Champion Zip Tech Sports Bra
Easy off and on
I love the zip front. It's so easy to get on and off. Good support as well.
November 10, 2012
easy to put on
the zipper makes these sports bras easy to put on and take off. HOWEVER, the zippers break and get stuck so I seem to have to replace these bras much sooner than other sports bras.
also, the straps could be softer - they cut into my shoulders when worn all day....
September 14, 2012
Best all around - running, hot, wet, daily wear
...and even for sleeping in. So comfortable. It holds me better than any bra I've ever had, including one that was tight and felt like plastic - meant to provide "no-bounce". This is well-made with quality material. I don't mind the uniboob - pressing more flat means less bounce and good support. I'm between a 32B and a 34C, with B cups too narrow and C cups too deep, and have trouble finding bras that fit just right. No separate cups means nothing jabbing the sides of my very-wide breasts.
The adjustable bottom means a perfect fit even when the bra ages. With other bras I periodically have to pull down on the bottom and reach in from the top to readjust.
The front zipper means easy on and off. You do have to be careful (one broke on me quickly - but was also replaced quickly), and it does take practice - but once you get used to it, it's easy. I keep buying ths bra and haven't had a zipper problem since.
The best thing is the weather comfort, and we've had many days in the 90s and into the 100s, and I'm in direct sun in the field for hours and days on end - with profuse sweat and rain and swamp water. The bra is still comfortable when wet - and dries quickly when I take it off. Although white, it doesn't seem to hold the "dirty-look" of white bras.
I've read from others that the straps can be too short for those who need much larger sizes. The straps are perfect for me, and mine have always sat low on my chest. If i needed a much larger cup size, it may not work for me either. Maybe they could refurbish with a new design adjustable straps - velcro, hook and eye?
For the lack of complete front "coverage" - which is hard to find even with padded bras - maybe someone could come up with a metal insert. But this bra does have good thick coverage, and would probably lose the great drying ability (and breathability) if it was padded too much more - I don't know.
On ratings for "fit": The bra fits me perfectly although it was probably made for those with much larger cup sizes. So in deference to those with larger cups, I was going to mark it as "runs small -snug". But I think it's "true to size" for the "size small" category.
August 26, 2012
I am typically a small in sports bras - 36B, but this one I purchased a medium and it fits great. Zipper is a bit hard to zip up and on my last one I purchased zipper broke within a couple of washes (hence my reason for getting another - but very comfortable!)
August 11, 2012