Champion Zip Tech Sports Bra
No interest in going back to 'over head' bra top
I originally purchased 2 of these 3 years ago when I was nursing my son (was a 34 C/D). (I wanted something with quick access.) Now, I am sold. I must have 20 of various other Champion bra tops, but I always reach for these even though I am no longer nursing. They are just so easy to use. The others were always tight to get over my breasts, especially when taking them off after a sweaty run. Granted, I do not do as much core running as I did before, but I do run in these, and they hold me just fine (back to a 34B).
I do wish they came in more colors. I would buy more.
As far as the zipper 'holding' up, I only recently broke one. The pull part broke off in my luggage on my last trip. I can still zip up the top though, and I will be more careful when packing it in the future.
September 14, 2013
not exactly uncomfortable...
I've never had any luck with the over-the-head sports bras (made by a competitor), and often required help getting it out of it once I returned home from the gym! Hence, I began looking for a front closure-type of sports bra. Perhaps it is the fact that I am a full-figured woman, but it is often difficult for me to zip up the bra--it can be very frustrating. My breasts feel very compressed once I can zip it, while all at the same time, I also feel like I'm wearing a push-up bra. Not long after I've been wearing the bra, it starts to feels uncomfortable--I think its all of that "squishing" of my chest, as well as a "pinching" sensation of the skin below my breasts. I referred to the sizing chart, so I didn't simply "guess" at the size bra I would need prior to making my purchase. This is definitely a well-made bra, so I would recommend it to anyone searching for such a garment.
September 7, 2013
Makes all the difference!
As a woman with arthritis, I can't pull sports bras over my head easily, and so I really had no good options when I ran until I found this sports bra with the front zipper. It has made all the difference for me. It is completely comfortable -- you don't even notice the zipper. And it is as great a compression bra for running as any I have ever had. If you have any hand or shoulder stiffness, this is the sports bra for you. I am hoarding them fearing that someday you will discontinue them. I own 6!
May 31, 2013
Front zipper won't stay locked
I am a 34 B but need maximum support and bounceless workouts. The bra isn't adjustable, and it's a little big, but the zipper keeps opening up while I'm working out even if I try to lock it down.
I wouldn't buy this style again.
February 22, 2013