Well, well, well what happened to you? After less than a year of mostly low-impact sport, you died on me. Not because of a stretchy band or sweat-caused fabric decay, no, because of weird hooks. I guess with some little but strong tongs (???) I could remedy that, so a trip to my local hardware store is probably in order. I have no idea, what happened, though. I first suspected the bra could be a victim of my careless packing, washing and storing habits, then again it was more of an ongoing process of bending?
Well, let's do a proper review:
Price: 25 Pound Sterling
Fit/Shape: I have sort of teardrop-shaped boobs, however they are just soft, the volume actually moves upwards the moment they have support. Thus, what you see is pretty much my natural shape just with some uplift. However, as there is volume on top the bra is a little bit constricting. It doesn't hurt or anything but the upper lining digs in a tiny bit. Moreover, it's pretty close to my armpits. I could imagine that women with smaller shoulders might have some issues here.
Bounce Factor: I did mostly pretty relaxed things in the bra, such as Pilates and Yoga but I also took it out doing some pretty intense aerobic classes (*just for the sake of experimentation, of course*). There was some minimal bounce but I felt kept in place. I am not sure, what it would be like for bustier persons, though. There are no wires in the bra, so the stability is achieved by compression. The 'monoboob', however, is not too bad.
Overall: I would recommend this bra to women whose volume is in the bottom of their boobs and/ or whose boobs are NOT high-set and whose shoulders are broader or average. I always felt secure in the bra, and it is more affordable than most other sports bras.
Do you know the Figleaves Sports Bra? Do you like? Could you recommend any alternatives?