Champion Powerback&reg; Underwire Sports Bra
Superb hold and posture(back) support
I really like this bra not only for exercising but also to wear with clothes where I need the boobs to sit up and look fully supported. I am a plus-sized (42DD) and somewhat broad where this works well for me. Only downside is that it's a pullover bra although it has hooks in the back? I am not sure why it has clasps/hooks however since it does not add to nor take away from the support of the bra - i think that's useless. And, if wearing with regular blouses with low cut neck and/or shoulder line, the bra straps and neckline from back shows. Otherwise, it was made for it's purpose - high support.
October 23, 2011
great support, works for every day
I'm a 40C and found this bra both extremely supportive and comfortable for every day. It even helps alleviate my upper back pain, and the band and shoulder straps stay solidly in place. The only downsides I've experienced are that the straps are so close to the neck it limits the neckline styles in can be worn with, and when putting it on it's difficult to fasten the clasp in back. (I haven't experienced the difficulties taking it off others have.) All in all, though, I'm very happy I found this bra.
October 22, 2011
hard to get on
This item was hard to get on because it seemed to run small and you can't unhook it all the way from the back or front. It was a very tight fit to have to pull over your head.
October 22, 2011
Yes, difficult to get on until you know how
I purchased this bra several months ago because I was looking for a very supportive bra to work out in. Between the jogging, the yoga, and the resistance training, I don't want to have to worry about my girls falling out all the time or bouncing around. This bra solves that problem. When I first purchased the bra, I DID have some difficulty with it. I found through trial and error what works best for me is to slip it on over the head and just reach behind me to close the hook and eye closures. Taking it off can be a little difficult at first too, because you have to pull it up over your head again, and if you are sweaty it can be difficult to pull off. I think overall this bra design isn't my favorite, but it DOES offer a lot of support. I actually ended up purchasing 2 in each color, and occasionally I wear them under t-shirts during the day just because the bra holds me so well and it is so comfortable. If you feel you may struggle with putting this bra on, or if you have a compromised shoulder for any reason, I would skip this bra and go to a regular bra that would be easier to put on.
October 19, 2011