Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review of the Breeze By Squad SS, Breeze By Muscle Tank, and Swiftly Breeze SS Tops.

I thought I'd do a post on the new Breeze By Squad SS, Breeze By Muscle Tank II, Swiftly Breeze SS, and compare them to each other and their very similar Swiftly counterparts. First, the Breeze By Squad Short Sleeve top, front side:

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Front side of the Swiftly Breeze SS top:

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The two tops laid on top of each other - they essentially are the same cut:

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Back views:

Breeze By Squad SS:
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Swiftly Breeze SS:
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Both are fantastic technical, versatile, classic tops and you can't go wrong with either one. I own both styles and like them equally. I think choosing one over the other will come down to feel, the Swiftly Breeze is a bit thinner and softer imo, and aesthetics - the fabric will hang slightly different, and whether you like the obviously sporty but classic ohm-symbol pattern of the Swiftly or the performance-top-that-can-pass-as-casual-wear perforated material on the Breeze By Squad. The material has slightly different content, too:

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The Breeze By Squad has a little more nylon and less polyester.

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Fabric content of the Swiftly Breeze SS.

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Hang tag info for both tops.


Since I am new to owning the Breeze By, one thing I can't comment on is how easily the Breeze By material snags compared to Swiftlys. Can any long time Breeze By people comment in on how you've found they hold up compared to Swiftlys?

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Here is a comparison of the Swiftly Breeze SS compared to a regular SS Swiftly top. The Breeze is a little shorter and quite a bit wider than the regular swiftly. A constant issue with Swiftly tops is that they tend to ride up, especially when worn with slippery luxtreme or nulux bottoms, but the looser fit of the Breeze version combats this.



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Breeze By Muscle Tank II vs. Swiftly Tank - it's slightly shorter and quite a bit roomier than the Swiftly.  I think the Breeze By Tank is a good choice for busty women that can't do Swiftly tanks and/or are looking for a technical tank with a higher neck or more back coverage. I'd love to see this come in Julep or muted blues and greens. If you're looking for a versatile technical top with more coverage this is a great option.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the helpful info!!

tri like mary said...

I have the Breeze By LS from 2 (maybe?) years ago in white and a Breeze By muscle tank (with hood) from last year. LOVE both. I'm not a fan of Swiftly LS because of the riding up issue. So annoying especially in winter when it's worn under a jacket and I have to constantly be fussing with it during a run. For some reason my Swiftly SS tops don't ride (and they're the same size).

No issues at all with snags or pulls and they both got a lot of wear. I also don't do anything to baby them when washing.

LuluAddict said...

@tri like mary - thanks! I've found my SS Swiftlys are the most variable in size. Some are very loose fitting and some are snug, but I think you're right, of the three styles between tank, ss, and ls the ls ride up the most. I bought three of the looser-fitting Breeze LS Swiftlys and I really like them.

Anonymous said...

I dislike the sleeves on both the the Swiftly LS (too tight, too long) and Swiftly SS (too short, too tight). I LOVE the Swiftly Breeze LS and have it in a few colors. The sleeves are a perfect length and aren’t tight. I also like that the body is a little looser and hides my tummy. I was super excited that there’s a Swiftly Breeze SS available now! The sleeves are perfect, no longer itty-bitty cap sleeves! I got the black and gorgeous blue!! Finally, something for everyone!!