Reebok PureMove Bra Reviewed

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 women say that they don’t work out because they can’t find a sports bra that fits their boobs.

This is a sad reality – and one that Reebok sought to change. Its discovery inspired the brand to develop the PureMove. This award-winning bra isn’t like the others – and we’re not just saying that because we have to. Here, Reebok uses the same material used in bulletproof vests and NASA space suits to provide legit, lightweight, and responsive support with zero BS.

TIME, Popular Science, and more have recognized the Reebok PureMove bra. In addition to its cool innovative design, it’s also breathable, affordable, and inclusive of nearly all sizes. It has a few minor downfalls, but on the whole, it’s definitely a valuable purchase. Read on to learn more about the cool details of this revolutionary garment.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Award-winning
  • Motion Sense Technology
  • Reasonably priced
  • XS to XXL
  • Sweat-wicking and breathable
Cons
  • Runs small
  • High cut
  • Straps not adjustable

Award-Winning

Since its launch, the Reebok PureMove bra has won a staggering six industry awards. The most prominent is that it has appeared on TIME’s “Best Inventions 2018” list and Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New 2018”. Aside from that, it won SELF’s Fitness Awards and Women’s Health’s Fitness Awards, is recommended by Runner’s World, and was an Editor’s Pick at Shape. These recognitions are all highly-esteemed, and the fact that they all focus on different aspects (lifestyle, fitness, technology) show that it is outstanding in all these aspects.

Motion Sense Technology

The key feature in the Reebok PureMove bra is the Motion Sense Technology. Using 54 motion sensors to examine breast movements during exercise, Reebok took the data they collected to figure out which areas needed the most support. They then designed this garment with fabric applied with STF.

STF - which stands for Shear-Thickening Fluid - is a substance that is liquid at low velocity but solid at high intensity. Like we said earlier, we use STP in bulletproof vests and NASA space suits. In the PureMove bra, it naturally stiffens and becomes less stretchy when you’re working out, thereby holding all the jiggle in; but softens again when you’re not exercising so that you stay comfortable without feeling like you’re suffocating. Its responsiveness ensures that you get the comfort and support you need, when you need it.

Lightweight

Besides responsiveness, Motion Sense Technology provides other advantages as well. While other bras use layers and layers of materials to hold the breasts in place, the Reebok PureMove bra doesn’t need to do that thanks to STF. Its construction requires only seven unique pieces of fabric reinforced with STF.

This renders it a lot lighter, thinner, and less bulky. It makes sense - you’ve got enough weight of your own to carry during your workout, anyhow! One reviewer has stated that the cups feel a bit thicker than usual, but it’s not a common complaint and it doesn’t really undermine the advantages of the thinness and lighter weight.

Breathability

There’s nothing worse than sweating during a workout and feeling all the sweat pressing against you because of a thick and unbreathable sports bra. The Reebok PureMove bra is breathable thanks to its perforations in the front and back. In addition, its synthetic fabric (73% polyamide and 27% elastane) are sweat-wicking and thin enough not to trap in perspiration.

As a result, you stay as nice and fresh as is possible during an intense training session. This feature is especially beneficial during the hot summer months.

Straps

You’ll notice that there isn’t much action going on when it comes to the Reebok PureMove bra's strap design. There are no clasps, no criss-cross patterns, nothing fancy at all. The back is just a plain and simple racerback design.

One of the benefits of the racerback design is that it's cross shape provides support to the breasts in a different angle, which is great for full-figured women. In addition, it disperses weight across the entire back rather than putting pressure on just the shoulders or upper back, preventing aches and discomfort.

Lastly, it doesn’t cover the shoulder blades, giving you a full range of unrestricted movement. The downside of the straps in the Reebok PureMove bra is that they are not adjustable, and one reviewer claimed they were too long. This could undermine the support that you’re supposed to get.

Style

Fitness is about more than just looks - it’s about physical and mental wellbeing, and about challenging yourself and your limits. With that said, we all like to look our best. Being confident in our appearance allows us to stop stressing out about how we look and focus on the workout. It might even boost our confidence and make us perform better.

The minimalist design of the Reebok PureMove bra gives it a sleek and simple look. The molded front panel gives the effect of natural shaping, and the perforations are strategically placed to provide effective ventilation while adding to the style. The downside is that the front is quite high up on the chest, so it’s not suitable for wearing with t-shirts unless they’re crewneck and cover it completely.

Size

Bra size is super important. Unlike shirt size or pant size, bra size not only causes discomfort, but also health problems. Health experts attribute ill-fitting bras to neck, back, and shoulder aches. It may also lead to chafing and skin abrasions.

In all honesty, we don’t recommend that you buy bras online because you can’t try it out and see if the size is ideal. There are, however, sizing charts on the brand’s site that you should use as a reference. The Reebok PureMove bra is inclusive - it offers ten different sizes ranging from XS to XXL, covering women’s sizes 0 to 22. Regardless of if you’re A or D cup, there’s an option for you.

However, note that THIS BRA RUNS SMALL IN SIZE. Many reviewers have expressed this and recommend other customers to order at least one size up. This inaccuracy in sizing is quite inconvenient, but when online shopping it’s just one of the obstacles that are unavoidable.

Versatility

The Reebok PureMove bra is made for high-impact activities. Only in intense exercise - for instance, when doing HIIT - can you really experience and take advantage of Reebok’s Motion Sense Technology. Of course, you can also wear it during low-impact activities, such as at yoga classes. Because the fabric relaxes when you slow down, you won’t feel suffocated, but it will keep supporting you. Here the high cut in the front becomes an advantage because it holds everything in even during moves like the downward dog.

The wide range of sizes makes it suitable for breasts of all sizes. When it comes to style, though, it’s not too versatile. The racerback and high cut mean that you can’t wear it with a lot of t-shirts. If you wear regular tank tops, the racerback will also be in full display.

Comfort

We looked at a bunch of different reviewers’ opinions on the comfort of the Reebok PureMove bra. On the whole, the feedback has been very positive. STF stays firm while you’re working out, thereby holding everything in place and minimizing the jiggling; it softens when it’s time to rest so that you don’t feel suffocated but are still supported.

Most reviewers say they experienced this. However, a minority said the material failed to stiffen during exercise or was too restrictive during rest. There were pleasant reactions to the lack of chafing (thanks to the seamless design), but some reported that it had a rubbery texture.

Value

Despite its prestige, the Reebok PureMove bra surprisingly does not cost a fortune. It’s not cheap, but it’s not unreasonably-priced either. It costs about as much as any high-quality sports bra. And considering the fact that it’s made with the same stuff as NASA space suits, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Like we just mentioned, it is versatile and you can wear it for both high- and low-impact workouts. In a way, this one bra thus plays the role of many, making sure you get your money’s worth.

Bottom Line

It’s clear that the Reebok PureMove bra is like no other. TIME, Popular Science, Runner’s World, and more have recognized it for its innovative design. With Motion Sense Technology, STF (Shear-Thickening Fluid) makes the material stiffen when you’re training hard so that everything is held securely in place, but soften again after your workout so that you don’t feel restricted and stifled.

Other benefits include its light weight, breathable fabric and perforations, size variety, and reasonable price. There are some downsides, such as the fact that the straps aren’t adjustable, that the high cut in the front makes it less versatile in terms of style, and that it runs small in size. However, countless customers have had nothing but positive feedback about it, so the likelihood of you running into issues is very slim.

We recommend the Reebok PureMove bra to all women who have accepted bra issues as an inevitable part of fitness. With its new innovation, Reebok is now showing us what proper support and comfort is supposed to be like.