The Bandini&reg; by Hanes ComfortFlex Fit&reg; Bra 2-Pack
I got these for my yoga class because they looked comfortable, and they are! Now I want to wear them everyday!
September 15, 2013
Fit has changed over time
When I first bought Bandinis a couple years ago, they were ideal as a leisure or nighttime bra - soft and comfortable. (They were never made to provide specialty shaping or support). However the sets I've bought this year (2013) have had such short straps, they were actually painful to wear and even tough to put on. I would still recommend them for leisure use, but now only for a petite or shorter-waisted women.
September 12, 2013
Ultramarathon tested and approved!!
I have been a runner for 7 years now and have tried several different bras over the years in an ongoing search for a sports bra (I wear a 34B) that provides both support and comfort while I run. Although these aren't advertised as a sports bra, this summer I began running in Bandinis and have been hooked! I wear a single for runs under 10 miles and double up for longer runs and have run with straps up and with straps down. I've used other supportive bras but they often times will dig in at spots and become uncomfortable the longer the run. Bandinis however are just as comfortable at mile 5 as they are at mile 20. I had been wondering though if these could go longer and still provide ideal comfort and support so I tested them this past weekend at Superior 50, a 52.1 mile trail race on the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota which is considered one of the toughest ultramarathons in the country. I will never wear another sports bra again!! I had no digging, no shifting, and was fully supported the entire day (and this race took me almost 14.5 hours to finish!). The humidity was fierce this weekend and I was drenched in sweat. Thanks to the material of the Bandini, I never felt hot and "trapped" in my bra like others I've worn. Best of all when it was all over, I had no struggle at all taking them off, very much unlike other sport bras that are practically torture to get off. The only downside to this bra I have found is that due to the angle of the strap the material digs into my sides in the area between the armpit and my breast creating an unwanted bulge. This is not at all uncomfortable but I'm not a fan of how it looks when going shirtless while running on hot days. You absolutely cannot beat the price of the Bandini compared to your typical cost of $50+ for a quality sports bra. Overall, this is my NUMBER ONE GO-TO SPORTS BRA.
September 11, 2013
I love how comfortable these bras are. Quality is great too! They do run small in size however.
August 23, 2013