Champion Powerback&reg; Underwire Sports Bra
This sport bra is very good quality. However, it is almost impossible to get on, and even more difficult to get off.
December 3, 2011
Great if you don't want the "girls" to move!
I am a personal trainer and have been wearing this bra for years. I refer my clients who are large chested (naturally like me and not implants) to wear this bra and also # CH6843. YES this bra is difficult to get on and off but if you want to protect your breasts from bouncing/stretch marks then this is the bra for you. I like to have complete freedom of movement while running/plyometrics without worrying about my chest jiggling. YES my husband does sometimes have to help me take off a sweaty bra (grosses him out!) but I usually can get it off by myself. It is also great for running. We all have different opinions but I don't like any movement in my breasts when I run and this bra is perfect for running. Doesn't rub in weird spots. The material is great. The only time it rubs is when i run more than 10 miles but then lube solves that problem.
December 12, 2011
Great materials and construction, poor design
Maybe I'm missing something, but I found this to be a terrible design for a bra. Because of the racer-back style, the bra does not fully open in the back. That means you have to pull this very tight, very stiff structure over your head like a shirt. I also have a mild permanent injury in my shoulder, and there was no way I could bend my arms around my back to hook the 3 eyes. After a few minutes of hooking one or two or having them hooked to the wrong eye, I gave up--no time to deal with that nonsense in the morning! However, while it was on, even without the eyes hooked, I liked the support and the fabric. Getting it off back over the head was even worse--I had a scrape on the side of my face to prove it. So disappointed, because there are good qualities but it's totally impractical for anyone who's not a size 2 yogi.
January 13, 2012
Really wanted to like this!
I really wanted to like this bra - and if it weren't for what is probably the most common complaint from reviewers, I would have loved it! The fit is great - it felt comfortable to wear and was true to size.
This is the first time I've tried a sports bra that provided extra support (which I really need). I was expecting it to provide a bit more support than it actually did, but overall I think the level worked for me.
The main problem though, is this thing is near impossible to get off SAFELY. I didn't have a problem getting it on, but off was a different story. It took a few minutes, and I ended up wrenching my neck and am now in some pain.
I'm not quite sure why the company thought this bra was ok to go to market with the getting on/off challenges SO many people seem to have. With the different ways you try to contort your arms to get the bra off, I can definitely see people pulling or wrenching something in the neck/upper back area.
January 29, 2012