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Underwired Sports Bra (4002)

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  1. 28 D-G ... (28 :4-:9)
  2. 30 D-K ... (30 :4-:15)
  3. 32 D-K ... (32 :4-:15)
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  1. 3
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    30J

    Didn't fit

    All the reviews said that this bra runs tight in the band and to size up. They don’t make a 28 in my size so I did. I have to say that a 30 is not the equivalent of 28. Right off the bat I have it on the tightest hook, and it has 4 columns of 4 hooks. The wires are very wide and the bra is quite shallow. The center gore is very high but does not press against the body, which works for me as it is quite wide. The cups feel a little small to me, as I can see no empty space on ... my smaller side, which is about a cup size smaller. This feels manageable however. The material feels silky and does not cut into my top shallow tissue.

    It minimizes bounce, but I still get a little bit of bounce if I jump up and down. I think this would be good for short duration, low impact actives such as yoga and weight lifting. I’m not convinced that it would be comfortable for running.

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    28F

    Didn't fit

    The Freya Active in 28F has an extremely tight band. I would suggest going up a size in the band. It has four sets of four hooks in the back, but I cannot imagine wearing it on anything but the loosest right now, and I'm about 27" around the ribs. Only get the 28 band if you are actually 26" or smaller, unless you want your back muscle and fat squeezed noticeably.

    Cups seem true to size, but I can't tell that well due to the ridiculously wide wires and shallow-on-bottom, pointy cups. I assume this design is supposed to both minimize and encapsulate your breasts during ... exercise--and it works well; there's no bounce whatsoever. Other than the tightness and lack of stretch, the bra feels good. The only fabrics that are stretchy are the backs of the straps and the back of the band.

    Center gore floats above my sternum, probably because the band is so tight and cups are stretched lengthwise, and it's probably supposed to be that way. The top comes up high, anyway, so you shouldn't have to worry about cleavage.

    The bra is very well constructed and sturdy. The wires are very thick and stiff. However, the horizontal seams on the cups show through shirts, but I think it's substantial and good-looking enough to not have to wear anything on top. It gives a slightly pointy, but minimized shape.

    I sold this bra because it was too tight and did not suit my shape.

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    28D

    Didn't fit

    I've been putting off writing this review because I feel like I should wait until I've put this sports bra through more vigorous quality testing first but honestly, if the review has to wait until I start regularly exercising, it will never get written. So here goes.
    Beating around the bush for a while: aesthetically, this thing is pretty ugly, not gonna lie. That horizontal seam makes me look more pointy than I naturally am which is impressive and unfortunate. The heavy duty wide straps don't look good peeking out underneath anything. I bought it in white because I'm boring.
    Moving on, the fit is actually pretty good and surprisingly ... not uncomfortable. Some days my smaller left boob wrinkles slightly and some days my bigger right boob quads slightly but most days both boobs are happy. The band is tight and has hooks and eyes for daaaays. It will NEVER stretch out at the rate I'm using it.
    Now let's talk bounce.
    For reference: I snowboard, have recently started hiking up mountains, occasionally drop in at my university's fencing club for lessons and casual bouts, and play dodgeball because that's a thing in residence. I don't run, work out or do anything overly bouncy. I tried to simulate that kind of boob abuse by skipping in my room for a couple minutes, simultaneously reminding myself why I should exercise and why I don't.
    Anyway, this bra passes the skipping test, as well as everything else I've thrown at it. So if you're in the market for a sports bra that has all the functionality and none of the aesthetic appeal, I have to recommend this one.

    EDIT: I'm surprised it took me this long to notice. The cups on this are actually too separate for me. I can feel the wires sitting on breast tissue in the middle, which makes it uncomfortable if worn for any longer than about 30min at a time. They're also too wide, which is less of an issue. Still, I prefer the moulded Panache one for comfort. More recent discovery: Shock Absorber 4490 is even better at reducing movement AND it doesn't have any hurty wires!

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      This review cracked me up.

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      lcl0706 , thank you, I tried.

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      I neeeeeeeeed a decent sports bra but have been putting it off. I do some pretty serious stuff (cardio class w/ lots of jumping jacks, dance classes) in cheap compression bras. It is... not great. I feel like I can get away with it because I am not super busty but I know what my next bra buying move needs to be. Thanks for posting this!

    • runs_with_scissors , glad to be of use!

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    30H

    Didn't fit

    VERY supportive. The band is very snug (in a good way- but if you're between band sizes, I recommend you round up instead of down for this one) and the cups are very full coverage. I tried jumping up and down in it as soon as it came in the mail and my breasts barely bounced!

    As many reviewers have mentioned on various sites, it is a bit pointy. It's kind of a retro silhouette, but I still feel comfortable about the shape it gives me.

    There is a little problem with wrinkling at the bottom of the cups, but it's very minor and barely visible. It doesn't seem to ... effect the support at all.

    For people who are short like me, you should be aware that the straps don't tighten as far as might be ideal. I tightened them in all the way to see if it would help with the aforementioned wrinkling, and they didn't go quite far enough. (I wouldn't want to wear it fully tightened anyway- too much strain on the shoulders- but once it stretches it might become a problem.)

    The biggest problem I have with this bra is that the underwire doesn't lie flat on the sternum, but I think that might be intentional, as with many sports bras. It doesn't poke my chest or look strange, though. And there is definitely no quadraboobing!

    All in all, I'm very happy with this purchase and I think it'll really help me step up my exercise routine!

    Update as of February, 2013: I sent the bra back a couple days after I posted this. The problems I noticed just got bigger, and I found after I wore it for a while that the side support dug into my ribs painfully- all of the weight of my boobs was concentrated in the bottom front and sides of the band instead of all around the band. I think I needed a cup size up, but they don't make it in 30HH.

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  5. This was the first bra I owned that I could jump in. :) I hate running, but it is a nice feeling to be ABLE to run without your arms crossed over your chest. The band is not super stretchy and even felt a little uncomfortably tight to start off with. It took some time adjusting to, but the support is excellent. When I jump there is some very small movement of breast tissue, but it feels totally natural (like how your thigh muscles/fat move in response to the impact of jumping) and not at all uncomfortable. I suppose you could also compare it ... to how much your breasts would move if you held them up with your hands and jumped-- they're not totally immobile and there is a little natural peripheral movement, but they're still supported and not bouncing all over the place.

    I've had this bra for a long time, and I can't remember if the gore never fully tacked (it currently fits at bottom only) or if that is the result of my size changing over the years. Regardless, there's still no quad-boob on my larger side, even when I push the gore in, and it does its job. I'm totally held up and in, and unlike any other combination of bras I ever wore for exercise before finding a quality bra like this, it gives me two distinct boobs instead of a uniboob. I love it for that. The wires are the widest I have ever seen, and it does give my breasts a very wide shape, but for a sports bra I suppose you would expect them to be held a little closer to the chest than projected out (my preference for day to day appearance). I'll take two wide boobs over a uniboob any day.

    I only wear this for exercise (dance class, zumba, cardio machines at gym) or around the house/on laundry day because I don't find the shape attractive and the center seam on the cup is visible through a lot of my shirts (unfortunately including a thin wicking exercise shirt- which now gets used for only in-home exercise).

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    28E

    Didn't fit

    This a much tighter band than I am used to. It's good to know that not all 28 bands are ridiculously stretchy.
    The cups are a great width. They are a bit shallow, but the construction of the bra makes that a small problem. Because of the shallowness there is a bit of compression helping out the encapsulation, which is a little uncomfortable but doable for the great support. The gore is a bit too wide, but once again, it is doable.
    Next time I might get a 30DD or 30E, depending on how it breaks in.

    Update: After wearing it a couple of times, the band is perfect and the cups are perfect.

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    32G

    Didn't fit

    This was one of the 8 bras I tried in my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe Box! (Sadly, 8/8 did NOT fit)
    I chose the red and gray sports bra; the color was really cute. But the wires are WIDE. The top of the cup gaped, too, which was weird? The fit was just sorta all over the place. The Panache sports bra I have has an open top because the cups are so tall, but it doesn't feel as weird and unsupportive as this one. The cups seem spread apart more than I like, too, though that's more than likely just because it's a sports bra and not a regular one.
    Granted, I only tried this on briefly, so take that into consideration!
    Overall, I could tell right away this wouldn't fit right.

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    28G

    Didn't fit

    really good for running- really holds you in well. Makes your boobs a bit pointy tho

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    34FF

    Didn't fit

    So. I bought this bra when I was a 34 band (I am now a 30 (See edit)). I ordered two bras, this one and the curvy kate princess bra both as 34FF. The princess fit perfectly (it was like embracing your true love) and the freya bra was waaaay to small in the cups. Fast forward to now, the cup size is still one or more too small but it's not uncomfortable. The bra feels very secure and comfortable. I was thinking about listing it but are now considering hanging onto it because it's pretty nice. I have not run with it yet(EDIT 1-18-16: Through the ups and downs of my breast size, I ran a ragnar with this 34FF bra AND IT WAS AMAZING. No chafe, no ride up, LOVE it for running! I am unsure of my exact size currently but this bra is nearly it.) Breast separation is nice.

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  10. The Freya Active Under-wired Sports Bra (4002) is the ONLY sports bra that I've tried that contains the girls! I've jogged and even done jumping jacks in this bra. Now I'd be lying if I said that there was no movement, but I always felt supported and comfortable. The one complaint I have is that it squeaks sometimes. The noise has decreased over time so it is my hope that eventually it will go away completely. With headphones in or during loud group fitness, I don't notice it. I definitely recommend this one!

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