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Love the fabric, runs a bit long and wide on top
on August 29, 2013
UPDATE 10/8/13: After wearing this a few times, I'm updating my review to 4 stars. It DOES run big all over, but isn't unflattering. I love the fabric more every time I wear it. It's a smooth, soft, heathered fabric that feels really good against your skin and doesn't snag. My old favorites, the Asics Core line, have so many snags in them, I doubt they'll last much longer. If Skirt Sports would adjust the sizing on this one so the XS was a bit smaller all over, I'd give it 5 stars.
I have lots of Skirt Sports items and find that many of their tops run pretty big. I ordered an XS in this as I've done in all SS items. I wear it over just a sports bra and it completely covers my behind, so it's pretty long. I'm 5'1" and 108 lbs., so a lot of tops do run long on me, but this one is even longer than most. The armholes are kind of big and top part wide on my flat-chested self. The middle clings a bit, so it's cut a bit slimmer than the relaxed-fit or semi-relaxed fit Skirt Sports tops.
I absolutely love the fabric--it's a heathered orangy color (Sunset) with a smooth finish. The seams are also very smooth and flat. I'd wear this running and have already worn it to spin class. It probably wouldn't be as cool outdoors as a mesh top (my favorite being the Asics Women's Core Short Sleeve Top, but it also won't snag the way the mesh shirts do.
The pocket in the back is a pretty good size. You're somewhat limited by what you can use it for because it's not zippered (so less secure) and it is on your back (so less accessible). If you're a distance runner, you could probably fit several gels or even a couple of energy bars back there. A phone would probably fit too, but I don't know how secure it would be.
I'd say this tank is best for someone who is average height to taller than average, and slightly busty. It's not going to be great camouflage for a mommy belly (though I do have a bit of one) because of the slimmer cut. It is a good summer option that offers more coverage than something more fitted and looks nicer than a baggy or square tee.