A pretty great sports bra. It's not as bounce-proof as the Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports (4490) , but it is a vast improvement over the generic medium sports bras I was previously wearing. This bra is also lower-cut than the Active Multi Sports, so I'm a bit more hesitant to wear this bra without a shirt, especially during high-impact activities.
Overall, I wear it quite consistently and am very happy with it.
This bra provides good support and it stays put when arms are swinging. It helps control side to side bouncing. Like most sports bras, it has a definite constricting effect, and it doesn't flatter one's figure in any way. The one reason I wouldn't recommend this bra to anyone with similar breasts is that the cups are terrible. They are wireless, but they enclose the breasts around the sides with a sewn-in inner support sling The front of the cups enclose the outer part of the breasts around the sides and the top, which stretches the inside layer over the breasts, causing the ...outside layers to wrinkle. This design has the effect of making the nipples look exposed, and it makes me feel like my very sensitive nipples are vulnerable, rather than protected. The front of the bra appears to have two circles directly over the nipples, and because the outer layer wrinkles, to me they look like nursing pads that are ready to be changed. I've tried using "no peek" pads and nipples covers, but nothing stops the wrinkling, and my nipples wind up showing through. This bra looks strange because of the outer cups, so I wouldn't wear it alone even around the house. Read more 107 more words
I wanted a bra for tennis and this was widely recommended. I bought it relatively recently and it was expensive, so I'm suffering from buyer's remorse seeing that it's been discontinued. I'm not surprised though, because I doubt I'm the only person who has fit-issues with this design. As far as function goes, this bra truly has excellent support. Even when running up and down stairs I pretty much stay put. It's an excellent model for racket sports in that it reduces lateral breast motion, and the straps really stay put. Unfortunately the shape of the cups is all wrong for me. My breasts are wide ...at their roots (read "squash easily") but they do not get much narrower toward the nipples. I think this bra seems to assume that every wearer has thinner, tube-shaped boobs, and that nipples don't protrude or need protection. The cups have support all around the sides of the breasts but they are unlined and consist of two sheer layers in their fronts. The sheer layers form rounded shapes at the tips which look like two protruding circles on me. The very front layers wrinkle up, and the wrinkles show through T-Shirts. The cups' design gives an appearance under clothing that is similar to that of a nursing bra, and the front cup area looks rounded, as though it contains nursing pads. I have to wear nipple covers with this bra, which is a pain in the patootie. I have tried to get these cups to look smooth in the front. I even layered bra pads inside the bra to see if the problem was that the cups were too big, but even when my padding was "G" cup level, the outermost layer of cup was wrinkly and looked like a nursing pad that was ready to be replaced. My husband thinks this is the ugliest bra he's ever seen, and he says he suffers from recurring nightmares caused by this bra. Read more 224 more words
Since I'm a fairly shallow shape this bra isn't a great choice for me. It does keep me from bouncing if I jog in place but it still has some wrinkles around the cup. If I were to buy it again I'd go up a band and down a cup. However, it also has armsceyes that cut into my armpit. If I ran, this would probably be a "good enough" choice. However, I was gonna wear it while doing kettlebell swings and it drives me nuts. Boo I think I will put this one up for a swap in the near future.