The New Balance Power Bra does maximize coverage and support for larger cup sizes. In a racer-back style, the bra has adjustable hardware, a one-inch wide non-slip adjustable strap, and molded pads for shaping.
Designed for comfort and support in mind, the Power Bra from New Balance has a gel-infused strap lining specifically for comfort, as well as a powermesh lining that offers sweat-wicking and breathability when you’re breaking a sweat.
New Balance made the Power Bra with a stabilized center frame, underbust cradle, side frame and straps, so it’s made to move. The bra comes in specific bra sizes, and we found the bra to fit to size and provided ample coverage for any type of athletic endeavor.
With specially designed padded cups, the New Balance Power Bra gives substantial support and shaping to C and D cups. It uses encapsulation and compression support technology, so each internal cup supports each breast individually while the outside shell maintains the appropriate compression.
There is more fabric on the New Balance Power Bra than the more minimal designs, but it’s still relatively lightweight and the powermesh lining is fully supportive while also breathable. The shoulder straps are not intrusive, so there’s plenty of airflow opportunity offered from the back of the bra.
Specific cup sizes and a gel-infused hook/eye closure make the design of the New Balance Power Bra catered to fit, but the style is a nice addition as well. The bra offers a lot of coverage, which can be excessive with smaller tank tops, but the variety of color combinations and sleek racer-back shoulder straps make for a stylish bra that specializes in adjustability and support.
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HOW WE TESTED
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.