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Oiselle Hi Line Bra

- published December 2016

92

2016

RATINGS

Comfort
9
Fit/Mobility
9
Support
8
Breathability
7
Style/Design
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
92

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THE GOOD

  • Flattering feminine style
  • Comfortable fit
  • Very compressive

THE BAD

  • Thick material
  • Low cut design

THE VERDICT

The Oiselle Hi Line Bra is easily the most flattering of the running bras in the test group. It’s made by a women’s specialty running apparel brand, thus the cut and style of the bra is comfortable, looks good, and still offers plenty of support for small to medium cup sizes. This bra is ideal for the runner who wants to look and feel good while running hard. 

FULL REVIEW

Comfort
With a highly comfortable fit and design, the Hi Line Bra can be worn all day as a t-shirt bra and still feel good, but it is best utilized as intended for running. The thin straps are carefully placed and do not chafe. 

Fit/Mobility 
The Hi Line bra is a flattering fit and our testers commented that it had a sexier feel and look than other bras in the test, yet is still sporty and compressive enough for running. The bra has a vertical rectangular panel and bra-like straps that form a t-back design that moves well as you run. 

Support 
Oiselle’s signature Nyelle compression fabric is highly compressive. The thick material offers superior support even with a low cut, minimal coverage design. 

Breathability
Thanks to the bras low cut design and minimal coverage it is cool enough for hot days and tends to be moisture wicking in even the most humid conditions. The bra feels slightly warmer than others in the test group. It does not show sweat stains.  

Style/Design 
One of our favorite designs of running bras tested, the Oiselle Hi Line Bra has understated style and is offered in muted tones, which is a nice break from typically bright running bra options. The design is not only functional, but it looks and feels great on. 

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
N/A
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
9
Fit/Mobility
9
Support
8
Breathability
7
Style/Design
9
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
92

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