Sizes: Band sizes 32- 38 and cup sizes C, D, DD, and F
Materials: 60% recycled materials, using high-quality Italian fabric: 65% Nylon, 35% Lycra.
Obtained by: Company sample
Availability: Company’s website, Title Nine, or Tahoe Mountain Sports
RBR Advertiser: No
Who Knew a Sports Bra Could Be Truly a Gamechanger?
Women of every size have a love-hate relationship with sports bras. Most are so compressive they’re uncomfortable, and if they aren’t compressive, there’s no support. Too often, to get support for the ‘girls,’ you have to wear a bra that is so highly compressive, it’s hard to breathe. And if you select comfort, you end up with shoulder, neck, and back pain.
Several months ago, I participated in a virtual industry tradeshow where I discovered Betts Fit and Catherine Betts, owner and designer. What caught my attention was Catherine’s claims of a sports bra that eliminated the discomfort and bounce for active, well-endowed women. If the claims were true, this could be a game-changer for athletic women everywhere. Bustier women must often wear multiple sports bras to control the ‘girls’ during high-impact activities. This is not only uncomfortable but also is warm.
Betts Fit’s Bounce Free sports bra provides bustier women the support they need without sacrificing comfort. Catherine Betts is a 34F, and a former colligate soccer player who used to wear three sports bras, yes three, when she worked out. She developed the Bounce Free bra out of necessity, and that other women must share a similar problem. Yes, she wasn’t alone. So she set out to develop her innovative design. The Bounce Free sports bra’s adjustable straps and corset-style front cinch up for added support and loosens for less support.
I solicited a friend who’s a 34C to conduct the testing since I, unfortunately, lost all my cleavage when I dropped a bunch of weight.
The Custom Fit Comes From Adjustability
Initially, my friend was slightly confused about how all the straps and laces worked. But, it was easy to dial in the fit after watching the company’s video explaining how to adjust the straps and corset.
Per the video, the bra can take a few wears to ‘break in’ and soften the corset cord. But my friend was off and running seven miles the first time wearing the bra. She returned from her run elated. The bra lived up to its claim to reduce the bounce. The bra is highly adjustable, very comfortable, and she experienced zero chafing. The run was on a cold Chicago day, and the two layers of fabric plus the removable pads kept her warm.
The Betts Fit sports bra is made with 60% recycled materials, using high-quality Italian fabric: 65% Nylon, 35% Lycra. Their performance materials are moisture-wicking and, next to skin soft. The wicking capabilities worked well on a cold day under multiple layers, but when temperatures climb into the 80s or 90s, the bra may tend to be warm. Fortunately, the styling provides enough coverage to wear the bra alone, with a Betts Fit Hook Tank, a basic tank top, or a shirt.
And There Are More Features
Additional features include a zipper pocket to stash keys or money, a bounce strap to reduce movement further, and strap extenders for extra room. The bra straps can be worn either as an H-back or racerback with crisscross straps, with an adjustable bottom band and front corset.
Bra pads come standard but are removable by simply pulling the pads through a small hole.
Making Women Happy Is Part of the Company’s DNA
The Bounce Free sports bra is available on the Betts Fit company’s website, Title Nine, or Tahoe Mountain Sports. Using Betts Fit’s virtual fitting, you can purchase with confidence. Customers can schedule a call right online to help determine their correct size. The company also offers a Take it to the Limit guarantee. If not convinced it is the best sports bra you’ve ever tried, you have 60 days to return it for a full refund and free return shipping.
According to my friend, Betts Fit’s sports bra fits true to size and is currently available for band sizes 32- 38 and cup sizes C, D, DD, and F, intending to increase size options in the future.
A $99 price tag for the Betts Fit Bounce Free sports bra is a bit pricey and is only available in black, but if it allows bustier women to exercise in comfort and pain-free, can you really put a price tag on that?
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.