Refresh Racer Tank
NOT a REPLACEMENT for CRB(PS. CRB COLOR CONTEST??)
I like this tank quite well. It's fine. However, I don't find it special.
Unlike some other reviewers here, I feel as if the Refresher compares unfavorably to the CRB, or Cool Racerback. The thinner straps, wider back and curved hem render the Refresher less versatile & classic IMO than the CRB. Even though I am petite and get even the Refresher hemmed straight across, using Lulu's excellent free hemming service, my tallest friends will not consider this style.
I realize this is not a review for the CRB, but I feel I must compare the Refresher to the CRB since there was a nasty, and "hey lululemon" assured us unfounded, rumor that the Refresher was going to replace the beloved CRB.
"Beloved" may seem a hyperbolic word to describe a tank, but I do love the Cool Racerback and own what my husband considers an obscene number of them. That being said, I justify my CRB "collection" by reminding him that I wear one almost every day (from work to work outs) and have owned some for many years. (BTW, they still look good.)
Speaking of which, why not have a "hey lululemon" COOL RACERBACK COLOR CONTEST? Many visitors to the various Lululemon blogs wish for more color selection in CRBs. I know I would love racer backs in any of the following hues -- Fuel Green, Heathered Green Teal (like the Scuba), Alberta Lake, Guava Lava, Deep Zinfadel, Currant to name just a few.
I recognize that I have strayed far from the point of this review. At the end of the day, the Refresher is a nice option -- one that many people clearly enjoy. However, it will never become a Core Lululemon staple for me personally.
October 21, 2014
I bought this while I was on vacation, liked it in store but while working out it flipped up lots found myself having to readjust at the bottom constantly.. Also my boyfriend thinks the cool racer back (which I have a lot of) looks way better than this one. The really wide back looks pretty "grandma" if I could. Not the look or style I'm aiming for.
October 17, 2014
More colours please :)
This top is perfect! Love the fit and the curved hem. I would love to see this in more colours! Top is TTS
October 12, 2014
New Favorite tank!
It fits well, doesn't ride up, hides bumps and is just awesome!
I'm 5'0, 110lbs and a size 6 fit perfectly.
Make more colors and patterns please!
October 8, 2014
Great alternative to the CRB
I usually wear the Cool Racerback to the gym, but I thought I'd give this one a try.
I ordered the Bordeaux Drama and loved it! I really like the colour and curved cut on the bottom. I find it's a bit shorter than the CRB, which I like. Overall, I find it very flattering. I ordered a size 2, which is what I usually wear in the CRB.
A few weeks later, I decided to order it in the Heathered Medium Grey. It came in Full-On Luon instead of Light Luon. I would prefer the Light Luon and was disappointed that this wasn't consistent with the online description.
Anyway, I would love this tank in more colours (in Light Luon)!
October 7, 2014
This Refresh tank fits and looks great. I do not like the CRBs nor are they flattering on me so this was a very pleasant surprise. I am 5'7 and 130lbs and ordered my usual size 6. I also ordered the 8 but returned it because of the longer length. I do not think that the Refresh tank fits as tight as the CRBs so it is a little more forgiving on emphasizing any tummy bumps or bulges. I play tennis and run and have worn the tank for both activities. I bought another one after wearing it once on the court. Loved the way it didn't move around on me and it was breathable.
October 4, 2014
This just took over as my favorite lulu tank! Comfy, great flattering fit, love the cut at the bottom, and the pink/orange/black/brown pattern is gorgeous!
October 2, 2014
So much better than the Cool Racerback!! Fits perfectly, doesn't move, doesn't flip up in inversions, is true to size. Love the material, the rounded hem and the wider racerback. Great for hot yoga, running, or worn casually. Hope to see a white version of it soon :-)
September 30, 2014
Favorite tank ever !!!!
I just received this tank last friday. Love it!!! More colors please !!!
September 28, 2014
Good fit, doesnt ride up
I usually wear a 4, but recently on CRB i sized down to 2 to prevent the hip part from riding up during inversions. On this piece i stuck to 4 after reading the reviews, and its great! the piece is light, snug but not too snug.. So far it didnt ride up in my ashtanga session today. Hope it stays that way. Hope this line becomes a classic. will order more.
September 26, 2014