SmartShape Full Support Riding Sports Bra
Not the comfort or support I need!
I ride dressage and am a 36D so I needed a full support bra as this claims to be. I was hopeful of the shape with the two cups that it wouldn't create a uniboob, but it did. It was also really uncomfortably tight around my chest underneath my breasts and I couldn't wear it for the 4-6 hours I'd be at the barn each day without tightness in my chest & breathing. I thought maybe it would stretch out to be comfortable but I find wearing it too uncomfortable to give it that much time! Also the review says it has adjustable straps but mine doesn't. It does ride high in the arm pits as others have said too. It's seems to be a durable and breathable fabric but I'm left still looking for a comfortable sports bra. I find my usual underwire bras MORE comfortable than being restricted in my chest by this bra!
October 30, 2012
Not the Support I wanted
I liked the fit and comfort of bra, but returned because I didn't think it gave enough bounce support.
October 19, 2012
not for me
I haven't used a sports bra before so this was my first attempt. I found it very bulky under the arms and not as supportive as I would have liked.
September 24, 2012
OK bra, just OK though
I purchased two of these. One stretched out after 1 washing and 1 wearing (and I washed it exactly as recommended). The other has retained its shape and fits well. The stretched out one no longer fits. These do an OK job of minimizing bounce. It's not the best bra I've ever used, but it's not the worst either. Support is pretty good and I'm not that small in the chest. It makes a comfy everyday bra if you don't mind the uniboob look. I think I'll keep looking for a better riding bra though...
They are nicely made and I think they would hold up, as long as they retain their shape.
Maybe ordering a size down would work to guarantee they still fit after they stretch out?
August 29, 2012
Best bra for riding in
This is the best bra that I have ever rode in. The other bras that I have used don't compare to the way this one keeps you from ending up with a black eye.
August 28, 2012
GREAT SUPPORT!! NO chapping due to movement. I will definitely purchase this again.
August 13, 2012