Favorite Find: The Ultimate Sports Bra

June 21, 2012

in Blog, Favorite Finds

Hey everyone!  I’ve been meaning to get this review up for a while.  If you’ve ever worn a sports bra before, read on…

A little while back, I was invited by Under Amour to undertake in some VIP testing for their Armour Bra.  I happen to love the Under Armour brand (I have a hoodie that I LOVE), so I happily agreed.  I was sent a bra to test out and tell you guys about it.

To date, I’ve been a Lululemon sports bra user.  I’ve switched between the Flow Y-Bra and the 50-rep Bra.  The Flow Y Bra is really bad support to be honest, especially for my D+ size boobs.  The 50-rep Bra is definitely better, but I always found it annoying that the sizes were like 4, 6, 8 etc. and didn’t go by cup size.

I had gotten another bra-based sports bra in the past (can’t remember which brand), but the fabric wasn’t great, and the back clasp didn’t even open completely, so it made it hard to take on and off.

So I was interested to see if the Under Armour Bra met some of my criteria:

– Fit the “girls” well
– Comfortable & breathable fabric
– Easy to get on and of

p.s.  I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. If I wasn’t a fan, I wouldn’t have done a post about it! 🙂

I must say, I was really impressed with it. I will definitely be buying the Armour Bras over the Lululemon Bras in the future.

Here’s a view from the back:

Since I’m pregnant, I haven’t given it a full high impact test, but I’m sure it will pass just fine.  I actually wore it all day one day to see how comfortable it was, and I was liking it more than my regular bras!

Another great thing about it is you don’t get as much of the uni-boob like you do with other sports bras.  It actually gives you some shape.  I also like how its a little bit lower cut, so it looks great with a tank top and doesn’t come way above the top of my shirt.

The fabric is really nice and stretchy, yet breathable.

The straps are also adjustable.

So ya, to sum it up, I’m a fan!

I’m curious, what’s your favorite sports bra to date?

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  • Danielle

    I think I am going to have to get one of these! Where can I buy it, how  much does it cost, and what type of sizing does it come in?

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Not sure how much they are. The only place I know you can buy them is online. But they are all sold out in every size…holy popular! Here’s the link. I’d bookmark it and check back again soon…

  • Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom

    I am curious to know what price range this falls into to? I know many people who have raved about the Ta-Ta Tamer and I am pretty sure that is a LuLu bra. I only have a b cup so I don’t require TONS of support but I hate when they are thin and the nipples(sorry!!) show through!!

    • Amanda

      I am curious too because there other bras run between $30-$60. I love how it clips in the back like a regular bra!

  • Kristi west

    My most favorite is the Lululemon TaTa Tamer. It comes by bra size which I love. This one looks similar so I will have to try it!

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    It’s ALWAYS good to hear about new sports bras – I like the Lululemon ones too (I’m a C cup so the support is okay) but hate how they gape when I lean forward in yoga – I feel like you get a full-on cleavage shot!

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