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Ultimate Run Sports Bra
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rating Size: 32DD

This is hands down the best sports bra I have ever purchased. I have a small frame, narrow band size, and a large cup size, which makes it extremely difficult to find comfortable and functional high impact sports bras. For reference, I am 5'4'' and approx. 108-110 lbs. My band measurement is 28 and I typically wear Freya bras in 28G, 30DDD, or 30G (US) depending on the style. Having read several previous reviews, I purchased a size 32DD (UK) as recommended. I am very glad that I did as it is a perfect fit. The band is snug on the last clasp, which will allow me to adjust over time as it stretches from wear. The cups provide the perfect amount of coverage and do not leave any unflattering pinch of underarm fat that I've found with nearly every other sports bra. The straps are comfortable and overall support is perfect for running and other high impact exercise. Claire from FL/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: 32DD

This is hands down the best sports bra I have ever purchased. I have a small frame, narrow band size, and a large cup size, which makes it extremely difficult to find comfortable and functional high impact sports bras. For reference, I am 5'4'' and approx. 108-110 lbs. My band measurement is 28 and I typically wear Freya bras in 28G, 30DDD, or 30G (US) depending on the style. Having read several previous reviews, I purchased a size 32DD as recommended. I am very glad that I did as it is a perfect fit. The band is snug on the last clasp, which will allow me to adjust over time as it stretches from wear. The cups provide the perfect amount of coverage and do not leave any unflattering pinch of underarm fat that I've found with nearly every other sports bra. The straps are comfortable and overall support is perfect for running and other high impact exercise. Claire from FL/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: 36D

I have been wearing this bra for about 3 years now and I would never buy from another brand. This bra keeps me worry free while training. No painful bouncing or it moving in places it shouldn't be. Nothing compares to this bra. Even at my biggest cup size (32F pre breast lift surgery) it kept me in check. I am a crossfit athlete for reference. Running, jumping, Olympic lifts, handstands....this bra handles it all. The band DOES run small. I would suggest going up a band size and down a cup size. KN from Atl, ga
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2016
rating Size: 36C

Needed a high-impact high support bra. This is my first racerback. So easy to get on and off with an adjustable band. Great support while running. One problem - manufacturer suggests going up 1 band size and down a cup size. I ordered my usual 34D, way too tight. Ordered 36C, fits perfectly. Cheryl from NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 38FF

I'm 37 yrs old and I can honestly say I've NEVER been able to work out while wearing only one bra! (Typically I wear at least 2!) I am usually a 38G and need max support bras. I have never been able to wear a racerback style bra-until now! I was able to wear only this for a bra for my workout! Love it! Tara from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2016
rating Size: 38DD

Difficult to get on. Not very comfortable. Stephanie
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 36C

Total support for anything you might do - super comfortable! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 30G

Boobs do not move at all in this. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 30F

Looks like it is made with good construction overall. Sizing was WAY off. Typically I am a 30 band in most brands with some bras down to a 28. The band was so tight I could not close it.

HerRoom Response: I'm sorry this bra did not work for you. Sports bras tend to fit snug in order to reduce bounce. You may also want to take a look at our Bra Fitting Advice Page to make sure you are in the right size. Sara from Cleveland

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2016
rating Size: 34E

I always wear a 34 no matter the brand. The band measurement on the 34 is only 24" in circumference when it should be 30 or 31. I wanted a racerback style, but it looks like I'll be sticking with my go to sports bra. Nicole from Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2015
rating Size: 36C

My first sports bra and I'm very happy with it. Its very tight and a struggle to get on, perhaps all sports bras are. But once it is on it is so very comfortable. Will definately buy another. Verna from Massachusetts
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2015
rating Size: 34DD

These are not high impact, I cannot run in them. However, they are working great for the gym and I do love how breathable they are (not to mention cute--this is not my mother's sports bra!). I'm always between sizes for the width and always order down. This is a tight fit but not uncomfortable. I might try ordering up next time. Perras from Atlanta, GA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: 36C

I've yet to come across a bra that totally eliminates bounce; this is a great bra, however. Kathryn from Midland, MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: 34F

I LOVE this sports bra. Great fit and easy to put on. Keeps you in place. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 30C

No bounce on my distance runs. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2015
Size: 34DD

Cups fit well, but too hard to get top hook clasped. Suzan from Norwalk, CT, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 38F

I bought this bra for our 17 year old daughter. She plays beach volley ball on a competitive club team and needed great support for all of the running a jumping. She used to use moving comfort bras but it has been really difficult to find her size so we tried this bra and wow. She likes this bra so well we bought 2 more. If you are looking for zero bounce this is your bra and there is no unaboob :) that makes our daughter very happy. Amber from San diego
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: February, 2015
rating Size: 36E

This is a great sport bra for high-impact activities, for a larger-breasted woman. My only complaint is that on a longer run--10 miles plus--there's a tendency for the stitching beside the back clasp to chafe. Sarah from Massachusetts, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2015
rating Size: 32F

I thought finding regular bras that properly fit was difficult - since taking up jogging, I've realized finding a good sports bra that actually prevents "bounce" is nigh impossible. This is the only sports bra I've tried that really tames the girls - I knew immediately when I tried it on that it was "the one". The only con I can think of is that the band is indeed tight (I can often get away with a 30 band, but the 32 in this one just barely fits me!) but I'm okay with that because I know it's a big part of the bra's awesome support. I suspect the band will better conform to my body over time. Becca from Texas
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 38E

With a name like "Shock Absorber", I had high expectations for this bra and was disappointed. I couldn't get a good fit with this bra. The band definitely runs small. I was able to get into the bra to try it out and it provided tight compression, but as soon as I started moving the cups just moved up and down right along with my breasts.

HerRoom Response: It sounds like the cup size you purchased is too small. Please check out our Bra Fitting page to help you find a size that fits properly. Diana from New York, NY

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 34DD

Best nursing bra ever! Comfortable and supportive. Holds up well with washing and wear. Jane from MI
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 36F

Great bra. Probably. However it so narrow! I could not close 36 on me, while I am usually always ordering 36 for everything else. I didn't even order 38, assumed it will still be small and this is the largest available size. Weird. Usually the problem with the cap size.

Shock Absorber Response: Try style B4490. This sports bra is available in a 40 band. Marina from US

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 34E

I have three or four of these that I run in, but think the other Shock Absorbers are better for support. smm from San Francisco, CA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 36F

I really want to love this bra, but the bottom of the band in the front gets uncomfortable after wearing it for a while. I do like the support it gives underneath my pajama tops though.

Shock Absorber Response: The band on this bra is a soft wide stretchy underband. Possibly style B4490 will be a better option as the band has fabric covering the elastic. Michelle from Montgomery, TX / USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 36F

This bra definitely controls bounce better than most sports bras in my size. It does smash everything together though & the straps on my shoulder bother me a little bit -- I think because they lay in a different place than I am used to. I do like it for running. Michelle from Montgomery, TX / USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 36DD

This bra did not work at all! My breats just flopped over in it and when I walked they bounced as though they were not supportive at all. Needless to say, I didn't even try running. I would not recommend large breasted women to buy this bra.

HerRoom Response: It sound like the cup size you purchased is too small. Please check out our Bra Fitting page to help you find a size that fits properly. Jacq from New Jersey

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: teen
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 36DD

I did not have high hopes for this bra since it didn't have under wires but I am impressed! Stayed put the entire run and kept everything in place with no chafing. Definitely a good purchase for top- heavy runners! Cheryl from Georgia
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2014
rating Size: 36F

I have purchased 5 of these bras and they are the best product for workouts. This bra is the only one I have found in my size that works for me - best support out there. Scout from Sussex/NJ/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 30E

Ordered this bra in a band size up from what I normally wear, and the band was still extremely tight. Seems like it would be great, support-wise, and I loved that the straps have lots of room for adjustment using hooks instead of velcro. Reordering this bra with a bigger band. I normally wear a 28 band and am ordering in a 32 because a 30 was so tight I couldn't take a deep breath.

Shock Absorber Response: We hope the 32 band will give you the desired fit.

HerRoom Response: Try using our Universal Cup Size. This helpful chart will guide you to the right fit. Heather from Enid, OK United States

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2014
rating Size: 34C

Support and separation. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2014
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