Back in August, we started testing the Under Armour Endure C Cup Sports Bra. You can check out our initial review or just keep reading for a small recap. The Endure Bra is available at most large retailers for under $45.
As we’ve mentioned before, one of the toughest pieces of gear to find is a solid sports bra. We’ve tested one other heavy-duty bra before, the Shock Absorber Level 4 Bra and were pleased with it’s performance.
We picked up the UA Endure Bra on the spur of the moment, before heading out of town on a mission trip. After using the bra on the trip and being pleased with it’s performance, we decided to bring you a review. It’s important to remember that this bra is a size 38C and our tester normally wears a 34DD, so the sizing isn’t perfect, but it fit very well and was comfortable.
About the Under Armour Endure Sports Bra:
UA claims that the Endure Sports Bra is the “hardest working bra in Sports.” The Endure, especially in the C and D Cup versions is a tough and sturdy bra. It provides full coverage and a ton of support for your high impact workouts. The bra features some pretty serious compression that aids in stability and reduces motion. The straps are crisscrossed, giving you a bit more support and the bra features HeatGear construction that assists with moisture wicking. The bra is made of 81% polyester and 19% Elastane and is designed to be soft, comfortable, and abrasion free.
Testing the Under Armour Endure Sports Bra:
We picked this bra up on our way to a Habitat for Humanity style mission trip. We knew we needed a great deal of support and moisture wicking during the trip. Thankfully, support and moisture wicking are two of the most important aspects of a bra’s performance for triathletes.
Our early testing with this bra was on a roof in North Carolina in July. After returning from our trip, we continued to use the bra in medium to high impact workouts, including spinning, jogging, cycling, and classes at our gym. We have used the bra for almost three months in a variety of situations, impact levels, and locations.
Final Observations on the Under Armour Endure Sports Bra:
This bra performs flawlessly at moisture wicking. Whether on a roof in 100+ degree weather or jogging around the block, the fabric and design pulls moisture from your body and keeps you cool and dry. No problems at all with rashes or chafing.
When it comes to comfort, we suggest three small changes. First, the seams where the straps join the body rub a bit. No serious chafing, but the seam is a little uncomfortable and could use improvement. Second, the bra needs adjustable straps. Since this bra is available at most large retailers, we don’t expect to get a perfect fit or find every available size in stock. Adjustable straps would allow the owner to fine tune the fit of the bra. Finally, we think it would be helpful to have a rear closure on the bra. We don’t mind pulling it over our heads, but it would be easier to use if it had a rear closure.
We selected the bra in white, with black being the only other option. The white bra looks great under any garment, but picks up sweat stains easily. We also experienced some discoloration and staining from our mission trip. Looking back, we should have picked the black version, but we were concerned with it showing through our workout clothes. Producing this bra in gray would go a long way to preventing this staining. We’ve bleached the bra, against the care instructions, once and it didn’t improve the discoloration.
At the end of the day, this is a great bra. It provides a serious amount of support and wicks moisture well. The construction is solid and the seams show no sign of wear after three tough months of use. We would like to see a bit more adjustments available on this bra, in addition to a wider selection of colors, but those are small issues. We recommend the Under Armour Endure Bra for it’s strong wicking ability and support.