The Best Technical T-Shirts for Men Who Sweat

By Amira Burns on

Stio’s Divide Tech T-shirt uses a combination of fabric technologies to keep you dry, free of stench, and cool in the mountains. Utilizing Drirelease, a blend of polyester and cotton (85 percent polyester/15 percent cotton) with Freshguard, the Divide Tech keeps odors at bay, while also wicking away sweat. The shirt also provides a bit of sun protection (15 UPF), because when you’re running around the high peaks any extra sun protection helps. 


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What Patagonia is to The North Face, Stio is to techwear as a whole. Rugged, outdoorsy, and built to take a beating, the brand’s eye-catching apparel is every bit as hardcore as the matte black GORE shells most think of when they think “tech.”

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If “chill techwear” becomes a thing, Stio gets all the credit.

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