Out with the old and in with the new! On the left is my old Under Armor reversible sports bra that I loved. But alas, I've had it for years and it just doesn't support the girls like it used to. On the right is the Lululemon All Sport Bra I purchased a few weeks back in Portland.
I've had most of my sports bras for several years now and it was time to add a new one into the rotation. I had heard lots of positive reviews about the Ta Ta Tamer, but when I went to try it on, I just couldn't imagine wearing something with such defined cups to the gym (or on the running trails for that matter). I felt like I would just be sticking out like a sore thumb. I don't know, just a personal opinion. It seemed too much like a bra and less sporty.
For comfort and color, I chose the All Sport at $48, which is pretty average for a decent sports bra these days.
After using this for various activities now for a few weeks, including yoga, walking, running, weight lifting and boot camp, I was disappointed it didn't stand up in the running realm. It's definitely more of a yoga and light exercise sports bra. But comfortable, it definitely is! Plus, this girl is a total SUCKER for teal.
Alas, seeing as how I spend probably 75% of my exercising hours running, I would have preferred this to be a bit more supportive. For running and my next sports bra purchase, I'll stick with a Moving Comfort Fiona (or another similar style). What's your favorite sports bra? How often do you replace them?
Holy crap, I just did a little researching and several sites said you should replace a sports bra after a year...what?! Granted, it's probably a bit longer if you're rotating between 3-4 like I am. Phew.
Signs your bra is finito:
-you don't feel as supported anymore (duh!)
-the band or straps are no longer snug
-underwires are starting to peek through (yikes!)
And don't forget that the dryer breaks down the elastic! I always air dry my sports bras, special workout clothing and good jeans. AND Shotgun Creek Trail Blast recap to come on Monday-wish me luck!