I have been on the hunt for a good sports bra lately. Most of mine are cheap ones off the clearance rack and well not supportive. I don’t have a “ton to support” but at the same time I wanted to make sure that I was on track for not dealing with issues when our half marathon comes around.
Run, Eat, Repeat had an awesome blog recently on how to avoid sports bra chafing during a race. After reading her advice (and that of others) I decided to jump on the expensive sports bra bandwagon. I had some credit to use at the Athleta site (which I’m highly addicted to as you can see in my capri pants review) and figured now was the best time to start figuring out what I liked.
I decided to order the Urban Xover C/D Sports Bra from Moving Comfort.
My order from Athleta actually was delayed a little bit. While I had originally ordered back at the start of August they were out of stock. I had the option to cancel but I was in no hurry so I waited (patiently) for my sports bra to come.
I tested this out the other night and can I just say I got support where I didn’t even realize I NEEDED support! This sports bra was awesome! As I mentioned there’s not much to support but had no problems with the bra once it was on. Getting it on was a challenge but once I figured it out, I think we’re good.
One of the things I loved most about it was how it actually absorbed the sweat as well.I’m used to my sports bras easily being different colors by the time I finish a workout due to sweat. This one held up pretty well and had no problems.
When it comes to headphones, I am a runner who threads her headphones up through my sports bra. Usually they fit okay on the cheap sports bras that don’t sit tight to your skin. I was a little worried that this being as close & fitting as it was that I would have problems. There was no issues with my headphones rubbing in any way. Everything stayed in place.
I feel like it will be a great sports for the half & I will definitely keep it in my rotation. I may even order a second if I come across it. For now that just means laundry a few times a week.
Ladies, if you are questioning whether you should invest in a good sports bra, I would highly recommend this one or one like it. The price point of $46.00 (at the time of purchase) really almost scared me away. I’m used to paying between $5 and $10 for a sports bra. The comfort & support this bra gave me was well worth the money.