Lululemon Speed Up Bra ReviewApril 26, 2018
- Holds a more natural chest shape
- Mesh fabric panel helps style & breathability
- Smooth sweat-wicking fabric with four-way stretch
- Molded foam cups are small for D cups
- No adjustable clasps or straps
While it can be a bit of a wrestle to get it in place on the chest, Lululemon’s Speed Up Bra is made from a stretchy and smooth fabric that moves well and sits nicely against the skin. Padded straps add extra cushion on the shoulders, and the wide bottom band holds and works with the cups to uplift lot of the chest weight.
D cups won’t fit as well in the Speed Up Bra from Lululemon, and we found that intense movement for a long duration created chaffing on the sides of the chest. If this is the bra you want, try on a couple sizes to get the right fit, although larger sizes sometimes mean less compression and support. The bottom band doesn’t have as much stretch, and we found that getting the bra on and in place can be a bit of a chore.
The cup design of the Lululemon Speed Up Bra will offer substantial support for size B and C cups, but size D will find a lack of support with high-intensity activities like running and jumping. The bra has a lower v-cut front, offering less coverage in the center of the chest, especially for larger cup sizes.
The Luxtreme fabric created by Lululemon and used for the Speed Up Bra is sweat-wicking, and in general offers decent breathability when working out in it. The molded foam cups do collect more sweat, but the bra has a lot of airflow in the back, including a ventilated back razorback strap.
The aesthetic of Lululemon’s Speed Up Bra is one of its most enticing qualities, with flattering molded foam cups that offer high support and a natural share for the chest. The mesh fabric on the racer-back strap not only offers ventilation, but also adds an extra stylish flare to the overall look of the bra on its own and with athletic tank tops.
These bras were tested for three months while running in both warm and cold weather conditions. Time spent wearing each bra and running ranged from short 20 minute interval sessions to more casual fun runs, to trail and road running races.
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