Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fit/First Wearing Report - Run: For Your Life Tank

I got my Heathered Royalty Run: For Your Life tank today (from now on referred to as the RFYL). I didn't realize there is a little lulu symbol charm on the loop of the cinch cord. It's kind of a cute touch. I also didn't realize this tank doesn't have an ipod pocket. It's not a big deal for me. I have a nano touch that I clip on my neckline or shoulder strap but I know some people like them a lot, my husband for one. One thing that is cool about this tank that is not noted in the product features is that the straps have big 1.5" elastic inside them like the Push UR Limits and the luxtreme Deep Breath tanks so it's more supportive than the typical tank. I think I might be able to get away with just the built in bra for my moderate-cardio workouts. I wish lulu would add interior elastic to all its straps so that I didn't have to double up on bras so much. This tank definitely runs true to size. I tried sizing down in the store but the bra is a bit tighter and I squished out of the armpits a bit and the tunic part was a bit too snug. The attached bra portion feels a lot like the Energy bra - super comfortable and not too revealing in the front, showing a touch of cleavage. The straps also stay in place really well. I was worried a bit about this since I have narrow shoulders. I went on a quick half hour walk this evening in the tank and it was super comfortable. I plan to wear it to spin class on Friday to give it a real workout but it was great for my walk. It was in the lower 80s when I was walking and the material didn't feel super breezy in the night air but I didn't get heated at all on my walk during the hill portions. It will be interesting to see how this material compares to silverescent circle mesh in spin. This tank strikes me as a sporty version of a No Limit or Let It Loose tank. It's got the same bra-with-a-curtain (as my husband calls those other tanks) look going on but the RFYL is a high impact version that offers more support. The bare back is sexy and great for keeping cool. The front is a bit on the shapeless side but I think it follows your curves better than the Silver Bullet SL tanks, not as good as the Energy SL but not bad. Depending on how it works for spin I might consider getting another one. I'm glad I ordered the Heathered Royalty from the website. I tried on the black and the coal at the store today and those colors were a bit dull. If this shows up in Dewberry I might get another one.

Lulu is featuring the Royalty Run: For Your Life tank on their website


sparkover said...

I really love this top, I bought one earlier this week but I haven't cut the tags yet in hopes more colours come out. There weren't any in royalty in the store I went to but if dewberry came out I know I'd jump on that for sure!

Anonymous said...

I didn't like this tank at all on me, too plain at the front, and the straps were too thick, and the price is too high for such a featureless top.

Anonymous said...

this is my favorite tank so far! very comfy and LOVE the back and how open it is. I got the heathered black/black and heathered coal/coal. I'm not big on colors so gray and black are perfect for me.