Product Review: Ultracor Facet-Print Sports Bra

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I've never worn a sports bra with a pricetag of $110. To be perfectly honest, I buy mine in a two pack for about $12, and they seem to work well enough for me. I was super curious about what a $110 sports bra would look and feel like, so I offered to review the Ultracor facet-print sports bra via ScoopNYC for Run Oregon. For that kind of money, I was hoping there would be some genuine Swarovski crystals adhered to it, or maybe it would magically transform me into some kind of workout goddess... and I was surprised to receive an item that was incredible simple, but high quality. The wide elastic band at the bottom is soft and comfortable, and its attached with flatlock seams to avoid chafing or irritation.The fabric is really the best part about this bra--it's lightweight, wicking, and unbelievably smooth--it's like the activewear fabric equivalent of silk.

The taped seams under the armpits and along the ribs, and the taped hems around the shoulders and over the chest are seamless and look very sleek–unfortunately, it felt stiff and uncomfortable against my ribs. I wore it to barre3 and it was bearable but not terribly comfortable, and I definitely wouldn’t want to wear it on a run. Also, there is no coverage or padding on the front of the bra (ladies, you know what that means–it’s not a suitable bra for every woman… especially in the cold!). While the sports bra didn’t work for me personally, it was a very interesting bra to test out, and I’d be interested to see what products Ultracor designs in the future.

A little blurb from fellow Run Oregon Blogger, Jessica: “I tried this high-end sports bra – what a beauty she is! Absolutely gorgeous look, and soft, silky smooth feel to the hand. For me, the seamless look and feel of the item just didn’t mesh with me. There was a seam under the armpit area that poked me. This aside, I want to love it because it is so beautiful. Two changes to this gorgeous bra and I would be all over it: 1. put in modesty cups and 2. re-engineer the seamless ‘seaming’. But did I mention again how much I adore the way it looks and generally feels?”

ScoopNYC has a variety of high-end activewear and currently has a warehouse sale happening.

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