Friday, March 19, 2010

Push UR Limit - Try on Review

Push UR Limit Tank
My Push UR Limit finally arrived!  I think it is very similar to the Swift, especially the way the straps look through the armpit and breast support. However, it is much longer, only about an inch or two shorter than a Cool Racerback and looser fitting through the belly.  It was actually about an inch or more wider than my Cool Racerback. The straps are very supportive and have a wide piece of elastic inside them. It dips a little deeper in front than the Swift - I think the neckline comes to more of a V than the Swift so you show a little cleavage but nothing excessive. I think it is a more flattering neckline than the Swift. My tank did not come with the cup inserts but with the light pink luxtreme I needed to use them. I think they helped shape the breast better than if I let the tank do all the work. With the Swift, my boobs look like they originate from my armpit so having the cups in helps mitigate this. In the front, on me, the straps seem to be placed for a person with a narrow chest so there is a lot of space between outside of the strap and the armpit, showcasing armpit fat. That is my biggest beef with this tank and the Swift. I don't see the same effect on the model above but maybe she has wider shoulders and/or rib cage. Anyway, if the Swift showcases your armpit fat, this tank will, too.

The luxtreme felt very light and with the circle mesh panel in back, the tank felt very breathable and great for hot summer workouts.  I think if you hate how luxtreme reveals every bump and ripple, this tank might be loose fitting enough through the core you might might not have to worry about it. You could also get it in black.  All in all, I like this tank much better than the Swift and I think I am going to keep it. My only problem is I need to get a pair of matching Coal pants. I have Coal Be Still pants but now I need a pair of crops. Darn!

Here are some measurements between an Athletic Deep V and the Push UR Limit to give you an idea of the difference in fit.  These are for size 12:

- Width at the armpit: 34" (Push), 32" (Deep V)
- Width at the bottom hem: 44" (Push), 42" (Deep V)
- Length: 27" (Push), 24.5" (Deep V)

Product Details:

  • Push your limits in this all-around great tank to wear to the gym, biking or yoga class
  • Made with luxtreme™ feels silky smooth on, and is light weight with inherent wicking performance to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Mesh back allows for max breathability
  • Wide straps give the most support without cutting into your shoulders
  • Medium support, body skimming tank
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort

Ebay Buys - Beyond Yoga and Athletic Deep Vs

Beyond Yoga Cami
I decided to give the brand Beyond Yoga a try so I bought a cami off ebay for something like $16 + shipping. Supposedly these tanks retail for around $60 but you can find them for ~$18 on eBay and Amazon. This tank is made of 90% Supplex and 10% Lycra and feels about as thick as regular luon. It has a very soft feel and is a bit stretchier than regular luon. One great thing about Beyond Yoga is that it is made in the US. The construction quality seems good with flatlocked seams but the hardware on the adjustable straps is plastic. I had some Lucy tanks with plastic hardware break on me so I'm not a fan of plastic.  It has a basic built in shelf bra which gives low support but the straps are adjustable. Wearing it around the house I think the tank is less breathable than luon.  The styles are pretty ordinary but everything comes in pretty colors.  It seems like a decent brand of yoga wear but I don't see myself going wild for this brand.

I got a couple of new Athletic Deep V Tanks from ebay in Power Purple and Fruity Tootie. Now I have seven Athletic Deep Vs.  I really like Fruity Tootie. I wonder why I haven't bought anything in this color before.  Dark hot pinks are probably my favorite color to work out in - they so energizing.  The more I wear my Deep Vs the more I love them best of all my Lululemon tanks - the look, the support, the ipod pocket.  How can Lululemon even think of discontinuing them or not making an attempt at something else to replace them? If you feel the Deep V straps, they have a big fat piece of elastic inside them for added strength. Their other tanks all depend only on the material of the straps to hold you up. That doesn't work for women with large breasts. Hence the reason why the All Out, and Inner Strength tanks aren't nearly as supportive as a Deep V no matter what Lululemon claims.

Loot Deals - I don't know if any of your husbands/boyfriends/brothers/dads wear Lululemon but the (US) men's section has some great deals in the Loot. There are some compression short underwear for $4 marked down from $52. The yoga shorts are also $19 marked down from $48. There are a bunch of other deals but those are the only two I got for my husband. I also bought a couple of $1 terry headbands for myself.

My Push UR Limits tank has not arrived yet. The Fedex guy is usually here by 2 pm - dang! I'll get a review up as soon as he shows up.