This has been the year of running. My wife and I have been training to run the Wasatch Back RAGNAR Relay, so running on trails and on pavement (yes, it’s true) has been my staple this Spring. I wanted something ultralight and minimalistic without going with the full-on running tank, so I opted for The North Face GTD Tank.

The North Face GTD Tank Shirt Features:

  • Athletic fit
  • Body mapped mesh panels
  • Drop-tail hem
  • Flat-locked stitching
  • Wrapped seams
  • Sanitized┬« Silver treatment
  • VaporWick material
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 25
  • Reflective logos
  • Colors: TNF Red (tested), Black, White, Lunar Ice Grey
  • MSRP: $30

The North Face GTD Tank Review

It’s a lightweight and breathable sleeveless shirt, no question. But, there are a few extras that make this The North Face shirt memorable. I’ve been wearing the GTD Tank during my road and trail training runs in the Utah heat and the Midwest’s humidity and it has performed well in both conditions.

After a couple of runs, my farmer tan changed to a sleeveless shirt tan and I was in business. The fit is definitely athletic. I opted for the Medium (I’m 5’11” – 165 lbs) and it fits perfectly with the right sizing around my body, but could use just about a 3/4-inch more in length, in my opinion. All materials are soft next to the skin and wick moisture away with aplomb.

I’ve pushed the VaporWick fabric with Sanitized Silver treatment to the max by wearing this shirt on three consecutive days of trail and road running. Surprisingly, the material retained little odor and was good-to-go without smelling my typical bad B.O. Most shirts I’ve worn are a one-time-use only, but not so with this one. Everything feels light weight and comfortable for miles and miles of running.

Good GTD Tank

  • Lightweight
  • Killer for Summer running
  • Breathes very well
  • Keeps the stink factor under control
  • Excellent looks

Bad GTD Tank

  • Could be a tad longer

Bottom Line: The North Face GTD Tank

The North Face GTD tank will be my shirt of choice for next week’s Wasatch Back RAGNAR Relay as I push my way through the heat of the day on Utah’s back roads. It’s comfortable and keeps things cool when temps are high.

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About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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