RibbedTee RIPT Fusion (pronounced “Rip Tee”) does the job of helping the post-holiday weight gain.
The RIPT FUSION is a body-sculpting (or slimming) undershirt. It claims to support your core, shave inches off your midsection, and enhance your posture. I would agree that the shirt is slimming, but I don't know that I'd go as far to say that it helped my posture or supported my core. As a slimming shirt it did a great job.
The shirt is paneled and made out of 3 different materials – Top: 100% Cotton, Body Panel: 79% Polyester, 21% Spandex. Wearing it all day, I did find it comfortable and it did stay tucked. The slimming feature was nice when wearing a fitted shirt and lowrise pants (still recovering from Thanksgiving).
At $58 it is a bit pricey, but not as much as the $99 Equmen. Depending on what you want in the shirt, you should be happy with the RIPT Fusion. If you just need the slimming effect, you can get away with the RIPT. If you also need the core support and back support, you may want to consider spending the extra money for the Equmen or the Sculptee at $78.
RATING SYSTEM: 1=POOR, 3=AVERAGE, 5=SUPERIOR
Overall Rating: 4/5
Average for a body-sculpting shirt
Style: 3/5 The 3 panel is rather unusual looking
The fabrics themselves are of decent quality
Slimming, but didn't address back and core. Collar was a at standard crew neck height.