The ULTIMATE Crowdsourced Sports Bra Guide

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When it comes to sports bras, no two boobs are the same (pun intended). Some women opt for a little more bounce if it means they can breathe easier. Others prefer their boobs be held down like a straight jacket!

But what works for one woman may not work for another and when it comes to sports bras, there's a lot of noise out there which ones actually work and which ones will leave you bloody and bruised....like this.

kelly roberts

If you're new to She Can & She Did, that's me, Kelly. In 2016, I started the #SportsBraSquad; A movement that encourages women to ditch their shirts, along with their insecurities and redefine the way the world sees strength. Finding a sports bra that you can actually trust is almost as hard as finding a life partner. That's why we're on a mission to create the ULTIMATE crowdsourced #SportsBraSquad guide! If you've found a sports bra that you love and trust, LET US KNOW!

Here's the information we need:

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

***Sports bra MUST be available for purchase. CANNOT be a discontinued model.**

Can you submit your rating of more than 1 sports bra? YES! 
Will we share multiple opinions on the same sports bra? YES!

Can I still share my sports bra? YES, this list will get updated whenever submissions are received.

The objective is to show real women sharing their real experiences. No sponsors, no bs, just real opinions you can trust. 

SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO SUBMIT@SHECANANDSHEDID.COM! 

On behalf of everyone in the #SportsBraSquad, our boobs thank you.

Kick ass. Take names. Enjoy the list. 


H Cup

MacKenzie R.

panache sports wired bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Panache Sports Wired Bra, $65-70  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 Regular bra size: 34H (newest regular bra) / Panache sports bra size: 36FF (newest sports bra)

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 Support, coverage, and the racerback option. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 Visually, it’s very similar to the nonwired Panache sports bra, which means you can easily try on the wrong bra. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I’ve been wearing this brand for ~5 years and this specific bra for ~1 1/2 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce rating: 8 (to be honest, I don’t expect better from any bra)

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 yes, I can breathe in this bra!  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Sara L.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Booband Breast Support Band - SS18, made by Booband, $24.99 with free shipping

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I get quadraboob from an H cup bra, but I wear a size small booband.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 The girls don't move.  At all.  There is no bounce.  

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 At first, your lungs might feel a bit constricted.  Sometimes, I chafe on the side of my rib cage/under my arms.  I'm sure I'll be able to tuck my boobs into my yoga pants soon because the band just tapes the girls down.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I've been wearing this since August 2016.  I never enjoyed running before I got this bra.  It is honestly life-changing.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

10-They don't move.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I breathe fine with it now, but it took some getting used to.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

3-I chafe under my arms sometimes.  The velcro has to face up and sometimes the very edge of the velcro rubs.


G Cup

Suleidys F.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Shock Absorber Multi Sport Bra, $52

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear the always fun to find 34G.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I only use this bra cause I have decided that it is my ride and die. Hopefully, others will discover the magic of this bra and agree with me.  

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Unfortunately, the bra has two clasps, the first is where a normal clasp is.  The second is between your shoulder blades. A tad bit awkward to reach. but that's life.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I have been running in it for 3 years and have completed two full marathons and 17 miles of a third (gotta love injuries) in it.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce range depends on how tight you make the straps.  I keep mine at a comfortable 7 some bounce. When I use kt tape along the bottom and where the clasps are it's a 1.  

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

A lot of breathing potential.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing as at about a 3-4 depending on the distance my legs are carrying me that day.  

Lisa T.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Panache 5021, Panache, Full price £40-£42, but I’ve got them for £25.  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 30G (UK) for both at the moment, but I’ve worn up to 36G in these and when I was a 32GG normally, I was wearing a 30H to make sure there was no band movement/chafing

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

  Keeps ‘em still and the shape is flattering (no monoboob!). They come in some great colors as well.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 I have to use the racerback clip to make sure I don’t get any bounce and that tends to give me back boobs, but it’s not a deal breaker.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 5+ years, having tried EVERYTHING else in my size before.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 9 (although not sure 10 would be possible for me).  

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Great when exercising, but not so good for sitting round in as it digs in after a while.  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.

2 – only have issues if it’s really humid or soaked to the skin raining when the band can cause a bit of a friction burn over my breastbone if I don’t use protection (blister stick normally). When the fit is spot on even then, that’s really rare! When I was a bit bigger it happened more, but I think I understand good fit better now as well. 


F Cup

Alison S.

enell

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

  Enell, $63.50

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

40F / Enell size 3

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Keeps the girls locked down during a run.  

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

  It looks like a medieval corset for the girls. It ain’t cute. Chafing along the band and in the”cups” (but I found a solution!)

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I’ve worn it for 10+ years 

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 8

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 I can totally breathe and I can wear it all day.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 0 if less than 3 miles/5 for longer runs IF I don’t use my trick. I layer gauze along the band and in the “cups” and there is ZERO chafing. For a run longer than 10 miles, I also coat the girls in Aquaphor. 


E Cup

Susie B.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Shock Absorber — Active Multi Sports Support Bra, £25-£37 (depending on stockist) — from £15 on Amazon at the moment!  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 38E in both

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

It’s crazy comfy and controls bounce really well without being constrictive at all. I’m also a big fan of Shock Absorber’s Ultimate Run Sports Bra.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 If doing a long run they’ll usually be a moment when I need to move the shoulder straps about a little as they get a little uncomfortable but that’s more on account of me having large boobs that are too heavy! This is very much a bra that smooshes (technical word) your boobs together so if you prefer your breasts to be separated into defined cups this might not be the one for you (although you might prefer Shock Absorber’s Ultimate Run Bra that separates them out a little more) — personally though I just want my sports bra to flatten me out as much as possible to stop my boobs from jumping all over the place. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 years (and other Shock Absorber models for the last 8 years - I swear by them) 

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

8/10 (the bounce that’s there is unfortunately somewhat unavoidable for me on account of my size so for others who are a bit smaller in the bust there might be even less bounce)

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Doesn’t feel constricting at all (full breathing ability). 

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 1/1


DDD Cup

Kim S

Knockout Victorias Secret

1. Name of your favorite sports bra (who makes it, a link to it, and price)

Knockout by Victoria Sport Front-Close Sport Bra, by Victoria’s Secret, $44.50 USD

2. Your bra size & size of sports bra if not the same (Example: you're a 36D but L in the bra)

I am a US size 34DDD or 34E, depending on the make and model. This bra fits true to size, I wear 34DDD.

3. What you love about the sports bra.

I love that it does not have to go over my head! I love that it snaps in place between the breasts, and then I can zip the outer part up easily. I like that it usually comes in a few fun colors, but also comes in plain options. Also - it’s machine washable and dryable (I know you’re not supposed to dry any running items, but I do for bras, socks and undies!).

4. The sports bra's shortcomings. (BE HONEST, you can love a sports bra and still wish it didn't (insert shortcoming here).

The bra is very comfortable if I’m running, but not very comfortable to wear otherwise. For example, if I have to dress for running a few hours before I can run due to a scheduling issue, I will not choose this bra to wear. Also, it can sometimes cut into my back fat area, but not always.

5. How long you've been wearing your sports bra.

I have been wearing this specific one for approx. 10 months, but this model for approx. 3 years.

6. Bounce rating 1-10 (1-ALL the bounce 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating of 7.

7. Can you breathe or does it feel like a straight jacket?

It feels tight and secure but easy to breathe and move in.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10 (1-never bleeds 10-Kelly's bloody shirt level chafing).

Chafing level 1, but please bear in mind I have never chafed in my “sports bra area” anyway.

Kim S.  

Panache Non Wired Sports Bra

Panache Non Wired Sports Bra, by Panache, $68.00 USD

Hmm, doesn’t seem you can buy from their website so CLICK HERE for Amazon.

2. Your bra size & size of sports bra if not the same (Example: you're a 36D but L in the bra)

I am a US size 34DDD or 34E, depending on the make and model. For this bra however, I wear a 34F.

3. What you love about the sports bra.

I love that it does not have to go over my head! I love that wears just like a regular bra, but has a little hook to make it a racerback if desired. I love the wider cushioned straps. I like that it usually comes in a few fun colors, but also comes in plain options.

4. The sports bra's shortcomings. (BE HONEST, you can love a sports bra and still wish it didn't (insert shortcoming here).

It does not come up as high under the arms and makes a bit of a funny lump of skin/tissue there, which is a little annoying and can sometimes be uncomfortable. Oh, and it is the worst of my bras at making the uniboob. Post-run it is best if this bra comes off pretty soon after or it begins to get irritating.

5. How long you've been wearing your sports bra.

I think I have been wearing this specific one for approx. 10 months.

6. Bounce rating 1-10 (1-ALL the bounce 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating of 8.

7. Can you breathe or does it feel like a straight jacket?

It feels tight and secure but easy to breathe and move in.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10 (1-never bleeds 10-Kelly's bloody shirt level chafing).

Chafing level 1, but please bear in mind I have never chafed in my “sports bra area” anyway.

Debbie E.

Juno by moving comfort

 

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Juno made by Moving Comfort for Brooks, $65 full price

 2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear 36DDD 'normal,' my real size for Juno is 36E (which are probably the same); for years I wore 38DD and double-bra'ed until 'properly fitted'

 3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

This has been the only bra I have found which works for 'no bounce'/no chafe without double-bra-ing.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It's awkward to get into, I pull it over my head which works okay- it's been worth the trouble for me. Also, not thrilled about the latest update. The new fabric seems very comfortable and breathable, but it has lost it's 'no bounce' factor for me. Looking to try some of the recommendations from this group to see if they might be a better replacement.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I've been wearing this model exclusively for 1.5 years, it was primary in my rotation for 8 years or so.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce level=9 (i don't think there will ever be a 10 :-(  )

 7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Bounce level=9 (i don't think there will ever be a 10 :-(  )

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafe level=1 as long as (1) wear Body Glide on hot humid days and (2) change/shower promptly afterward; I've experienced post-run chafing on days when I ran errands after running and it was hours until I got my shower (Ewww, I know)

Kristy

She Fit

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

THE ULTIMATE SPORTS BRA BY SHEFIT APPAREL, $64

 2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 At one time I was a 36G. I am closer to 34DD/DDD now. I've worn 3Luxe, 2Luxe and 1Luxe in the shefit.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Nearly everything. I love the no bounce, the support, the colors, the adjustability. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

I wish the lower band was just a bit wider, I wish the fabric covering the zipper was a bit "tougher" or thicker maybe. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 Nearly a year

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 10!!!

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

YES!!!. I actually wear it DAILY, like for an everyday comfy bra. 

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

The bottom where the zipper starts zipping chaffed a bit during my half marathon. Not to the point of bleeding but enough to get your attention in the shower. I also had chaffing elsewhere after the half too though. "Normal" short runs, 1-2 hr gym workouts etc. no issues. 

 


DD Cup

Sandy B.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Maia by Brooks/Moving Comfort, $58 

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear a 34DD, in both a regular bra and this bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that it separates the girls. I love the back closure like a regular bra, no wrestling to get it off. I love the padded straps.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Lately, it is only offered in boring colors. The hooks on the closure get bent out sometimes. It has an underwire which some people don't like.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I've been wearing for 3 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

There is some bounce, I'd say it's a 7-8.

 7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe in it. The band is tight but not uncomfortable.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 1 - I have had minor chafing on really long runs but no bleeding. And I always forget to use body glide!!

Phyllis C.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

She Fit ULTIMATE SPORTS BRA, $64

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 Normal bra 42DD/ SheFit 2luxe or 3luxe. (Easy sizing chart on their website.)

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I cried when I tested SheFit . First time I have had a sports bra actually work. I was an enell girl before this.  I love the movable straps to custom fit. (My honey videoed me in 10 different sports bras after I saw a finish line video of my boobs finishing 1-2 then me.)

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

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5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

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6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

10 - No bounce

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I don’t feel constricted especially because you can adjust the back and straps.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 The Velcro can chaff if you don’t check it when tightening the band one especially.

Kay D.

Brooks Juno

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Brooks (formerly Moving Comfort) Juno - $65 retail - available on sale at REI garage for $44.73 in limited sizes and colors/patterns

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear a 32DD

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I've tried them all over the years. Champion, Nike, Sweaty Betty....but I love Moving Comfort as a brand (can't bring myself to refer to them as Brooks) as they make stylish yet effective bras in my size. Straps are wide and cushioned, I can wear it without a top (yeah #sportsbrasquad) and it doesn't look disastrous, and not chafing. At. All.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Sometimes it's so tight if I'm having a weak arm day I struggle to get it over my head and fastened at the back.  And the top hook on the hook & eye fasteners on all 3 of my bras have bent in the last 6 weeks......time to start using lingerie bags in the washing machine...

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

an American friend recommended this brand about 6 years ago and I haven't looked back.  I started in the Rebound Racer but experienced chafing so switched to Juno about 2 years ago.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Hard to say for a 32DD but I feel like they'd score about a 5-6.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Definitely breathable.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

ONE MY LADY FRIENDS!! OOOOONNNNNEEEEE!!!!

Rebecca R.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Juno by Brooks Running. $39-$65

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

32DD regular bra and this bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that this comes in size specific. SML doesn’t work with my small band but larger cup size. Size-specific for me means that the band doesn’t budge so no chafing. Also no décolletage or spillage, but it still actually has a nice shape, not flattening. If you don’t care about color, they discount older colors to make it much more affordable.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It was awkward to put on the first few times, over the head for the cross in the back (I included the mirror so you can see the back) but it still has a regular clasp. That actually helps it stay put, but the band has very little give, so it’s hard to hook without seeing what you’re doing. Also, the shoulder straps are Velcro, which hasn’t caused a problem, but I could see how it could get annoying as it gets older.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Got it 6 months ago, and it’s my go-to for long runs especially!

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

10–no bounce (that I notice, I’ve never asked anyone to watch me)

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I breathe just fine. With the lack of give in the band, I thought it might be uncomfortable, but it’s perfect even when I’m huffing and puffing.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing 1–that immovable band stays put no problem. I’ve never had a chafing issue with it at all!

Jo-Ann D. 

reebound racer by brooks

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

The Rebound Racer by Brooks, $50. 

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

My bra size is 36DD & I wear the same size in The Rebound Racer.   

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

This sports bra is THE BUSINESS! It was recently improved (I was shocked that they could actually make it better) The padded Velcro adjustable straps make it super easy to put on & take off. This feature is great because it makes the bra extremely comfortable & allows you to adjust the support level depending on your activity. The new design in the elastic under the bust is magical, ZERO chafing for me so far. The hook & eye closure provides extra support. The new material they are using feels more high tech---more breathable & feels great on the skin. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The only thing I would change about this sports bra is the v-neck. After looking at photos of this bra online I think the v-neck looks lower in bigger busted gals. It's a little low for my taste but it won't stop me from buying more. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I have been wearing this style for over 2 years. 

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce rating 10 depends on how tight I have the straps adjusted. 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can TOTALLY breathe in it!  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

CHAFING LEVEL 1. 🙌🏽

Sarah L.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Rebound Racer by Brooks Moving Comfort, Price varies by size and color, around $40-50.  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

34DD  

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 Ratcheting Velcro straps over clavicle area plus 3 fastening options in back allow for a customized fit. I got big boobs and they don’t bounce in this-these babies are on lockdown. Comfy padded straps.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]). 

Not as many fun colors in my size. Expensive, but IMHO #worthit #treatyoself

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I have one that is about 10 years old.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

9 but no pain even with PMS sore boobs.  

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

It’s a bitch to get on and off but it’s comfortable once it’s on. I get a mild sweat pool on my boob shelf. Breathes well.  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 0 chaf

Jessica R.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Fiona by Brooks, $30-$50

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I’m a 34DD but the sports bra is a 34D.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that nothing moves when I wear the sports bra. I can still get away with using my Nike sports bras or other brands for short distances but if I’m running farther than a 5K I need to wear this one. There’s no bouncing, no chafing. I bought them at Track Shack, my local running store in Orlando, and the owner did tell me how to wear it properly, like making sure all your breast tissue is pulled forward and in the right place.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Shortcomings - it’s tight and feels constricting when I first put it on. It’s worth it once nothing is moving but it’s really annoying at first. I mean, I don’t even like wear socks and shoes because that feels too restrictive so this took some getting used to.

 5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I’ve had my Fiona bras since December 2017, after I ran a half marathon in a Nike bra and ended up with completely chafed underboobs. I ran another half in January with the Fiona and didn’t have a single issue.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating: hard 9, barely any movement

 7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Breathe rating: more straight jacket than bra.

 8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing level: 1.

Suzanne.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Juno by Brooks (Blue) $39-$65, Fiona by Brooks (Pink) $30-$50, Enell (Black), $70

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

Brooks Juno 34DD, Brooks Fiona 34DD, Enell 1

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Brooks Juno: my go-to running bra, love the look of this bra, they updated the fabric somehow to make taking it off when one is soaked in sweat pretty easy, fit is good, holds the girls exactly like I prefer-locked & loaded, very minimal movement, color choices great.  

Brooks Fiona, my second choice when reaching for a sports bra, good price, love the look of this bra, perfect for when I do not want a racerback, the fit is good, holds the girls very close to locked & loaded, minimal movement, color choices great, no chaffing on long runs.  

Enell, love the front closure, easy to get into, love that there is minimal back fat under my arms (wings) smoothing the back, holds the girls exactly like I prefer-locked & loaded, very minimal to no movement. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 Brooks Juno, pricey, tricky to get on, difficult to find my size in colors I prefer, still need to wear two, back fat under the arms (wings, so not flattering), chaffing near hooks on long runs (ouch).

Brooks Fiona, difficult to find my size in colors I prefer, tricky to get on, still need to wear two, back fat underarms (yuck).  

Enell, pricey, UGLY!!!!, hate the shiny fabric, hate the color choices, still need to wear two, chaffing on long runs near hooks, have never seen these in running/sports stores.  

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Brooks Juno, have worn this brand for about 7yrs.  

Brooks Fiona, have worn this brand for about 4yrs.

 Enell, have worn this brand for about 10yrs.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Brooks Juno, wearing 2 - 9 for hardly any bounce.  

Brooks Fiona, wearing 2 - 7/8 for a slight bounce.  

Enell, wearing 2 - 9 hardly any bounce.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe in all 3 mentioned bras and for me, neither feel like a straight jacket, that said, I prefer locked & loaded feel.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Brooks Juno, 6 for chaffing - ran all 4 of my halves in this brand/style and had chaffing every half....chaffing was worse on the hotter races.  

Brooks Fiona, 1 for chaffing, a tiny bit of red front center under band.  

Enell, 5 for chaffing, front center under hooks, long or short runs but mostly on the hotter runs.

Charlie W.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Triumph TractionSports bras - fave is the Extreme Lite, $40+ 

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

Im a 32DD (Uk sizing, think it's similar in the US)

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love the colors, the fit, style, comfort, and SUPPORT!

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Shortcomings - they're quite expensive. Honestly haven't got any other complaints!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Been wearing this style for over 2 years - I've trained for and run 6 marathons in them. They have seen me through hundreds of miles without any issues. Love that you can wear them in a cross over/racer back or standard strap depending on size, comfort and support needed.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

I would say a 9/10 for the bounce rating

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I've NEVER chafed in them (and I have chafed in a lot of bras before)

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1 - NEVER BLEEDS

Angie H.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Handful bra, Y back bra $56

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 32 DD and I have this in a small

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 super comfortable!!!! 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 The padding inserts are a bit thick but they are removable

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

march 2018

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Maybe 8/9 on bounce

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 easy to breathe, no straight jacket here 

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 1 absolutely zero chafing. Bought and wore the next day for a 15 k. Wore for a marathon and no chafe either. 

Sarah W.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Enell Sport or Enell Racer, $66-72 if purchased on their website but you can get them in some Fleet Feet stores and Amazon.

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 Regular Bra Size 36 DD and I haven't worn other sports bras in years, but the last I believe was a Large.  In Enell I’m a 2! (This goes to show how many options there are for ladies with larger busts)

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Regular Bra Size 36 DD and I haven't worn other sports bras in years, but the last I believe was a Large.  In Enell I’m a 2! (This goes to show how many options there are for ladies with larger busts)

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 If you fit it properly, you barely bounce.  Even when I was nursing, I had no pain while running.  The compression is so good I don't really get nip issues through my shirts.  I have only chaffed the tiniest amount in a half marathon.   Less than a dime size and it didn't bleed, it was just tender.  It healed in a day.  The BEST part, when sweaty it comes right off.  It's front closure so you don't have to wiggle, squeeze and roll your way out of it when it's wet. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Two years (and I still have my initial purchase as well as several other styles and colors now.  They last!)

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating 9, the rib band doesn't move which is the most important part

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

It took 5-7 runs to get used to it, but I wear then now even when I'm not running.  It is an adjustment, but nothing terrible. 

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1 - only one minor chafing day and I think it was because the fabric that covers the last hook was flipped, but normally there is never any chaffing AT ALL. 


D Cup

Meaghan K. P. 

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Kelly B-DD Bra by Skirt Sports, $45-$65  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

36-D

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

0 bounce, fully adjustable which makes it great for nursing moms, not that I do that anymore 😜 I can wear it all day, no straight jacket feel.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The downside, because it is fully adjustable you have to check the straps each time you put it on, the straps have come undone a couple times during a run when I didn’t check them.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 2 years

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 10.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

(unknown)

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

(unknown)

Brittany H.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

High Eclipse Heathered by Under Armour, $54.99

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 34D after breast reduction, so I've been dealing with tha boobz forever.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 This bra is so good. It rises higher so I don't show cleavage everywhere and the straps are adjustable. Also, I have NEVER chafed when I wear this, even during the hot and humid North Carolina summers.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The key to getting this bra to work is that you have to adjust the straps to your optimal level, but the adjustment thingies will slide right back to the loosest position the second you start moving, which sucks. My solution was to adjust the straps to what felt good for me, and then sew right above the little adjustment thing so it won't move. It takes like 5 minutes and it works like a charm!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I've had one of these for about a year and it's starting to wear out a bit, but it can hold on for a while longer, no big deal.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Ya, there is some boob movement, but waaaaay less than all other bras I've ever worn. 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 I can breathe just fine, but it is a lil tight. I also have asthma, so I'm super sensitive to tight sports bras because compression is a bit of a trigger for my asthma, and I've never had an outstanding issue with this bra.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

No chafing ever! Like, ever! I do use KT tape on long runs with it juuuust in case, but literally no chafing ever in my life.

Traci M.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Rebound Racer by Brooks, $30-$50

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I typically wear a 38D but in this bra can also wear a 38C.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

What I love about this bra is that my girls stay in place when I'm wearing it! Very little bouncing. Although I did take a video of myself running this weekend and there is actually more bouncing that what it feels like. They make the bra in super cute colors and they often update the colors (which means that the older colors go on SALE!). I like that isn't padded because padded bras just soak up all of the sweat I produce (I sweat a lot) and then I have big, wet boobs which is unflattering and cold. However, the fabric is typically thick enough and compressiony (not a word, I know) enough to hide the headlights (which I don't actually have too much of a problem)

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

There isn't much I don't love about this bra but I could see where some ladies could find it tricky to get into. It has a typical bra hook on the back but you just hook it then shimmy it over your head like a sports bra with no hook. I tried to show the front and back of the bra in my #sportsbrasquadmirrorselfie

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I have been wearing this bra for about 6 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

I'd rate this bra an 8 on the bounce scale... it's a good bounce, normal bounce. I don't really notice the bounce but there is a little.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can totally breathe while wearing this bra, no straight jacket here!

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Well, there's a story here. As of now, I give it a 1. There is no chafe. BUT that is because of two things. First, Uber Lube. That story in a minute. Second, I switched from a 36 band to a 38. Before the 38 band and the Uber Lube there was sometimes chafing but I'd rate it a 4. Just under my boobs a bit and sometimes on my back under the band. Since Uber Lube and the switch, I've had ZERO chafing, even after hot and sweaty half marathons. OK, let's talk about Uber Lube. I read about Uber Lube in a trail running magazine (or possibly Runner's World, I don't remember but it was a legit running mag). Ultra runners were talking about what product they use to combat chafing and one mentioned Uber Lube. Yes, Uber Lube is an "adult" product. Yes, I went to the local "Lover's Package" to purchase my first bottle. Yes, it was hilarious. So here's the magic. I sweat A LOT. Like Whitney Houston a lot. And all of the other anti-chafing products just sweated away. Uber Lube is silicone based and WILL. NOT. SWEAT. AWAY. It doesn't go away until you wash it off with soap. AND best of all, it doesn't stain clothing. I lather my upper and lower parts before each run and have said goodbye to chafing. I even put a little on my neck when I wear my running vest! I have also since learned that you can buy Uber Lube on Amazon Prime and have ended my trips to "Lover's Package."

Leah O.

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1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Rebound Racer by Brooks Moving Comfort, $30-$50

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

32D in regular bras, 32D in these ones too.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Everything--this is the only bra I'll wear running and it has been for years! I love that this bra is available in cup sizes, and that both the band and straps are adjustable. I also love that it is relatively high cut in the front (great if you're not a fan of running decolletage). It is also light and breathable, and if you google around, fairly affordable.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It can be a little tough to take on and off, especially if you have broader shoulders. It's worth it, though!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Four years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

8

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe! But the gals still feel supported.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1

Hilary S

Brooks Juno

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Brooks Juno (known as 7 Wonders Sports Bra at Title 9, but also sold at REI and other stores), ~$65

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I usually wear 32D for regular bras, but 34C for this and other sports bras (a 32 band size in Brooks bras is impossible to get into and/or impossible to breathe in).

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

It's comfortable and controls bounce enough for me without making breathing impossible. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It's a little hard to fasten the clasps in the back (there are 3, so if you hook an edge one to the middle, you get to start over). The ends of the adjustable part of the straps falls right over my collarbone, so if the velcro isn't lined up it is itchy and/or chafes a little there. I wish this bra wasn't so expensive, but it's worth it. And I was able to find some on clearance at REI in last year's colors for substantially cheaper, you just have to keep your eye out.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

~5-6 months

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.) 

8 -- if I jump in place and focus on it, I notice some bounce, but it never bothers me while I'm running

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

If I get it in my regular band size, it's a straight jacket, but if I size up a band and down a cup, it's snug but not too tight.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

2 -- the only (minor) chafing I've had with this is with the velcro on the adjustable straps. Occasionally, if it's not quite in line, that velcro will chafe on my collarbone, but it's nothing horrific.

 Gabrielle R.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Spot Comfort Full-Support Sports Bra by Champion Women, $29-$48

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 34D regular bra & sports bra 34DD

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 Love the padded shoulder strap and the wide waist.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

I wished it would dry out faster.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 7 years with this model.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce rating 8.5

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Very comfortable, you can breathe.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 I chafed once or twice on the very long run for my marathon training but never to the point of bleeding.

Amy

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

The Ultimate Run bra by Shock Absorber, originated in Scotland, sold everywhere

I've purchased off of Amazon, Ebay and also from a UK company called StartFitness
Pricing: Price seems to vary widely, up to $70 but I've never paid that much. Two years ago I paid a grand total of $27.10 including shipping to buy the one I'm currently wearing from Start Fitness. I have a white one I got from another UK merchant through Amazon that I paid a grand total of $40 for including shipping. They last so long I still haven't needed to start wearing the white one.  I average 40
mpw, so I am definitely giving the bra a run for its money! The fabric holds up!

Note: It comes with a rubbery logo applique type thing stitched onto the front center of the band, but I remove that - just a quirk of mine.

Also, I've read online that there are knockoff brands that look the same but are not as good. So be sure of what you're getting!


2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA.

 I wear a 32-D in a regular bra and also this sports bra. It comes in regular bra sizes.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

No bounce! The adjustable padded straps. The bra-type back closure. Easy to get on and off. The silky soft fabric on the inside (It's double thickness and the outer fabric is different from the inner.) That it does NOT give me a uniboob. It's NOT a compression type bra. That I can run so comfortably - finally - without embarrassment or pain.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. 

Can be hard to find on sale - but not impossible!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I discovered this bra about 6 years ago.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Level 10 -- zero bounce.  I have heavy lumpy breasts, so believe me when I say I would notice if there was any movement.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe normally. The bra is Super Comfortable.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Level 1: absolutely never chafes me

Ilana G.d.L.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Target C9 Champion Max Support Front Close ,$24.99

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear a bra size 34 or 36 D. This bra is 34 D.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I  love that it is easy to put it on and take it off, can’t feel the enclosure or zipper and it’s pretty comfortable. It is padded but the pads are completely sawn, you won’t find them dancing around in the washer and won’t struggle to put the pads back in. Zero nipple showing.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

What I don’t like is that have the same bra in pink and I had to get one size bigger (36D) because of the side boob so they don’t all fit the same but hey, I would never buy a sports bra without trying it on first!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I have been wearing it for a few months.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce level 8-9. I mean, boobs will bounce because that’s what they do but I don’t feel the bouncing.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can definitely breathe, pretty comfortably in and out!

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing level: 1 I’ve never had any chafing with this bra.

Amy J.

lululemon energy bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Lululemon Energy Bras, $52

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I wear size 6 in this bra and I am a 32D  

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that there are no clasps it just pulls on over my head so that makes it nice and smooth. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]). 

The only annoying thing about this bra is the insert cups after I have washed it they usually fall out in my washing machine so I have to reinsert them and make sure they are smooth (which is actually not that annoying in the grand scheme haha)

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I have been wearing this style for 2 years, I have probably 4 of them, and I love them.  Also, they are a crop top style enough that I am comfortable wearing them as a top in the middle of summer when it is disgustingly hot!  

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating, I don't like my boobs move much, maybe like a 2?  

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe in it!   

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

I can run and race all distances in this and on a half or full marathon I have minimal chaffing. I never bleed, maybe just a bit of a rash under my bra line, but I use Vaseline.  

Jessica W.

Nike Victory Compression

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Victory Compression Bra by Nike, $30

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I wear a 36D wear a M in this bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I LOVE this bra because there are no clips or moving parts that will poke or chafe, there are no cups and/or extra padding. My girls are big enough on their own. I want them squashed to hell not accentuated when I'm working out. It doesn’t bother me that if it’s cold etc., sometimes you can see my nips poking through. That means nothing in the long run no one should be checking for that anyways.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The only downside is that getting it off after a work out is it's own workout but I can't deal with clasps so its fine. I have had minor chaffing issues with the bottom of the band on 20+ mile runs but body glide beforehand fixed that issue.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I've been using this style for 7+ years. I've tried others and hated them or they were great but I couldn't afford them.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 7, there is still a little bounce but with D cups nothing short of duct tape will get them to stay in one place on a run.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I have no problem breathing.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing has never been above a 3 and if I remember body glide it's a 1


C Cup

Adrian M.

 

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

“Adjustable Bra” by Handful, $54.

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I’m a 34C but I wear a size small in the adjustable bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 The sports bra is super soft! I love that the bra accentuates the shape of my body (instead of flattening it). I also love the thinner straps because it adds to the comfortability of the bra.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 My guess is that the thinner straps may not be as comfortable for women who have larger breasts, but I could be wrong!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I’ve been wearing this brand and style for one year.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce rating: 8

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can definitely breathe.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1

Lisa R.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Classic Swoosh Medium-Support Sports Bra by Nike, $20-$30 

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I am a 34C/34D depending on the brand, but I wear a Small of this sports bra and that's why it works so well.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that it straps those puppies down and turns my big boobs into almost nothing for my runs. Compression is this bra's middle name. I also love that it's relatively inexpensive compared to some of the fancier bras. Style-wise, I love that it's simple; no adjustment straps, no padding, nothing, just a no frills bra. I also love that it comes in a million colors and fun patterns.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The chest band part of it right beneath the boobs has a softer cotton-like material as opposed to the spandex feel of the rest of the bra. This sometimes results in a kind of sweat rash, not chafing exactly, just redness.  

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Wearing this bra for 3ish months (been running for 5 years, been searching for the perfect sports bra for 10) and I'm never going back.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rate: 9, it's on lockdown

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe perfectly fine, and it's technically about 1-2 sizes too small for me.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 Chafing level: 2.5

Alona H.

 

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Swoosh Modern Sports Bra by Nike, $30-$40

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 34C wearing size small

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I LOVE: the small peekaboo at the top (with a higher neckline so that nothing spills out), removable cups for versatility, sides that don’t dig into my armpits and cause chafing, and the mesh detail on the top. I feel like I finally found a bra that is suitable for running, cycling, hiking, yoga, and everything in between. I used to have specific sports bras for each activity.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 I would like to have it in fun bright colors: shut up and take my money!

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I have had this sports bra for approximately 1 month. I drove back to the store and purchased another one after I ran in it for the first time.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

8 - I wore it for my first marathon and had no boob issues whatsoever.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I started wearing this sports bra for activities other than running because it was so comfortable and breathable.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

NO chafing.

Catherine O.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Victory Compression Medium Support Sports Bra by Nike (Pro tip: I get them at Nordstrom Rack and Kohls for a fraction of the price, they're not actually sold at Nike anymore). $3

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 My regular bra size is a 34 C, and I wear a medium in this.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 I love that it's really basic, but flattering, and comes in a ton of colors (I, for example, have it in 11 different colors haha). It's dri fit so it does a decent job wicking away sweat.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It's only shortcoming is that if it's cold out it doesn't do much to keep your boobies warm. Sometimes I'll come back from a cold run and my nips will be killing me. I don't like padding though and Nike does make bras with padding so I guess it's my own fault.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

(unknown)

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce level is about a 5. You get a decent bounce but not in a painful, non-supportive way, just in a boob kinda way. If it's really hot and I need to take off my shirt I will but I prefer to plan ahead and wear two of these sports bras so I don't look like I'm auditioning for Baywatch.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Breathing is perfect, which is why the bounce is about a 5. I would wear this all day if I could.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 It only chafes if I'm super sweaty OR wearing a lot of layers so the sweat kinda stays. It chafes me underneath I'd say two or three times a year and never to the point of bleeding.

Francy W.

Panache Sport Bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Panache Sports Bra by Panache, $35-$83

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 36C and I wear that size in “daily” bras as well.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

  I love that there’s support and no bounce and therefore no pain for days afterward.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Sweat rolling down between breasts.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

About 4 years

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 9 - 10, there is little to no bounce with this bra which is why I love it.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 I can definitely breathe.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 I’ve never chaffed with this bra. A level 1

Shelyn S.

BCG Women's Training Sports Bra

1. NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

BCG Women's Training Sports Bra, $7.99

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

Normally wear a 36C, wear a L in this brand

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

This bra holds everything in really well, mostly flattening.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

I wish it gave slightly less of a uni-boob look.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

This one is pretty new, but have had in another color for at least 6 months.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

7, bounce along with the bra, not inside it

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Can still breathe, but a bit tight. The next size up gives too much bounce for running.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1, haven’t noticed any chafing (not much bounce)

Chelsi C.

 

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

BCG Training Sports Bra, $7.99

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

38C, large in this bra 

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

It's super supportive for how inexpensive it is. Comes in fun colors, and lasts a long time with repeated use and washing (I have some still holding strong after a year and a half) 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

It's not lined so it'll show the nips. Doesn't bother me, but that may bother others

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 years 

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.) 

7.5 keeps them under control but not completely motionless 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

No problems breathing, and I don't get those cutting red marks from the straps/band

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1. I wore this for my June half marathon in humid South Carolina's 80 degrees with zero chafing

Kayla B.

Senita Sarah Sports Bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Senita Sarah Sports Bra - Bahamas $26

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 Bra size: 34C, sports bra size medium but I feel like I could go down a size in this bra. Especially if I were to remove the padding

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Favorite features: Super comfortable fabric, easy on and off, fun pattern, IT HAS A POCKET!!

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

 Shortcoming: removable pads that move around and fall out in the laundry. Take them out?

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I’ve had this one maybe a year? It’s a new favorite!   

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce rating: 7/8 maybe less if I went down a size. 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Super breathable!  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

CHAFING LEVEL: 1

Nicole T.

 1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Under Armour Mid. $30 Canadian (I couldn’t get on the US site for Under Armour on my phone for some reason) 

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I’m a size Medium. I am a 36C.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love this sports bra because: 1. It’s super affordable and cheaper compared to some of the other bras I have tried out there on the market 2. I consider the bounce rating to be very low. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The only shortcoming I have is I find sometimes the under band or lip tucks inward but it doesn’t bother me when I’m running. I also find this happens when my weight fluctuates. That’s the only negative I can think of for this bra.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I’ve had this bra for just over 3 years when I started running...and I still use it. I also own this bra in two other colors but the black one I’m wearing in the pictures is the real OG and it’s probably my favorite because it’s a little bit more stretched out than my others.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

Bounce Rating: 4. There is some bounce but nothing major that bothers me. I love this bra for that very reason and it keeps the girls tamed.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

This bra is very breathable. I don’t feel like I’m restricted or that I’m in a straight jacket.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing level: 1. I never, ever get chafing from my sports bra. The areas I get chafing are my butt and sometimes my underarms from rubbing on a shirt. This bra has never given me any chafing issues.

Susan G.

Ambrielle

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Ambrielle Road Runner Bra, Available at JCPenney $40 - however they are always on sale.  Buy 1 Get 1 or Buy 1 Get 1 for $.01 or Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off.  

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I am typically a 36C in my daily bra.  I buy this one in 38C.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I am 6 feet tall.  I DO NOT appreciate my bras riding up on me because the straps are too short - this one stays put.  I also do not like pullover bras. I struggle to get them off after a run and they are typically not long enough for me - so they creep up - this bra just closes in the back like a regular bra.  I could also criss cross the straps in the back if I want to. This one is a molded cup as well - and since I have headlights pretty much 24/7 - it helps to hide that. This is also an underwire bra.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

I wish it came in more fun colors.  

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

6+ months.  

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

9.5

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe just fine!

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

None - however, I do use 2Toms anti-chafing roll-on for runs 7 miles or more - just to be sure.  I hate chafing.

Tara L.

Reebound Racer Brooks

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Rebound Race by Brooks,  $30-50

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 Size: 36 C in this and regular bra 

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 I love the Velcro padded straps and that I can adjust based on what I need that day. Running would require a tighter fit than lifting.  

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

  Shortcomings: hook and eye sometimes get bent with washing too often 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

Been wearing for 3 years

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce: adjustable!! 7-10 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 Can definitely breathe! 3 different hook and eye closures in back help that.  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chaffing: 1-3.  Body glide added makes it a 1.   If it’s raining etc you may get some rub action but not a bloody shirt situation.  

Lindsay L.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Hyba Printed/Racerback High Support Sports Bra, $59.90 CDN

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 36/38 C in regular bras

Large in this Sports bra

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love the moisture wicking lining that is in the cups and the band. I also love that it has adjustable straps for your shoulders and the adjustable hooks on the back. I feel locked, loaded and ready to run or bike!

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The back hooks can be a bit awkward to do up. (Damn you, tight shoulders!) Occasionally the band around the rib cage will roll up. That can feel a bit pinchy, but it’s more annoying than uncomfortable. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I’ve been wearing this style (or something super similar from this company) for almost 3 years. 

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Bounce Rating - 7 to

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

 Super comfy - probably because of the adjustable straps. And moisture wicking liner!

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 Chafing Level - 2 to 3 (only at spots where there is hard plastic or metal...so the back clasps or shoulder straps. But BodyGlide takes care of that!)


B Cup

Jenna C.

North Face Stow N Go Bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Stow-N-Go Bra by the North Face, $50.

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I’m a 36B and the bra size I’m wearing is a Medium.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 IT HAS A POCKET. (See photo of my glasses shoved in said pocket.) Just like we all love dresses with pockets, sports bras with pockets are amazing. I typically stow my gels or gummies in there and never feel them. There’s also a smaller pocket inside (pocket inception!) for your ID/credit card. The pocket is large enough to fit your phone, but I’ve never put mine in there.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

As a smaller chested woman, I have no idea how supportive it is for women who actually have boobs, but I can’t imagine it’s amazing. Also, the medium is a little small on me, but the large was way too big. So sizing could be better.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I’ve been wearing this bra for four years. The pocket used to be bigger in older versions, which is I guess another shortcoming in the current model.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

I generally don’t have a problem with bouncing since I don’t have anything to bounce, so I’d say a 2.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

It’s pretty tiiiiiiiiight, but I prefer them that way, and I had the above sizing problem.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 1? I’ve only chafed in my boob area once, when I wore a $5 TJ Maxx sports bra during my first half marathon and learned an important lesson about the necessity of sweat wicking fabric, so I’m not sure how this would do for ladies that have boobs that move and chafe.

Lauren P.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 The Energy Bra by Lululemon, $52

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 I am a 34B in a regular bra, and a size 4 in this bra. I fit into a 6 and it is not really too big (except the scoop part at the top which isn’t a big deal) but I prefer my sports bras to be a little tighter fit.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

This sports bra is SO comfortable, makes me feel like I look nice in it (especially with the fun back), fits my body perfectly, and holds everything tight without feeling like I can’t breathe.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

HONESTLY, I do not find many shortcomings with this bra. However, it kind of feels like a sports cotton material so it doesn’t wick sweat very easily. That doesn’t affect me personally too much though because it doesn’t make me uncomfortable or cause chaffing.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 seasons ago. I bought my first Energy bra this summer. I had tried this bra on before and was skeptical of the price (I was on a college student budget) but now I feel it is SO worth the extra money.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 Between a 2 and 3— really not much movement at all, but I am not the most busty person out there. 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I breath GREAT in this sports bra. When I did get other brands though I would buy them so super tight, this bra I am able to get it less tight around the band but the rest of the bra fits so much better.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

I have never chafed from a sports bra, but this bra is no exception!

**PS- this bra did come with removable pads which I took out**

Emily M. A.

Lesko sports bra by Oiselle

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Lesko Bra by Oiselle, $44

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 34b (barely, but a 34a doesn't quite cover it all) and wear the Lesko in a size 6.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

 What I love about this bra is how comfortable it is, my bra is not on my mind when I'm running in it.  The fabric is soft and fairly breathable, which is a big deal for me living in Texas. I also like the thin liner cups which prevent me from letting the world know just how excited or cold I am.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The shortcoming I have found with it (aside from some low level chafing that I'll talk about more later) is how low the cut is in front. I wish I came up a little higher to give a bit more coverage. Bounce isn't a huge deal for me since I'm small chested, but even I get a little here and there, and I don't love how much of my chest shows when I bend down to stretch.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I've been wearing this bra for about 8 months. It was my go-to during marathon training and still is now when I'm doing shorter and faster runs. (Before I wore Oiselle's New Verrazano bra but that left me bloody too many times after long runs so I told it sayonara.)

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 I'd give the Lesko a 5 on bounce. If I sized down it'd probably do better, but I prioritized comfort over control here.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

(Unknown)

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

Chafing wise, I'd say it does as well if not better than the rest of my bras. I've run the gamut from no frills, stretchy Champion bras from Target to other more supportive bras from Oiselle and Brooks. I'm going to chafe no matter what if it's hot enough and the run is long enough, but it's never made me bleed. Just some red marks that sting when I get in the shower and fade after a couple days.

 Steena C.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Coeur Sports Bra, $45.00

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

Bra size 34 B, size L sports bra

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

GIANT front pocket, fits iPhone 7 plus, no joke. I know others who use it put keys, honey stinger waffles, etc in the front pocket. It's impressive.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Cost.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 years

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 10

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I breathe just fine.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

 1.

Kathleen M.

couer

1. Your favorite sports bra (who makes it, a link to it, and price)

Couer, $50 after tax/shipping etc.

2. Your bra size & size of sports bra if not the same (Example: you're a 36D but L in the bra)

Bra size is a 34 B/barely B.  Couer sports bra is a Small

3. What you love about the sports bra.

Super comfy, doesn't rub, plus it is a pocket in the cleavage for a key or gel

4. The sports bra's shortcomings. (BE HONEST, you can love a sports bra and still wish it didn't (insert shortcoming here).

A little bit of nipple pokes out when cold but I can't stand those stupid pads that fold over in the wash.  I'll take a little nippleage.  

5. How long you've been wearing your sports bra.

1.5 years

6. Bounce rating 1-10 (1-ALL the bounce 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.) 

10 my boobs are nice and hugged by the bra

7. Can you breathe or does it feel like a straight jacket? 

It is snug...kind of like wearing compression sleeves but it does not bother me.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10 (1-never bleeds 10-Kelly's bloody shirt level chafing)

1--I have never had any chafe nor do I have to use any body glide with this bra.  


A Cup

Carter C.

nike classic swoosh sports bra

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

 Nike Classic Swoosh Women's Medium Support Sports Bra by Nike, $30

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

 34A and wear M in sports bra, can wear small but the underhand is very tight and restrictive when breathing

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

It covers the right amount of skin for me, not too much so that I feel strangled but not too little where I feel like my nipples are about to pop out. It stays in place for long runs with no uncomfortable rubbing/chaffing due to fabric. They come in a million different colors and are relatively cheap.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

  On really hot days, the straps sometimes feel really thick, so I reach for my thin strapped bras.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 Been wearing this style for 6 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

 2, barely any bounce, but that may be because I have borderline AA boobs so there's not much that could move.

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Wearing a M I can totally breathe. Going too small on the size feels like you're being suffocated.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1- no blood

Anna B.

Nike Indy Soft

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Nike Indy Soft, £31.95

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

34A

Size L in the sports bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love how lightweight it is, the material I find is very soft and it’s low impact which means it doesn’t feel like I can’t breathe. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

The v at the front can display a bit too much cleavage when doing anything but running (i.e planking or cycling) because it sits quite low on me. 

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 years

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.) 

4-5

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Breathable which is what I love! 

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1 - thankfully I’ve never had any chafing so far! Even after running marathon distance. 

Julie B.

c9 by target

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

C9 by Target, $16.99

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

34 a, sports bra size small.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love that this is a lightweight bra. No padding, super comfortable. 

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Really nothing wrong with this one. It's my "go to" sports bra.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

I've been wearing this for about 2 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.) 

Bounce rating 10---but I am small chested so don't have much bounce.  There is no support in this bra, so I only recommend this bra for small chested ladies. 

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Definitely can breathe

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

CHAFING LEVEL 1--never had a chafing issue and I've worn this for 20-mile runs. 

Erin R.

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

Emy strappy sports bra, which comes in a pack of 5 from Amazon! , $29.98 for a pack of 5, though the price can sometimes fluctuate.

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I am an A-cup usually (36A), but I like my sports bras to be a bit less tight. (Small boobs mean I don't need as much compression.) I wear an XL in these sports bras. For reference, I'm usually a M/L in ladies' tops - I have a broad back and small boobs!

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

I love the style and the comfort of this bra. I think the back has a really cute strappy detail, and I love that the pack comes in many colors! The bra also has built-in cups, which are nice because they provide a little extra support for small-chested people and give the boobies a bit more of a full look too!

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

There are 2 issues with this bra: First, the straps are not adjustable, so if they don't happen to fit your shoulders, there's no way to change that. Second, is that some people might not like the thinness of the straps, particularly if you have a larger chest. For me, the straps don't dig into my shoulders or armpits, but I know even some small-chested girls can have issues with that.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

 I got a new pack recently, but I've been wearing this style for about a year.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

For me, the bounce is about an 8.5 - but then again, I don't have much to bounce. I'm guessing the bounce factor would be much higher for larger chests, mostly because this isn't a compression bra and it doesn't have as much support as other higher-impact bras.  

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

I can breathe just fine! Though I mentioned previously that I sized up because I like my sports bras with a little more room (and I can afford it with such small boobs). If I sized down, I would still be able to breathe fine though - it's not compression material.  

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

I have never chafed in these bras! :) So for me, it's a 1.

Carmen L. A. 

Nike Pro Fierce

1. THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS BRA (WHO MAKES IT, A LINK TO IT, AND PRICE)

PRO FIERCE by Nike, $39-$55

2. YOUR BRA SIZE & SIZE OF SPORTS BRA IF NOT THE SAME (EXAMPLE: YOU'RE A 36D BUT WEAR A SIZE L IN THE SPORTS BRA.)

I am a 34A in normal bras, Size Small in this sports bra.

3. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THE SPORTS BRA.

Even though there is no padding this bra is very flattering for smaller chests. I am very flat chested but the cut makes me look shapely.And it´s so comfortable!! I have worn one of these in 3 marathons and countless halves with zero chafing. I have it in yellow, black, orange and white.

4. THE SPORTS BRA'S SHORTCOMINGS. (BE HONEST, YOU CAN LOVE A SPORTS BRA AND STILL WISH IT DIDN'T [INSERT SHORTCOMING HERE]).

Nike seems to have stopped making it in nice colors! Just boring black and white on the web page.

5. HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN WEARING YOUR SPORTS BRA.

2 years.

6. BOUNCE RATING 1-10. (1-ALL THE BOUNCE 10-MY BOOBS DO NOT MOVE.)

I would say 9, but my boobs are small :-)

7. CAN YOU BREATHE OR DOES IT FEEL LIKE A STRAIGHT JACKET?

Very comfortable.

8. CHAFING LEVEL 1-10. (1-NEVER BLEEDS 10-KELLY'S BLOODY SHIRT LEVEL CHAFING.)

1- I have only had very slight chafing once when it was a wet day and I forgot to put body glide on a long run. With Body Glide never.


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