Panache Hi Impact Bra

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TreacleToo
Reviewed: 28 December 2006

THE ONLY ONE THAT WORKS

This is the only sports bra I have ever tried (and I've tried 'em all) that actually stops bounce dead in its tracks. Totally comfortable - you forget you're wearing it - it hauls it in and straps it down and lets you get on with running. I guess it would take a while to drip dry - but I just fling it in the tumble drier. I've got three of these bras on heavy rotation and they last forever. Once you find your right size (they're normal bra sizes so get properly measured first), stock up!
Huge, thick, armour-plated brassiere in the 'Mrs Slocombe' mould. Not for the hair-flicking brigade who care about looking alluring.
I dread the day they stop manufacturing this. Nothing else comes close.
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Value:
4.0

Orca
Reviewed: 27 December 2006

DIDN'T DO IT FOR ME

It's one of the very few that goes up to G. Good for gym work,not suitable for me for high impact work.
Caused chaffing under the arm. Didn't find it comfortable to run in at all
Great that it goes to G. Personally I didn't find it a good running bra, maybe because my real size is GG and I had to compromise on size for that. They were squashed rather than fully supported. I'd happily live with squashed if they didn't move, but my whole chest, bra and all moved when I tried running in it. Resulted in nasty chaffing. Also didn't find it very breathable.
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Performance:
2.0
Comfort:
2.0
Value:
3.0

Nearly There
Reviewed: 26 December 2006

GOODBYE SORE SKIN!

I have used this on runs up to 14 miles so far - with no scrpaing of the skin on the shoulders or across the ribs.

I wear a 32 GG and have tried the (few) other bras that are available in this size. While ok, they do still result in the sores.

As a plus point, this bra also gives you a little bit of shape - which is a great bonus!
None
Brilliant. I currently have 2 of these bras and will be relacing my existing with them as required
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Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Christmastips (CT)
Reviewed: 17 December 2006

THE BEST BIT OF RUNNING KIT I HAVE BOUGHT.

Comfy straps,
no chafing,
excellent, no-bounce support
takes ages to dry (its supposed to drip dry, but I have to put it on a slow spin)
Once it is on you can forget you are wearing this bra, it's really comfortable and even has a little cover for the fastening so it doesn't rub. I have had bad chafing experiences with other bras, so I bought this bra primarily to address that problem, which it has done excellently. The fabric is very thick, which makes you feel very secure, although it may be a bit on the warm side for some and it does take a long time to dry, I think this is a small price to pay for no chafing and no bounce (I am a 38C).

For those with body confidence, you could definitely wear it on its own.
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Performance:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Value:
4.0

Didi La Marmotte
Reviewed: 16 December 2006

FOR BIGGER BOOBS, LOOK NO FURTHER!

The best support you could hope for without compromising comfort and style.
It is fairly bulky so in hot weather it gets quite sweaty....but that disadvantage is totally outweighed by the fact that the support is excellent and because it looks good you can wear it on its own (I do!!).
If you're a 'D' cup or larger (and post-babies I was an 'F'), this is a godsend. I was able to resume running even with mega 'F' cup boobs! I can't recommend this bra more highly.
Score breakdown



Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Value:
4.0

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