Thursday, January 22, 2009

Review: Action Tank

The Action Tank recently popped up in my local store. It a has a cross over back and a mesh insert in front. It seems to be an update of a couple of very popular Lululemon Classics - the Spark and Repose tanks. Used Sparks and Reposes go for close to full retail on ebay all the time.

I bought the Action Tank and really like it. I love the cross over back and the low front with mesh insert. One thing I hate about the Spark and Repose is that they have very high fronts which does nothing for me when I start to get over heated. The Action Tank's low front coupled with a mesh insert is a great update to the older styles. The Action Tank also has a built in bra with cups. That is also an update to the older styles which had just a shelf bra. The Action Tank is a worthy successor to the Spark and Repose tanks.

  • medium support tank that won't show the world your belly button
  • Open back for increased breathability
  • Longer shelf bra to accommodate for gravity
  • Shelf bra with pockets for removable cups
  • Brushed Silverescent™ bra elastic that is wicking & anti-stink

Gather V Tank - Try On Review

It's hard to tell in the photo but the neck line has a little cleavage enhancing pucker at the center in the Gather V Tank. This is a cute tank but since it is still winter I can't get into spaghetti strap tops yet.

  • A lightweight tank with narrow straps perfect for layering!
  • Skimming body fit
  • Built-in shelf bra for support
  • Shelf bra with pockets for removable cups
  • Brushed Silverescent™ bra elastic that is wicking & anti-stink
  • Made from luxtreme fabric with superior quick wicking properties

3 Set Tank - Try On Review

The 3 Set Tank comes in some really cute color block combinations so I wanted to like it. Lululemon calls it a medium to low support tank and I would have to agree. Similar to my experience with the Scoop Neck Tank, my boobage overwhelmed the support so the tank hung too low on me and over exposed my armpit area. I think if the straps were a little shorter this tank might work on me.

  • 3 Set of your workout routine never felt so easy before!
  • Medium-low support tank
  • Semi-fitted follows our curves but doesn't hug them too tight
  • Wider straps are comfortable and do not dig into shoulders during activitity
  • Longer length tank prevents any peek-a-boo while working out
  • Brushed Silverscent bra elastic that is wicking & anti-stink
  • Made with luon, our signature fabric

Scoop Neck Tank - Try On Review

The Scoop Neck Tank is an interesting looking top but it fit me oddly. I think my giant bazooms (by Lululemon standards anyway) overwhelmed the support of the built in bra because I felt like I was too exposed in the upper breast/armpit (breastpit?) area.

The top certainly didn't fit me like it shows in the picture - the armpit/side boob coverage started a lot lower on me. I probably should have tried another color on because I've found that different colors are some times cut differently. I thought the back of this top was very cute but the support was not enough for me.

  • Move freely in this open necklined tank
  • Medium support tank
  • Semi-fitted follows your curves but doesn't hug them too tight
  • Mesh racer back provides breathability and support
  • Wide strap is comfortable and doesn't dig into shoulders while practicing yoga
  • Brushed Silverescent™ bra elastic that is wicking & anti-stink
  • Made with luon, our signature fabric

Tri Y Tank - Try On Review

I tried on the new Tri-Y Tank thinking it might fit a little different than Ujjayi (hits me too low in the armpits) - but it didn't. I frankly can't see the difference between the two tops except for missing contrast material along the neckline.

Revision - I ended buying a Tri-Y recently because it came in a really pretty print - Mix It Up (?) - that matches the flowers on my Hills Crops. It does hit slightly higher in the armpits than the Ujjayi (I don't think I put it on right when I tried it before) so I could use the built in bra and not have to double up with a Flow Y like I do for the Ujjayi. I now have two Ujjayis and one Tri-Y and really like the open back for heavy cardio like spin class. I like the mesh panel down the back with the little ipod pocket at the bottom. All in all, I like these tops much better than I ever did my Power V. The thick straps provide a lot more support without digging into my shoulders.

Wrap Tech Tank

Lululemon put the Wrap Tech Tank on their website over a month ago and I have been scanning my e-mail alerts eagerly awaiting its arrival in SoCal. I snagged one today. The photo above shows the tank in the Snorkel Blue and Mac N Cheese with Black Blurred Dove. It also comes in solid black and pow wet rose (white with hot pink and black air brushed blotches).

It is from Lululemon's running line so it is made of Luxtreme and has a mesh back. It is super light and airy. It does not have a built in bra but I brought my Deep V Bra to try it on with which looked great. It would also look super cute with a hot pink Flow Y Bra underneath it so I have to keep my eyes peeled for that to pop up on the sale rack.

I wore it to spin class recently and really liked it. Very light and cool. I especially like the little ipod pocket at the bottom.

Features list from the hang tag:
  • A perfect technical tank top for running!
  • Mesh front neckline panel for extra coverage
  • Mesh side panels & back panel for increased ventilation
  • Side pocket to secure money & keys
  • Made from luxtreme fabric with superior quick wicking properties