I love this sports bra, but it definitely runs incredibly small in the band. I have it in the white color way, and it runs a full 2 sizes small. So more like a 24G than a 28F. The straps are only ¼ of the way adjustable, which is problematic for petites and those who are high set. The band is very solid and un-stretchy and the cups are compression. This bra really is hardcore, and it helps me forget I have breasts when I exercise. It's also really cheap to buy on Amazon or Ebay, so I'd definitely highly recommend it.
I've worn this bra for a few runs now. I ordered it in my "typical" 28FF - some 30 bands will fit me and some 28 bands will fit me. I figured a sports bra should be on the tight side, so I went for the 28. The lower hook is extremely tight. I haven't yet decided if I think it's "too" tight or if it's just "extremely" tight. The higher band-hooks aren't too tight, but I'm showing just a bit of boob squished at the top. The straps for this bra, however, have a very narrow adjustment range. I cannot get them as short as I would ...like. I'm 5'5 and high waisted, so I need straps that will adjust quite short.
I have not yet experienced any stretching with this bra. I wash it in the shower with me after each run.
This bra does contain movement extremely well. My breasts are not completely stationary as I run, but movement is minimized, and is certainly in a reasonable range. I can jump, twist, turn, and move confident that my breasts will be contained and movement restricted to a reasonable (and comfortable) amount. As my breast tissue is quite malleable, I'm accepting of some movement.
I love the looks of this bra. Mine is the purple/navy combination, and purple is my favorite color. The front of the bra is certainly nice enough to be worn as an outer layer (as Bravissimo mentions in their description), but the back is both sheer and bra-like. I wear it without an additional top in the Texas summer anyway, but my mother disapproves (as I'm sure others would). Take a close look at the back shots available before you buy, if this is a concern for you. I'll try to get some shots of it up, but it seems most of the vendors have a back shot in at least one color available.
The mark down for Comfort is for the straps not being short enough. Even with that, I'd likely buy again (may pick up a lighter blue/teal one, or wait for more colors to be released). Read more 243 more words
The color is a bright coral red, (I wouldn't call it dark pink like they did, but whatever) with a charcoal gray piping on the trim. The materials are smooth and sturdy. Two band clasps in the back, straps are only about 1/4-1/3 adjustable. Sliders are sturdy and adjust easily, the front of the straps are wide, thick, and cushioned.
This particular color would be good for someone with a 24" underbust, it just isn't going to happen on anyone larger. These are great sports bras, I'm really disappointed that I couldn't even hook this because I'd love to have a second one. Times like this are when I really appreciate free returns with Amazon Prime.
OK so when people say this bra runs tight, they mean it runs TIGHT. I can only just do the band up on my 25.5-26 inch ribcage, even with the cups on my back so it's not a problem of the cups being too small. I would recommend ordering a band size up. I think it also runs fairly small in the 'cups' (not that it really has cups). I usually wear 28FF and I would probably order this bra in a 30FF next time, depending on if the band stretches out on this one. The bra is very supportive when exercising, though admittedly I guess I'm comparing that to my 4 year old 32D sports bras, so I'm not sure how it compares to other decent sports bras. I'm very happy with it though!
EDIT: The band is really tight. Like, really, really, really tight. If your ribcage is any bigger than 26 inches don't order a 28 band. I just heard stitches rip when I inhaled and I'm sitting at my computer hardly moving.
Best sports bra I've ever used - I have it in 2 colours and it fits wonderfully. It has pretty high coverage and keeps me pretty much wobble-free. There are 2 sets of 2 hooks at the back, which really improves the support given - I have another sports bra that just has the usual one set of 3 hooks, and it's definitely not as supportive.
It does fit pretty tight, but if it was any looser I don't think it would provide as much support. It's still pretty comfortable though, despite being very tight, partly because of the wide straps and two sets of hooks at the back ...which spread the tightness out a bit rather than being concentrated in just one spot. Also, no underwires means I could happily wear it all day (and night) if I wanted to.
This would probably work well as a minimiser under higher-necked tops too, it flattens me out quite a bit!
I've had my white one for some time now and it's stood up well to being worn 2-4 times a week and being washed (in a machine) on a regular basis. It's still just as supportive as when I first got it. Read more 91 more words
I'm a runner and this bra is a life-saver. Although it's now too small and I'd have to go up a cupsize or two, it used to fit me perfectly and give amazing support (still gives plenty). The band is very tight, slightly uncomfortably sometimes, but I'm convinced this is necessary for heavy sports. It just makes it difficult to breathe very deeply sometimes, but you'll get used to it.
This is the sports bra to get. If you have an 'unusual' size, be sure to check out ebay, I got mine incredibly cheap, new with tags.
I would also like to comment that the colours available are very stylish and if you're bold, you don't need a top over this bra. I have mine in peach.
I am normally around a UK 30F, but this bra seems to fit pretty tightly, especially in the band. There's no way I could get into my usual band size, seeing as the 32 band was about right on the biggest hooks. Unfortunately, the department store where I buy my bras (The Bay in Canada) doesn't carry any bras in double-letter sizes, so I couldn't find the 32FF I would've preferred.
The bra is very comfortable, although because it's a sports bra, it doesn't really separate the breasts. It's also very good at controlling bounce during activity, and the styling is unique. It's ...made so you can wear it as gym outerwear, so be aware that if you want to wear it under clothing, the seams will likely show a bit. It's also thicker than a regular bra, so before you get used to it, it can make you feel a little too hot.
I've got three bras of this model and size, all of which I've taken in a bit at the back. The oldest two are two years old and I still wear them, although I've had to take them in more at the back to compensate for the stretching of the band. They're very high-quality bras and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Read more 117 more words
Because the 32E - Shock Absorber » Active Multi Sports (4490) Dark Floral measured one band size small, I figured this one would too, but it's closer to two. I could stretch it to 26" and that's it. I could barely fasten it and it hurt my lats for the few seconds I had it on, so no modeling pics of this one.
Anyway, my 28F - Shock Absorber » Active Multi Sports (4490) also measures about 26", the difference, I think is use. I've had my 28F forever, it's been washed and worn more times than I can count and the materials are not as stiff and unforgiving. I could probably wear this one too with enough time (or when I cut and am less fluffy), but it was the most expensive of the three I bought so I'm sending it back.
I marked quality as "okay" the Dark Pink at least shows consistency with both sizes running two bands small, but the Dark Floral isn't as consistent.
Sturdy materials that take abuse well, last forever, and can be washed in hot water to remove gym stank make these awesome bras. Not to mention the level of support they provide, no bounce for me in these suckers.
This color is definitely running two sizes smaller in the band, a 32 that measures 28, craziness. Ordinarily I would be concerned with it stretching out, but given my experience with my purple/turquoise 28F, I don't think that's going to happen.
Anyway, sturdy materials that take abuse well, last forever, and can be washed in hot water to remove gym stank make these awesome bras. Not to mention the level of support they provide, no bounce for me in these suckers.
These bras are expensive, currently this color and size is available on Amazon for $12 and it's more than worth it.