Review: Motion Tank from Momzelle (A Nursing Tank for the Outdoorsy Mama!)

On my first few hikes with my newborn, I faced a slight dilemma: what to wear so that I could be comfortable while on the move, but also free to nurse wherever I needed to.

The Motion Tank. Photo from momzelle.com.

The Motion Tank. Photo from momzelle.com.

So, I went on a search for nursing tops for the active mama. I needed something that could manage moisture as I worked up a sweat, but also provided “easy access”. Thankfully, I bumped into Momzelle online and they had a top that was the perfect fit (in more ways than one): the Motion Tank ($46 CAD).

Why do I love the Motion Tank? Apart from providing a discreet option for breastfeeding, the top is stretchy, moisture-wicking and super comfortable. Perfect for hiking, running, stroller fitness, travel…whatever gets you moving. Here’s more:

Pros:

  • Momzelle says this shirt is “designed to flatter the postpartum figure”. It really does! You can read more of my thoughts on that topic in The Post-Baby Body.
  • The length through the body is great, as is the slightly adjusted width at the hips, so the shirt doesn’t ride up.
  • The material is stretchy, but doesn’t lose its shape. I can’t tell you how many cotton nursing tops I have stretched so much that they no longer look very flattering.
  • It manages moisture wonderfully, so you can stay cool and dry while you’re exercising with your little one.
  • The higher neckline is great when you’re carrying your baby in a front carrier. I find we both get sweaty if my baby’s chest or cheeks are against my skin, and the higher neckline prevents that.
  • The Motion Tank was perfect to wear on our first flights and travel with the baby. I like to travel in comfortable clothing, and tend to get quite warm in airports and airplanes. The tank kept me cool and made it easy to nurse on the plane.
Here I am in the Motion Tank at the top of Tunnel Mountain in Banff. Hard to see past the baby carrier, but it's there!

Here I am in the Motion Tank at the top of Tunnel Mountain in Banff. Hard to see past the baby carrier, but it’s there!

A little sideways shot. It was a really hot day when I took that hike in the Motion Tank and it kept me cool and dry.

A little sideways shot. It was a really hot day when I took that hike in the Motion Tank and it kept me cool and dry.

Cons:

  • Seriously, I can’t think of any cons other than the fact that I only have the shirt in black. It comes in other colours, too, and I think I’ll be ordering some very soon!

Note: Be conservative with your sizing with this top. These shirts fit big, and while I was tempted to order a medium, the small was a better fit.

Overall I’d give it 5/5!

Thanks, Momzelle, for sending along this product to me for review.

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6 responses to “Review: Motion Tank from Momzelle (A Nursing Tank for the Outdoorsy Mama!)

  1. Hi, Slightly off topic but on your link to Mistaya’s activities I see you have a convertible bike trailer / stroller… what model is it and how are you finding it? Thanks.

    • Not off topic at all. This is what this whole project is about! The stroller is a Chariot Cougar 1. It is featured on the site here with the jogging wheel but that can be replaced by regular stroller wheels. We love the jogging wheel, though, even just for walking around town. You can also buy a bike hitch and a setup for skis as well so that you can cross country ski with it. Ours is the 2006 model (bought it used) but it’s still running strong. Be sure to buy or find an infant sling to go with it so that you can pop your baby in there.

    • Your comment reminded me I forgot to put the price in (that’s what happens when you’re writing and watching a baby at the same time!) This is a relatively small Canadian company, so I can imagine their international shipping charges are a bit high. That’s unfortunate! I noticed that this UK store carries Momzelle product (you are in the UK, right?). Perhaps they’ll get it in eventually! http://www.izzysmum.co.uk

  2. Hi Meghan,
    My feedly/Google Reader connection somehow combusted this past month and so I lost all my blog links, and could not for the life of me remember your blog name. I am so glad I found you somehow (lots of googling “outdoorsy mom banff” and variations of that. I looked up this tank because I now have a 5 week old and am trying to figure out the world of nursing on the go, but Momzelle doesn’t sell that tank in it’s US store. Bah! And shipping to AK is $20 so I’m nervous about buying any of their stuff without trying it on. But I can’t seem to find much besides Mountain Mama that is not cotton, and I’m not a fan of their crossover design. Anyways, I’m rambling… glad to have found your blog again, and I think it will be good for me since I’m having a lot of the same thoughts etc as you are! I might not have much time or energy to comment but it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate your work here! Thanks, Dani

    • Hey, thanks Dani! I really appreciate your comments. You can send me an email (see my contact info at the top of the site), but if you fill me in on your build/size I can maybe help you with your Momzelle order. I really do love the top! Are you able to try on other Momzelle tops to know what size you are?

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