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Handful Y Back Handful Bra

- published December 2016

90

2016

RATINGS

Comfort
10
Fit/Mobility
8
Support
7
Breathability
7
Style/Design
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
90

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THE GOOD

  • Soft material
  • Comfortable fit

THE BAD

  • Not much compression
  • A lot of extra material

THE VERDICT

Designed to “flatter not flatten” the Y Back Handful Bra features a luxuriously soft material and the brand’s signature Lights Out pads that fully lift and increase your bust size by at least one cup. Of all the bras in the test, the Handful Y Back Handful Bra is by far the most comfortable. The soft material and wide stripes make it feel good to put on. Although the bra features more coverage, it is not as compressive or supportive as other bras in this test group. The bra is better for low impact sports or the gym than for running.

FULL REVIEW

Comfort
Wide and smooth straps on the shoulders, the Y Back design and a low wide band below the bust combined with soft material make this the most comfortable bra in the test.  

Fit/Mobility 
The Y Back Handful Bra fits and moves well while moving, stretching, and running. Testers said that even in hot and sweaty conditions the bra did not chafe. The bra is one of the most versatile in the test group for exercise and all-day wear. 

Support 
Although the material and design is soft and comfortable, the compression is minimal and the bra is not particularly supportive for running. 

Breathability 
The Handful Y Back bra scored is not as moisture wicking as others in the test group because it had more material was not as breathable. Removing the pads helps with breathability.

Style/Design 
The Y Back Handful Bra is designed to go from “fitness to fashion” and “flatter not flatten.” Even small cup sizes will be happily surprised on the full feminine shape of the bra. The removable pads change the look of the bra drastically when inserted or removed. Once the pads are removed the style is not particularly flattering. but you will be hard pressed to find a better and more comfortable t-shirt bra. 

How We Tested It

Fifteen bras were tested for a duration of three months over hundreds of miles on dirt trails, roads, and the track. Women with A to B cup sizes wore the running bras for easy paced runs, hard effort workouts, long runs, and at the gym. The tester’s five top scoring running bras are featured in the test group.

For more reviews beyond this 2016 test, check out our trail running shoe tests, road running shoe tests, running stroller reviews, 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

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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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
10
Fit/Mobility
8
Support
7
Breathability
7
Style/Design
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
90

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