Sports bras don't always fit tall women well. If the straps aren't adjustable or the arm holes are too small, the sports bra can ride up and chafe your armpits or squeeze "the girls" a little too closely. Given my background and experience in the fitness field, I'm always on the lookout for sports bras that fit great, provide stability and prevent the dreaded uni-boob. I was pleasantly surprised when introduced to the Breeze Comfort Sport Bra - they're cute, comfortable and did exactly what they claimed.
Attractiveness and Price Point
What are the first two things most women consider when picking out a sports bra? Attractiveness and price point. On both of these counts, Breeze Comfort bras hit the mark.
The Breeze Comfort sport bras are cute, colorful and come in a variety of styles that work well for women of every breast size. You can choose from styles with colorblock details, contrasting piping or mesh openings at the front and back for extra ventilation.
The Breeze Comfort sport bras are offered for prices between $35 and $45, depending on the style. While this price is higher than a sport bra you could pick up from Wal-Mart or Target, the price is on par with most other major athletic brands.
Tall Women's Features
While not all of the Breeze Comfort sport bras have features that benefit tall women, several of them do:
- For women with smaller breasts or those who choose lower impact exercises, the Strappy bra offers adjustable straps that enable you to personalize the fit and comfort to account for your taller height
- For women with larger breasts, the Diva bra offers a halter top strap with a wider band around the ribcage for extra support; you can adjust the halter as necessary to account for your height without forfeiting support
Breeze Comfort's other bras also offer options like mesh backs, adjustable side or back closures and push up bra support for more customizable fit.
There's a lot of technology that goes into the Breeze Comfort brand of sports bras. In addition to wicking fabric, well-placed keyholes and the utilization of mesh material to help provide ventilation, Breeze Comfort uses the Ventipad - a trademarked bra pad designed to improve breathability. Without going into all the nitty-gritty details (which you can find on their website), the Ventipad essentially enables more air to circulate through the pad, preventing the build-up of sweat that occurs with traditional padded sport bras.
To be honest, I was a little wary when trying the bra out. See, I sweat. A lot. I'm the girl who actually drips sweat on the floor while using a cardio machine. Given my propensity to sweat, I'm also very familiar with the uncomfortable soaked-through sports bra and the completely embarassing sweat spots that can develop on the front of a workout top when the sports bra has soaked through. All that to say, this bra really worked! Yes, I still sweated like no one's business, and the band of the bra still got pretty wet, but the cups stayed comparatively dry and I stayed completely comfortable. I was actually thrilled with the results.
The only thing you may want to be cautious about when purchasing the Breeze Comfort sports bra is the product care. The instructions indicate that the bra should be hand washed and line dried. While this isn't necessarily a problem, a lot of on-the-go women rely on being able to machine wash their fitness apparel. Definitely keep this in mind when making your purchase.