I credit my mom for instilling in me a somewhat ridiculous appreciation for quality. Growing up, we didn’t have the money to support it, but she’d say: “Buy the best and you only cry once.” Even as a single parent, she bought gear like a mountain ninja: the one piece (puffy coat, sleeping bag, backpack) that was also the best. And for the most part, she was right. A quality item almost always saved us money because we used it year after year.
Sports bras are tricky technical pieces. You want them to be tight, but not so tight you are sneakily pulling your chest band away from your body for a decent breath of air. You want coverage, but not so much coverage that your armpits are being rubbed raw from an intrusive seem sneaking up too high. Finding a trusty sports bra is a complete balancing act. But once you find the right one it becomes a longstanding friendship filled with a whole lot of sweat and love. Here is the complete breakdown of our bra lineup, including two new additions - the Brilliance Bra and the Bae Bra!