What It Is: New in Canada from sportswear giant Under Armour, the Armour Bra is made to accommodate both cup and band sizes. Cup sizes are color-coded and range from A to DD. Removable molded interior cups and all-over flat seams create the shape and silhouette of an underwire bra, but, frankly, I think it’s way more comfortable than that.
What You Might Not Know: What’s really gross after a workout is trying to pull a sweaty bra off over your head. I like that the Armour Bra solves that problem with its back closure like regular bras have (for cups B-DD). Or, you can keep the hooks clasped if you want to pull it on and off over your head instead.
Feelin’ the Love: When I first tried on my new Armour Bra about three weeks ago, I knew immediately that I wanted more just like it. Up until then, I’d been throwing on a flimsy yoga bra-top for exercise, but I was ready for a “grown-up” sports bra.
This, my friends, was it.
Thanks to the choice in both band and cup sizes, I was able to pick out something that fit well everywhere that I need it to: around my ribcage, in the bra’s cups and at the shoulder straps.
One of my favorite features is that I don’t ever notice that I’m wearing this bra during weight training or cardio. That means no digging, no chaffing and no “Ew, get me out of this soggy bra” feeling.
The Armour Bra offers seriously solid support. Yet, I never felt like my breasts were squished in there. Also, the bra never felt too heavy or restrictive, thanks to move-with-you fabric that wicks away sweat and mesh panels along the back.
If I Could Change One Thing: I happen to think this bra is cute, but sometimes I didn’t like it to be peeking out of my workout tops quite as much as it did – mostly in the back, at the shoulders and at the top (like around where my cleavage would be … if I had cleavage …). The wider-style shoulder straps don’t blend in that well with tops sporting spaghetti straps.
Should You Buy It: Yes, if you want to really love your sports bra. Armour Bra; $69.99 CND