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
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
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.
Longer straps than the Panache, which is good. Much wider, shallower cups; the wire width makes it not as comfy or as supportive. Slightly less firm band. Shape isn't as good as in the Panache; lift and projection are less present. Much more true to size than the Panache, in which I wear the 34F or FF. It fits, but it's not as good an option for my particular rack. I do like the width of the band as well as the contrast stitching and hooks.
The band is really really firm, I wore it with an extender for a long time and then when I finally thought I had broken it in and started wearing it without it I ended up almost pulling the hooks out! Wires are way too wide for me, there's a bunch of empty fabric on the side and a big winkle in the bottom/side part of the cups. I didn't know wide it was when I bought it but it is even wider than the panache sports bra. It does stop my bounce really well regardless, its more closed on top than the panache which had this gap/loose ...portion at the top even when I tried a size I knew was too small, it works much better for my FoB breasts. Gore is huge and of course doesn't tack, but like I said I still get great bounce control, though it does point me a little east/west. Cups are molded spacer foam so it gives me a pretty round shape, its not super pointy like freya's cut and sewn sports bra. The J-hook racer back option is nice, and it does add a little bit of extra support for when I feel I need it. The cups also contain these interesting sling/hammock things, but tbh I have no idea what they're supposed to do (support you I guess? but how do they work?) I love the orange trim, orange is my favorite color and what drew me to the bra in the first place, more bras should have orange! =) Read more 152 more words
First time trying a Freya sports bra. After wearing the panache Sport this doesn't feel right and isn't fitted for me at all. It comes up under the arms way to high, the cup is moulded different so they sit low but still kinda swing/bounce, and it pushes out breast tissue rather than hold it in. It feels supportive, but that's just because of the stiff material. Only thing I like is that it has a J hook to convert into a racer-back. Wish I would've been able to try it on before purchasing since return shipping to UK isn't worth it. Definitely not a fan of this bra at all.
Bought this on some deep discount Nordstrom's deal in the hopes I could wedge into it for high-impact sporting events, but in the end, I really would rather not. Band is far too tight for my build and I do have some quadboob with it despite pretty easily moulded breasts. Visibility of straps and wings is also too high for the shirts I would wear this with.
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