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Keep The Girls Happy: Running Sports Bras

June 6th, 2012

Tough Decision? We're Here to Help

Your sports bra is pretty much your most important piece of run gear. And like Joanna at right here, you may be overwhelmed by your options. But don’t fear – we’re here to, er, ‘support’ your effort to find the perfect run bra.

We recently tested seven different models to figure out which bras work best for women of different cup sizes. Choose the size that’s right for you and read on!

If you need help figuring out what size bra will fit you best, check out our Sports Bra Fit video on the Learning Center.

A or B Cup Bras

Women who are smaller up top can get away with a ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to sports bras. A classic compression sports bra often provides enough support, and can be a super comfy option, as many classic compression bras are seamless or nearly seamless. If you’re a smaller busted woman looking for more support, then try a bra with encapsulation and compression.

Bras Tested:

Best Support Overall: Moving Comfort Vixen

Alice says: “This bra offered superior support, with a great feminine silhouette. The back mesh is very breathable and stood up to hotter temps.”

Best for Longer Runs: Moving Comfort Phoebe

Alice says: “The snug compression of this bra gave me plenty of support for high impact activities, and was comfortable enough to wear for a long day on the trail.”

Stand-Out Feature: The North Face Stow-N-Go

Alice says: “The pockets on this bra are awesome! Because of the padding, even and iPhone fits comfortably in the large one. This was the least supportive of the bras I tested, but it still offered adequate support for running.”

B or C Cup Bras

For women who wear a B or C cup, encapsulation helps to provide enough support to keep the girls happy as you head out to hit the roads or trails. For even more support, try a bra that also has adjustability. If you can adjust the straps or the back closure of a bra, it will let you create a more custom fit for your body and your needs.

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Ladies, Stow It: New Apparel Storage Options

March 16th, 2012

The North Face Stow-N-Go High Impact Sports Bra

The bouncing…the jostling…the awkwardness. Your first junior high dance? Not quite. But running with your cell phone shoved under your sports bra and your ATM card and keys stashed inside the leg of your compression shorts might be even more uncomfortable.

The elite athlete in you would never admit it, but you’ve probably headed out on a run with your essentials stowed in sweaty, less than ideal places. So what’s a girl to do? If you’re going to log serious miles, you need to haul some…assets (nutrition, phone, ID card).

Several manufacturers understand this need and are giving us some ingenious solutions. The products below will help you run in comfort – unless of course you want your girls to have an imprint of your key.

Moving Comfort Momentum Skort

The North Face Stow-N-Go High Impact Sports Bra offers great support and two storage pockets. The double layer front creates a large stash pocket for gels or even a phone, and the small internal pocket gives you a great place to tuck a key or Chapstick. We love the comfy liner of this bra, which keeps you from getting stabbed by anything you put in the pocket. If you like this piece, you might also like The North Face Eat My Dust Sport Tank.

The Moving Comfort Momentum Skort is so much more than another flirty little running skirt. Four sizable pockets let you carry electrolytes, bars, key cards or other essentials. There are two pockets on the sides of the skirt for easy access, and two pockets on the legs of the inner boy short for secure storage.

Pearl Izumi Fly Ultra Short

The Pearl Izumi Fly Ultra Short is the one for you if you refuse to don a skirt for a run. Open up the back zip pocket for no-worries storage, and there are two invisible back pockets for additional gels or chews. This short finds a very happy medium between modest coverage and full freedom of movement so you can run freely mile after mile.

Wear these clever pieces on your run and you’ll be able to take everything but the kitchen sink with you. For that you might need a little red wagon. And a plumber.

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