Ok, I confess…I have a slight obsession with active tanks. Of course, I think I can justify all of them because I tend to choose one based on the type of workout I’m doing. For example, for yoga and pilates I like to wear fitted tanks I don’t have to think about adjusting during class, and will stay put during movements. But, sometimes you just need a versatile, sweat-wicking tank that can be worn on its own over your favorite sports bra, or as a first layer under a long sleeve tops…
This summer I got to try two tank styles from Sweaty Betty that ended up being perfect for my activities in the mountains! We spent a lot of time hiking, and I found myself reaching for both of these tanks often. (I wore the grey one for hiking and my first trail race!)
Pacesetter Tank: Loved the higher neckline on this tank and how light and soft it is! It has a slightly loose fit and is longer in length than most tanks (on me, it covers my bottom). It has reflective dots on the back, great for running visibility. It’s thin enough that you could easily tie it up on the side like I did without it looking bulky.
Anusara Yoga Tank: This is a super comfortable performance tank you’ll reach for again and again! I’m tempted to get it in every color. Its fitted but not too tight and layers perfectly over a favorite sports bra. (A favorite is the lululemon Free to Be Wild Bra (light support) or their Energy Bra (more support). The Onzie Strappy Bra is a similar style.) It hits at the lower hip on me. This tank is a great basic with an interesting back detail.
Dressing for summer hiking can be tricky because the weather varies. In the mountains it is often (a lot) cooler, so when you’re starting out, its smart to have a technical long sleeve to use as a top layer. Once you start moving and into sunny spots it can warm up quickly. It’s easy to remove the top and tie around your waist or stow in your backpack to use later. Shoe-wise, I went back and forth between my Nike Frees and my New Balance Trail Runners based on what the terrain and length of hike we were doing…
Do you have a favorite, go-to style of workout tank? I would love to hear your recommendations! Thanks for stopping by! xo
Images: Fleur De Lis Arts Photography | Taos, New Mexico