A few weeks back I broke one of my own cardinal rules about buying running gear (there really aren't that many, actually) and bought a sports bra online that I had not tried on IRL. (That means "in real life," btw. I learned that from teenagers when I was a teacher.) But you know how it is. It's late, you're chilling with a glass of red, reading the interwebs, and what do you spy but the hot-looking Saucony Ignite LT sports bra, which TOTALLY matches those shorts that you had to get in black and pink, because it was the only color they had. (Don't ask me why I've started caring about that stuff lately. I can't explain it.)
I didn't expect that it would be as epically awesome as my Moving Comfort Alexis ones (which are basically perfect in every way), but I thought, hey, it's Saucony, and they generally make pretty decent stuff. Plus it was on sale (maybe $25ish instead of the usually $35ish?), so done.
Honestly, I should have known better as soon as I put it on & did a little experimental bouncing. I should've taken it right off, packaged it back up, and returned it. But my optimism got the best of me, so I thought, "I'll just head out on a short little run with it. Maybe it'll be fine."
No. No, it was very very very NOT fine at all. It is not, as the site advertises, "built for speed" unless you are the type of lady for whom a sports bra is really just a formality anyway. (Or your speed is walking.) I felt like it was barely there at all, and while there are maybe items in life where this is desirable, a running bra is not one of them for gals who sport C cups.
|This girl has significantly smaller boobs than me, but it gives you an idea of how the higher neckline looks.|
So. If you like the colors & the high neckline & can get away with running in whatever, maybe this bra is for you. But it is NOT a functional running bra for anyone with an even remotely large chest.