The Everyday Tank, like the Short Sleeve Technical Tee, is boxy, cropped, and unlike any other technical tank I own. I opted for a size Medium in hopes that the larger size would translate to a longer length and I do think that’s the case with how it fits me. It’s longer than a proper crop top, but I avoid wearing it with low-rise shorts or pants (I wear my running short around my hips, which makes them low rise to me) since the tank has a tendency to expose my torso. Even with mid-rise bottoms, the side slits don’t provide full torso coverage. But when biking or worn with mid to high-rise bottoms, the Everyday Tank looks sharp (and feels great).
The arm holes are a bit wider and airier than shown on the model, but it doesn’t make for an awkward fit. In fact, I like that the wider armholes allow for more air to flow through.
The boxy fit is another reason the Everyday Tank stands out in the field of technical mountain bike tops. I recently wore the tank during the mountain bike portion of a triathlon and loved how it kept me cool despite the heat and humidity of a record-setting heatwave in New England at the time. The boxy, loose fit of the tank allowed plenty of air to flow through. I tucked the bottom of the shirt into my hip belt for the race so it felt streamlined yet airy. And transitioning from the bike to the swim (it was a non-traditional triathlon), was fast since the shirt is easy to remove. But as much as I like the shirt for biking on warm days and for casual wear, I don’t love wearing it when running, unless I can tuck it into a waist belt. When untucked, the shirt sways a lot in the back – something that I find distracting when running.
Lastly, Machines For Freedom has a full range of sizes on all their products and the Everyday Tank is no exception. The tank is available in sizes ranging from XX-Small to XXX-Large. I think this Everyday Tank will be flattering on a number of different body types and makes for a nice option when looking for a non-traditional mountain bike jersey.