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T-back vs. Y-back vs. Stringer: a Comparison by Strong Lift Wear

After receiving numerous customer enquiries, and finding no confident explanation on the internet, we decided to provide our own description of what the difference is between a T-back, Y-back and Stringer.

Each name provides a visual cue as to what the style looks like.

T-back: The back of the top is high cut, with a thin strap of material passing from the base of the neck, between the shoulder blades, forming a t-shape. This style accentuates your shoulders, traps & upper back.

Y-back: The back of the top is low cut, with thin straps of material falling from the shoulders and forking at a lower point, forming a y-shape. This style accentuates your upper back and shoulders

Stringer: A gym tank with spaghetti straps, providing more exposure than a gym tank. The term 'stringer' is now being used generically to describe any gym top with thin straps i.e. T-back or Y-back

The skin exposure of a T-back, Y-back or Stringer allows for more efficient cooling compared to a gym tank.

So there you have it! A comparison of T-back, Y-back and Stringer styles! If you feel you have anything to add to these descriptions feel free to comment below.

Visit www.strongliftwear.com to view our range of T-backs and our custom Taperback gym tops!

You can also checkout our Instagram & Facebook pages for product and customer shots of our gym wear for lifters!

Eddy Ung bossing the Strong Lift Wear Aesthetic V2 T-back, 2014

Featured: Eddy Ung training biceps in the Luminance Aesthetic T-back

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