Moving Comfort Juno ReviewMarch 12, 2013
- Customized B through DD sizing
- Adjustable hook and loop back closure
- Straps that are adjustable from the front
- Breathable back
- Stiff fabric
- Very thick and can get steamy
This is one of my top picks for larger busted women and high impact activities. From covered seams, to full customizability and superior support, this is one of the most impressive running bras I’ve encountered, though it may be a bit much for smaller users.
The comfort of the Juno falls somewhere between the heavenly Lululemon All Sports Bra and the sandpaper-esque New Balance Airy Racer. The fabric is very stiff (if you set it on a table, the bra actually stands up on its own!), so it feels somewhat like armor, although the soft fabric is not at all uncomfortable on your skin. This bra gains some points here for the incredibly thoughtful covered seams in areas (like the shoulder straps and underarm region) that usually chafe.
This wouldn’t be my top choice for a yoga class because the stiffness of the fabric prevents it from moving with the body. I loved the huge range of sizing options – the bra comes in everything from a 30C to a 40DD, and you can customize further with Velcro adjustable straps and triple row hook and loop closure.
This is not your average sports bra: there is no wrestling required with the hook and loop back closure, and fine-tuning is super easy with straps that adjust with Velcro from the front. Innovative functionality also makes this bra a great choice for busty women: the “stiff fabric” described above is actually molded cups designed to offer more support, to provide a smooth and shapely sillouette, and to cover up “headlights.”
The Juno is made for high impact activities. The thick, racerback straps and individual molded cups keep everything virtually immobile, even on downhill trail runs. One of our testers reported that her support was compromised due to a sizing miscalculation, so do be sure you get just the right fit.
The fabric is very thick and heavy, so I appreciated the smart design that left key hotspots on the mid-back open. Mesh zones on the front and back help keep airflow, but the area below my breasts did get steamy after long workouts.
Although $56 is above the average price for the bras we tested, I thought this was a good value for the high level of support and functionality. If you are a C cup or larger, the Juno is a good investment.