I used to be so self-conscious of my arms that I would never wear tanks to workout in, but once I tried running in a tank last summer, I totally got over the self-consciousness because they are so much more comfortable in hot weather! But I digress...
After Ragnar, I am in love with the color orange, so that's the color that I chose. It looked super cute on the model:
When I got the tank in the mail, I immediately noticed how good the quality was. I'm used to buying cheap workout tops--and I am the first to admit, you get what you pay for. I just have such a hard time buying a tank for $50ish when I could buy one at Wal-Mart for $5.
I could tell that the quality was very good, though--it was nicely constructed, the seams were nice and tight (on my cheap tops, the seams are usually the first thing to go, making the top unwearable). When I told them my size, I said that I normally would buy a small, but if they think these tops are on the small side, then a medium would do. They suggested a medium, because the tops are "very fitted".
I'm glad I got the medium! This top was definitely very fitted, and at first, I was a little unsure of whether it looked okay, because of how tightly it hugged me. But I have to say, it felt AMAZING. The fabric is very soft and stretchy, but not a loose stretch--it's kind of like a compression-fitting top. While I most certainly did not look like the model, I was VERY comfortable in it!
So, my overall opinion of this top is:
- It is SUPER comfy.
- It is very cute.
- It is very well-constructed with good quality fabric.
- I like the compressed feeling I get when I wear it (it would have been fantastic to have before my skin removal surgery, if only to wear under other tops, to keep my skin from bouncing all over!).
- I'm not so fond of the sizing--it seemed tight for a medium, but the bra part seemed too big. I couldn't decide what to think about all that.
- It held up well in the washer, which is a bonus.
- And best of all, I didn't get any chafing when I wore it to run in. Some fabrics cause me to chafe around the neckline.
Would I buy it with my own money? It's $42, which is much more than I would normally spend on tops. However, compared to my favorite brand (Under Armour), it's cheaper in price, but the quality is the same. But yes, if you're looking for a good-quality top and can fit it into your budget, I do think it is worth the money.
Aaaand, one of you lucky ducks will get to try it out for FREE, too--because Albion Fit is generously allowing me to give away one of these tanks to a Runs for Cookies reader! To enter, you must "like" Albion Fit on Facebook, and then leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Albion Fit item is from their website. I will randomly select a winner on Monday, January 28, at 9:00 AM EST. (If you leave an anonymous comment, make sure you include your name in the comment).
Meanwhile, Albion Fit is also providing you with a code for $15 off any purchase of $50 or more from their website. Just use coupon code RUNSFORCOOKIES15.
(In full disclosure, I was given the tank for free to review, but as always, all opinions are completely honest).