Please tell us a bit about you: I’m in the military and enjoy the great outdoors.
How do you try and stay active? I train most days and sometimes twice a day. My training consists of cross fit, military fitness, running, netball, body combat, spinning, circuits.
Do you find there are any challenges to stay active? Motivation is weak on cold days.
Initial thoughts of the sports bra: There was padding which I prefer however the cups were a bit too big. Back design, front coverage and underwire all very supportive.
How did the sports bra perform during the bounce test? Pretty good, the back design and underwire gave maximum support, the only negative is the cup size was too big and therefore my boobs had a bit of room to bounce.
What activities did you participate in to test the sports bra? Did it give you enough support? Military circuit that included sprints and netball. The bra was surprisingly supportive considering there was room for my boobs to bounce within the cups.
What feature did you most like about the sports bra? Any that you didn’t like? I especially liked the back design. I’ve always worn cross over back designs that are a nightmare to get on and off. The Panache was easy and I felt fully supported in that area without any unsightly back rolls. I also liked the coverage the bra offered in the front which prevented boobs and cleavage from spilling over the top.
Did you have any trouble getting the sports bra on or off? No, so much easier than what I am used to.
Would you recommend this sports bra? Yes definitely.
Did you feel that the sports bra washed well? Yes.
I was pleasantly surprised with this design and fit and the support it provided even when the cup size was too big.
Please rate these qualities from 1 to 10 (10 being best):
Look & Feel: 8
Wear & Tear after washing: 8
Overall score: 8
Coral also tested the Triumph Triaction Extreme Lite, but found that it was not suited for her as she preferred a sports bra with more padding in the cups.