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Moving Comfort Maia Sports Bra

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating
User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)

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Updated July 18, 2012

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The Bottom Line

Moving Comfort's Maia sports bra may work for some larger-chested runners who are looking for a good cushioned, compression/separation sports bra.
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Pros

  • Cushioned shoulder straps
  • Back closure makes it easy to get on and off
  • Comfortable and supportive

Cons

  • Hefty bra with a lot of material
  • Not as binding as some other sports bras for larger-chested women

Description

  • Seamless molded cups
  • Underwire support
  • Internal spacer fabric lines cups and extends into straps to reinforce support and increase comfort
  • Smooth, no-line look under shirts
  • Adjustable straps
  • Offers separation and compression

Guide Review - Moving Comfort Maia Sports Bra

Although I can't claim to be a C or D cup, I do have some running friends who are always searching for that perfect, supportive sports bra for running. I knew they'd be excited to test drive Moving Comfort's Maia sports bra and give me some real feedback.

Their first impression of the bra was that it was a lot of material. "It's got padding in the cups, and just seemed bigger and heavier than most dri-fit bras," said one tester. But, the extra padding is meant to help promote wicking and prevent chafing, and testers say that it did the job.

Testers were happy with the back closure of the bra. "It's a great feature, especially after a long mileage run when you're very sweaty and too tired to try to yank it off overhead," said one tester. "I've been there before and it's not a pretty sight."

They also appreciated the comfortable, cushioned shoulder straps. "The very cushioned shoulder straps were a nice touch," said one tester. "It felt like the Cadillac of sports bras in terms of cushioning."

The Maia sports bra features molded cups and is a compression/separation bra, so it may not be right for larger-chested runners who prefer a binding sports bra. But women who don't like "masher" sports bras may appreciate the separation. However, women who are on the lower end of the C/D cup range may find that the Maia bra leaves them bouncing a bit.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
GR8 Bra for the Full Chested, Member Lulabelle8

Wow, do I love this bra! Bought one off the rack a year ago at Academy Sports just b/c they happened to have my large size (40E) & being big breasted, I'm always looking for that ""wonder bra"". Yes, it's got a lot of fabric but it's got good coverage at the top (bounce area) & let's face it, I've got a lot of real estate to cover! I even wear a black one under my black swimsuit top for Xtra support b/c honestly, no swimsuit has support for big boobs, and now I can splash around with my kids & husband w/o fear that I'll be falling out of my suit! I buy several at a time just in case the company decides to discontinue the line, which always seems to happen to me once I've discovered something I love. Highly recommend you try this bra if you need to control your larger sized ""girls""!!!

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