Ripe Ultimate Express Padded Nursing Tank
by Ripe Maternity
Product Ratings: (43)
Long and beautifully basic...the Ultimate Express Nursing Tank by Ripe Maternity has so many features. It includes nursing hook closures for easy nursing access and padding at bust for complete nipple and leak coverage. Wear it as a racer-back tank or simply with straps. Slight ruching on side.
- 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane
- Nursing Access: Drop Open with One-handed Hook-clips
- Approximate length from shoulder to hem: 27 inches
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This is the BEST nursing tank I have -- and trust me, I've tried them all. It's super flattering, nursing pads won't show through thanks to the padded cups, and it's VERY easy to unclip, but also clip back on with just one hand (I've found that many nursing tanks require both hands to fasten the clip back on). I wore my grey one every other day during the last two months of my pregnancy, and it was incredibly comfy in the terrible summer heat. I kind of wish I hadn't, though, as my belly stretched it out, leaving it rather baggy under the bust now that I've lost my the belly. Cons: 1) The seams going up diagonally through the cups are visible on the white tank (but not the grey), so you can't really wear it on it's own. However, it's still perfect for layering or staying in the house. 2) The straps are adjustable, but don't stay tightened if you're walking around -- so wearing it racerback helps to keep the fit snug.
Reviewed by S. W. (Berkeley, CA), nursing an infant
This is definitely the best nursing tank I have tried. The padded cups give enough cover for nursing pads or to sport the tank as a shirt. It also works well for my very hourglass shape; there is enough room for my belly and hips so the tank is not constantly riding up to my ribs like other nursing tanks I have tried. The other key awesome aspect is the drop down cups which do not sport a triangle shaped inner layer! Yay for comfort and wearability....this tank is also cute!
Reviewed by Y. O. (Portland, OR), nursing a newborn
I love the length of this tank for wearing over skinny jeans or leggings, probably one of the longest on the market. However the fabric is thin so you can see your silhouette when it is pulled long over them. The bust is nice with no "headlight" effect. The straps are like a bra and the clips are pretty noticeable, so this tank is best worn under something. All in all very good, but wish a bit thicker material.
Reviewed by J. B. (Seattle, WA), Nursing a newborn
Perfect & flattering fit. Quality material and design. Holds your tummy in which makes you feel a bit less frumpy. Snaps on and off easily. Padded cups comfort nipples and hide leaks. Only one tiny thing wrong with this otherwise perfect product: the tags/labels on the inside are horribly scratchy. Had to cut em out to make it bearable to wear. Otherwise, love love love these tanks!
Reviewed by v. s. (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Love this tank so much I bought two more! It's extremely comfortable and flattering, and the nursing access is quick and easy. It's also really nice that it can be worn as a regular tank top or a racer back. I can already tell that it will be a staple for me for the next several months and can imagine continuing to wear it around the house when done nursing.
Reviewed by B. L. (Long Island City, NY), Nursing a Newborn
This is one of my favorite nursing tanks - my third color. The clips stay put yet function easily with one hand. I almost always wear it racerback style (straps do tend to slip/loosen otherwise), and it doesn’t hurt my neck (most racerbacks do). The pink is more vibrant (still a soft pink) than it shows on my screen, just FYI. Pretty TTS.
Reviewed by C. B. (Raleigh, NC), Nursing a newborn
By far the best nursing tank I bought, it is worth the higher price. The built in bra is more substantial than most tanks. This makes it a little bulky to fold down to nurse, but offers excellent support and hides any nursing pads very well. It looks great on, and I love having the ability to convert to a halter.
Reviewed by A. Q. (Chicago, IL), Nursing a one month old
I wish I could trade every single maternity/nursing bra I have ever bought for just one more of these tanks. It is prefect. The feature that sets this tank apart is the built in padding. Removable pads always get bunched up when you unclip the cup to nurse. I'd buy more if it wasn't so expensive!
Reviewed by H. S. (Houston, TX), Pregnant and Nursing
About Ripe Maternity
Ripe Maternity is a leading maternity designer in Australia. Founded in 1996 by 2 friends, Kate and Lisa, Ripe designs clothes that are contemporary and fresh, fun and funky, stylish yet simple, and most of all comfortable.