Rob Osborne Team GB age group triathlete reviews the Sundried Dom Tank.
"The first thing you notice when opening up the sundried package is the quality and attention to detail - it starts when the bag arrives through the post.
There's a tag unique to that garment and stylish packaging and labels - this detail is also evident in the T Shirt itself from the stitching to the quality of the fabric.
It fits well with a handy discreet pocket that I can use to hold my gym card or whilst running outside. It's slightly stretchy (but not lycra stretchy) and wicks away the sweat well.
All in all a top quality, stylish garment that does the job.
The Dom sleeveless gym vest is designed to be suitable for a multitude of fitness activities, from running to weightlifting, triathlon to yoga. The flexible sleeve-free fit enables total freedom of movement and comfort, with sweat wicking fabrics keeping you cool and protected."
Model wears The Sundried Dom Tank in Aurora red.
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The Dom tank features in red and black in Sundried’s pilot collection, which is available in our online shop.
The ultimate in athletic design. The sleeveless top is a mark of fitness, revealing chiseled arms with a fit designed for performance and function. Sleeveless tops are perfect for those who train hard, highlighting toned arms and allowing freedom to move and breathe through their sleeveless design.
Sleeveless top usage
The sleeveless top is often worn in sports, particularly basketball and track and field events. In the U.S, it’s often referred to as a “tank top”. Here in the UK we tend to call it a “vest” or even a “singlet”. In the Philippines, when used as an undershirt it is called a “sando”. In Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal in India it is called “sando-genji”, in other eastern states of India it is called “Sando-ganji”. In Northern and Central India it is known as a “Banian” and is used extensively as an undershirt to absorb sweat and prevent its penetration to outer layers of clothing. In France it is commonly called a "marcel" since its first large-scale production by Marcel Eisenberg for the Parisian handlers during the mid 19th century, or more formally a "débardeur", from the name of a trade.
Sleeveless tops are often worn for all day activity in the warmer months as the freedom of sleevless allows for better ventilation to keep cool in warm summer months, perfect for the all day active. Often worn alone under casual settings, as loungewear, or while completing gardening or other chores around the home.
Sleeveless tank top design
The build of a sleeveless T shirt is simple with neck and armholes which are reinforced for durability. A tank top consists of a sleeveless shirt with low neck and different shoulder straps width.
Why do they call it a tank top?
It may surprise you but the term ‘tank top’ has nothing to do with tanks. In fact, the name tank top, recorded in English since 1968, is derived from its resemblance to a tank suit, a style of one-piece women's swimsuit with shoulder straps. The “tank” suit gained its name in the 1920s because it was worn in a swimming “tank”, which we now refer to as "swimming pools."
Gym sleeveless T shirt features
A good sleeveless tank will have all the features you need, as well as useful extras you never thought of such as the dom tank’s reflective shoulder strips, helping to keep you safe and visible in low lighting conditions.
Sleeveless t shirts designed with the gym in mind should focus on being as lightweight as possible. The main reason this top has been designed as sleeveless is to be cooler and therefore adding extra weight through the material choice defeats the point. Opt for lightweight materials which have been designed for gym use. Cotton is not one of them. Cotton absorbs sweat and will weigh you down during your workout. The most lightweight fabrics include nylon, polyester, and spandex.
Gym tanks need to allow your skin to breathe. What do we mean by this? When we workout, we sweat and if our skin has no freedom to breathe, this sweat is then trapped between our workout top and our skin. The sweat isn’t removed and can a) cause chafing and irritation and b) smell. Technical fabrics are designed with this in mind and wick sweat, making sure you can perform at your best.
Freedom of Movement
The shoulder has the greatest range of motion than any other joint in the body, so when training, it needs the freedom to move. Going sleeveless allows the shoulder joint to move without restrictions of fabric. The dom tank features a lowered armhole to allow for extra freedom of movement to support your sport and maximise the range of motion for the shoulder. This is why this style of t shirt is particularly popular for sports such as netball and basketball which require a lot of freedom of movement to make winning shoots and passes.
4 way stretch materials enable freedom of movement. Synthetic materials can also stretch up to 600 times their size and then shrink back to their original shape. Stretch materials compliment your physique with a personalised fit as well as offer restriction free movement to enhance your training.
We might be willing to ditch the sleeves but not the security, the Dom Tank features a concealed zip pocket in the back lining of the body for essentials like keys and money. Secure pockets make training in the heat easy without having to carry extra weight such as a bag for these essentials.
Technical fabrics are synthetic, which means they’re man made with the direct purpose of the end product. Every item of the Sundried collection has been crafted with technical fabrics designed for the all day active, to be both comfortable for daywear and functional for exercise and sports performance. The latest technical fabrics are created to allow moisture through the weave and wick it away from the body to evaporate on the surface, ensuring you remain cool and comfortable. Technical fabrics can also be waterproof, allowing you to get caught in the rain without feeling sweaty and wet. So bad weather’s no excuse. Technical fabrics stretch with your body and help to aid thermoregulation, keeping you from feeling overly hot or cold. This is what makes them the perfect choice for gym sessions.
Reasons to wear a sleeveless T shirt
- You're working too hard for sleeves.
- It’s nice and warm.
- You’re doing lots of upper body work and need the freedom of movement.
- You have the arms of a greek god/godess.
- You can check your form through a well fitted tank and clearly see arm movements.
- You’re doing one of our outdoor training workouts.
- Your training requires as little extra weight from clothing as possible.
- You’re training outdoors and want as much vitamin d as possible.
Sundried Black Sleeveless T shirt
The Sundried collection of sleeveless range comes in two colours, black and red sleeveless tops available here.
This product has been trailed by triathletes to provide the finest technology with the best comfort and fit for your performance.
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RIP: All the gear - no idea.
It’s time to change stereotypes, let’s have all the gear AND all the ideas. When is comes to women’s sleeveless tops it can be hard to know what to look for, and why would you opt for sleeveless over long sleeves? Our guide will take you through all the tank tech, so you can buy your sleeveless top with confidence, knowing it’s purpose in your workout wardrobe.
Women’s sleeveless Top Styles:
When it comes to working out there's a multitude of different style we can choose in a sleeveless gym t shirt.
Racer back cut tops allow freedom of movement around the shoulder joint, ensure your straps stay in place whilst performing difficult moves and allow your skin to breathe where it needs it most.
Cut out tops provide the freedom of sleeveless with extra areas for improved ventilation and flattering style. Perfect for extra sweaty sessions and warm summer workouts.
Strappy tops provide a flattering fit which is ultra lightweight, support across the shoulders and chest is minimal so this fit is better for a more relaxed training session such as yoga or pilates.
A drop hole allows more freedom for your skin to breathe under your arms, it’s also great if you're worried about sweat patches - the material isn’t there to sweat on!
Crop tops are what we see in all the music videos, but actually very rarely in the gym, as your exposing that extra skin to cuts and scrapes from equipment. Crop tops work well in summer or for workout classes such as Zumba, where it’s beneficial to be able to see your stomach wiggle into the different moves.
Typically these are rocked by the men in the gym to flash their back muscle cleavage, but women can rock the look too. A stringer fit allows freedom of movement at the shoulder blade and can work for women as long as they team it with a supportive sports bra.
Women’s Sleeveless Top Materials
Whilst cotton may survive low - moderate intensity exercise, once you crank the anti up, cotton no longer becomes soft on the skin but soggy and can leave an athlete soaked after a heavy workout.
Polyester is the most popular choice because it is breathable, lightweight and dries quickly. It can however become frustratingly static.
Nylon has similar features to polyester. It is both lightweight and strong. Nylon does not absorb much moisture, it is also fast-drying and easy to maintain.
Spandex has the ability to stretch up to 500 percent of its original size and then recover its original shape. This material is also lightweight, making it ideal for fitness wear. One common form of spandex that is often seen in fitness wear is Lycra, which is a synthetic elastic fabric. Lycra is comfortable and breathable as well as quick-drying and resistant to bacteria, ultraviolet rays, and chlorine. This fabric also eliminates static cling and pilling.
Womens Sleeveless Tops Style Tips:
- Find a comfortable fit: Opt for tops which don’t drape or move too much if you're bending over. The last thing you want is for your clothes to be a distraction and mess up your workout.
- Function first: Always opt for functional wear, rather than what’s in fashion, some trends may end up impractical.
- Support: The right sports bra should support you enough that you shouldn't need any extra support from your gym t shirt, however often strapless tops have built in bras, these can be great for lower impact sports to wear bra free, or combine with your sports bra for higher impact workouts adding an extra layer of support.
- Choose technical: The chances are you’ve opted for sleeveless because you plan on getting sweaty, so go for a top made with technical fabrics which will help keep you dry during an intense workout and enhance your performance.
Buying a sleeveless top:
Buying workout clothes requires you to look for different things than when you're picking outfits for you regular wardrobe. Opt for companies who specialise in workout specific clothing rather than casualwear to get the best from your performance. The highest valued workout gear is almost always valued for its durability and how long the clothing will last. This style of clothing is put under far more pressure than your regular clothing and so needs to be more robust, as well as being capable of supporting your every flex and move.
When buying a top, make sure you want to wear it. Your gym clothing can be motivational, without having a slogan. Gym Wear that looks good makes you feel good and encourages you to stick at it and achieve your fitness goals.
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Why go Sleeveless?
Obviously, the lack of sleeves allows your skin to breathe where it needs it most, exposing your armpits and also reducing the risk of sweat patches.
Freedom of Movement
A sleeveless T shirt allows for complete freedom of movement around the shoulder joint. Your shoulder offers the greatest range of motion, so it can be really beneficial to not have any restrictions caused by material.
As they have the least material, sleeveless T shirts provide the most lightweight protection which is why you will often see athletes who need to remain as light as possible for their sports performance wearing a sleeveless t shirt, such as a Triathlete.
Ever heard if you’ve got it flaunt it? Of course you have, and the sleeveless T shirt is the perfect example of that. Sleeveless T shirts flatter an athletic physique and show off the body you’ve worked so hard for, pulling off a sleeveless gym T shirt, is a symbol of success.
Whilst these are great reasons to ditch your sleeves, this doesn’t mean you should be rushing off to cut all the sleeves off your T shirts. The raw seams could fray and lead to chafing, sleeveless t shirts are crafted to not rub the sensitive skin under your armpits and have a relaxed fit around the armpit to allow your skin to breathe where it needs it most.
Did you know: Sleeveless T Shirts are commonly known as ‘Shooter Shirts’ in Southern USA.
Types of Sleeveless Shirt
Typically sleeveless tops come in two types, compression tight tops or muscle fit vests, each with their own purpose.
Compression shirts are tight spandex clothing generally worn as a base layer under outer athletic apparel. These types of shirts offer support while keeping the muscles warm, making them less become susceptible to cramps and strains. Compression sports apparel also helps to prevent chafing by providing a slick layer near the underarms. Although not necessary for a workout, compression shirts can increase comfort throughout exercise.
V - tapered workout shirts are designed with the bodybuilder, weightlifter, and professional athlete in mind. These shirts offer a deep V-tapered cut and are made of cotton with a mix of other synthetic blends. The shirt offers sections of porous, jersey-like weaves that allows increased airflow in areas with high perspiration, such as the underarms. This workout apparel is constructed to maximize a man's physique by highlighting their back and shoulder muscles, while minimizing their waistline.
Sleeveless Do’s and Don’t
Don’t: Do sleeveless and mesh, ever. It may be cooling, but you will look ridiculous.
Do: Wear Sleeveless Compression Shirts under your gymwear. This can help with thermoregulation, keeping you cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Do: Balance a sleeveless top with the right bottoms. Longer shorts or tights balance out the extra flash of flesh up top.
Don’t: Do a sleeveless shirt and bling, unless you are a famous rapper, in which case we let you off.
Men's Sleeveless Workout Shirt Sizing
When buying workout shirts, it is important to consider size. Men's activewear shirts should be in a comfortable fit and when it comes to sleeveless you need to make sure you’re buying the right size to flatter your physique. Men can use the chart below to determine the correct size for their body type.
Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large Chest 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47" 47-50" Waist 28.75-31.25" 31.25-33.75" 33.75-36.25" 36.25-38.75" 38.75-41.25" Hips 35.75-38.25" 38.25-40.75" 40.75-43.25" 43.25-45.75" 45.75-48.25" Height 5'7"-5'9" 5'9"-5'11" 5'11"-6'1" 6'1"-6'3" 6'3"-6'5"
Sleeveless Gym T shirt Materials
Fabric Features Cotton Whilst cotton may survive low - moderate intensity exercise, once you crank the anti up, cotton no longer becomes soft on the skin but soggy and can leave an athlete soaked after a heavy workout. Polyester Polyester is the most popular choice because it is breathable, lightweight and dries quickly. It can however become frustratingly static. Nylon Nylon has similar features to polyester. It is both lightweight and strong. Nylon does not absorb much moisture, it is also fast-drying and easy to maintain. Spandex Spandex has the ability to stretch up to 500 percent of its original size and then recover its original shape. This material is also lightweight, making it ideal for fitness wear. One common form of spandex that is often seen in fitness wear is Lycra, which is a synthetic elastic fabric. Lycra is comfortable and breathable as well as quick-drying and resistant to bacteria, ultraviolet rays, and chlorine. This fabric also eliminates static cling and pilling.
Remember to always find gymwear that makes you feel as well as look good, if you feel good, you’ll get more from your workouts.