The ABCs of Performance Tees: 3 Benefits of Performance T-Shirts


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Are you tired of boring t-shirts that sag after a few washes? Do you wish there was another option? Something that would keep you cool and fresh, and still look good?

Enter performance t-shirts. 

Wait, aren't performance t-shirts just something for athletes? What is a performance t-shirt exactly? What benefits of performance t-shirts should I know about? 

Read on as we take you through 3 benefits of performance t-shirts, and much more besides.

What Are Performance T-Shirts?

Performance t-shirts are made from 100% polyester. But they're totally different from traditional polyester t-shirts. 

They use nano-particle technology to do some pretty cool things. This technology wicks moisture away from your body and allows it to evaporate more easily.

Because moisture is continuously being pulled away from your body, you stay cool and dry. Unlike cotton which gets wet and heavy, your performance t-shirt remains light, cool, and comfortable.

They help you to keep cool in the summer while keeping you warm in the winter.

Uses for Performance T-Shirts

It's true that performance t-shirts were first developed for athletes and fitness fanatics. But their use quickly extended beyond the gym.

They make a great workout t-shirt, but they also make great base layers for everyday clothes. By wicking sweat away from your body, they keep you cool and comfortable in warmer weather. When it gets cold, they keep you warm. 

They're also a great addition to any athleisure ensemble.

You can wear them exactly as you would a cotton vest. You'll feel the difference from the first time you wear them.

Benefits of Performance T-Shirts

Performance t-shirts are the future of both activewear and workwear base layers. Still need a little convincing? Take a look at three key benefits they bring to the table.

1. Moisture Wicking

Some performance t-shirts describe themselves as dry-fit. That's appropriate because the comfort of moisture-wicking technology cannot be overstated.

Traditional fabrics quickly become saturated when you're working out. Even if you're working in an office in mid-summer, you'll quickly feel wet and sticky.

Then there are the sweat patches that inevitably form. With moisture-wicking technology, sweat moves away from the body and evaporates. Leaving you cool, calm, and collected.

2. Odor Control

Performance t-shirts control odor in two ways.

First of all, by wicking moisture away from the body, it doesn't build up and give off noxious odors.

Secondly, many types of performance t-shirts have anti-bacterial products in the fabric. This helps to stop bacteria from developing which causes bad smells. This gives you the confidence to work out hard without the embarrassment of body odor.

3. Comfortable and Flexible

The fabric of performance t-shirts is incredibly light and soft. It drapes well over the contours of your body and moves with it as you move. It stretches incredibly well, without pulling on your body. 

This is great when you're working out and playing sports. But it's also ideal in all other areas of life.

Who wants to be restricted by their clothes? Once you've experienced the lightweight, flexible feel of a performance t-shirt you'll never go back. 

Recommended T-Shirts

At we stock many styles of performance t-shirts. Blank performance t-shirts in a range of colors and styles are perfect for sublimation printing.

1) G420, Adult Performance Adult 5 oz. T-Shirt

G420 Performance T-Shirt

Are you looking for a performance tee that will perform well under sublimation printing? They can be tough to find, and you can get issues with sizing, limited color selection, and transparency.

The G420, Adult Performance Adult 5 oz. T-Shirt is exactly what you're looking for. Available in a wide range of colors, it's also perfect for sublimation printing.

It's 100% polyester. It includes Aqua FX for moisture-wicking and Frescare for anti-microbial properties. Just check out our reviews to see how happy our customers are with its performance. 

2) A4, Sublimation Performance Tee

A4 Performance Sublimation T-Shirt

The A4N3402, Apparel Sprint Performance Tee is a great quality, lightweight performance t-shirt. Available in four crisp colors, with white being our favorite Sublimation Performance Tee it's double-stitched and has reinforced shoulder seams. This makes it a hardwearing option. 

It's available in sizes XS-3XL. It includes all the moisture-wicking and odor control qualities you expect from a performance tee.

3) 21M, Adult 5.3 oz. DRI-POWER SPORT T-Shirt

21M Jerzees Performance

Reviewers love the soft cotton feel of the Dri-Power Sport T-Shirt, as well as its excellent sublimation qualities.

They fit true to size and come with tear-away labels. And of course, you can rely on their dry-fit and anti-microbial properties.

4) N3142, Men's Cooling Performance T-Shirt

N3142 Performance
The N3142, Men's Cooling Performance T-Shirt is a midweight performance tee that comes in 21 vibrant color options.

It's perfect for sublimation printing but is also screen print-ready. This makes it a versatile choice for anyone looking to buy blank performance t-shirts in bulk. 

Printing on Performance T-Shirts

Is printing on performance t-shirts possible? Yes, it is!

Screen printing, direct to garment (DTG), and heat press printing are more suitable for cotton fabrics. Some performance t-shirts are suitable for screen printing. This will be mentioned in the product description.

However, sublimation printing works very well on performance t-shirts.

You can print blank performance t-shirts with a huge range of styles. This technique uses heat to transfer the dye to the fabric. It creates an image that is so hardwearing it will last the lifetime of the garment.

Get Your Performance T-Shirts Today!

Were you struggling to decide between regulation cotton t-shirts and performance t-shirts? Whether you're supplying little league or providing athleisure for adults, performance t-shirts are the way to go.

They'll keep your clients cool, comfortable, and ready for any situation.

At, we've got over 100 styles of blank performance t-shirts for you to choose from. They're all perfect for you to print with your images or company branding.

Check out our range today!


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