Friday, September 30, 2011

Zensah Fitness Bra Review ...

When it comes to sports bras, I can wear pretty much anything. I've been blessed (or cursed) with an extremely small chest (36AA, maybe a 36A on a good day), so even if a bra offers minimal support, I can usually get away with it.

With that said, there are still some things I look for when making a bra purchase:
  • Style - Cute colors and cuts are a plus, especially on the rare days when I run "clear."
  • Price - Running clothes are expensive. I'd rather not spend a fortune on an item people aren't going to see.
  • Fit - Bras that give me unsightly bulges need not apply.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to test and review the Zensah Fitness Bra, a medium-impact bra designed specifically for smaller chested women (sizes range from 30AB - 36A). At first, I laughed. It humored me that the people at Zensah realized that this bra would actually fit me. But, once I checked out the Fitness Bra, I was really excited.

From the site:

"Zensah has developed the most comfortable fitness bra. The innovative fitness bra is made with Zensah Fabric which is thermal regulating. This allows you to never feel too hot or too cold, providing increased while you are engaged in fitness. This is an ideal fitness top for all levels.

The Zensah Fitness Bra has moisture wicking technology that keeps you dry. With a seamless construction and Zensah fabric, the Zensah Fitness Bra is the best fitness bra on the market. This high-performance fitness bra offers superior comfort and support."

I was intrigued. Plus, I love my Zensah compression socks and the Fitness Bra is wicked cute. Sign me up.

(Front and Rear views, post 10 miler)

Pros:
  • Ultra comfortable - Zensah's compression technology was supportive without being restrictive.
  • Stylish - Available in black and pink, the Fitness Bra matches 90% of my wardrobe.
  • Sweat Wicking - Despite the 75 degree tempertures and 90% humidity, I remained comfortable.
  • Price - At $31.99, the Fitness Bra is competitively priced and fits in my budget.
  • Design - The thin straps and seamless design were some of my favorite features of this bra. Plus, it looks good under a wide range of tops from tanks to compression gear.
  • Functionality - Although the Fitness Bra is marketed as a medium-impact bra, I was able to run in it for distances of over 10 miles.
Cons:
  • Minimizing - The compression technology of the Fitness Bra made me look smaller than I already am.
  • Hot Spot - Despite the seamless design, I chafed where the bra hit on my left side. A minor inconvenience that was ultimately corrected with a little Body Glide on subsequent runs.
Overall, I loved this bra and would definitely recommend it for the smaller-chested runner.

Note: I was provided this item for free. However, the opinions stated here are solely my own.

10 comments:

thepawsitivethinker said...

Cute bra! But those itty bitty little straps won't support what I've been "blessed" with. Nice review, thanks!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Great review. I'm very jealous that you can run in such a cute bra with no shirt. I think you've been blessed, from my point of view anyway!

Marlene said...

Looks great, and look at you Miss Fit!

Having smaller "girls" definitely comes in handy in this sport. No complaints here.

Becka said...

Great review. Looks good!

Elle said...

Good review. I need some new sports bras and this would work for me.

XLMIC said...

It is awfully cute... on you. I would say 'blessed'... especially as a runner ;-)

H Love said...

Looking Good T!! That is my kind of bra!

April said...

You are so fit! I would traumatize people if ran in a sports bra!
Might have to check this out, I'm 34a and have a tough time finding a bra that doesn't rub...

EKB said...

So cute. I joke that I have the body of an 11 year old boy (which is great for running!) and this cutie sports bra might just make me want to show off what I've got!

-Erin

Smart said...

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