|Old E& F (top) compared to new (Thanks to Ms. O for the photo)|
I tried on the new Ebb and Flow crops in black. I really dislike the new length, which is about 5" longer. The waistband seemed not as snug as the previous version and the pants seem less compressive overall. Last time I had to buy a size down so the waist was really snug but in contrast to the new version, it seems like the new ones are almost too loose. I didn't think they were super sheer. I could see a faint outline of the rip out tag when I bent over but I had on nude underwear and didn't think they were that bad. I did not try a full-on toe-touching bend, though.
|Top Speed on top of an Energy bra|
I tried on the new Top Speed bra and liked it quite a bit. I thought the front coverage was similar to the All Sport or Energy bra. The armpits are a little deeper than the Energy's, as you can see in the second photo. The bra band seemed to fit a bit loose in the black one I tried on and I blame that on the elastic piece at the bottom of the circle. I think it's too stretchy compared to the rest of the bra. I think the Energy and definitely the All Sport have tighter bra bands. The straps were comfortable but not super supportive for bustier women. This would be a low impact bra for me. If I was going to rate shelf bras in terms of support I put the All Sport first, Energy second, and then this one. The racerback is fairly wide in the back and will show quite a bit when wearing a Cool Racerback. If you've been looking for something similar to the Energy in terms of front coverage you should check this bra out.
Feel Good pants. They are super soft and the gathers at the ankle are kind of loose, not like the tight ankles on the Pleasing Pants. The material felt the same as the Pleasing Pants, which were very delicate, so if you get them treat them tenderly. I see there is one review on the website about someone putting a hole in them when putting them on, which is a shame because these are cute and comfortable. If they were $20 cheaper and I didn't spend over $400 on race entry fees this month I would take a chance on a pair. I thought the fit was a loose TTS.