Best CrossFit Shirts for Women with TOP 8 Reviews 2019

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Have you been rocking your husbands or boyfriends oversize cotton t-shirt during your workout?

If you are like most folks, when you start a fitness routine, you wear whatever workout clothes you have in the closet. As you settle into your routine, you eventually find that these clothes may not be ideal.

Maybe they get too wet from sweat.

Maybe the pants roll down and need adjusting, or the top exposes your tummy during pull-ups.

Maybe you find yourself constantly adjusting your clothes.

If you are doing handstand pushups and finding out the hard way what happens when your shirt meets gravity.

The Point is this:

Workout clothes need to work! That means the fit, cut and material need to be appropriate for the task.

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This article will cover CrossFit shirts for women, and what to look for in terms of style, fit, material and more.

We will round that out with a review of 8 of our favorite CrossFit shirts for women, to give you some fitness wardrobe ideas.

First Things First:

Shirts for CrossFit should

  • Be long enough to cover your waistband while your arms are raised.
  • Not reveal anything you want hidden.
  • Stay in place and not need adjusting.
  • Fit snugly so it will not snag on equipment or show your tummy during planks etc.

CrossFit shirts for Women: What Aspects to Consider

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Compression Wear

OK, ladies, this may apply to you, so hear me out. If you have any loose skin, from having babies, losing weight, or being overweight, or you have large breasts, you may want to consider compression tanks.

Imagine this:

You are doing a set or 20 box jumps but need to adjust your pants several times during the set because the loose skin on your belly causes them to slide. I know this happens to me, and it is annoying.

Compression material holds the skin in place, reducing unwanted bounce, jiggle and slide.

Compression material helps tremendously with these no-nos.


Honestly, I LOVE cotton because it is a natural fabric, but it is HORRIBLE for CrossFit. Why?

Because it hangs on to sweat and holds it next to your skin.

If anything is going to make you sweat buckets, it’s a WoD performed at full intensity. Cotton also tends to show the world your sweat. And that is not the look you are after.

Sorry gals, I need to advise against pure cotton for CrossFit.


Synthetics without a dry technology can feel HOT. As you sweat, you will feel the fabric stick to you, and since it is synthetic, it has no where to go.

At least cotton can soak up the sweat, not so with ordinary synthetics.

Dri-wear Dry Technologies

Dri-fit, Moisture-wicking, Cool Jade, UA Tech, hyderology, or whatever name it goes by, dry or moisture wicking technology is a must for CrossFit shirts for women.

You will sweat, so you need material that will pull moisture away from your skin and dry quickly.

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Racer Back Tanks

Racer back tanks are, in my opinion, the best style for CrossFit. They keep you cool, the design from the back pulls the straps in and prevents them from slipping like they might with a bra or regular tank.

As a woman with narrow sloping shoulders (at least before starting CrossFit) I had a problem with straps falling off my shoulders. Many women of CrossFit will tell you, racer back style is where it is at.

Regular Tank

Regular tanks are OK too, and some women prefer them because the cover more skin than a racer backs tank usually does.

Racer backs are known for being low cut of showing a lot of back. Regular tanks can show a lot of skin, but they can also be cut modestly. Choose a style and cut you are comfortable with.

Short Sleeve

Meh. Not a huge fan of short sleeves because sleeves can pull and tug when you have your arms over your head.

Think: Rope climb, pull-up, dead lift etc. Sleeves just get in the way.

Long Sleeve

The only time I would recommend long sleeve is in cold weather, or if you want a compression shirt with full coverage.

The full coverage of a long sleeve compression shirt can help reduce arm jiggle, whereas a tank will only help in the tummy and breast areas.

They do have their place, but probably are not for most ladies everyday workout wear.

TOP 8 Best Women’s CrossFit Shirts Reviews 2019

Nike Women's Pro Cool Training Tank Top

Review: This cute NIKE racer back tank comes in a huge variety of colors, has a great length and is cut for the curves of a woman.


  • Polyester/ spandex Dri-FIT fabric, to wick and dry
  • Mesh cooling back panel
  • Flat sewn seams to avoid chafing


  • Runs Small


This snug fitting racer back tank will keep you stylish and cool during your WoD.

Under Armour Women's Tech Victory Tank

Review: This Under Armour tank has a little extra length and coverage than the average tank. It has a wider back, quick drying fabric and wont slide up.


  • UA Tech Moisture transfer system keeps you dry
  • Wide back racer back style for more coverage
  • Slim fit and long


  • Material can be slippers and slightly see thru if too tight or stretched


This tank has you covered, with an extra long stay put torso.

Compression Tank Top-Women's Racer back Sleeveless

Review: The Compression Z Racer back tank is long and fitted, with ample back coverage, while still allowing full range of movement.


  • Compression flattens tummy and adds security in the bra area
  • Long length
  • Modest cut


  • Some say it is too loose in the breast area if breasts are smaller.


A great tank for bustier ladies because the compression keeps everything secure and the modest cut keeps everything covered.

RBX Active Women's Back Detail Yoga Tank Top

Review: This relaxed tank is roomy ad feminine, with a pretty twist at the back.


  • Soft material, relaxed fit
  • Very light material, great piece to layer with a cute sports bra
  • Available in many subtle, conservative tones


  • Runs large


This tank is great for days you don’t want a restrictive tank. It is more relaxed than most.

Reebok Womens CrossFit Forging Elite Fitness Tank Top

Review: The Reebok women’s CrossFit tank is built with the Female CrossFit athlete in mind.


  • Slim Fit
  • Cotton blend
  • Fits close to the body and moves with you


  • Can see bra because of cut, sports bra recommended


This dynamic tank embodies the CrossFit attitude and its body hugging design allows you to perform any WoD exercise.

ASICS Women's Attacker Tank

Review: This gently fitted top is cut to conform, but not constrict. It is long but not too long, and has a fit women love.


  • Nylon/Lycra fitted tank
  • Incorporated “Hydrology” Dry technology so you never have to let them see you sweat
  • Fits true to size and is flattering
  • Comfortable high quality seams


  • No bra or extra support in that area, bra underneath necessary


This Black racer back tank by Asics fits fantastically and looks great with curve flattering, slimming, white piping accent and a modest back.

Nike Women's Dry Performance Athletic Training Tank

Review: This is THE top to show off your muscular back. It has a Band which of course reads “Just Do It”.

The back is very open and allows a full range of the moment. The tank is roomy, not constructive.


  • Flattering back side
  • Fun “Just Do It” Slogan
  • Attractive Rounded hem
  • Dri-fit technology


  • Be sure to wear a nice bra underneath, because everyone is going to see it, at least from the back.


If you want to show of your back and biceps, this popular tank will deliver.

adidas Women's Essential Linear Logo Tank Top

Review: This sassy tank says “All Business” at the box. It is loose fitting, comfortable and will keep you dry.


  • Several bold colors available
  • High cut in the front
  • Moisture wicking technology
  • Lose fit and flattering curved hem


  • Arm holes are cut a little low, so you can see the side of the bra


This tank is great for killing it at the box or lounging at home, it is comfortable, wicks away perspiration, and looks great.

So, what are you waiting for? That wraps up our 8 CrossFit shirts for women, and we hope you find one that is right for you.

Let us know in the comments if we missed YOUR favorite shirt; we are always looking for the next great find.



Katie is a busy wife and mother of four. She is a freelance writer and frequent contributor on Garage Gym Power. She guards her gym time jealously, and would rather miss a PTA meeting or get takeout for dinner than miss a workout.