Okay, so I have been wanting to do a series on the “best of”….for awhile…so we are going to kick this series off with Sports Bras! I decided to run around to a bunch of local stores and pick out all kinds of sports bras to truly put sports bras to the test. High end over low end, exercise speciality store over general clothes stores.
So, I rounded up a total of 7 sports bras, each one from a different brand, and but all of the same “support”. They all are made for “high impact”. I am a 34B/C, and generally need a very supportive bra. The thing is, sports bras, are a huge importance in making us feel confident when we exercise. I need to know my girls are safe and secure, and that I’m not going to get any chafing. In addition to function, style and femininity is also very important to me. I want to feel sexy and hot when I put my sports bra on. 🙂
For each sports bra, I did some jumping jacks, a jog, and handstand to see how they felt when I was moving around.
Champions T-Back Sports Bra – $38 – I liked this bra. It was very supportive, and comfortable. I didn’t mind the style, but it felt just like a normal sports bra to me. I also, thought, it could have been a bit tighter around the cleavage area. But, fairly decent for price.
Gap Keyhole Sports Bra – $36 – Honestly, this sports bra had no support. I felt like I had a tshirt on with no bra. Also, the sizing runs really really big. This was a small, as I wear that in almost everything, and it felt like a large. I also thought it wasn’t very feminine or flattering. The only reason why I really wanted to give this a shot is, a lot of non-exercise speciality stores, like Gap, Old Navy, etc. are coming out with fitness lines, and I was curious if they were any good. Sadly, this did not impress me one bit.
Nike Pro Women’s Sports Bra – $30 – How in the world is Gap trying to sell a more expensive sports bra, when it is terrible? I’m sorry for being brutally honest, but I was shocked. This sports bra definitely is the most bang for your buck. It was comfortable, gave me great support, and was inexpensive, and it was flattering. Thumbs up.
Oakley Breathe In Sports Bra – $44 – I love this sports bra. I have done two ironman’s in the sports bra, and have never had any chaffing or any problems. And I think it’s kind of sexy with the deep v in the front. 🙂
Adidas Supernova Racer Bra – $40 – The fit felt great, and the girl’s were happy while I was moving about, but I didn’t like the look in the front, to be honest. I thought it made my boobs look kind of weird. Maybe this bra is more flattering on smaller chested women? But, in general, I liked it. I thought it had good support, and also, it comes in lots of bright colors, which I love.
Coeur Sports, Sports Bra – $39.99 – This sports bra is a classic. It has great support, feels great on, and has a feminine scoop neck. I felt confident and comfortable, and thought the material especially was really good for when I started to get a good sweat going on. It definitely felt like it was going to “wick”.
lululemon energy bra – $48 – This is by far my favorite sports bra. It is feminine. Supportive. Sexy. The fabric is perfect for no chaffing and wicking. I’m obsessed with it. Although the “priciest” of them all. It’s not that far off from most of the other major athletic company sports bra’s price points. I am in LOVE with it!
I know there are plenty more sports bras out there, and I am sure I will do another “Best of Sports Bras” in the future. But, I really wanted to try to compare a lot of different types and a lot of different brands and see how they matched up.
Off to go workout in my lululemon energy bra! 😉
Question: What’s your favorite sports bra to workout in?