Extra High Impact Striped Underwired Sports A-G Bra
I bought this as a replacement for a similar bra that finally gave up the ghost. This bra is fine but it has adjustable straps that adjust at the back (the previous bra had straps that attached at the front). I didn't notice this detail when I ordered the bra. I prefer the straps to adjust at the front as I have had problems with bras that adjust at the back when I have been running - basically, the "bounce" that occurs when I run has a tendency to undo the straps when they fasten at the back. I don't have this problem with front fastening straps. I will keep the bra though because it fits well and provides good support for high impact running. But I might stitch the straps in place at the back so they don't come undone whilst I am running.
21 November 2013
- Worn twice - washed once and ruined
Fit was ok, worn twice and washed as per instruction and bra ripped in wash. V disappointing, Would not purchase again .
10 August 2013
Bit disappointed, but ok if it fits you :-/
True to size; I asked the bra-fit lady in M&S and she confirmed my usual size was correct for me. However I personally found that even when just trying this, it rubbed/constricted uncomfortably on my upper breast/side of armpit tissue (where the strap meets the scoop of the neck) and left the area feeling a bit sore after taking it off - I can only imagine it would be horrible after using in a "high impact" exercise situation (I did also try a cup size bigger but the fabric gaped a bit) so unfortunately it'll have to be returned!
The underwiring is great and seems to offer more support at the sides than the unwired extra high impact M&S style. But I felt that the M&S "Extra High Impact" styles, although feeling supportive and held in, didn't really offer that much reduction of up/down movement - as I'd have hoped for in an extra high impact style.
Bit disappointed really.
10 July 2013
Bounce control not as good as previous model
Like many other large cup runners was delighted with the previous model of this bra, although only managed to get two as they were hardly ever in stock. This one looks slightly better, is comfy and bit easier to put on, but does not have the same superior bounce control. Why oh why try to fix something that isn't broken ? The crossover back and adjustable straps of the prev. model were so much better.Please can you bring them back. I'm taking this bra back and looking to see if I can find something better from the branded market.Such a shame.
06 June 2013