I was rather excited to shop at a new Dick's Sporting Goods store which recently opened in my area. However, after shopping there, I found the store quite ordinary. My top choice for athletic clothing is definitely REI. They carry workout clothing by prAna, Patagonia, and Colombia to name a few brands. REI is a bit of a drive for me so I decided on a local store.
I didn't find an amazing selection of sports bras at Dick's, but have heard good things about Under Armour sports bras and purchased the bra below.
|Under Armour sports bra|
I selected this sports bra as it has fairly solid construction with wide shoulder straps, lightly lined cups and hooked back which makes getting into a sports bra struggle free. The bra was expensive ($57.99), but I purchased it anyway and off I went.
When I tried the bra on at home, I'll admit it was really great to have the back hooks. I didn't have to wiggle and pull the bra on. However, once it was on, I felt like I was wearing a breast plate, like it was part of an Amazonian woman's warrior costume and I was heading to battle. It's not that the fit was tight, but it was more bra than I'll ever need for exercise. If you're a C cup and above and need to run a marathon, triathlon or into cross fit - this is the bra for you. This bra is a major piece of equipment.
For the price, the Under Armour sports bra is over kill for my fitness needs so I decided to return it. I then went back to Target and pick up two Champion sports bras (gray bra below and a pink bra, not shown) for the price of one Under Armour sports bra.
|Champion Double Dry Vent Compression Sports Bra|
If you are the athletic type, what is your favorite sports bra?