Staff Pick: Brooks Women’s Versatile Lite Tank

brooks_wom_versatile_lite_tank_2This is how it feels to meet someone and instantly know you’re going to be best friends. You think to yourself, “Oh, she’s got a fun, fresh style. That effortless look, like she’s not trying too hard, and yet she is unique – she stands alone. She must be fun to run with, and I bet she won’t smother me. She’s the type that you want to be seen with, from run to downtown. I bet she works out hard and likes to have fun, too.” Immediately, all the fun adventures the two of you will go on together rush through your mind, and you just know. This connection is something special.

I found that special connection with the Brooks Versatile Lite Tank. As someone who looks at running apparel all day, you’d think I would be a little jaded. I see a lot of cute tops. A lot of pretty prints and vivid colors. It means a lot when a tank top stands out to me.

Here are a few reasons the Brooks Versatile Lite Tank is my new bestie:

The Print – The geometric flower pattern is gorgeous. Eye-catching, and yet subtle at the same time. The low opacity of the fabric also allows my sports bra to show through slightly. If it were any more transparent I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it, but the print adds a little modesty.

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The Feel – This is the type of top you are attracted to first by sight, and then by touch. The super sleek, silky fabric is so lightweight that one could almost forget they’re wearing clothes at all.

The Fit – True to size, a small fits well on me. Since this top is meant to have a super relaxed fit, I focused on the fit around my shoulders and in front. The modified racerback style allows my arms complete mobility and the straps don’t slide off my narrow shoulders.

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The Flow – Airy, light, roomy, this tank pulls it off without making me feel like I’m wearing drapery. The longer length in back covers me well.

The Flexibility – I’ve worn this tank running, at the gym, and casually with some cute shorts. True to its name, the versatility of this style caters to the girl on the go who doesn’t want to change outfits three times a day.