Hot Not Bothered

A tank that can make you look hot but stay cool during your most intense sweat session? That’s the idea behind Athleta’s Speedlight Tank and they even back it up with a “Give-It-A-Workout” guarantee. You know we love a good challenge, so we decided to put it to the test.

The Claim:

Thanks to a special “REGUL8” technology, the Speedlight Tank provides customized cooling that increases or decreases as it adapts to your body’s needs. Bonus—it is made from naturally odor controlling, breathable fabric that efficiently wicks sweat away from the body, allowing it to evaporate on the surface.

The Test:

What better way to see if this tank can live up to the hype than by putting it through one of Wes’s 50-minute, ass-kicking cycle classes. If the sweat isn't rolling within the first 5 minutes of this high intensity workout, you aren’t doing it right!

The Verdict:

Ok—I’m gonna’ be honest—I still poured the same amount of sweat (read buckets), BUT I wasn’t as hot as I normally am, and I cooled down and dried off more quickly. Furthermore, I LOVE the flattering fit of this tank. It’s seamless, lightweight and, thanks to hem-grippers at the bottom, the only thing riding was me.

Bottom line: The Speedlight Tank kept me cool, comfortable and dry---and at only $49 I definitely feel like I got my money’s worth. It comes in a few colors, but I’m crazy about this Camo combo! Check it out and let us know what you think—with the return guarantee, you have nothing to lose.


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