The Best T- Shirts for $25 or Less

Re-stock your shirt drawer with some of our favorite tees

From performance minded to style focused, you might find a new favorite tee in this stack. (Ted Mahon)
Photo: Ted Mahon 2016

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The T-shirt is the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of your wardrobe; something you absolutely have to have but don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money on. We found five killer tees, for men and women, made from comfy cotton to fast-drying performance blends, that will keep your t-shirt drawer fresh this summer. 

Meridian Line Captain Bird Beard Shirt ($25)

(Courtesy Meridian Line)

All of Meridian Line shirts are printed from hand drawn sketches by artist Jeremy Collins. Captain Bird Beard is Collins’ interpretation of a folk legend from the Manganese Mountains who was born in a cave and raised by wolves. The shirt itself is a combo of polyester, rayon, and cotton. 

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Prana Redlands Shirt ($20) 

(Courtesy Prana)

This lightweight tee is a blend of organic cotton (Fair Trade Certified) and polyester for long-lasting comfort, while the hand-drawn graphic emphasizes your climbing cred. And it’s slim fit, because it’s Prana, after all. 

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The North Face Crag Crew ($25) 

(Courtesy The North Face)

The North Face has a surprising number of low-cost T-shirts, but we dig the Crag Crew, a fast-drying performance tank made from their proprietary FlashDry material that wicks moisture and dries on the fly. It’s also UPF 15 rated.

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Under Armour Charged Cotton V-Neck ($25) 

(Courtesy Under Armour)

UA calls the cotton polyester blend in this performance tee “Charged Cotton.” It’s soft like cotton, but wicks well and dries fast. We like the casual fit of this V-neck, which is tough to find in a performance-minded tee. 

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Stio Van Life Shirt ($20) 

(Courtesy Stio)

Jackson Hole-based Stio uses original artwork by local artist Stephen Brewer on a pre-shrunk, tri-blend fabric. Even if your day job/family/lack of van prohibits you from living the #vanlife, you can still rock the shirt

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