Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra Review

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The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra isn’t a terrible bra. There are a lot of good things about it that customers love. It has a great fit, and the materials are soft along your skin. The thick straps offer added comfort and support.

The best part, and coincidentally the worst part, is the front closure. It is fantastic that you can hook your bra in the front, preventing you from having to reach behind you or try to pull it on over your head. The problem comes from the rough material that makes up the closure. It rubs under your breast. Women have reported pain and discomfort from this digging into their skin.

It is unfortunate because the rest of the bra is decent for lower impact workouts, and for days you want to lounge around the house. The price is right, and the longevity is excellent. The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is an excellent value if you can get past the closure rubbing along your skin.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Thick straps

Front closure

Mashing washable

Affordable price tag

No underwire

Cons

Front hook causes irritation

Cotton absorbs sweat

Not enough support

Comfort

When looking for a sports bra, you want to try to find something that is going to be comfortable. After all, you're going to be working hard, the last thing you want is for your clothing to distract you.

Unfortunately, there are a few customers who found this bra to cause them discomfort, and in some cases, pain. The bottom of the bra, where the front hooks are is stiff and scratchy. The material causes irritation due to rubbing, which makes wearing it super uncomfortable.

It is unfortunate because the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is otherwise comfortable. The soft cotton materials feel great on your skin, everywhere other than under the closure.

The thick straps increase the overall comfort level. They aren't thin and dainty, so there's less risk of them digging into your shoulders throughout your workout. There isn't any padding in the straps, however, which some consumers would have preferred. It isn't a deal breaker for most people, but something they would have liked to have seen.

One of the better features, however, is the fact that it has a front closure. It makes it easier to put on and take off. You don't have to worry about reaching behind you to clasp your bra, or to hook it in front of you then twist it around. It is especially helpful because you don't have to struggle to put it on or take it off over your head. You don't have to worry about getting twisted and tangles in your own bra. The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is super easy to put on, barely an inconvenience. You slip it on and close it from the front, simple as that.

If it weren't for the fact that the bottom front rubs along your skin, causing irritation, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra would be an excellent bra for women looking for comfort. Unfortunately, it falls short and instead causes pain and irritation.

Versatility

When you are looking for a sports bra, it is usually because you want something to wear while you're active. The goal is to find something that will give you the support that you need while you're working out.

Yes, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is considered, as the name suggests, a sports bra. However, it is not ideal for anything other than low impact workouts. It just doesn't give you the support you require for anything more intense.

Low impact workouts include most forms of yoga, Pilates, or weight lifting. It is basically any workout where your feet aren't leaving the ground or pounding into it. They're exercises where you aren't doing a lot of bouncing around. That is what the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is good for.

If you want something to wear for your aerobic workouts, running, biking, or other such exercises, then you are going to want to find a higher impact bra to suit your needs.

The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is also great for a casual bra. Some women love wearing it while they're lounging around the house. It's also perfect for house cleaning or yard work, giving you a little support without the discomfort of an underwire bra.

Additionally, this is a go-to bra for women who are recovering from any kind of breast surgery. Whether something cosmetic or a mastectomy, women find this a comfortable garment to wear post-surgery.

Fit

When you have to be stuck wearing a bra all day long, you want to make sure that you are getting a perfect size. The size you order is crucial to your overall comfort and support. If it doesn't fit, then you aren't going to have an outstanding experience.

Thankfully, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is running true to size so you shouldn't have any problems getting the size you need. They do provide you with a size chart to make choosing the right one much more straightforward.

There are no cup sizes to choose from when ordering the sports bra. It is just a number size, between 32-50. This is where the before mentioned size chart comes in handy. The size you need is depending on both your band size as well as your cup size. For example, if you require a size 34 band but have a cup size of DD, you will need to get a size 36 to accommodate for the breast size. You want to make sure you have plenty of room to breath while wearing your bra.

Overall, women are pleased with the way the bra fits. There are no real complaints about it.

Materials

Fruit Of The Loom uses a cotton and spandex blend in this bra. There is about 95% cotton and 5% spandex. It is enough to make sure the material is soft and comfortable against your skin while still giving you a decent amount of support. The use of spandex ensures you will get a little bit of a stretch, again helping in support and comfort.

The materials used in the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra are durable and will not rip or tear easily. Of course, since it's cotton, you will have to worry about shrinking in the wash, so keep that in mind.

The problem, however, is that cotton absorbs moisture very well. When you're wearing this at the gym, it will soak up all of your sweat. That doesn't seem too bad until you realize that it won't dry very quickly. Not only will it absorb the moisture, but it retains it well. You are going to be stuck running around all day with a damp and sweaty bra.

Breathability

Since the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is made out of cotton, you can expect it to have a fantastic amount of breathability. Air can flow through the bra with ease, keeping you cool and feeling fresh throughout the day.

It's essential for your workout attire to have a decent amount of ventilation. You don't want to be mid-workout and start to overheat because of your clothing. That isn't something that you will have to deal with when it comes to the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra.

Support

When you put on a bra, it is typically because you are looking for something to give you a little support. This is especially true when you're putting on a sports bra. As the name suggests, you are going to be active while wearing it, so you want to make sure you get the security and support that you need.

That being said, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is a low impact bra. As mentioned previously, it is for lower impact workouts such as walking, yoga, Pilates, or weight training. If you are doing anything more active then that you will require a higher impact product.

This will give you enough support for the lower impact activities and for your other leisurely activities. Anything else, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra misses the mark.

Durability

The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is a pretty durable bra. The materials that make up the sports bra are strong enough that they aren't going to suffer from premature wear and tear. When you're spending money on a product, you want it to last, and that is what you will get with this product.

Even though there is spandex used in the materials blend you aren't going to have to worry about it stretching out. It will be able to hold its shape for quite a while.

The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is going to be part of your wardrobe for quite some time.

Value

Sports bras can be a bit expensive, but not all of them have to be. Thankfully for many consumers, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra has a pretty low price tag. It is very budget-friendly, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank.

The bra has a decent lifespan so once you buy it, you won't have to spend the money again to replace it anytime soon. The problem, however, comes from the discomfort of the closure. Since it tends to cause some pain and discomfort, it makes it almost unwearable for most women. Because of this, some customers might not think that it is worth the cost. Why would you want to spend money on a bra that you can't wear without feeling pain? Most women wouldn't.

Care

When you are wearing a bra for exercising, you want to make sure that you are keeping it clean and fresh. The sweat from your workouts will absorb into the fabrics and over time start to smell, so it's essential to keep it clean. The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra especially, since it is primarily cotton, which absorbs just about anything.

The good news is, the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra is machine washable. You can throw it in the wash with your regular laundry, and you're good to go. Of course, cotton tends to shrink a little when put in the dryer, so you might want to take that into consideration. Either order a size up to accommodate for shrinkage or air dry it to prevent that from happening.

However you choose to clean the bra, it is good to know that it is easy enough to do. You can stay smelling fresh and feeling clean with ease.

Style

The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra has a pretty decent style that women can appreciate. It has thick straps and no underwire, which is always a favorite among women. The best part is that it has a front closure, allowing you to put it on and take it off with ease.

The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra has a two-ply construction for better coverage and comfort. Additionally, it is shirred in the front to give you a little better shaping. It tries to provide you with slight separation, but it doesn't really do a great job. Customers commented that it does tend to provide you with the smushed, uni-boob look that is common among this type of product.

There are a couple of color options that you can choose from when ordering the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra. They come in a two-pack, so when you place the order you get two bras. You can pick from black and heather grey, blushing rose and charcoal, sand and black, white and blushing rose, heather grey and white, sand and white, or white and blushing rose.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for a decent sports bra to wear around the house or for low-impact workouts, then the Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra might be the right choice for you. If you want something for more intense workouts, however, there are better options you can choose from.

Customers want to love this bra; they really do. For the most part, it's comfortable. The cotton is soft against your skin, giving you a pleasant experience. The thick straps add to the overall support and comfort. It has a front closure that women love.

The problem, however, comes from the front hook and loop closure. It rough and digs into your skin. It leaves many women with sores and irritation under their chest. If it weren't for that big problem, it would be a great bra.

The price is right, and the longevity is on par. It is an excellent deal for a sports bra. The Fruit Of The Loom Front Close Sports Bra falls just short of being an all around great product.