Champion Powerback&reg; Underwire Sports Bra
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
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
Perfect bra for jogging
I was surprised by how well this bra supports. I am happy to find the support provided is congruent with the description. That has not been my experience in the past. Although it is firmer than what I need for my activities I am going to keep it not only because of the support but also because of the comfort.
January 1, 2012
Hands down the best bra EVER for support & comfort
This bra is the best I have ever worn! I have spent small fortunes to get a bra that would hold me up & still last for more than a week & this one DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! I pray that they never stop making this one! I don't know what I'd do without it!
December 31, 2011