Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: Shock Absorber Sports Bra

Remember last November? Back then I was contacted by Shock Absorber, one of UK's leading brands of sports bras to review one of their bras. I was just recovering from a severe bronchitis and started slowly to get back into training for my first half-marathon in June 2014 when the plans changed a bit when we found out that we were expecting our third baby.

While the half-marathon is postponed by a year or two, excercizing is definitely still on, especially since I never want to be as out of shape again as last year when I started training for the 10k. And I've stayed on track so far, despite a growing belly, leg cramps, and adverse weather.

Around Christmas, I finally received my Active Multi Sports Support bra, and I was so excited to try it out.
Active Multi Sports Support
After trying the bra for a few months now (and after a few washings), running with my Shock Absorber makes such a difference. The bra fits snug without constricting me and is truly cut to size and keeps its shape and functionality even after tossing it in the wash; yes, I was unsure getting a bra without trying it before, but the Shock Absorber fit just perfectly. The high-performance fabrics keep me dry and prevent chafing. And the best: while I've outgrown most of my normal bras in the meantime, the Shock Absorber still fits and supports my growing breasts.

To be honest, in the beginning I was sceptical whether a sports bra would make much of a difference for me, as I am not too well-endowed. But after my very first run wearing my new Shock Absorber, I would never want to run in a regular bra any more. No bouncing, perfect support, and this dry feelings my regular cotton bras could not provide.
Wearing my Shock Absorber

If I had to say one negative thing about this truly wonderful bra, it would be that you'd need to be quite flexible in order to fasten the bra, or maybe I just don't know the easy technique. But despite this, I'm simply in love with this fabulous bra  :-)

For your very own Shock Absorber sports bra, visit one (or all) of these online retailers.


  1. Looks like an awesome sports bra and am in need of one myself. so, will have to try to look into this. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie :)

    1. It'is a great bra, Janine! So happy having been selected to put it to the test :-) You should totally get one for yourself! If you do, let me know how you like it!

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    1. Thanks a lot :-) Not only does the bra look really nice and sporty, it really provides great support!