Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review: La Isla Sports Bra

No one paid me for this post and I paid for this product with my hard-earned cash. There are affiliate links in this post, which means I get a cut if you choose to buy it. Mostly I just want to share a killer deal.

cheap moving comfort bra, la isla sports bra
I can't smile before 6 a.m. Sorry.

Because everyone loves a good selfie, especially when combined with a great deal, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share an excellent value sports bra I recently purchased. I sometimes stumble into great deals on Amazon, which I frequently post on my Facebook page. This deal was so stellar that it gets its own blog post.
La Isla Sports Bra

I was cruising Amazon recently and stumbled across the  La Isla High Impact Sports Bra. It looked eerily like a the Moving Comfort Fiona bra, and the reviews were promising. I figured for $17 with free shipping, might as well give it a try. It's nearly the same price as the cheapo models I usually purchase but appeared to boast the support of the $50 versions I sometimes splurge on. I ordered it in the same size as my Moving Comfort bra and hoped it was as awesome as that bra at a fraction of the price.

La Isla Sports Bra, cheap moving comfort
Post sweaty tempo run
When it arrived, the similarities between the La Isla version and the Moving Comfort model were very apparent - it has the same velcro set up for the straps and three-snap closure in the back. The band is a bit different and the cut out attachments for the straps feel a bit more flimsy. The fabric is a bit different, too. The finish isn't as slippery and silky as the Moving Comfort Fiona and you can tell it's a cheaper fabric. It's still nicer in both construction and quality than what I could purchase for the same price at WalMart. I wish I would have ordered a touch smaller, but it will do. There also are not any removable pads as indicated in the description. The Fiona doesn't have removable pads, either.


I tried wearing the Moving Comfort knock off to CrossFit first and found it to be more than sufficient, even during a workout that require box jumps. Next, I took it to the gym for a sweaty tempo session and it felt great. It did not constrict, nor did it rub. It was The Three Bears version of a sports bra - juuuuust right.

I brazenly took it out for my recent 18 miler as well and felt golden about that choice later on. No chafing, no bouncing, no problem.

This is now my go-to bra and I have more colors in my Amazon basket for the next occasion I need another bra. I thought I'd share my windfall, in case you're searching for a cheaper version of the Moving Comfort bra.

5 comments:

Losing Lindy said...

I clicked on the link and it went to an error page

Kelly Janowski said...

Fixed it!

Zenaida Arroyo said...

This is great! I bought a Moving Comfort bra based on the great reviews but found out that it chafed me so much. So much that not even BodyGlide, Aquaphor or Vaseline helped. I finally gave up. I currently run in Champions but they're not high impact. I am not big chested but all of that running does hurt.

Alyssa Neiers said...

Hmm might have to try one of these out. I really like the support of the Moving Comfort but still have lots of chafing issues with it. And spending $50 on a bra makes my heart hurt.

Kelly Janowski said...

Better your heart than your boobs :)