The Bottom Line
- Cushioned shoulder straps
- Back closure makes it easy to get on and off
- Comfortable and supportive
- Hefty bra with a lot of material
- Not as binding as some other sports bras for larger-chested women
- 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
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.