Trek Women
May 14, 2008

Jiggle and bounce...

Sport2  [WARNING if you are a guy, you might want to pass on this one, it’s for the ladies.]

I’ve got something to get off my chest, literally. Yes, today’s topic is sports bras and mine are in a sorry state these days. Being a bountiful gal, my sports bras have got to manage—as the old ditty goes—the hang low AND the wobble to and fro. 

I own a collection of oldies with crooked hooks and crossed eyes; minimizing mono-mashers; and underwire contraptions for bust bondage. Last summer, I bought a triathlon one-si to go from water to land. It had a shelf bra—awww, how cute. I would have knocked myself out trying to race in that thing. The dynamic duo must be contained at all costs.

There’s the rub. I’ve found that the higher the “strap-em-down” quality (aka “higher impact”), the higher the price. I’d guess my average is 45 bucks per undergarment x 6 used per week = a hefty upfront investment. And, you really never know how it’s going to hold up over the long haul beyond doing jumping jacks in the dressing room to rate the jiggle suppression. 

I want wicking. I want separation. I want dent-free shoulders. I want the bounce out. I want it all!!

What’s your favorite brand? I’ve been buying Moving Comfort for a while; but I desperately need to get some new ones. Where do you find good deals? Don’t be shy girls, let loose!


I don't have any idea, but please let me know what you find out. I'll take any suggestions and your last sentence wish list is perfect for me too.


Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | May 14, 2008 7:40:35 PM

Check out Title 9. They have a great selection and are great to do business with. I had no problems with ordering from the catalog, trying them on at home, and returning/exchanging.

Posted by: Juli | May 15, 2008 8:35:21 AM

FYI - You can NOT title a post "Jiggle and Bounce" and then tell guys not to read it . . .

Posted by: Jeff | May 15, 2008 11:16:40 AM

Hahahahaha!!! I knew I would hear from you Mr. Jen. It's your wife's fault anyway - her blog about Amazon made me think about it in the first place.


Posted by: Laura | May 15, 2008 1:24:51 PM

Hi Laura,

I share your issues and recommend Activa. I've bought front-zip bras from this catalog and been very happy with them. In addition, since it's the Activa name, the bras are a tad less expensive.

Posted by: Amy | May 16, 2008 6:43:19 AM

Amy and Juli. you rock with your suggestions! Funny enough, my sis Jen just got a Title 9 catalog in the mail. Neat stuff in there.

I also got an email from Lisa D. who does A LOT of running and goes for heavy duty sports bras. Her favorite is the Champion Double Dry Action Shape Sports Bra. Here's the address

Unfortunately, she says we just missed their big sale that happens once or twice a year, any bra for $19.99.

Rats!! FYI: if you're interested in trying on the Moving Comfort brand, I've found them at REI and Sports Authority.


Posted by: Laura | May 16, 2008 8:30:37 AM

I am having many the same issues. I laughed at a customer service rep at Activa who, a couple of years ago, told me she owns 30 sports bras (I got the feeling she didn't do laundy often). I haven't tried them yet but need new bras and have read a bunch of good stuff about CW-X brand. Anyone out there tried them? -Jen

Posted by: Jen | May 16, 2008 2:29:13 PM

30??? Shoot, I'd have to move so that I would have more space to store them in. I've got about 10; but, I only really like 3 of them. I save them for my tough workouts. :) Just like I save my good workout shirts for the nights at the gym when the cute boys are there. Hahahaha!

Posted by: Laura | May 17, 2008 7:42:52 PM

I run and ride too and swear by Shock Absorbers BE23 bras. I have 4 and find that the usually last about a year for me (I use and wash all of them at least once a week). They keep you in place and provide great wicking - they are as tough as they come but gentle on your skin.

They're not sold as triathalon bras and as I haven't tried wearing them wet - I can't vouch for them in the water though.

Posted by: Julia Revitt | May 25, 2008 8:06:18 AM

I put in a Title 9 order this weekend for two different kinds of heavy-duty-ers. We'll see how they hold up. One is a very pretty periwinkle - not that I want anyone looking and our washing machine will probably turn it gray anyway. Title 9 also has some gorgeous clothes too. Can't wait for my shipment!


Posted by: Laura | May 26, 2008 9:39:55 PM

I do a lot of mountain biking and road biking and have been using the Moving Comfort bras. My husband works at a bike shop and recently ordered me a few Isis brand active bras. They do a good job at wicking away moisture and are also comfortable enough to just wear when you are running around the town. Sugoi is another good brand. Check out their website and the sale section!

Happy Riding!

Posted by: Jessica | Sep 27, 2008 11:56:11 AM

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