Run: Swiftly Tech Tank
Bingo for Big Busts
I love the Swiftly Tech pieces due to my diverse and high-sweat training sessions (kickboxer/boxer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as yoga and dance) and I have the tee, tank, and long sleeve versions.
However I always found the tank option too low-cut for me. Now I should say right away that this is because I'm a curvy 28 FF bra size. I can get away with a 32 E in the Ta Ta Tamer, but some cleavage still likes to pop out for a party when I would like it to stay home.
When Lulu came out with this high neck version I knew I had to snap it up and I LOVE it! It's absolutely perfect. I'm 5'2" and am a true 4 pretty much across the Lulu board, and the size 4 fits really well. Sometimes the Swiftly can be tight across the chest but this fits just right both across the chest and torso, and the high neckline, which has the potential to be really uncomfortable, is awesome. Definitely buying in multiple colours!
January 21, 2015
This high neckline tank is PERFECT! This top is extremely flattering for the shoulders and arms and keeps your chest covered so you feel comfortable and self confident because you aren't showing too much skin. The fabric wicks sweats from your body, dries extremely fast and doesn't get stinky like a regular cotton shirt would. I usually wear a size 4 in Lululemon tops but opted for a looser fit and instead bought a size six. I am 5'2" 120 lbs and very small breasted and the 6 works well for me.
January 20, 2015
I have two of these and I'm still not sure how I feel about the high neck. I would recommend sizing down- my usual 6 is baggy and not super flattering, but I didn't want to size down and risk having the neck be too tight.
January 20, 2015
High Neckline is a YES
I love this tank! I got my usual 6 (I'm 5'4" and 130lbs), and it fits perfectly. The high neckline is so comfortable and such a good idea. I also love the fabric. I haven't had any problems at all. Overall, I definitely recommend this tank.
January 18, 2015
Unless you have a larger bustline and prefer high coverage, this shirt isn't terribly comfortable or flattering. Stretches out around the neck and chest i.e. bags 1/2 way through workout. Probably fine if you're relatively stationary- i.e. an elliptical or bike.
January 15, 2015
Love the high neck on this. I like the layer of protection for my skin when doing front squats and power cleans at crossfit. The cut is very flattering for the shoulders, and the larger armholes help keep the air flowing and don't restrict the many movements we do.
For sizing reference, I am 5'7" and 135 lbs and typically wear a size 6. I have a long torso and sized up to an 8 in this shirt, the 6 was too short. I would recommend sizing up for length or if you don't like your tops fitted.
January 10, 2015
Bring the run swiftly tech racer back back! I wanted more of these tanks so tried the high neck version and hated it. This high neck cut is horrible! I wear the racer back version for everything --running, crossfit, spinning, yoga etc.The racer back can not be beat for sizing, cut and the light material that works in hot weather or as a base in cold weather. I bought two of the high neck versions and will be returning them both. Please make more of the racer back version!!!
January 1, 2015
Love this tank!
This has been a great tank for CrossFit. It covers the girls, and has large arm holes for unrestricted movement. It is soft and dries really quickly. Love it! I am 5'7 130lbs lean and muscular. I wear a 6, but could wear a 4 but I don't like tight shirts.
December 29, 2014
Loving the high neck!
This tank is a great change up from the normal racerback. I ordered this tank in my normal size six, it fits great although I wish it were a bit longer. I love the cut of the neck, it really flatters the shoulders! I loved the cut so much I bought a second one, which I sized up to an 8 for so I could get more length.
I will say if you want a tighter fit go with your normal size, if you want a looser fit go up a size, and if you are taller I would also size up for a longer length.
For reference I am 5'4" , 130lbs, 34C.
December 22, 2014
Pleasantly Surprised, by Tank in ORIGINAL Material
This is a review for the original swiftly material, which is a lightweight material. The tanks in the newer thicker stripes recently put out are much thicker and those would definately be too hot. I alread tried it in the long sleeved shirts and didn't like them at all!! The newer material doesn't breathe and feels inferior.
When I first saw these I had no desire to try them out because of the high neck. I sweat a lot when I work out, and I didn't think I'd like all that fabric around my neck. But during the Black Friday sale, I picked up a couple just because they were on sale.
I wore my lightweight tank to a crossfit WOD, and I was surprised that I didn't mind the high neck..although it could be slightly lower.
I got my usual size 6. It fits just slightly looser around the waist, which I didn't mind because sometimes I do just want to take a break from all the form fitted tanks I usually wear. But it's not a boxy fit, either.
I also found this to be flattering for the shoulders. So if you want to show off your shoulders, this is a good top for you. If more colors are added in the original lightweight material, I will buy more. Definitely pleasantly surprised by this tank.
December 4, 2014