This bra has really served me well: I’ve worn it on a charity fun run, for multiple gym trips and bike rides and has become somewhat of a staple in my collection. My first Freya Active was the underwired version and it has been a favourite from day one. It survived the gravel path and pot holes test effortlessly as well as being one of the first sports bras that I reach for when I’m about to embark on a health kick – but is it perfect?
I’d heard that this bra comes up a little smaller in the band than the average Freya bra so I ordered a 30F. I’ve found that whilst it is certainly firmer than most I’d recommend trying your ‘usual’ size since it is better to have a nice and snug band on a sports bra since it helps to keep you supported whilst doing more strenuous activities. I now wear mine on the second smallest hook when at the gym or when I need extra support and on the third or fourth for a brisk walk or on the cross trainer. I really enjoyed the fit with it, however in future I think I’d go for a 28FF (and a prettier colour!).
Compared to some of the bras I’ve trialled in this mini series, I think the Freya Active is one of the better looking – not so frumpy looking or dowdy, maintaining a practically normal boob shape and available in a multitude of colours, It’s certainly one of the better choices aesthetically. I also appreciate that the bra has ‘cups’ which keep everything in place – no pesky adjusting or movement, no uni-boob or flattened shape. Just firmly but gently supported boobs.
Every good review should list the negatives, though – and the Freya Active does have some minor but crucial shortfalls for me. I have what can only be described as ‘small shoulders’ – and the straps of the Freya Active are not fully adjustable and the straps are relatively large length wise. I have to wear my Freya Active on the tightest it can go on the straps in order for it to fit well – so I’m dreading how it will fare with age as the elastic inevitably slackens. When I’m running for long periods of time I definitely feel the straps could do with being tighter, but if I stop to adjust them – I can’t – they’re already as small as they can go!
That said, for most forms of exercise the Freya Active is a champion – it uses encapsulation technology which supports without crushing or ‘strapping down’ your boobs which is not only insanely comfortable yet supportive, it maintains a normal looking shape.
The Freya Active underwired bra comes in a great size range too, boasting a 28-38 band and D-H cups (the soft cup in 28-40 C-H cups).
Price vs. Quality: 8/10
Invest In Your Chest Rating: 9/10
It will take a lot to beat the Freya Active range – I wonder if it can be done?
** This bra was gifted as part of my free sets for being a part of the Freya ‘Fitting Talk’ blog. This does not affect my opinion or my write up in any way. All views expressed are my own. **