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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SPORTS TANK TOP

The sports tank top is a must-have for your fitness locker. Whether it be loose or close-fitting, you wear it for everyday training sessions and it's become your trusty ally when things heat up. So how do you choose your future fitness tank top? Discover all our tips to find the ideal model!

Sports tank top

THE 3 BENEFITS OF A SPORTS TANK TOP

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Apparently, try it, and you'll love it, … Don't you have a fitness tank top in your sports' wardrobe yet?Here's what will end up convincing you: 

It keeps you less warm than a t-shirt. It's the perfect top for training in summer.

It clears the shoulders and shoulder blades, allowing you to move with freedom.

You can use it for several sports activities: fitness, weight training, HIIT, cycling, running, etc. You can even wear it very casually on holiday or at home!

THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES TO LOOK AT WHEN CHOOSING A SPORTS TANK TOP

SPORTS TANK TOP'S FABRIC

To ensure you get maximum comfort, the sport tank top's fabric must be :~- Breathable: you stay dry throughout the whole session, because the fabric absorbs and quickly wicks away the perspiration You won't get that unpleasant wet or cold feeling!~- Lightweight: the components used in our sports tank tops are light as a feather. It's as if you weren’t wearing anything!~- Stretchy: the fabric lets you move in all 360-degrees. You are at free to do all the weight training and fitness movements you want.

The fitness, cardio-training and even running tank tops are generally made with a technical fabric (polyester, polyamide and elastane), while Pilates or gentle gym tank tops are mainly made from cotton.

women's fitness tank tops
men's fitness tank tops

FITNESS TANK TOP'S CUT

Are you torn between the close-fitting cut or the oversized cut? It's up to you to work out which model you feel most comfortable wearing to do your sessions.

For greater freedom of movement, we recommend opting for a long and loose-fitting sports tank top. That way, there is no chance of leaving your lower back or stomach uncovered. At Decathlon, we've gone with a scooped neck to uncover the chest slightly, wide shoulder straps for a sporty feel and a racer back (cross-cut at the back) releasing your shoulder blades. 

Tips: do you want to show off your athletic body? Go with a close-fitting model that snugly fits your silhouette. Feel like covering up your curves? Opt for a loose-fitting sports tank top.

LAYERED TANK TOP

Have you heard of the versatile tank top? This 2-in-1 garment allows you to have 3 different outfits. You can, as a result, wear the tank tops separately: choose either the small tank top in crop-top mode when the sun is beating down, or the big one for a loose-fitting feel. Or for an ultra-trendy look, layer both of them and mix & match models the way you want!

FITNESS TANK TOP'S COLOUR

It's up to you to choose the style you prefer, whether that be colour prints, faded or plain colours!~- For a feminine look and cutting edge fashion: combine your fitness tank top for women with your leggings or your shorts.~- For training outdoors: it is preferable to opt for light colours (grey, white) when it's sunny and warm. Forget dark colours, and especially black, to avoid the sauna effect!

We have also designed women's reversible sports tank tops. Perfect for switching styles in a flash without blowing the budget!

Tips: are you using your fitness tank top when going for a run in the morning first thing or at nightfall? Go with flashy colours to make yourself seen by drivers, on top of safety equipment (yellow arm band).

women's fitness tank tops

TANK TOP WITH BUILT-IN BRA OR CONVENTIONAL MODEL?

Movement, bounce... during our training sessions, your bust is often put under strain. You therefore need to protected it. To save time, we provide a model that is both trendy and very practical: the sports tank top with a built-in bra.~A specially designed bra for your fitness and weight training workouts that supports your bust with moulded cups and a support band.All you have to do is slip it on and do your session! ~Would you prefer to choose your sports bra? Then you can put together your own outfit opting for a conventional sports tank top.

WHICH SPORTS TANK TOP FOR WHICH ACTIVITY?

women's fitness tank tops

FITNESS TANK TOP

In no way should you be hindered in your movements during your weight training or fitness session. You need a stretchy garment that keeps you dry. So you get it right, choose a weight training or training tank top with a fabric that combines two materials: polyester or elastane. ~Is your activity more intense? Opt for the model with inlays for even more ventilation. If you sweat a lot, it will very quickly becomes your trusty ally by quickly wicking moisture away!

PILATES OR GENTLE GYM TANK TOP

When doing light strength training, you want to feel like you are in a cocoon. Designed for a low to medium intensity activity, the Pilates and gentle gym tank top provides a comfortable and breathable to wear garment. It has specific features: wide shoulder straps, full back with a straight cut that adjusts to fit. Generally made from cotton, it can also includes modal (for very soft feel) and polyester (for drawing away moisture).

Pilates tank top for men

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