Sunday, 31 January 2010

Fabfrocks reviews: Shock Absorber running bra

When I think about bras I think about pretty lacey thinks with bows and ruffles and matching knickers. I don't think about this:But as I increase my exercise regime from a couple of times a week to everyday (just about!) in my well documented bid to shed a few pounds, this could become the most important bra in my wardrobe.
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Buying a sports bra is as boring as buying a pair of trainers: but just as essential. I don't think I realised this until I did my work out in the shock absorber bra this morning and for the first time ever when exercising, didn't spend 20 minutes thinking about the dull pain in my breasts! Not that I didn't have a sports bra: but believe me once you've tried the Shock Absorber, you'll never turn back to the one from Primark for a fiver again!
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The bra is from the new sports specific range: this one has been designed for running, but there are two others designed for racket sports and ball games. The fit is snug and it has a slight flattening affect on the bust. And the white lines around the cups aren't go faster stripes (sadly!): they're strategically placed reflective strips, meaning you'll be seen more easily if you're running at dusk or dawn. It fits really comfortably with no rubbing or chaffing (even when I was jumping vigorously on my trampoline!) and although I can't attest to the blurb specific 78% bounce reduction, I can say that the amount of bounce was significantly reduced. Oh, and despite all the scary looking catches and fasteners, it is really easy to get on!
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The new bra is available from Debenhams (http://www.debenhams.com/) and the only down side to it (from my point of view) is that it only goes up to an F cup: I wear a FF. But I tried upping the band size and trying the F, and the fit is pretty good.
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I think now that my wobble is under control, I could even be encouraged to get outside and start running. But i'll probably stay in here on my cross trainer, watching Eastenders!
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Love, Tor xx

5 comments:

Make Do Style said...

Yep a very necessary purchase!
Are you really a double F girl. You don't strike me as such - unless you have a very small back size.

KD said...

Yay for exercise and awesome work-out wear! :-D

The Style PA said...

I feel slightly shamed that I also own a Primark 'for a fiver' sports bra. I think it's time I invested in something with a bit more technology.

bill said...

You might want to take a look at Breeze Comfort padded bras and sports bras. The bras are made with patented bra pad technology. The bra pads have perforations throughout to facilitate air circulation to the breast area. This helps release heat and helps prevent sponge effect (sweat collecting in the traditional bra pads).

bill said...

You might want to take a look at Breeze Comfort padded bras and sports bras. The bras are made with patented bra pad technology. The bra pads have perforations throughout to facilitate air circulation to the breast area. This helps release heat and helps prevent sponge effect (sweat collecting in the traditional bra pads).