The 4 best hands-free pumping tank tops

Whether you are at work, on the go, or simply need your hands free to attend to other tasks, wearing a pumping tank when you pump will make it much less of a hassle. In fact, a hands-free pumping tank is one of the best investments for moms returning to work since it functions as a nice top as well.

Read on as I explore some of the best pumping tanks on the market now:

Best overall pumping tank: Kindred Bravely Sublime Hands Free Pumping Tank

Kindred Bravely Sublime Hands Free Pumping Tank | Patented All-in-One Pumping & Nursing Tank Top with EasyClip (Black, XX-Large)

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Why I love it

  • Doesn’t look like a pumping tank – can be layered under a cardi or jacket for work.
  • Can be used for both nursing and pumping
  • Provide great bottle support even when the bottle is full.
  • It’s extra-long and stretchy so it will smooth over baby bumps and cover post-baby bulges.
  • Fits all standard pump flanges, even non-detachable Spectra flanges.

What I don’t like about it

  • The beige tanks shows stains easily. A big no-no if you are using Lanolin or coconut oil.
  • It has removable breast pads that move every time you fold the cups down. You’ll need to either remove it altogether or sew it in place.

Bear in mind

  • Sizes run small so order up
  • This tank is not big enough for moms with large breasts. Choose the Kindred Bravely Sublime Busty Pumping Tank instead. It looks exactly the same but has wider straps and a tighter knit for more support.

Sublime Hands Free Busty Pumping Tank | Patented All-in-One Pumping & Nursing Tank Top for F,G,H,I Cups (Black, X-Large-Busty)

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Best budget pumping tank: Momcozy Pumping Tank

Momcozy Hands Free Pumping Tank Tops with Built in Bra Women Maternity Nursing and Pumping Camis for Breastfeeding Sleeveless Black Check it out on Amazon

Why I love it

  • It’s moisture-wicking, keeping you cool and dry in warmer weather
  • You can use it for both pumping and nursing
  • Has wide, adjustable shoulder straps to provide more breast support
  • The shoulder straps are convertible to racerback
  • Made of soft fabric and is seamless for comfort

What I don’t like about it

  • It has removable pads that move every time you fold the cups down
  • The material is thin

Bear in mind

The material quality is not as good as more expensive nursing tanks but if you are not planning to breastfeed for long, this will do.

Best pumping tank for moms with small breasts: Rumina Pump & Nurse Tank

Essential Pump&Nurse Tank, a All-in-one Hands-Free Pumping and Nursing Bra for All Breast Pumps - Medela, Spectra, Lansinoh, Philips Avent, etc - Charcoal Gray, XL

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Why I love it

  • It’s made of soft, breathable cotton
  • Looks like a regular cami when not in use
  • The ‘no hole’ design means you don’t need to adjust the tank so the flange opening is at your nipples. In fact, it doesn’t matter where your nipples sit.
  • You can use it to nurse and pump at the same time
  • Doesn’t have annoying removable pads that move. Instead, the multiple layers are thick enough for nipple coverage and absorbing milk leaks.

What I don’t like about it

  • There are 3 layers to the ‘pumping bra’ bit and it can look a bit bulky in the chest area
  • It takes some practice to get the flanges in properly

Bear in mind

  • Sizes run small so order a size up
  • Only fits breast sizes 32B up to 38F/40D.

Best pumping tank for moms with large breasts: BeliBea Nourish Nursing & Pump Cami

Nourish CAMI Nursing and Hands-Free Pumping Camisole, Black, Medium

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Why I love it

  • Made of stretchy soft material and is seamless
  • Allows you to massage your breasts while pumping
  • Holds milk bottles securely, even when they are heavy.
  • Looks like a regular top when not in use
  • Great under-boob support

What I don’t like about it

  • Has removable breast pads that move when you fold the cups down.
  • The material is too thick for warmer weather

Bear in mind

This tank has tummy support and can be a little tight around the midriff. If you prefer looser-fitting clothes, this tank is not for you.

What should you look for in a good pumping tank?

These are some of the most important features to take into account when you choose a pumping tank:

  • Made of soft, stretchy material and preferably seamless so you can wear it day and night if you want to
  • allows you to both breastfeed and pump
  • Is supportive enough that you don’t have to wear a bra underneath
  • Looks like a regular top so you can wear it out or layered under a jacket for work
  • comfortably sit back rather than needing to lean forward during pumping.

Pumping bra vs pumping tank

Both pumping bras and pumping tanks are great additions to your nursing wardrobe. Depending on your preferences, one might suit you more than the other.

Pumping bras

  • provide much better breast support than pumping tanks
  • hold milk bottles more securely, especially when they are full
  • there are many more pumping bra options to choose from
  • you can wear any top of your choice with a pumping bra

Pumping tanks

  • are great for warmer weather since you don’t need to wear a separate bra underneath
  • provides great coverage, especially if you can’t pump in absolute privacy.
  • can be worn as a top by itself or layered under a cardi

Check out my review of the best pumping bras on Amazon.

To wrap up

I recommend pumping tank tops if you have smaller breasts and pump regularly. These tanks can provide a comfortable way to discreetly pump without having to wear a bra. You can even wear them for years after as a regular tank.

You might also be interested in my review of the best nursing tanks.

 

Sharon James

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