Refresh Racer Tank
I really like this tank. I love the crb but sadly it seems we hardly ever get a new color. I think this could be a new favorite. I took my usual size ( same as crb size). What I liked were the curved hem, the length and how soft the fabric is. The crbs are sooo long (good for covering your "assets" with all of the peek a boo pants of the last couple years) but sometimes to long and they can't get a little bunchy around the middle. The lighter luon is pretty thin but in the stripe pattern it works and is not sheer. I'd love to get another but these colors are killing me.
October 29, 2014
Cute top but runs small
I tried the Osaka Stripe on while browsing @ LLL Calabasas. So much smaller than my regular size 2. I was literally gasping in the dressing room.
They didn't have other colors available in my size to try on. I passed. If you like this top, it's completely appropriate to size up one whole size. The style/design and material are great. Get picky with the colors and sizing.
October 27, 2014
The tank of my dreams
I got this tank in the toothpaste heathered slate and the thin black and white stripe, and it is exactly what I was looking for. I'm 5'3", 130 lbs and I find many of the lulu tanks too long for my short torso. This one was the perfect length. I ordered my regular size 6 and found it was tight but not in any way restrictive. It cuts low enough to be flattering but I didn't worry about popping out during yoga. I've worn it during yoga with lots of inversions and even head stands with no tummy flashing. The straps are thinner but wide enough to cover a sports bra. I will wear this for running as well, but the material is thicker than I would want for running in hot weather.
October 27, 2014
I just recieved this item today. I feel like it is shorter than other tanks.I hope it stays down for when i work out. Im 5'8', #160 lbs. I wear a 8 in Lulu and ordered my usual size.It did seem like a tighter fit,but not in a bad way.
My main complaint is that my "brand new" tank has Deodarant all over it. So thats kind of annoying. KInd of makes my new purchase not as exciting:(
October 23, 2014
The wear anywhere tank
I own the Refresh Racer Tank in 2 colors now and plan on buying more. I love the snug fit that shows off my abs and all my hard work in barre class! It's flattering for both working out and everyday wear. The coverage is just enough to cover my racerback bras, but is still sexy at the same time. I especially love the length. I'm petite and I prefer a longer tank so this one is perfect for me. Thanks Lulu for yet another great product that I can collect in several colors!
October 23, 2014
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