Keeping your cool: Top 5 lightweight work shirts for working in the heat - UniFirst

Keeping your cool: Top 5 lightweight work shirts for working in the heat

As temperatures rise, so does the need for work shirts that can help keep workers cool, dry, comfortable, and safe in hot work environments. Lightweight, breathable work shirts are especially important for workers in construction, trades, and other areas of labor-intensive work.

How do you choose the best-performing work shirts for your business? From corporate apparel to safety garments—we’ve hand-picked our top choices.

Keep your workers cool with these top 5 work shirts:

1. Spotlite MV  Visibility Polo Shirts

For workers who require some level of visibility on the job, but who don’t require ANSI-rated high visibility garments, these breathable Spotlite MV enhanced visibility polos perform well in warm weather conditions. Manufactured by UniFirst, these enhanced vis polo work shirts are constructed with a breathable 100% polyester warp knit piqué fabric and feature our proprietary UniWick moisture-management technology for maximum breathability and comfort. The added benefit of the segmented silver reflective striping helps workers stand out in dimly lit conditions.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

2. Bulwark® FR iQ Series® Lightweight Shirts

Safety meets lightweight comfort in these FR-complaint garments. If your business requires flame resistant garments to help protect at-risk workers from burns caused by flash fires, electric arcs, and combustible dust, then this lightweight FR work shirt is what your team needs for working in warm weather. The Bulwark FR iQ Series button-down work shirt is constructed with breathable, woven ultra-lightweight TenCate Evolve FR fabric innovated with wearer insights and the latest in scientific technology to keep workers cool and comfortable throughout the workday. With a safety rating of CAT 2, ATPV 8.5. and weighing in at only 5.5 oz., it’s the ideal choice to help protect workers in warm weather.

3. UniWeave® Micro Check Shirts

UniWeave soft comfort blends offer cool air flow when you heat up and are resistant to moisture, stains, wrinkles, and fading. The micro-check pattern adds style and sophistication, while the premium-lined banded collar with hidden mylar stays offer a crisp dress look. Made from a breathable 65/55 polyester cotton blend fabric, these button-down shirts are ideal for busy professionals who want to stay looking neat all day without sacrificing comfort. Available in short sleeve, as well as long sleeve styles, UniWeave dress work shirts can also withstand frequent wear and washing, making them a smart investment for any corporate apparel program.

4. MIMIX™ Ripstop Work Shirts

Choose MIMIX™ Ripstop Work Shirts when your workers need increased mobility, durability, and breathability to get the hard work done. Made with a moisture-wicking ripstop fabric that draws moisture away from the body, these button-front shirts withstand the toughest jobs without tearing or fraying. The specially placed flex panels provide freedom of movement and are made with a lightweight mesh fabric that is extra durable and breathable. Combine this with a premium look, and you’ve got a work shirt that is ideal for working when things heat up.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

5. UniSport® Micro Piqué Polos

UniSport® Micro Piqué Polos also feature the innovative UniWick moisture-management technology for maximum breathability and comfort. Constructed with a micro piqué fabric that feels soft and smooth against your skin, these performance polos are a top choice for working in warm temperatures.  Designed with both form and function in mind, the UniSport® polo shirts are the perfect addition to your uniform program.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

All our work shirts can be personalized to promote your business with our high-resolution, advanced personalization, embroidery, and emblems to help you stand out from the competition. Whether your team is working outdoors or indoors during hot weather months, we will help you make sure they are properly outfitted.

Contact one of our uniform experts today to help you create a uniform rental program tailored to your specific business needs.