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Handful Y Back Bra Review

- published May 2017

88

2017

RATINGS

Comfort
8
Fit/Mobility
8
Support
6
Breathability
7
Style/Design
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
88

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THE GOOD

  • Made for casual fitness & fashion
  • Comfortable fabric and fit
  • Removable pads included

THE BAD

  • Moderate support for C/D cups
  • Plush fabric holds some moisture

THE VERDICT

The Handful Y Back Bra succeeds in it’s mission to function for sport and for fashion, but the tester found it most appealing to wear during lounge time at home or leisurely walks. Although comfortable and cut, the bra is not supportive enough for C/D cups to wear during high-impact activities like running.

FULL REVIEW

COMFORT 
The Handful Y Back Bra is high on the comfort scale, with a poly and spandex fabric combination that makes the piece very soft on the skin. Wide straps sit flush against the shoulders with flat seams. 

FIT/MOBILITY 
The fit of the Handful Y Back Bra is more spacious than the more compressive bra styles in this test, and a wearer will be able to have full range of motion without any constriction or skin rubbing. 

SUPPORT
For C/D cups, the Handful Y Back Bra seems more suited for activities with less chest impact. The tester found a smaller size helped with more compression, but the bra still did not hold enough for complete comfort while running. 

BREATHABILITY 
The material on theHandful Y Back Bra is made to be quick-dry, although the slightly thicker fabric held onto more moisture than other bras in the test. 

STYLE/DESIGN 
The Handful Y Back Bra is all about style and function. The feminine design has gathered fabric at the center of the chest, and a unique crochet detail on the shoulder straps. It’s a low cut bra that will go under workout or casual wear, and the overall look is versatile to complement either an athletic or leisure outfit. 

How We Tested It

The bras in this test were used for three months while running in both warm and cold weather conditions. Time spent wearing each bra and running ranged from short 20 minute interval sessions to more casual fun runs, to trail and road running races. The tester has a size D cup.

For more reviews beyond this 2017 test, check out our other running bra tests, road running shoe tests, trail running shoe tests, and other related running gear tests

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

About the Author

Kim Fuller

Kim Fuller

Kim Fuller lives in the Colorado mountains as a freelance journalist and outdoor enthusiast. She’s a runner, skier, mountain biker, hiker, backpacker and yoga instructor, and believes movement and fresh air is the key to happiness and vitality.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$54.00
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Comfort
8
Fit/Mobility
8
Support
6
Breathability
7
Style/Design
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
88

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