time.
The reviews on these bands (as with all of Under Armour Gear) are outstanding as usual. Have a look here.