The RUST Tank Top is a chest-covering armor item that contributes protection to the torso portion of a player. If the bottom of the barrel was a piece of gear, the tank top occupies that spot in the RUST clothing lineup.
While statistically similar to the far more popular Burlap Shirt, the tank top comes up considerably short in the cold protection category. This could be understandable if the crafting costs were different, but with each costing 20 Cloth, players are going to prefer (rightfully so) the option with more defensive qualities.
Tank Tops are commonly found in low-tier crates and barrels, as well as frequent drops from most Tunnel and Underwater Dwellers. Players may learn them directly via the Research Table or by investing Scrap into the Tier 1 Workbench tech tree. Tank tops may be recycled for a small amount of cloth.