Rated 4 out of 5Â by CurvyMom Not perfect, but best I have found so far.
I like to run and participate in high intensity workouts. This has meant either wearing multiple bras or wearing bras with straps, snaps, velcro, zippers, buckles, you name it. Comfort AND support have never been included in the same description for a sports bra. After spending a ton of money on brands like Moving Comfort (yeah, comfort, right), Worcol, Nike, and other Champion bras, I was still disappointed. I found the All-out Support at an outlet store and figured I may as well give them a try. I bought two.
I did have to stick with the DDD. I usually buy a cup smaller for extra smashage and support. I found that The 36DDD covered and supported me just fine. The band was a bit tight, though, but given the mesh, I counted on it stretching out, and it did after about 2 uses. Crossing the bands, so I could wear racer-back tanks was near impossible the first few times. I either had to be a contortionist or get help. The shoulder straps aren't near long enough for solo dressing. BUT, like the band, those straps did loosen and I am now able to put it on without help. I do have to reach in the cups and pull my breasts into proper place when doing so.
The Pros: - Better support than anything else I have used
-More comfortable than anything else I have found
- price isn't out-of-this-world, meaning you can buy two
The Cons: -requires an initial "break-in" period
-because it can be broke-in, it means it will stretch out quickly and need replacing sooner.
- cup material is thin enough that the whole world will know if you are cold.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Corry Coverage and support for all!
Fantastic! I am a 40DDD runner and was looking for coverage and support. This bra covers the entire area-- no spill out of the arm holes, no spill out the top. Everything is held firmly in place. I will note that on me it doesn't look like the picture-- there is about an inch of cleavage visible at the top center. However, the upper neckline is constructed very firmly, so it's still supported.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Runmamarun A little snug, works well
I like this bra very much, and recently ran a half marathon in it. It's my go-to for all my long runs. It has held up well and is more supportive than other bras I've tried. Getting ready to order another one!
March 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Cristina So disappointed!
After years of buying the Champion 6242, they discontinued it. I got a couple of these for Christmas to try them out as a replacement. I work out 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week. I run, cycle, and lift, so my bras HAVE to keep up. First thing I noticed, the band size was tight. I bought a size larger that I did in the 6242, but it was still significantly tighter. I compared it to one of my older bras and it IS smaller and has less stretch. The cup size is about the same (I had to select that it felt smaller above because they only have two options, too small and too large - no option for felt about right), but not as comfortable as the 6242. And with this one (v, the 6242), I get uni-boob. But the primary reason that I gave it a low rating is because of the hooks in the back. 1) They don't stay hooked, ans 2) they bend easily. Out of 4 bras that I bought, 2 of them have back hooks that are so badly bent out of shape that I no longer feel like I can safely wear the bra. And this was with the straps extended as far as they would. I've now switched over to Glamorize. Bring back the 6242!!!!
April 5, 2014