Patagonia Overhead Bra ReviewJuly 9, 2012
- Seamless construction
- Wide, comfortable straps
- Interior fabric has body mapping for improved support and wicking where needed
- Although it doesn’t ride up, I would like the bottom strap to fit just a little tighter
One of our very favorite sports bras—no question. It's a great multi-sport, all-day wearing bra for A and B cups. C cups could try it for low to moderate impact activities.
This is one of two bras (along with the New Balance Tonic Crop) that has become my go-to bra for long days with multiple work-outs. It is just as comfortable first thing in the morning as it is late in the afternoon. Plus, it was even comfortable when I ended up sleeping in it on a camping trip.
Shoulder straps are nice and wide, as is the no-ride chest band, and all openings are taped with soft, jersey fabric, that resulted in no chafing whether running with a pack or hiking and skiing for a few hours. Coverage is good, but not excessive and it’s easy to put on and get off.
The design features two side vents to help moisture escape from between the dual-layers of fabric. I never felt damp or swampy, and it seemed to dry well between activities.
The bra is showing no obvious signs of wear and managed odor well after multiple washes. (I machine wash and dry it, but hang dry when I can remember.)