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rating Size: 38H

May be perfectly fine in smaller sizes for smaller frames, but for a larger body and large chested woman, this will not provide adequate support. The front is fine (although size 38H perfect fit with other styles of bras did not translate into a remotely decent fit for this bra), but the back had very skinny straps that provided no anchoring support at all for the weighty chest in front (2 0.75" straps with 2 hooks each, one around the back of the diaphragm and a second which joins between the shoulder blade to create a racer back). Combined they do not provide the necessary support and if you are not toned at all, this creates very uncomfortable bulges. If you are in this size range, I would highly suggest picking something that has a wider strap across the back (at least 3 inches minimum) to provide a proper support for the weight in front. Despite already having done significant research before buying this product, I will be starting over in my search.

Shock Absorber Response:You should try going up a size. Perhaps this will allow the bra to fit properly and not show bulging in the back(which there shouldn't be). The bra needs to fit snug, but not too tight that it doesn't allow proper coverage and support. The racerback design should hold you in place. Both the straps and band are adjustable so may be tailored to support sizes up to a 40HH. If it's not the size that is an issue, then it seems like the B4490 is not the bra for her shape. Another option would be to try the D+ Max Support Bra which is available up to a 40H. Shel from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 34FF

Love this bra as a supportive sleep bra a few months post breast augmentation. It is extremely supportive but still very comfortable! Debbie from Bluefield, WV
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 32E

Love this bra, been wearing them for five years. Just now had to replace one because the hooks rusted off after five years. I would never buy any other brand I own 6 of these. Worth the price. Glenda from Bushnell, FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 34H

Great support for high-impact! Elaine
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 28E

I have a small band size and It is the only sports bra that fits snug. There is no bounce. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
Size: 34H

This item did not fit my breasts.

Shock Absorber Response: I would suggest sizing up a cup to HH. This bra style is very scooped in the front and sides so there is not as much coverage. But the support is there!

HerRoom Response: Try using our Universal Cup Size. This helpful chart will help guide you to the right fit. Charlene from Kawkawlin

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 34G

Holds my breasts in when running. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 28E

It is very hard for me to find sports bras that I like and actually fit properly. This bra does both! I love it so much. I go running and when I wear it, it does its job! Kaylee from Louisiana
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2013
rating Size: 36C

I finally found a sport bra that works for me when I do aerobics & zumba. I love these shock absorber sport bras. Mary from Richland/WA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 34DD

I am 34 DD and always been a Nike girl until augmentation. Now in searching online reviews for sports bras. I came across this one. I love how it holds the girls in and I can run well without too much jiggle. I should most likely size up to a 34 E except I hate too much fabric on bigger bras. So I'm content with this one being snug. I wished it came with a variety of colors in my size. Bkinny from SoCal
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 34DD

So far, I think it It is one of the better sports bras I have purchased. It was a little tight and I considered going to a 36, but kept this one. Linda from Arkansas
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 38HH

Although this is the first sport-support bra I have found that was made for larger cup size and normal trunk size, I am pleased with the suspension control effect but a bit disappointed in the "Uni-boob" effect of the cup form of the bra. I expected the squeeze and hold control of the sports bra, but would still like the lift and separate elements of the attractive undergarment style. According to all the sizing and measuring procedures, I got the correct size and it is very comfortable in the strap, shoulders, underarms, and band area. Karen from Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 34G

Great bra - true to size - comfortable. Only down side - while the top and bottom back bands can be adjusted separately to accommodate back width (great), the top hook is tough to reach and can press uncomfortably when doing any exercises on my back. Karen from Fircrest/WA/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 34HH

This bra gave me bright red and extremely painful welts on both my sides, just to the rear of my underarms. I was nearly in tears wearing this bra...not the effect Shock Absorber is going for, I'm sure. I normally wear a 32H or 32I 'everyday' bra and always go up a band size in sports bras as they are always made smaller. So going with that logic and HerRoom's sizing guides I chose a 34HH. When trying it on at home, the band was smooth and straight all the way around; a 36HH would have been too loose, especially for any form of exercise. You need the girls to stay in place.

Vendor Response: We are sorry to hear you were unhappy with our bra. Perhaps the shape of the bra is not right for you. I would guess that the size may not be accurate since you said it rubs behind your arm. Though without seeing it on this is difficult to determine. May we suggest that you give our Plunge Sports Bra B4395 a try! The racerback cut allows for freedom of arm movement and minimal chafing. Jenn from Chicago, IL USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 40F

I just received this bra in a 40F. It runs small and is very tight around the rib cage. If you are a 40DDD or F, get a cup size bigger, and the band size bigger. It is very tight fitting. If you want a bra that fits right and you are looking for comfort and great fit get the Anita extreme control 5527 40f. believe me I have spent a LOT of money on bras in the last 6 years and Anita is the BEST!! karin from southwick,ma
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 38DD

Love this bra! Ran my first 1/2 marathon in it. It was fabulous. Cathy from Shrewsbury, MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 38H

I was absolutely thrilled to receive this item and have it fit perfectly and provide great support. As a naturally large busted woman, it is difficult to find any product, let alone such a quality product that fits properly. It is, however, impossible to get the top set of hooks closed by myself. Cindy from Portland, OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 34F

A sports bra that doesn't pinch, bind, or make you feel like your not supported well for running or any activity. Very comfortable fit, breathable material. Finally a bra that makes exercising enjoyable no matter what. Thanks Herroom! Colleen from Etta/MS/USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 32G

This is my favorite sports bra. I have not purchased several of this style. Great for exercising, jumping, running. Has very little bounce and is comfortable to wear. bmoss from Taylor, TX, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 32FF

This is a great, supportive bra - really stops the bounce in running or high-impact activities. It's not "wear-all-day" comfortable, but for workouts it's excellent. I'm currently pregnant, so my cup size increased...but this bra is definitely marked 2 cup sizes bigger than it really is. I'm a 32DDD/E, but had to buy a 32FF in this bra to get it to fit! I recommend SIZING UP when you order. Diana from Carlsbad, CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 32E

The cup support of this bra seemed very good - minimizes bounce. But, the chest band would not lay flat in front, and compromised the support. I wouldn't recommend it for people with small band size (I'm a 32). Diana from CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 30G

The only sports bra that's actually supported me. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36H

I have a large chest and it passes the bounce test with flying colours! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36B

Loved this bra so much, had to get another. Extremely comfortable and great support. I am sold on shock absorbers! Susan from Buffalo, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38HH

Love it. Lucille from Independence
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 36GG

Size chart is inaccurate. I'm a 36I so by your chart I ordered a 36G and GG to be safe. The GG is way too small to even be considered a close match. Very disappointed. Emily L. from Santa Cruz, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2012
rating Size: 38G

Overall, this bra has worked well. Since I purchased it several months ago I have lost almost 20 pounds so it's beginning to fit a little loose. Other reviewers said it was very difficult to get on and off. This was true initially, but I have mastered it now and can do it on my own. The bra fits well and is comfortable. No chafing at all. My one and only complaint...the uni-boob look since the very first day I wore the bra. Other than that, a great bra. Now I just need to purchase a smaller one since I've lost weight and it's loose around my rib cage. Barb from Santa Barbra, CA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 38HH

Fits well. The best coverage I have found in a racer back. I haven't gone out for a jog, but I feel comfortable enough in the bra to give it a shot. Kimberly from El Cerrito
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 36GG

This is a great sports bra for big chested girls! The only annoying thing, but you get used to it, is the hooks in the back. A little tricky to do at first. Great support, the thing must weigh a good pound on its own but it holds the girls up even when I'm running, jumping, etc. Definitely recommend! from Boston, MA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34G

Great support and fit. Two separate hooks work great but they're a pain to secure them. Always have to ask somebody to help me secure it which makes it annoying at times. Overall B+ Magnolia2481 from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2012
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