Not my favorite sports bra, but okay in a pinch. I originally purchased it on sale on Amazon, and it was miles better than anything I had - I'm now preferring the much narrower Panache Sport underwired sports bra to it, but will probably still keep this as a backup.
The good: I love the way the gore tacks and separates my boobs in this bra, while locking them down (great for yoga - no cleavage, can actually touch thumbs to sternum). Also, I've worn it running a bunch of times and find it controls bounce and wicks sweat really well.
The not as good: My boobs are narrow, ...FOB, and projected, and I am petite (other than my boobs), and like other Freya (non-sports) bras I've tried, the wires on this are just ridiculously wide on me. They kind of cut up into my armpits - not enough to chafe and never wear it, but enough to be noticeable. There is also space at the top of the cups, but it still seems to do its job without a lot of jiggle. It's made of a spacer foam, which is pretty comfortable, but I do prefer to wear nipple covers under it if I'm wearing a solid-colored top as I don't prefer to have the outlines of my nipples visible. I have this in the "Storm" colorway; I don't love the white contrast stitching, but it was the most "basic black" option available. Read more 137 more words
The wires are too wide at the inner gore and around the underarm. It also has shallow cups, which is why the gore doesn't tack perfectly for me. However, for working out, I'm more than satisfied because it keeps my chest in place for high impact exercise. It looks good on, but it's not practical for anything other than working out.
Excellent quality sports bra. No jiggle during yoga, in the weight room, or on runs. No gaps or quadraboob-- perfect fit for me. I'm fairly projected and have tall and broad roots, so it's hard for me to find a full coverage bra that fits. This is definitely full coverage for me and I love it. The only downside is that it is VERY tight (as an active bra should be) so it's fairly uncomfortable to wear throughout the day/ restricts breathing.
This bra fits pretty well. It's tight, but it's a sports bra, and I think the 28G might have been too big. This bra has a very tight band and fits more like a 26, and the band doesn't have a lot of stretch. As with the Panache sports bra, I sized down a cup size. I don't like this one quite as much as the panache, for a few reasons. First, the Freya cups are thinner, so my nipples show a bit. The cups are also a bit stretchier, so I get more bounce, whereas I get practically none in Panache. That said, this bra is quite supportive. I tried wearing it all day, but it was a bit much and I took it off before the day was up. It's fine for a few hours, though. I also find this bra gives me a splayed, east/west look. I prefer a more streamlined front profile. My breasts are narrow and projected with very soft tissue.
Well, this is quite an odd bra. It's my first proper sports bra - I used to wear a too-small cotton wireless from Tescos when I ran, which kind of worked as a compression bra - and maybe it's just because I'm not used to sports bras, but I do find it a weird fit. It was on sale though so I went for it... It's also a size too small, an F cup might work better for me, so that explains some of the issues I experience with it - e.g. the gore doesn't tack, and the cups cut in at the top, causing minor quad boob ...- because they're cut pretty tall it's not to bad, but if the cups were shorter the incline would be a big problem for me
Onto general construction of the bra - the spacer foam is comfy and lightweight, but it doesn't hide my nipples, which is something to consider if you want something you can wear without a top over it. I probably will wear it on its own because life's too short, but ideally I'd like some more coverage there. The wires are extremely wide and I get a very, very east west look on this bra, and flattening of profile - it's shallow and wide basically. The wires are firm, but I don't feel like I get a lot of support from this bra - possibly because the wires are too wide? It's an encapsulation bra, but I don't feel encapsulated, if that makes sense. This is obviously partly due to the gore not tacking too - but I'm not sure if going up a cup size will help - the even wider wires would be too much of an issue. But it was cheap so it'll have to do for now! Read more 195 more words
I have projected, pendulous breasts and generally prefer lightly padded styles in bras, so this Freya Active Moulded Sports bra seemed really promising. It is underwired, which is an absolute necessity for me in a sports bra. For ladies with a need for wide wires, this might be lovely. Because of those wide wires I found my narrow-rooted breasts flattened, and the lack of cup depth (minimizing effect) meant that my tissue was squished out of the tops of the cups. I also have an issue with some tissue being almost pinched between the wing and strap in snug sports bras, and this bra ...aggravated that complaint. I found the inner construction of the bra a little weird with compressing fabric at the margins of the cups, which might be useful for some but with my soft tissue created some strange in-cup quadding. The straps are partially adjustable, and although elastic, are super stiff and strong for support. I did not test out the racerback hook but it has one if that's important to you. This feature could be difficult to engage onself as there is a little bump on the hook for retention of the loop, but that requires the loop be flipped around completely (so straps are effectively atop one another, right-sides facing) to slide it in. Finally, this bra passed the bounce and run-in-place test without allowing my breasts to move all about, but fitting as it did this was too uncomfortable to sustain for more than a minute. Read more 153 more words
I bought this bra in pink and in black to replace my panache sports bra, which was really uncomfortable. When I wear it I feel smokin' hot! I am happy with it generally but wouldn't recommend it for running or jumping around a lot, it seems to gape at the top, so the goods wobble around like jelly! Still it was the best sports bra I found considering I was previously wearing 2 bras at the same time to get the support to go running. In the bra shop yesterday the assistant told me that the gaping at the top problem is something lots of wearers of this ...bra complain about. I just bought a shock absorber bra from her which I was skeptical about because it's wire free but I am so so happy with it. Just a bit sad that that one only comes in boring black or even more boring white. If you're thinking about getting this bra definitely get fitted in it in person if possible and compare with the SA one because I think it's better. Read more 72 more words
Ive bought this one together with one of my Decos. When i was taking measurements, the band seemed to be really tight, but when on, I could easily close it on 2nd set of hooks. The bra is extremly soft, the straps are wide. However, it has very long vires and is too wide. I would love to have this one in smaller size, but I think that the wires still will be an issue.. Actually I could wear the bra as it hold breast really good, but I have some space inside and as mentioned previoulsy, i need narrower wires.
This Freya Active sports bra works very well. The band fits tight, like a sports bra should, and my boobs feel comfortable while working out. I don't even really notice I'm wearing it while exercising. The very top of the cup/bottom of the strap doesn't fit exactly flat against the skin, but I barely notice it. I've had this bra for a couple of years (sports bras last longer since you don't wear them as often) and it's still in very good, almost near-perfect shape.
This is my most comfortable and supportive bra. Perfect for working out in. The band is so snug that I have to hook it on the last set of hooks, which I rarely do. The wires are wide enough, and the cups are almost perfect. I think they are just a bit shallow for me; I might be better off with a 38FF but I don't mind a sports bra to be a little on the tighter side.