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Love this bra. It is so comfortable and holds steady. I ordered a smaller cup size (b from a c) glad I did this. I've seen in a lots of sports bra reviews women reccomending to do this so I did and it worked out for me. The bra is comfy and I love the varied adjustments you can make. Well worth the investment
I own three of these sports bras in different colours, and I LOVE them. I'm a 32DD and have tried several brands and models, and this is the only comfortable one with no bounce. I've converted several of my friends, including one who is an F cup, and I wouldn't change. I run, do circuit training and obstacle races in mine and they've never let me down.
I order my normal size, and it is snug but I can still breath! Sports bras are meant by their very nature to be tight. They wash well and dry quickly.
The top clasp could be tricky if you aren't that flexible, but just do it up and then pull it over your head - voila!
Edited to add: my usual size wasn't available at the sale price, so I took a gamble and did what other reviewers have done; ordered a back size up and a cup size down (34D) and it's still 100% supportive. So if in doubt about how tight it will be on you, I'd recommend doing this.
I've tried a lot of sports bras but shock absorber is the only one that keeps my girls in place while jumping and running. They run quite small so order a size up. I am a 34DD with normal bras and I always order shock absorber bras in a 36DD and they fit great that way. The quality is great, I bought this as a replacement for my previous shock absorber which I've had for over 6 years.
Have tried several other sports bras from upmarket department stores to other sports brands. Nothing comes close to this. It is the most expensive one I have but it’s the only sports bra I now wear. Comfy, adjustable in all the right places and can run, play sports, do yoga etc without any worry of discomfort.
I usually wear a 34" in bras, I had bought this in a size 36" after reading the reviews on here that said that this bra runs very small, boy, they weren't wrong! It was quite tight under the bust as the actual bra measurement from clasp to clasp was only 27". I wore it for several months before the wire hooks started to come loose because the bra was so tight.
I ordered 2 more bras in a 38" and they fit much better, the 38" bra measures 30" from clasp to clasp.
Other than the strange small sizing these bras are great, they offer a good level of support and once you get the right size you don't notice you're wearing them.
Having lost a lot of weight and some of it on my bust, it was important to me to get a good bra to train in. I bought one of these about 6 months ago and decided to buy a second. It isn't the cheapest for sure, but then, go to debt hams or another store and the same bra is far more expensive. When it comes to bra fitting there is an element that the price is less important. I can run 10k in this and no chaffing, no pain and no squeezing out of the sides or movement that basically would hurt. I think I have found my sports bra and this time ignored all the other bras to find this one. Worth the money?- for sure. Superb adjustment for shoulders, back and secure clipping that are covered at skin contact area to avoid any rubbing.
This shock absorber is comfy, easy to clip on and off at the back and most importantly keeps you in place during your activity. Fits as you would expect, no getting a bigger or smaller size. Washes lovely and I only ever wear these even when not exercising as I have quite a large chest and find these most comfortable and prefer to be held in place, the support is superb. Ladies you cannot beat a shock absorber- they are the best and even though a little pricey, the quality ensures they last!!!
Great running bra - I've always used the plain old shock absorber bra before which was fine but gave you strange shaped boobs - this is fab. Doesn't flatten your boobs or make them a funny shape and keeps them in place nicely. I'm normally a 34G in everyday bras but took the advice of others on here and went up a back size and down a cup size and ordered 36F and it fits perfectly - I hate having anything too tight around my ribs when I'm running any distance - makes me feel like I can't breathe so this works a treat. I've not tried it out on a longer run yet but has been fine so far. My advice for the strange top fastener is to do that up before you put the bra on and slip it over your head....I have no idea how anyone can do it up otherwise....and I'm quite bendy - but it was impossible!! Apart from that I'd say this a tip-top bra and a good purchase for the larger boobed ladies!
I am very pleased with the item as I do running, I needed something that would protect the breasts from jiggling a lot and not worry about them losing shape etc. I first measured my correct bra size by doing own measurement and checked it online at this website: http://www.brasizecalculator.tk/ the size measurement was absolutely helpful as when I ordered the bra it fitted perfectly and helped me exercise without worrying. The bra absorbs the sweat and it is very comfortable and lets you breathe without problem I would strognly recommend this bra to anyone and make sure you check your size as well as 1 in 4 women wear bra with the incorrect size.
As someone who enjoys running but needs support up there, I was incredibly pleased with this product. It’s comfortable and it supports. Fully. There is a small degree of movement, but it holds everything in place, while still allowing you to take deep breaths comfortably while on the move. It is a sensible price, and total value for money!