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Shock Absorber Max Sports Bra B4490 Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

27 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/19/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Incredible bra. If you are large chested and need to go for a jog or do a high impact aerobic class like kick boxing, then this is the bra for you. Straps are comfortable and the hook in the back is easy to use. Washes well too if you hand wash. Constructed well.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/30/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Thoroughly unimpressed. Size up a cup as this bra seems to measure by UK cups rather than US. Compression is stifling. I want firm support, but this just flattens my breasts against my rib cage and pushes the overage out the top. Very uncomfortable. Did not wick sweat well at all. Disappointed.

Additional 13 Max Sports Bra B4490 Shock Absorber Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 8, 2011

Erin I

from Ellensburg, WA

My DD's never had it so good. Hiking, biking, jogging, jumping - the girls stay locked and loaded. Pricey? Yes, but worth it! I recommend this bra without reservation!

Brands I'd also recommend: Moving Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I am a 34/36DD and this is my favorite sports bra to wear for running and or any impact sport.It is very comfortable and looks great under tanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Moving Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2011

Elizabeth

from Tempe AZ

his bra was reviewed by "Runner's World" recently and received very good reviews. I read these reviews and saw comments like Kelly's from Naples, FL about the Run Sports Bra so I ended up purchasing the Max & Run. Wow! Max is great, but the Run is... Outstanding and definitely worth the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Run Sports Bra

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 10, 2011

Sandy w

from Kentucky

So far this is the best performing sports bra I have owned. Being a 36F, the bounce has been minimized tremendously. And there are no underwires to poke or come out and stick me in the chin during zumba. I realize the seams are part of what gives this bra such good support, but I wish they didn't show through my workout tops. I could have worn a 36G more comfortably, but again, don't know if it would have stopped the bounce as well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 5, 2012

LD

from Los Angeles, CA

Didn't like the fit at all. Seems to run small actually, makes spillage at the top. Will return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 30, 2011

Jen T

from Atlanta, GA

This was almost a success! It fit perfectly and held me in place. The only problem was that I couldn't get the second, higher, clasp to close. Simply because I could not reach it. And there was no way to close both clasps and turn it around and put it on. I should be able to put a bra on by myself and not have to have help! Unfortunately, I am returning it.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 20, 2011

Macci M

from Ukiah, CA

I'm VERY busty and ordered a 40FF. The cup size is perfect but I think it's too big around. It's an okay sports run. I run and it seems like the more I sweat, the more the bra stretches and loses its support. I won't buy another.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

So I've been wearing this for a couple weeks now. Still holding up well. Not a lot of jiggle when I run or jump but more then what I would like, next time I might consider a smaller cup (I'm a 36HH). The double clasp system in the back is a little more time consuming then regular and not sure it helps at all with stability.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I really wanted to like this sportsbra but it was felt so weird on and even with the DD size, I was flattened out -- I had to return it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Shock Absorber

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

I thought the mesh part on the back looked a little suspicious, like it wouldnt last too long. I think other Shock Absorber bras have better support. I returned this product.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 29, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

This is the best sports bra I've worn in years. I'm a 30HH so it's really hard to find a bra that reduces bouncing and fits me well. The only complaint I have is that the band is a little tight and can restrict breathing a bit, but not so much that it prevents me from working out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Vermont

This is a great sports bra and great for running especially for those with larger cups. It's nice to see a different color from the usual black and white. It washes well. I have bought about six or seven of this brand in the past and the quality is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2013

Samantha C

from Tucson, Arizona

I love this sports bra! It well worth the price. I do weight lifting and running and have 38 E boobs and they stayed in place! I would highly recommend this bra for people with large breasts that exercise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I usually wear a 34 F, so I need a good sports bra. This one fit perfectly! It's adjustable and comfortable- keeps everything in place. I highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Lexington, Kentucky

Thank you for making a sports bra for 40G. I have been using a regular bra since I gained weight. Once I found this sports bra I felt ok to go to the gym now. This bra meant I could start my new lifestyle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Kansas

There are only 2 things I don't like about this piece of equipment: 1. I may need a friend to help me put this thing on if my muscles are ever sore or if I get any less flexible. 2. The words on the front read: "Shock Absorber." Thanks. I like to be reminded that my breasts require earthquake-resistant gear, especially when I exercise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Kansas

The size listed on the website is UK size so the 34F that I ordered arrived and it's US size was 34G. No big deal, because when I took it out of the box my immediate reaction was "You're kidding me, this is never going to fit, it's way too small." And I considered crying. But I sucked it up, waited a minute, tried it on, and Boom! The thing is like Hermione Granger's magic beaded handbag! I don't know where they went, but they're all tucked away so I'm happy! If I were you, I'd order a size up. I can't wait to run in it, I did a little bounce test and I'm sure this one's going to work! Thanks, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Oregon

I am beyond happy that I found these bras! I teach elementary physical education, doing everything from Gangnam Style dancing, to Tchouckball, to dodge ball with the students, and these bras (I bought four 34HH's) keep me so comfortable and secure without wires! I wish I could buy a lifetime supply so that I will never have to be without one ever again. Definitely worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Georgia

This bra is amazing! For the first time I can run and jump and not worry or hurt! I can keep up with my 10 year old! I got my bra size 32f exactly and it was super tight at first but I could breathe...ha! It stretched a bit quickly and was more comfortable but still supportive. I Definitely recommend it for larger chested women.

Brands I'd also recommend: fayeform

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Colorado

This is my second pair of this style. I love them. They are great for all of my workouts. I am very full busted and purchased the large. The fit is very good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 6, 2014

Margo R

from Fairfax Virginia

: This is a great bra that holds you in but it has a few drawbacks. One is that the clasps are hard to reach so you need to nearly be a contortionist to fasten them. Another drawback is the seams - they show through everything! My least favorite thing is there is not enough padding to hide the nipple area so if you are cold, everyone knows it.. I really wish manufacturers of sports bras would understand that there needs to be padding there stitched in (so it doesn't curl or bunch)so we have some coverage when it's cold. The bra however, does an excellent job of holding things tightly which is a plus when you are doing box jumps and other high impact activity. So what i end up doing is wearing my regular bra underneath so I get the coverage I need. Sure it's a little tighter than I want with 2 bras but at least I don't have to worry about things poking out.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern Virginia

Okay -- it is not pretty, but this bra definitely does its job. I did not find it hard to put on -- it is not easy either, but I can get it on and off without help. Admittedly, I am 8 months pregnant, so I am not doing any high-impact activity. I cannot comment on how well this bra really absorbs the shocks. But I will look forward to putting it to the test in a few months after baby arrives and I get back to a more rigorous workout routine. Overall, I like it. I bought 2 of these and am satisfied so far. Only issue is that I cannot leave it on all day. I need to take it off after 2-4 hours.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 15, 2013

Rebecca

 

I love the support this sports bra provides! I am a nursing mom who wears a 34G. This bra is provides more than adequate support for me to run in. I also like that the straps pull together in the back so I can wear racerback tanks with it. I felt that it runs true to size unlike some other reviews I read. My only complaint, which is why I gave it 4 stars, is that the upper clasp on the back is difficult to hook. That said, I would recommend this to any large chested runner or athlete.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 10, 2012

Anonymous

from central Illinois

I ordered this one and the running bra and they both work well. The running bra is a little more comfortable but I wear this one just as often as the other. As a 32F I have always avoided running but this bra prevents bouncing of any kind. The slight padding on the straps is great because it adds comfort but doesn't look bad or bulky under tank tops. I would recommend this to my curvy and well-endowed friends!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Irvine, CA

This is completely not true to size. I am usually 32D, but I ordered 32DD. The bra cups are way too small. To be returned. However, the rest of the construction looked pretty good.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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