Champion Powerback&reg; Underwire Sports Bra
Have worn these for years! Was paying $15 more on another site. Wear for work and exercise. Some have difficulty putting them on. I snap and put on over my head, which is a little bit of a pain but can't find the support in any other bra. I'm short waisted so after awhile (and they stretch out) I do have to cut the straps and sew them shorter as I have them as short as possible and they are too long to old everything "up". I try to hand wash and dry-it helps their life.
June 13, 2013
WAY too big
I'm a 34C in EVERYTHING (including sports bras from Champion). This was MASSIVE all over - band, cups seemed like they were 5 sizes too big! Seams were a little scratchy. Don't know how this can fit so differently from their other 34C bras. Oh well.
June 28, 2013
Best bra for me in spite of the hassle
This is the only sports bra that works for me. I havenât found a better one yet.
I wear it for running - indoors and outdoors - all kinds of weather.
Your nipples will show when cold and/or rainy because it has no padding there. However, I wear NipEaze stickers on rainy days and during the winter when running with my training team. If you run by yourself or indoors, you probably donât have to worry about it.
It is difficult putting it on and off. Like other reviewers said, it's a workout!. You have to put on over your head like a tight shirt.
Once you have it on, it is very supportive and it does not seem look like you are wearing a âsports braâ. Under the shirts, it seems like you are wearing a regular / normal bra, except for the back that itâs tight so it does show a little bulge / spillage on the back (but thatâs only because I really could lose 10+ pounds).
Getting this bra off is even harder than getting it on. Once itâs wet with sweat, it is very difficult to pull back over your head. You have to be patient and careful not to injure yourself! And like other reviewers said, for people that are not flexible enough, or with arthritis, or issues with shoulders, or problems with range of motion in their arms, this bra may be not work. You need flexible shoulders and arms to take it off.
HOWEVER, FOR ME, this bra is still worth that extra effort! The positives outweigh the negatives.
July 18, 2013
I have purchased other sports bras with you and have been happy. I have never purchased a racer-style back because I am over weight and big busted (36DDD) and I just thought they wouldn't work. Plus I had never seen a racer-style back with an underwire. Well, color me wrong! This is a GREAT bra. It has excellent support, no fleshy bulges and very comfortable against my back. It's so comfortable, I wear it daily and am going to get another one in black. It was a bit scratchy new but that disappeared after the first washing. And, yes, you have to be a bit of a contortionist to get it on and off, but I figured it out and it is definitely worth the effort. I am a high performance driving instructor and racer so am outside 12+ hours some days, in and out of cars, on the ground working on something and I never notice this bra all day. I would recommend this to anyone.
September 13, 2013