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Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank Review

This slender-fitting and breathable tank will keep you cool during runs on hot days
Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank
Photo: Rabbit Running
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Price:  $42 List | $42.00 at REI
Pros:  Breathable, comfortable, versatile, well-contoured
Cons:  Slim fit might not suit everyone, slower to dry
Manufacturer:   Rabbit Running
By Ally Arcuri ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 9, 2021
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RANKED
#9 of 13
  • Comfort - 30% 8
  • Breathability - 30% 7
  • Drying Speed - 20% 6
  • Features & Versatility - 20% 7

Our Verdict

The Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank quickly became one of our most versatile favorites. Though a few other shirts outshined this tank in the drying speed and features metrics, we grew to love this tank's slender countenance, cute and creative breathability, and overall comfort. Because it provides a more contoured fit, we found that we loved using this tank beneath other layers for runs in unpredictable weather. Overall, the Bunny Hop is a great choice if you want a mid-weight sleeveless layer for a mid-range price.

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Pros Breathable, comfortable, versatile, well-contouredSuper comfortable, breathable, quick drying, versatileUltralight, super breathable, packs small, smooth and stretchy fabricVery breathable, quick-drying, flattering fit, raglan sleevesLightweight, breathable, packs small
Cons Slim fit might not suit everyone, slower to dryHeavier than some, only one small reflective decalDelicate fabric, not as versatileHigh cut underarms, fabric can snagSnaggable fabric
Bottom Line This slender-fitting and breathable tank will keep you cool during runs on hot daysAn all-around lightweight winner with high performance that can withstand endless milesUnbelievably light and breathable, this is the shirt for hot summer daysThis highly breathable and comfortable tee can handle running in any weatherThis airy running shirt will keep you cool in the heat of summer
Rating Categories Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank Salomon XA Tee - Wo... Patagonia Capilene... Oiselle Flyout Shor... Outdoor Research Ec...
Comfort (30%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
Breathability (30%)
7.0
8.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
Drying Speed (20%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
Features & Versatility (20%)
7.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Specs Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank Salomon XA Tee - Wo... Patagonia Capilene... Oiselle Flyout Shor... Outdoor Research Ec...
Weight 2.68 oz (size S) 2.86 oz (size S) 1.87 oz (size S) 2.86 oz (size 4) 1.9 oz (size XS)
Material 92% polyester/8% spandex 89% polyester, 11% elastane Polyester double knit 65% polyester/32% TENCEL/3% spandex 100% polyester
Reflective Areas? Tiny reflective rabbit on back of neck Yes No No Yes
Seam Type Plain seam Flatlock Flatlock Flatlock Flatlock
UPF? No No No Yes, 15 Yes, 15
Odor Control? No Polygiene Polygiene No AirVent
Zip Neck Option? No No No No Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Bunny Hop Tank offers a slim fit and breathable mesh that we find addicting. Run after run, we found that we were reaching for this mid-weight tank made of proprietary rabbitMESH.

Performance Comparison


The Bunny Hop Tank is great for running on warm but cloudy days; we...
The Bunny Hop Tank is great for running on warm but cloudy days; we love both the breathability and fit.
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Comfort


The polyester and spandex of the Bunny Hop make it less soft to the touch when compared to its competition. However, the less-silky body is well-designed as a basic and comfortable running tank. It's constructed with plain non-bothersome seams and with less stretch than other options, but we never had any trouble with chafing while we were running. That said, if you are someone who chafes under your arms, you might not like the sleeveless construction.

We love the flattering fit and stylish detailing of this running tank.
We love the flattering fit and stylish detailing of this running tank.
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Though user reviews on the Rabbit website are split between the Bunny Hop running smaller or larger than normal, we confidently believe it to run slightly smaller than average sizing. Part of this is simply the shirt's design –- it has a more tapered and contoured fit, and it is a bit shorter. If you want a looser fit, we recommend sizing up.

The plain seams of the racerback are super comfortable.
The plain seams of the racerback are super comfortable.
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Breathability


Upon first touch, the Bunny Hop does not seem like it will be the most breathable based on the textile feel. However, the blend of rabbitMESH makes for a surprisingly breezy running top. The entire garment is constructed of the same fabric, which contains semi-sheer mesh rabbits uniformly scattered throughout.

The mesh rabbits that make up the entirety of the Bunny Hop tank add...
The mesh rabbits that make up the entirety of the Bunny Hop tank add extra breeze when you need it most.
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The mesh rabbits give great breathability to this tank. It does not rely on a loose fit to promote airflow; instead, the air moves through the mesh to keep your skin cool. This tank quickly became one of our favorites for warm-weather runs because of its breathability and sleeveless structure.

The mesh rabbits can be slightly see-through, so that is something...
The mesh rabbits can be slightly see-through, so that is something to take notice of if you think it will bother you.
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Drying Speed


This is the only metric where the Bunny Hop didn't shine, though it still didn't perform poorly. We clocked its drying time in with the middle of the pack. The shirt does not retain water, though, so this should not affect your ability to stay chafe-free in it.

What to do when it snows on the day you're supposed to run? Why, we...
What to do when it snows on the day you're supposed to run? Why, we double-check the drying speeds of our favorite gear, of course.
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Features & Versatility


Because of its slim-fit design, we found that then Bunny Hop offered pretty solid versatility. It wears well beneath other layers on cooler days but is perfectly breathable for runs on days when the sun shines hot. The mesh spots on the shirt really help with airflow, allowing your skin to breathe, whether it is your only layer or one of many.

The small reflective rabbit is a nice touch.
The small reflective rabbit is a nice touch.
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The Bunny Hop is pretty light on features, though it is priced squarely in the middle of the pack. This shirt has a small, reflective rabbit on the back of the neck, which provides a bit of visibility, but not enough to keep you safe when running before dawn. This particular shirt lacks some of our favorite features like taped seams, UPF, and odor control, but we grew to love what it offers anyway.

The shorter length of the Bunny Hop tank was still long enough to...
The shorter length of the Bunny Hop tank was still long enough to suit our 5-foot 9-inch tester.
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Value


As mentioned, the Bunny Hop is not chock full of features, but it is a great tank top for the price. We like its versatility and the fact that we feel free while we run in it. The comfortable seams and tapered fit make it a flattering and functional purchase. The tougher textile also makes it far more durable than many more silky and breathable options.

Conclusion


The Rabbit Bunny Hop Tank didn't blow us away, but we loved running in it nonetheless. From its sleek fit to its breezy mesh, this is definitely a tank top that we love for warm beach runs. It is nice to have shoulder-exposing options for days when you want to feel some extra warmth on your skin. If you are looking for a fairly priced tank top that will get you through your runs, we highly recommend this hearty tank.

We love running in the Bunny Hop Tank by Rabbit.
We love running in the Bunny Hop Tank by Rabbit.
Photo: Ally Arcuri

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