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These are the best workout clothes to keep you cool this summer

by Kristin Granero / / Source: TODAY

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Is it hot out there, or is it just us? To keep you from missing out on the benefits of the great outdoors (the views! the vitamin D!), we rounded up some of this season’s most breathable activewear pieces. From the high-tech tank with a built-in cooling system to the lightweight shorts that will keep your booty dry, read on for eight picks that will help you beat the heat.

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Reebok ActivChill Tank, $30, Reebok

Reebok ActivChill Tank
Reebok

This high-tech tank from Reebok features a custom ActivChill fabric and mesh zones designed to maximize breathability and keep your body cool, even during those hourlong hot yoga classes. Huzzah.

Nike Dry Tempo Running Short, starting at $22, Amazon

Reebok ActivChill Tank
Amazon

These shorts are made with custom Nike Dry fabric and mesh side panels to keep you sweat-free. Scoop up several of the winning color combos (last time we checked, there were dozens) and never worry about "swamp butt" again.

ALO Air Crop Muscle Tank, $52, Nordstrom

ALO Air Crop Muscle Tank
Nordstrom

This lightweight tank from ALO, complete with large armholes for allowing more air to get in, can be worn both in and out of the studio — so you don’t need to change before or after that "healthy" brunch.

Sweaty Betty Celestial Reversible Yoga Tank, $80, Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty Celestial Reversible Yoga Tank
Sweaty Betty

Minimize layers with this stylish (and smart) tank from Sweaty Betty. Not only will it provide you with the support of a sports bra and coverage of a crop top, but it features mesh paneling and sweat-wicking fabric that allow your skin to inhale along with you.

Lululemon Chase Me Tank, $58, Lululemon

Lululemon Chase Me Tank
Lululemon

You don’t have to worry about anything (or at least your top) holding you back when adorned in this breezy tank from Lululemon, which is designed with roomy armholes and an open, criss-cross back for the ultimate in ventilation.

New Balance 711v3 Mesh Trainer, $70, New Balance

New Balance 711v3 Mesh Trainer
New Balance

Lighten your step with these mesh trainers from New Balance. Not only are they designed with cushioning foam around the heel and collar for added support and comfort, but they have a mesh upper paneling meant to keep your feet from overheating during long summer runs.

Athleta Sunlover UPF Tank, $49, Athleta

Athleta Sunlover UPF Tank
Athleta

This bright idea for an eco-friendly tank from Athleta, also available in five other shades, is incredibly lightweight, breathable and offers an ultraviolet protection factor of 50+ for protecting skin against dangerous rays — perfect for that new rooftop spin class!

Old Navy Mid-Rise Go-Dry Mesh-Panel Compression Capris for Women, $30, Old Navy

Old Navy Mid-Rise Go-Dry Mesh-Panel Compression Capris for Women
Old Navy

Fashion meets function in these edgy compression crops from Old Navy, complete with mesh panel windows along the front and back for added breathability. They’re especially great for anyone who likes the coverage of pants, but the cooling factor of shorts.

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