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Ws Mainstay Tank

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August 23, 2023

Comfortable top for everyday wear

Nice quality cotton top.

August 23, 2023

Comfortable top for everyday wear

Nice quality cotton top.

August 6, 2023

Perfect Tank!

I love this tank top! Love the lower neck, and looks great on broader shoulders Please keep making it!

July 16, 2023

Casual and cute

Love this tank. Fabric is super soft and isn't too tight fitting. Little big in the pits for me but I just call that extra air flow.

June 9, 2023

Comfy and lightweight layer

So lightweight and easy to use for layers when hiking and at the beach. I love Patagonia products

May 4, 2023

My favourite Tank

Soft fabric and very comfortable.

April 7, 2023

Great Fit and Feel

I love the color and besides being great for warm weather, I will wear it under sweaters like a camisole.

April 2, 2023


I bought this for hiking this spring and summer so I haven't gotten to wear it for that purpose yet, but it feels high quality and fits very nice!

March 2, 2023

Perfect tank for heat and humidity

This tank is perfect for warm days...the thin fabric is perfect for the very hot humid weather we get more of each year. It looks great, fits well, though I did go down one size after reading other reviews. We use a front loading washer (Attitude laundry soap) and air dry the tank. I am confident it will both last and offer much needed comfort in w... Read Morearm and hot weather. Great product!

March 1, 2023

A Great Basic

This is a great basic. If it did it over, I'd likely size down and get a XS. I am 5'3" and 120lb.

February 22, 2023

Effortless everyday tank

I love this tank! The fit is loose, but not baggy. I wear it tucked into denim for a slightly more put together look, or with shorts around the house and out hiking and running errands. I LOVE that the arm holes are not too big so I never worry about my bra band showing from the side. Fabric is thin, but still opaque and breezy.

February 17, 2023

Too thin and too poorly made.

I love Patagonia products and was really disappointed in the quality of the workmanship. If you iron the shirt the side seams are straight, but from the dryer they pucker. I don't know why companies have to make the material so thin. I kept the white one to wear for a pajama top this summer.

Response from Patagonia
February 23, 2023

Hi Sandra, thank you for your feedback on the fabric and stitching of this Tank. It's designed to be very lightweight, but it sounds like this fabric may not be what you were hoping for. We actually don't recommend ironing this shirt. If the seams aren't lying flat as they should you can absolutely reach out to our Customer Service Team for help in returning or exchanging it, or you can follow the [return]( process on our website.

February 11, 2023

Huge arm holes

I wanted a basic tank top that I could wear in the summer. I normally wear a S in Patagonia and other brands, and looked carefully at the photos before ordering to see if this tank had enough coverage over the bra straps and back. It seemed to, but upon trying it on, the fit is HUGE in the arm holes: you can not only see my bra, but the arm hole bo... Read Morettom comes to my mid-rib cage--almost showing my whole bra--and both the front and the front billow out, so you can see most of my chest/into my shirt. I don't know who this fits! For reference, I'm 5'6" and about 130 lbs. This is a disappointment because I paid for shipping and if I don't figure out how to sew the straps up (I pinned them up about 3" and the fit is...adequate), I'm out $13 just to try on a too-big shirt. Not going to order from Patagonia again if I can't trust the regular sizing. I do like the pattern and the thin, soft fabric.

Response from Patagonia
February 20, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the fit and sizing have been so disappointing. You may prefer our [Side Current Tank, Regenerative Cotton Tank or Capilene Cool Daily Tank]( We'll reach out to you by email to offer further assistance with your return. Thank you for taking the time to submit a valuable review, Susan!

February 8, 2023

Perfect Tank!

Love this tank top! I purchased in 3 colors for a trip to USVI. Light weight, loose fit and dries quickly when washed - checked every box. Liked the mid hip length too - not too short or too long.

February 5, 2023

It just fits weird

I ordered my usual size but the neck gapped in the front and the back.

November 24, 2022

Nice feel, but the fit is off.

The fabric feels great, but the arm holes are way too large. Size small usually fits me just right, I guess I should have ordered an xs.

November 8, 2022

Soft fabric

I love the feel of the fabric and it is perfect for layering. I would love a longer version of this shirt.

October 21, 2022

Super cute and retro

Love these shirts. Brings me back to my childhood and the early 70s running around in comfy tees and little sneakers. These are perfect for summer handing. They wash vety well and are a littlw boxie verses fitted. They fall nicely on the top of my hips.

October 20, 2022

I purchased a blue and

I purchased a blue and white. The material is very thin and fit was a bit large. I returned the blue and kept the white simply because I wanted a white camisole for winter.

October 6, 2022


This tank is super soft and comfy. I have in black and white. It is a nice change from my usual capilene and can be little dressier or not. I wear for casual because not sure if they stain easier than capilene. Bought both at a store so not sure if these are new or old style, but I love them. Perfect hip length. 53 130 so prefer shorter length in t... Read Moreops.

October 3, 2022

So comfy!

I like that this tank is soft and fits loosely. I am always on the hunt for more layering pieces and this is a good one!

September 20, 2022

LOVE this tank

The weight and drape of this fabric is wonderful - just right for hot days. Covers the bra-strap if you want to wear one. Great colors. Can't get enough of these.

September 17, 2022

Decent fit, wish it was 100% cotton

I got this shirt in "Sunset Stripe: Birch White" and "White". The "Sunset Stripe: Birch White" one was on sale and seems to have this issue where the collar flips outwards. It's as if the collar fabric was just a bit too long and it has nowhere else to go. It makes the shirt feel like of cheap, which is not what ... Read MoreI expect from patagonia. But I kept it since it's on sale. The "White" shirt I bought in store doesn't have this issue. Overall, I wish these were 100% cotton because the 60/40 cotton/polyester mix just doesn't feel the same. I also think cotton is more resistant to getting smelly. But perhaps using a polyester mix is more environmentally friendly? Not sure.

September 15, 2022

Perfect fit

A perfect tank top. Doesn't show bra straps, is loose enough to be cool on a hot day while also being flattering. The light blue color is great.

September 12, 2022

Neutral colors matches anything!

I love the light weight breathable fabric! The cut/fit is not too fitted to the body, easy to move in very flattering! Wish there were more colors to choose from!!

September 12, 2022

Just a basic tank top.

Just a basic tank top. Nothing sexy. I ordered it during end of season sale. Very soft and I am sure I will get many years of use out of it. Typically I wear a small top in Patagonia (5'2" and 125#) and ordered M after reading the reviews. I don't think I'd want it any smaller. I've worn it running (not the use intended whe... Read Moren I purchased it), and this would work for hiking, yoga, or any generic use.

September 6, 2022


I am slender, small chested and tall and the small works well for me. It doesnt have gaping arm holes like another sleeveless Paty shirt I bought. The material is thin.

September 4, 2022

Great everyday shirt

I mostly wear these to work - they fit well and do not show too much skin. They are perfect to layer under a light jacket or shirt and hold up well in the wash. Highly recommend.

September 4, 2022

Light, comfy shirt for lounging or exercising

This tank is just what I needed for the hot summer. It's cool and loose and just the right length (I'm not a big fan of crop tops during most activities). My only compliant is the same as other reviewers - it is a little baggy under the armpits. This doesn't bother me since I like that it is baggy, but it is less flattering than some... Read More.

August 23, 2022


I like to sleep in this shirt on hot summer nights so I like it a bit large. It launders well and is super comfortable.

August 6, 2022

Breezy and light.. a new favorite!

Loving this tank. Was recently in Charleston SC and it was hot and humid. I like capilene lightweight for running, but this tank was my go to for walking on the beach, casual biking, and just hanging out. The fit is loose - but it looks nice.. perfect! (I'm 5 foot 3, 112 lbs.)

August 1, 2022

almost perfect

I wear size M usually, but ordered L to have a loose fit for when doing yard work in summer. Very happy w/the fabric, and the not-too-low neckline. However, the underarms are too low and floppy, even on the size M, but hey just doing yard work not a problem. However would not wear it out in public. The underarms need to be a couple inches higher... Read More on both size M and L.

July 18, 2022

Good fit for square torso

Boxy fit with slight curves makes it very flattering on a body that struggles to find flattering clothing.

July 3, 2022

My favorite!

I love its color, material and style. It matches with my style.

June 22, 2022

Fit is not the same as tshirt!

So I first purchased the large because thats what I owned in the tshirt. Bummer! Got them and they were SO much longer than the tshirt . Easy fix, just got a size down and now Im in love!

June 13, 2022

Perfect Fit

This tank perfect for layering or alone. The cut is super flattering and I find myself looking for it in the laundry pile. Lightweight material is perfect for hiking, running, biking, or just a warm day at work.

May 30, 2022


I have been buying Patagonia for over 40 years. The quality, wearability, wash/dry; result in years of wearing - an excellent investment!!

May 16, 2022

Wish there was an XXS

For reference I am 110 lbs, 53. I liked everything about this tank except the XS felt big in the arm holes, but per the size chart I needed a size down anyway so I think its TTS. The tan is really pretty.

Response from Patagonia
May 18, 2022

We appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback and we're sorry our currently available sizes aren't a good fit. You might like our [Women's Side Current Tank Top]( which is a "slim" fit design.

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