The Active Tee is true to its name, you’ll want to wear this shirt for when you are most active. It’s currently among Ministry of Supply’s best-selling pieces. You’ll want to continue reading to see why.
This Active Tee review will cover how the shirt feels, how it fits, what I really like about it, shirt details and similar tees I recommend.
Let’s get started.
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Ministry of Supply Active Tee Review
The Ministry of Supply Active Tee boasts a sustainable, soft and breathable tri-blend that’s built for the most demanding of workouts.
Moisture wicking check, natural odor control check, superior stretch check, high quality construction check — it seems that the MoS Active Tee checks all the boxes you’d want in a workout shirt. But how does the shirt wear? Let’s find out.
How Does The Shirt Feel?
NGL, the Composite Merino Active Tee is one of if not my favorite piece from the MoS collection of work leisure clothing. From the shirt’s construction and design to the casual cool athletic cut, it really does combine a form and function that’s suitable for the gym or anywhere around town.
The shirt feels more substantial in hand than the Responsive Tee. The 82% recycled polyester, 14% merino wool and 4% elastane build feels incredibly soft to the touch with an incredible stretch beyond that of the Responsive Tee’s 2% stretch.
The 14% merino wool is visible up close as you can actually see the woolen fibers. This wool blend gives the shirt more of a t-shirt, sweater softness and feeling and less of a lycra feeling.
You’ll notice the v-cut bottom hem detail and how much stretch the shirt actually has. It’s kind of like the stretch armstrong of workout shirts.
The Active Tee’s collar feels comfortable around my neck and isn’t restricting like some shirts tend to be. And there’s plenty of give because of the 4% elastic stretch. Overall the shirt feels great in hand and on my body. Now how does it fit?
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How Does The Shirt Fit?
I’ve gotta say, the fit of MoS’s Active Tee is on point. It not only feels great to wear, but looks great too. The clean drape and flowy appearance actually reminds me of Tani’s SilkCut Shirt.
They recommend to size up for a looser fit, but I don’t think that’s necessary. I went with my usual XS and the shirt seamlessly hugs my body while still having a clean drape allowing room to breathe. And so I’d recommend going with your normal size, unless you want a really relaxed fit, then size up.
As you can see from the fit photos above, the shirt drapes cleanly on my body. The sleeves wrap comfortably around my bicep and the raglan sleeves accentuate my broad shoulders.
The shirt’s length is also on point, hitting about mid-fly and mid-butt around the back. The sleeve hits at mid-bicep and doesn’t scrunch up into my armpits as I move either which is a big plus.
Overall the Active Tee is an ideal workout shirt and has become one of my go-to’s for when I’m engaging in cardio and calisthenics exercises. What I like most about it is that it manages to look great all the while providing ease in range of motion with an effortlessly flowing drape.
What I Really Like About The Active Tee
There are a few of things that I really like about the Active Tee.
- Tagless design for no-itch comfort behind the neck.
- Fits comfortably and is an ideal shirt for working out.
- Made with breathable and lightweight tri-blend fabrics that don’t wrinkle.
- Comes in key colors of blue, navy and heather gray (could benefit from colors beyond blues).
- Though it’s made for the gym you can wear it out and about as a basic tee too.
Quick note: If you’re enjoying this Ministry of Supply Responsive Tee Review, then you’ll probably like this Best Men’s Undershirts roundup too.
Active Tee Details
My Size: XS (I’m 5’6″, 135lbs for reference)
- Updated with enhanced softness and stretch
- Natural odor control
- Ergonomic raglan construction
- Reinforced stitching
- Moisture wicking
- 82% Recycled Polyester, 14% Merino Wool, 4% Elastane
- Made by Crown Yin in Taiwan
How To Care For It
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Naturally wrinkle resistant, and can be washed and dried at home in the washing machine (or kitchen sink), for dryer-to-drawer convenience.
Similar Products I Recommend
Check out these similar products that I recommend.
- Uniqlo Supima Cotton T-Shirt – $14.90 (read the review here)
- Rhone Eco Element Tee – $54 (read more about this and the following 3 shirts here)
- Asket The T-Shirt – $45
- Everlane Organic Cotton Crew Tee – $24
- Ash & Erie Staple Crew Neck Tee – $32
- Uniqlo HeatTech Short Sleeve Tee – $14.90 (read more about this & all the following 5 shirts here)
- Twillory Performance V-Neck Undershirt – $24
- Mr. Davis Undershirts – $29
- Tani SilkCut V-Neck Undershirt – $55
- Thompson Tee Sweat Proof Undershirt – $32.99
- Organic Basics Tencel Lite Tee – $65
Before You Leave
Check out some of the other Ministry of Supply products I’ve reviewed.
- Ministry of Supply Aero Zero Dress Shirt – $128
- Ministry of Supply Kinetic Pant – $148
- Ministry of Supply Apollo Polo – $88
- Ministry of Supply Chroma Denim – $148
- Ministry of Supply Responsive Tee – $38
- Ministry of Supply Face Mask – $18
Do you have any go-to workout tees?
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