Working out in a tank can be a bit like going to your first yoga class—you know you want to do it but are filled with apprehension about what you’ll look like. (Kudos to you if that’s not the case for you.)
But, you can confidently rock a tank and we’re going to tell you how: Similar to the lifestyle tanks you would wear on the beach, there are some implicit fashion rules that all guys should abide by when entering the weight room—or anywhere—in a tank top. Since a tank is already pretty revealing skin-wise, there are certain styles and prints that can come off as over-the-top that may work for say, a t-shirt. Our advice: avoid cut-offs, loud graphics, extra-large arm holes, ultra-long or oversized styles, and overly-large mesh holes. Instead, go for styles with a sharp color contrast and a clean design (like stripes or colorblocking).
As for the workout factor: you’ll want a top that boasts a comfortable, athletic fit with highly breathable materials that wick sweat and allow you to move in every direction without being restricted. Other things to look for: Bonded seams will make it feel smooth against your skin—preventing that irritating chaffing—while reflective detailing let you take your runs into the dark.
Here we scouted out the absolute coolest men’s tank tops to wear during your training and cardio workouts—that include all of the above specs—and narrowed it down to our top 10 picks that'll make you feel confident.
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