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- Body: 76% Nylon/24% Spandex, Mesh: 89% Nylon/11% Spandex
- bras closure
- Machine washable
- Brushed Underwire Casing
- Cushioned back hook and eye closure
- Stabilized binding on inside cup frame helps minimize bounce
- Wide adjustable straps
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This Champion Powerback Underwire Sports Bra features extra support and comfort! Product Features: Sports bra Underwire Wrapped cushion tip wires add lift Scoop neck with mesh panel Full support Inner cup binding prevents bounce Knit-in stretch adds support and balance Wide straps adjustable straps Adjustable gel-cushioned close Wicks moisture away from skin Powerback design adds support For full figured women Keyhole back Mesh: 89% Nylon and 11% Spandex Body: 76% Nylon and 24% Spandex MAX MCR (Maximum Support) Helps control bounce during your most intense workout. Provides maximum support and comfort. Great for running, basketball, soccer and horseback riding. HIGH MCR (Full Support) Helps control bounce during high-impact workouts. Provides full support and comfort. Great for jogging, tennis, volleyball, and mountain biking.
We've got your back our most supportive bra with patented back stabilizer provides controlled stretch while allowing a free range of motion.
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000OWDSQ2
- Item model number: 1694
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 21, 2002
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
I have never been disappointed in this bra, ever. Yes, it takes some maneuvering to get it on and off after every workout/run, but what do you expect for a powerback bra? I've gotten pretty good at taking the bra off after a sweaty workout, too. I bend myself over and reach behind and wiggle it off. Works for me! ;)
This bra got me through a 5K, 10K, 15K, two half marathons, an 18 mile race, and the LA Marathon. I racked up over 400 miles of training with the bra. That's a lot of running. It was breathable and kept my chest in place while running. I bought a new one in a smaller size because with all that running, I lost some of my chest. For super aerobic workouts, the bra is a bit more bouncy, but for hours and hours of jogging, the bounce is minimal. I have noticed that over time, the bra becomes easier to take on and off and that's expected, due to the amount of workouts and running that's done. I'm ordering my 4th bra and am very happy that I'm still able to find it since from what I've heard, it's no longer manufactured. This makes me sad because I haven't found anything that remotely comes close to this one. So, off I go to buy a few extra ones to stockpile when I can't find it anymore. It will be a sad day when that happens.
As for all the people who have a hard time putting them on, I found the trick:
1) fasten the hooks first !!
2) put the bra on over your head, with your arms through the shoulder straps just like a solid sports top/bra
3) tuck your breasts one at a time into the cups as the way to get the band down into place
Works like a charm and eliminates the need to hook it behind your back or twist it around (ouch), or struggle to get your arms through the straps and up over your shoulders.
You have to put it on over your head anyway, and leaving it unhooked really does not give you much extra room. Hooking it first is the way to go.
To take the bra off, you can unhook it first if you can reach the hooks in back. Otherwise, just take it off hooked also.
I gave it 2 stars because although we did not like it, others might. We're both built sturdy, so perhaps someone with smaller shoulders and upper body build might find this easier to wear.
The sizing is fairly accurate, which was a surprise: I have another Champion sports bra (I think it's the "Double Dry Distance") that's supposedly a DD but is actually more like a C. The cups on this one are definitely big enough; they're actually a little bit baggy on the sides. Somehow the bagginess doesn't detract from the support. I guess most of the support comes from the underwires.
The shape of the underwires is my main problem with this bra. They come up very high in the middle and they're very close together (you can see that clearly in the picture). Since my boobs are sort of wide-set, this isn't ideal for me, but it's not terrible either. The wires also come up very high on the sides; they're a little uncomfortable under my arms. (Again, probably because of my wide-set boobs.) Because of the discomfort, I don't use this bra for long runs, and I always slather on a lot of Body Glide [...] under it to avoid chafing.
A lot of people commented that the bra is hard to put on--which it is--but that's totally standard for a supportive sports bra. I've had much worse, actually.
In summary, this bra will be great for you if your chest is the right shape for it. (If you're not sure and want to find out, the guide at herroom.com is really helpful.
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