I have to take back all the mean things I said about the new Stay on Course tank. I really liked it when I tried it on and ended up buying the Glacier Lace version. I tried on the GL and the black microstripe one. I thought the luxtreme in the Glacer Lace felt a touch more buttery soft than the striped one. I think striped luxtremes tend to be a little stiffer as far as luxtreme goes but it's still a silky soft fabric. It happens to be one of my favorite technical fabrics. Every time I put on a luxtreme top, my skin goes ahhhh. I just love how silky and breathable it is. I went with the Glacier Lace Stay On Course because, first of all, I like the pattern, and I liked how this pattern helped camouflage the lumps and bumps luxtreme usually reveals. The black and white microstripe is also nice but a bit of a different look with the black contrast seaming. The lighter color was also more revealing lumps and bumps-wise. The front neckline was more open than it looks in some of the photos I've posted. The back is higher than I prefer but since it's luxtreme any back perspiration gets wicked right away to help keep me cool. I thought the front straps a little on the loose side when I first put it on, kind of like in this photo:
However, once I pulled the tank down and adjusted it over my boobs it laid flat.
I think this is a tank that works very well for curvy women. It's a figure-skimming true to size and fairly long, like CRB-long. I tried it on with a Ta Ta Tamer and the straps are completely covered. All in all it's a nice functional tank with good coverage for those who don't want to show a lot of cleavage. I'm planning to wear it to spin class tomorrow so I will let you know how it performs.
I tried on the new Run: For It Crops in both the solid and the Tinted Canvas striped version. (They go to a twelve.) I really liked these crops. If I was in the market for a new pair of luxtreme crops I'd definitely get these. I though the stripe placement in the back is visually-slimming. The crops are $78. Like the newest batch of luxtreme crops, the luxtreme is thicker than it has been in the past and much more opaque in bends.
I tried on the black microstripe lively tee and really liked it. If I get a gift certificate for Christmas this is at the top of my list.
I tried on a bunch of the Coal Tinted Canvas tanks - the Cool Racerback, the Run: Your Heart Out, and the Scoop Neck. I couldn't find any that I really loved the distribution of the pattern on so I passed on it.
Both stores I went to had some excellent deals on the markdown rack. Fashion Island had some older colored underwear for $7 in sizes medium and large. I ended up buying five pairs of premium technikinis (the mesh ones). Those are my favorite workout underwear for the gym and spin. FI also had Run: For It Pullovers for $99 in various sizes. FI had a Cozy Coat on the racks (not marked down) in size 6 (could have been an 8), I believe. They also had a couple of Gratitude Wraps in the gray colors (not on markdown). I didn't check the sizes on those. The Irvine store had Power Technique tanks (black and ghost) in nearly all sizes for $34. There were other deals but those were the ones that I was considering getting.