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10 Best Active Tanks for Any Type of Workout

From savasana to Sunday long run, these active tanks will keep you cool and comfortable.

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Tank tops have always been a staple piece of athletic wear, but long gone are the days of wearing camisoles and cotton undershirts to the gym. In recent years, active tanks have evolved into stylish pieces made of high-tech materials that help keep you cool, comfortable, and make it easier to reach your peak performance.

Whether you're ticking off miles on a run, banging out a circuit workout, or practicing your sun salutation, the right tank top will keep you from feeling too exposed while still allowing for maximum mobility. They're also great for days when you want a put-together athleisure outfit, and can easily be worn to post-yoga brunch. However, it can be tough to shop online—particularly for clothing—so to help make the buying process easier, we've gathered our favorite active tanks for every activity.

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      When deciding which tank top will be right for you, your biggest consideration should be what activities you plan to wear it for. If you want a tank for neighborhood walks, some weekend yoga, and an occasional hike, a cotton blend may be your best bet. Cotton blends are super soft and comfortable to the touch, but they will hold onto water, which may make them less desirable for particularly sweaty activities. For higher-intensity activities where you may sweat more, look for a shirt that is moisture-wicking and possibly ventilated. This will both keep you cooler and help prevent any possible chafing.

      It's also helpful to make sure that you check a sizing chart if one is available, or look to reviews to see if the tank you're eyeing runs large or small, or is true to size. Tanks that contain stretchy fabrics, like spandex or elastane, will give you slightly more wiggle room in terms of size and can make it easier to tackle tough yoga poses or other workouts that require a lot of bending.

      Some shoppers may also want to consider a tank with a built-in bra. These are great for low-intensity training, but if you are looking for a tank to wear while running, or for intense cardio or HIIT, a traditional tank and sports bra combo will typically provide more support.

      How We Selected

      To find the best options among the many workout tanks out there, we researched some of the most popular models available through Amazon, department stores, and retailers specializing in athletic gear. We then took into account price, materials, sizing, range of motion, and extra features like SPF and ventilation. Finally, we consulted more than 1,900 reviews, written by people who’ve bought these models on sites like Amazon, to settle on the 10 active tanks you'll find below.

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      1
      Best Overall—Women's
      Women's Impact Run Tank Top
      2
      Best for Yoga—Women's
      Fast Track Tank
      3
      Best Ventilated—Women's
      Women's Echo Tank
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      4
      Best for All-Day Wear—Women's
      Sunrise Crop Tank
      Vuori Clothing
      5
      Most Sustainable—Women's
      Energise Workout Tank
      Sweaty Betty
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      6
      Best Overall—Men's
      Men's Heathered Tank Top
      7
      Best Running—Men's
      Nike Dri-FIT Miler Men's Running Tank
      8
      Best Sun Protection—Men's
      Men's Echo Tank
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      9
      Most Comfortable—Men's
      All Day Tank
      10
      Best Relaxed Fit—Men's
      Yoga Tank
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