New Balance Impact Tunic Tank Review
It’s finally summer, and with the changing of seasons comes a big change in runner’s wardrobes: to include the tank top. New Balance takes a hint from popular fashion trends outside of running gear with the New Balance Impact Tunic Tank, which I think most runner girls would find a welcome addition to their running apparel.
Performance and Features of the New Balance Impact Tunic Tank
Similarly to the New Balance Impact Short Sleeve, the Impact Tunic Tank is made from 100% polyester and recycled mesh. It features “NB Ice” technology, made to wick away moisture and keep you cool and dry. I took the Impact Tunic Tank out on a few fully exposed trail runs to ensure I built up a good sweat. The fabric stayed true to its promise and kept me cool and dry. I tested the Impact Tunic Tank in “sunny lime with white” color and was pleased that it was not see through before or (more importantly) after the run. I also wore the Impact Tunic Tank to the gym on a few occasions when it was still too cold in Denver to rock a tank top outdoors. The top still kept me cool and dry and was very comfortable during stretching, weight lifting, treadmill running, etc. The Impact Tunic Tank also features some minimal reflectivity, for all you nighttime summer runners (although not much), and also SPF 30 protection.
Fit and Look of the New Balance Impact Tunic Tank
The fit of the Impact Tunic Tank is semi-fitted and a little longer, giving it the look of a tunic. At 5’10’’ the top several inches below my hips and just about covered my backside in a size medium. Around the bottom hem of the Impact Tunic Tank are two slits at the sides – this provides not only a cute and interesting look, but prevents the top from riding up while running. As stated above, I tested the “sunny lime with white” color and was initially concerned about it becoming see through once I started sweating – which did not happen. It is available on the New Balance website in a few other great looking colors: amethyst, poolside, and watermelon. It is offered in sizes XS to 2XL.
While I overall loved the fit and tunic appearance of the top, I did not like that you are limited in wearing it with tights or spandex running shorts. With the added length to provide the tunic appearance, the Impact Tunic Tank loses the ability to be worn with standard running shorts without looking a little silly, in my opinion. This makes the Impact Tunic Tank a little less versatile, but still remains a great piece of running gear.
Final Thoughts on the New Balance Impact Tunic Tank
Overall, I really did like the tunic appearance of the Impact Tunic Tank and think it adds some style to my running wardrobe. I absolutely love that companies like New Balance continue to produce a product that performs well, but are giving attention to looking stylish as well. New Balance has nailed it again with the Impact Tunic Tank!
For more information on the New Balance Impact Tunic Tank or other great products, please visit NewBalance.com