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I think Champion is misclassifying this bra. I'm a small D cup and wouldn't expect the same level of support as an underwire bra, but I expected far more support given the fact that they classify it as "Max support." I wouldn't even call it "high support" -- I'd give it a "medium" rating at best. The fabric is too thin and stretchy to compress well. I saw and felt an awful lot of bounce just by flexing my knees up and down when I tried it on. I didn't remove the tags and will be returning it -- Darn!
I was hoping this would be more like an inexpensive, no-frills Nike pull-on racerback bra that I found at a discount store but that I can't seem to find again. That bra is lightly padded with a medium-thickness lining, which gives it a bit more stiffness, but primarily the thing that makes it work for me is that the fabric is much less stretchy than this Champion bra.
This IS comfortable and not too difficult to put on, but one other thing I don't care for is the bumpy fabric inside the band. I'm sure the bumps are meant to provide softness, but from prior experience, they cause more chafing than a flat-rib lining would. Moving Comfort bras tend to have similar soft ridges/bumps in their bands, and they chafe the heck out of me across the front of my ribcage.
I wanted a new sports bra for running and decided to try this instead of my usual Moving Comfort model. I'm very surprised that women says it's tight-fitting. I bought a medium and I'm a 34D. It is definitely not supportive enough for running. But, it's very comfortable, and would be suitable for walking, yoga, and the like.
I wear a 32A-B in regular bras (my ribcage measures 27" and my bust is 33), and always have the problem with sports bras being either too tight in the band, while nicely limiting the bounce, or perfect in the band, and too big in the bust. I purchased the x-small knowing it would probably be too tight in the band, but with plans to go at it with some scissors in order to customize it perfectly. I originally made slits all the way around and it was very comfortable, but it bothered me aesthetically, so I ended up cutting half of the band off lengthwise and now I can breathe and feel secure in the knowledge I'm not damaging my ligaments irretrievably.
Oh yes, the x-small was much cheaper than the other sizes; otherwise I wouldn't have been so cavalier with the scissors. I hope this helps people of similar size. =)