Champion Powerback&reg; Underwire Sports Bra
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
This is the best sports bra I have ever bought. I have tried several and none measure up to this one. I am large busted and I do Zumba several times a week and this bra keeps the "girls" from bouncing all over the place and provides great support. It is a little difficult to get on and off but it is worth it because of the great support. This is my second purchase of this item.
February 5, 2012
Tired of wearing two bras!
No need to wear two bras for high-impact activities!
May 21, 2012
Great support for high impact activities
I have had several of these bras in the past couple of years. I'm usually a 36C and I didn't order a size up like other reviewers suggested and I'm fine with it. I agree w/ other reviews that it's hard to put on, but it's only hard when you're already a little sweaty so I try to be dry when putting it on. Luckily, I don't sweat a lot. As for taking it off, I figured out a technique, but it's definitely not as easy as simply unlatching an everyday bra, especially when sweaty, but it's not as hard as some reviewers made it sound. Overall, I love it because of the support while running and for my high impact aerobic classes.
May 28, 2012