Disclaimer: Shock Absorber USA sent me 2 sports bras in exchange for this review. As per usual all opinions are my own.
When Shock Absorber reached out, I was intrigued because I have been needing some new sports bras. I’m pretty picky about them and have been wearing a few different styles from Lululemon & Oiselle and while I liked them, I sometimes notice they either feel too tight or sometimes I have to mess with them during a run so I was interested to try them.
What makes Shock Absorber unique? From their website:
They are fast drying, durable, breathable and moisture wicking.
So how does all that play out in reality? Well I’ll be honest when I first tried on the Ultimate Run Bra, I was a little concerned that it wasn’t going to fit properly. I could barely get it closed and am already at the last set of clasps. However, once I had it on, I actually forgot it was on, I didn’t have any issues with it being too tight or moving around at all. I even wore it while running stairs when I was definitely breathing hard and on the 19 miles I ran at Gorge & had no issues whatsoever.
I’ll even go as far to say that even though it was soaked after my 19 miles, yes, I sweat a lot, it didn’t feel quite as wet as my other bras do so I’ll attest to their quick dry assertion.
For reference, I am wearing a 34B. They have a huge range of sizes, everything from 30A to 40DD with E, F & G cup sizes. They do follow the UK sizing, but I’d say that it was pretty accurate to US sizing as I wear a 32C/34B in normal bras when I’m not wearing a sports bra, which is practically never these days :).
When I got opened the Active Zip Plunge, I was a bit concerned that this was going to be some racy bra that’s showcasing the cleavage. On me it wasn’t, it was definitely full coverage, but it was a slightly bigger size, 36B so it wasn’t quite as snug as I probably needed.
I liked the style and it was pretty comfortable, my biggest issue, outside of the wrong size, was that the bra I received had a piece of fabric at the bottom of the zipper that pushed into the bottom of my ribs, it made it very uncomfortable and didn’t look quite right. I’m not sure if I received an older version of the bra because the photos on the site & Instagram don’t show that extra piece of fabric.
This bra, while cute on, wasn’t as good of a fit for me as the Ultimate Run Bra, which ultimately is the better choice for me, as an avid runner.
Shock Absorber also has a few other bras like the Active Multi Sport Bra that has sizes from 32B to 40HH. The Active Shaped Push-Up Bra, which I thought was really cute, that comes in more standard sizes from 32A to 38D. And then there are 2 more Active Classic Bras to choose from as well.
Prices range from $59.99 for the Classics to $79.99 for the Ultimate Run Bra. That’s a lot for a bra, but if it can truly help the bounce and you don’t notice that it’s on, it might be worth the price tag to find a good one.
Are you in Boston for the Boston Marathon? You can find Shock Absorber at the Expo at Booth 2042. They’ll have some awesome discounts for you there.
Not in Boston? Me either. So here’s the part where you can win an Ultimate Run Bra.
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Giveaway runs from 12:00am Apr 14 to 11:59pm PST Apr 18, 2o17.