Finding the right fitting anything can be a hassle when it comes to running gear. Sneakers, shorts that don’t give you a wedgie, shorts that don’t make you chafe on your inner thighs. You know. Those types of things but aside from your sneaks, the most important piece of gear you’ll wear is a jog bra so it’s important to make sure it’s the right fit.
And a stupid number of women aren’t wearing the right size. 80% to be exact.
Thankfully, the lovely ladies at Fleet Feet Annapolis set us straight and got us all hooked up (no pun intended).
What to look for in a good jog bra
Breathability, Never wear a cotton jog bra. Ever.
No pressure. By pressure I mean it shouldn’t dig into your shoulders, and should not rub and chafe.
Adjustability. Every fit is different – from shoulder straps to the band, you should be able to adjust the straps.
No puckering. You shouldn’t have puckering, and no uniboob. There shouldn’t be spillage on the sides or under the band.
Never wear 2 bras. If you’re wearing the correct sports bra, you won’t need them. They are ineffective and will only cause more chafing.
Replace regularly – just like all your other running gear, you should replace your jog bra every 6-12 months. Much like your shoes, they get worn out and stop being as effective. Also, you should replace them after giving birth, losing a lot of weight, etc…because the fit will most certainly be different.
I picked up a new Moving Comfort jog bra last night, probably about time since the last one I bought was last spring after Ethan was born.
Some of my favorite bras…
lululemon Tata tamer $58
C9 Champion $17 – great for low impact workouts – yoga and spinning
All of these are great for different purposes – the Flow Y and the C9 bra are great for yoga, and spinning where I don’t need much support. I used to be able to run in the Flow Y but after Ethan I found it most definitely was not supportive enough.
The Ta-Ta Tamer was my first post baby bra and I love it to bits and pieces – i love the ability to switch to racerback or not, the mesh in the front is great for breathability and it’s super supportive. Say what you want about lululemon as a brand, they’ve definitely had their fair share of PR snafu’s this year but there are a few of their items that I will keep going back for. This is one of them.
I tried the Juno last night and ultimately it was the winner because of the racerback-ness of it. But really, I liked the Fiona from Moving Comfort as well. I loved the ability to adjust the straps easily with the velcro straps – which is a perfect feature for a nursing mama. Why didn’t I try these a year ago?!
Thanks so much to Fleet Feet Annapolis for hosting the Stroller Strides Plum Moms Group – Mom’s Night Out. Awesome information, awesome mamas, and an awesome run beforehand!