Saturday, April 25, 2015

Run For Days Bra Compared to the Energy Bra and Bound Bra

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Run for Days Bra, top, and Bound Bra, bottom. These are not the same size.

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Run for Days Bra, left, and Energy Bra, right. Both are twelves.
My new Run for Days Bra came late yesterday afternoon. For some reason my local stores are only carrying the bra in Black and Deep Camo so I am glad I ordered the Regal Plum. After comparing the bra to an Energy Bra and Bound bra, I'd say the Run for Days is a combo of both - Bound Bra in the front and Energy Bra in the back. The overall shape of the front of the Run for Days is identical to the Bound bra.

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Bound Bra on top of the new Run for Days Bra
These two bras are not the same size. The Bound is a ten and the Run for Days is a twelve.

Run for Days Bra on top of an Energy Bra. The Run for Days is cut a little lower in the armpit but comes up just as high on the chest. Though, it comes to a V in front so will show more cleavage than an Energy bra.

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Back view of Bound Bra, Run for Days Bra, and Energy Bra.

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The Run for Days Bra has three pockets - one center and two sides that go from the middle of each breast to the armpit. The center pocket is very large but the side pockets are decently roomy, too. 


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 Shown with an iPhone 6.

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 Shown with an iPhone 5S.

I tried putting the phone in the center pocket with the bra on. I had a very visible rectangle in my chest with the iPhone 6 but it was in there nice and secure. I had to turn it sideways and it pretty much took up the entire pocket but it was doable - and I really fill the bra out with a 36DD chest. The iPhone 5S fit nicely in one side of the bra. I know there is some concern with carrying your phone in your bra and breast cancer so take these photos as illustrations of how roomy the pockets are.

Even though this bra is very pricey, I really like the style a lot and it's cut similar to my beloved Bound Bra so I am tempted to keep it. I know some people are always looking for more pockets to stash things for runs and this is a nice alternative to the Stuff Your Bra. I might even test it out for a short run tomorrow, though I don't think the straps are supportive as the Water Bound bra which are made of swim material. I'd put the level of support similar to a regular (i.e., non-adjustable) All Sport bra.


Anonymous said...

This is great info! While I won't buy this bra full price I will definitely try it on and be ready when it hopefully hit's wmtm.

Beth said...

I love that new bra! Might need to add to my collection!

Rachel said...

I bought this and wore for my WOD Friday. 3 minute burpee amrap and I still felt secure. 34DD, size 8.

flamesniper said...

Advice is to size up from energy or all sport sizing?

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this in depth review & comparison!!! def ordering tonight on tuesday with the new upload

janine57 said...

Great review think I need one of these.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the review! Have been very curious about this bra.

Anonymous said...

I found the fit of this bra so odd. I could barely get the size 4 on and off, and the size 6 cups fit better, but the band was too loose. Then there was the issue of underboob I had because of the cut-out. The inner bottoms of the girls were very visible, which is a problem for me since I run shirtless when it's really warm out. I would not buy this bra on WMTM--if you are thinking of waiting for it to go on sale, be sure to try it on first!

LuluAddict said...

@anon 2:23 pm - I have trouble answering the sizing. I wore the bra today for a run and found it supportive but decided the bra smashes you down more than an Energy or All Sport. I think the band part will fit and feel the same as the same size Energy/All Sport but the rest really hugs you in more than either of those bras. A lot of bra support comes from the band so if you go up in size there I think it might be too loose on.

Anonymous said...

The bound bra in the rainbow water colour print, what is this called and is it new or old?

Chezhire71 said...

@Anon 8:36am, the Bound Bra in the watercolor print is from the Seawheeze 2014 lineup, only available @the Seawheeze Expo.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the bound bra shown. that is from this winter or fall. and it sold out in minutes.


strawb3rries said...

So the water bound bra is more supportive because of the straps?? i am looking for a pretty bra that is also supportive than i can wear in the summer when its too hot for a shirt. but also that i can run in. my chest definitely needs as much support as possible!

LuluAddict said...

The bound bra in the photos is from Sea Wheeze. I found last years Wamo Camo and Burlap print water bound bras to have the least elastic straps. The blue tropics ones were much stretchier. I haven't tried any of the water bound bras that showed up in Australia this year.

Anonymous said...

I have the bound bra in the burlap, and it is more supportive than the one with the sea pattern, the material seems to be more supportive in the burlap.