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Straight Scoop: Tanks! Tanks! Tanks!

Mar 13, 2017

Heather Stephens
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Spring is coming in hot! Well… in some parts of the world. We tapped some of our Volée wear testers around the country to hear their reviews on three of our new spring ‘17 tanks. They gave us their straight scoop on the Cleo, Ziggy, and Heather Grid.


TIFFANY JAMES, Volée – Sacramento, CA

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GIVE US YOU BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE CLEO TANK

The Cleo tank will soon become your favorite go-to tank for every occasion. Trust me, it's divine. It's soft and lightweight Nyelle™ tech fabric makes it feel breathable and not heavy. The front and back arrow jacquard design helps ventilate heat by providing an almost featherweight lightness to the tank. Also, it creates a really cute design and feminine touch. The Nyelle™ tech fabric is 90% nylon / 10% spandex and the jacquard Arrow Mesh panel on front and full back are 100% polyester. I’m a self proclaimed Flyte tank lover but The Cleo tank is definitely making it’s way to the top of my list. I typically wear a size 2 in (most) tanks and felt very comfortable in the size 4. It’s not super fitted but also isn’t baggy, which is a huge plus. It doesn’t stick to your skin when sweaty but absorbs sweat and doesn’t leave you feeling wet. The quality of this tank is really terrific and I plan on buying every color.

WHERE WOULD YOU WEAR IT?

It can easily be worn during a run or during a high intensity spin class. I wore the Snap color out during a long run on a humid day, and loved it! Having the breathable material in the front and back helped make me feel cooler and less sticky. I’ve also worn it to a high intensity spin class and it was perfect. It’s functional enough to be worn with a cute pair of jean shorts during the summer or with a pair of jeans and sweater for spring days.

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING ABOUT IT?

I love this tank because it feels like butter on the skin. It’s easy to wear while working out or casually. It’s versatile yet functional. My husband even said, “That’s a nice shirt!” and he never comments on clothes, especially running apparel. It’s great because it’s so comfortable and doesn’t feel restricting. The Snap color really stands out and gives me the pop of color to make my running outfit shout, “Hey girl hey!” I highly recommend buying The Cleo Tank. You will not be disappointed. 

JOANNA RUSSO, Volée – Washington DC

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GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE ZIGGY TANK

One of my all-time favorite Oiselle tops is the Farrow Tank, so I was super excited to review the Ziggy Tank. It has two layers of Mio Mesh with an asymmetrical hem and cute detailing on the shoulders. I prefer crew necks to v-necks, so I like that this top has a higher neckline. The mesh is very soft and just a tiny bit sheer. I tested a size 4, which is my normal Oiselle size and it fit nicely- not skin hugging tight, but not a loose and flowy piece either. My one critique is the length. I’m 5’8’’ and mostly torso, so I would like just a smidge more material to cover my hips!

WHERE DO YOU WEAR IT? 


My favorite way to test any new piece of running apparel or shoe is 10 miles right out of the box. Luckily for me, it’s been unseasonably warm this winter, so a tank top was perfect for some miles on the trails. Over the course of a long run, I totally forgot I was even wearing a shirt. Sometimes tops that sit high around the armpit cause chafing, but this one didn’t. I can get pretty sweaty and this top was great because it dries so quickly that even while I was wiping sweat off my face during the run, it would stay dry. It also survived the washing machine test as well- no issues with snagging, pilling or shrinking. I tend to keep my “nice” running clothes and my “running” running clothes separate. But the mio mesh of this tank is really awesome during the freak 80 degree February days Mother Nature brought on this year AND as a “nice” work shirt. When public transportation fails me, as it often does, I end up run commuting around the city. This top was key for a day I ran to a wine night with my lady wolf pack after work and nobody even knew!

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING ABOUT IT?

I’m always looking for pieces that look good, but don’t get in the way of my main objective- running! I felt like I was running shirtless without having to actually get up the courage to run shirtless! It’s great that this piece also transitions into non-running activities. I love the slightly sheer mesh layers of this tank that make me feel just the right combination of badass and flirty.

ALISOUNE LEE, Nester – Seattle, WA

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GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE HEATHER GRID TANK

This is a unique and beautifully designed tank that is also functional. It fits close to the body and is very comfortable. The grid pattern and open-work are lovely and are elements that are not usually found in athletic tops. The sheerness adds an interesting and multidimensional element as well. Depending on the color, what you decide to wear underneath can easily become part of your look.

WHERE WOULD YOU WEAR IT?

First off the tank is great for running. I have run in it and it stays put, keeps me cool, and breathes well. It is great in the gym for the same reasons. I love to wear this as a layering piece under other items, especially with the lux origami sweatshirt. It adds nice texture and layering details to your outfit. I don't think there is anywhere I wouldn't wear this piece. It is cold and gray and wet here in Seattle right now, so the color adds some light and freshness, especially in the Frost color.

WHAT ARE YOU LOVING ABOUT IT?

The Heather Grid Tank is feminine and beautiful but also very functional. I love the grid pattern, the comfort, open work, and overall design of this piece.

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