8/12/09 Update – Undershirt Review: RIPT Fusion Body Sculpting Undershirt
That’s right, my RIPT Fusion undershirt finally arrived late last week, along with a very sweet note from their PR firm, NIKE Communications! Although I was super anxious to try it out, mrs. tug and i were out of town, so i didn’t get the chance to wear it until yesterday.
I plan to do a full undershirt review in the next week or so, but here are my initial thoughts after wearing it all day yesterday:
- To my surprise, this men’s slimming undershirt looks a whole lot more similar to a standard undershirt than any of the others I’ve tried to date. That’s do in most part because the top and the bottom of the RIPT are made from 100% cotton, while the middle is made from a polyester/spandex blend.
- The sizing and shape are more akin to what you’d expect to see in a standard undershirt, so it’s not a super small undershirt that you have to squeeze into.
- The RIPT was surprisingly easy to put on and get in place – a lot easier – as it felt more like putting on a regular undershirt.
- The large RIPT Fusion fit me pretty well. As mentioned above, the top part (above upper abs) and the bottom part (sweep/part you tuck in) are made out of 100% cotton (not stretchy cotton), so the fit in those areas felt about the same as wearing a tight fitting cotton undershirt.
- I realize pretty quickly that I don’t look like the guy in the photo.
- Good compression and slimming effects in the upper abs and around my upper mid-section. Moderate compression and around my stomach and waist (shaved off about 1/4″ – 1/2″ of my waist). Probably could have gotten into a medium to get more mid-section slimming, but I think the other parts of the undershirt might have been a little too tight because the cotton isn’t as forgiving as the poly/spandex.
- Good length. Tucks in nicely and stays tucked. Not too long, not too short. Also, the bottom of the undershirt does not roll-up so good design choice in having the bottom made out of cotton.
- There’s an inner garment label stitched into the left side of the undershirt that is really scratchy. After several hours, it’s pretty annoying, so I tore it off (sorry RIPT!). Ahhh, problem solved
- Wore it all day comfortably. Felt a little more confident and had a bit more pep in my step yesterday. My pants fit a hair better too.
- Not as much compression/slimming as others I’ve worn, but at the price point of $58, I think that Heather has done a nice job of combining the look of a regular undershirt with the compression benefits you get from a slimming undershirt.
- Yes, of course I have some suggestions, as I always do – but I’ll leave those for my upcoming full RIPT Fusion undershirt review stay tuned!
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Where to buy RIPT Fusion:
- RIPT Fusion website (www.riptfusion.com) – U.S. & Canada residents. Orders ship via Fedex Ground.
- RibbedTee website (www.ribbedtee.com/getript) – U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and other international residents. Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail. The folks at RibbedTee have a special going on through mid August – buy a RIPT Fusion, get one package of RibbedTee undershirts free. Details of the special are on the RibbedTee Blog.
Sites That Link to this Post
- Undershirt Review: RIPT Fusion Body Scuplting Undershirt | The Undershirt Guy Blog | August 12, 2009
- Tug Exclusive! The REAL SPANX Shapewear for Men By Sara Blakely Is Coming! | The Undershirt Guy Blog | July 23, 2009
- RIPT FUSION – A New Compression “Undershirt on Steroids” from Yummie Tummy Designer Heather Thomson | The Undershirt Guy Blog | July 21, 2009