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Shock Absorber

Shock Absorber Classic Sports Bra

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Price: 7.99 - 30.61
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Colour: Black
  • Classic support design with modern shape
  • Shaped, adjustable straps with extra padding for comfort
  • Gel hook and eye for comfort
  • Structural seaming with inner support sling
  • Softer, wider underband for improved comfort
  • Performance fabric to draw moisture away from the body and keep you feeling fresh
  • Support level 3
  • Suitable for Yoga - Cup size: A-E/F
  • Suitable for Cycling - Cup size: A-DD
  • Suitable for Aerobics - Cup size: A-DD
  • Not suitable for Running
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Product Specifications
Product Information
ColorWhite
SizeOne Size
Material Composition57% polyester 34 % polyamide 9% elastane
Seasonspring/summer
Usagefitness
BrandShock Absorber

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  • Manufacturer reference: 152010108760
  • ASIN: B002C1AZJ6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The UK’s leading sports bra brand. Shock Absorbers’ are designed to give the perfect fit and support.

Shock Absorber was launched in 1995 as a result of research by Edinburgh University which showed that wearing a sports bra whilst you exercise reduces breast movement, delaying long term sagging.

Originally designed and developed by the British lingerie brand Berlei, it became a brand in its own right in 2000.

Top athletes including Olympic Gold Medallist, Sally Gunnell, Anna Kournikova and Jade Johnson have helped develop the Shock Absorber product designs.

Product Description

The Active Classic Support Bra as been designed to look and feel like an everyday bra, while also providing maximum support and comfort. The padded straps and wide underband ensure you are supported in key areas, while still offering optimal comfort. Mesh panelling and the moisture wicking, breathable, high performance fabric allow you to look good and be comfortable and supported while working out.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the tin 15 May 2010
By Anna
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A good all round bra. I have used this for running (before it was stated not suitable for running). It held everything in place very well, hardly any movement (I have small chest size). I have three of these bras, and they have lasted me for years. I also wear then during the day as well and not just for sport.

Very important to get exactly the right size, for maximum benefit.

Now need to get some new bras for running, as mine are worn out, so I am moving onto the 'Run' design.

Bra gives slightly unusual 'rugby ball effect.' It looks like you have two rugby balls stuffed up your t-shirt. Also you can see nipples, if worn under very tight t-shirts or jumpers.

Not the most attractive bra for someone else to see you in, especially the white version, it looks like a granny bra!! But the black is OK.

What I don't like about this bra, is that it separates the breasts. I have only small breasts, so I notice that the bra moves the nipples away (to the left and right respectively) from where my nipples started to grow and where they would be if my breasts could support themselves totally naturally.

As we age breasts fall down the chest wall and to the left and right respectively. Bras need to not just hold the breasts up but together as well!!

Like wise, when we run, the breast moves from left to right (and stretches in this direction too) as well as up and down.

I don't notice any side-ward movement of the breast in this bra when I run, but the bra does not hold the breasts close together enough for my liking. Also I feel that as a consequence it causes slightly too much breast tissue to be felt under arms.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good support, odd shape 11 Mar 2010
By M. Park
Colour Name:Black|Size Name:34 B
This bra provides the kind of good support that you'd expect from Shock Absorber. The padded straps provide added comfort, and the wide underband sits nicely against the ribcage for support. Although the description states that it's not suitable for running, I've worn this bra a couple of times when out running, and it felt fine (I wear a C cup). The only issue I have with this bra is that the cups give me quite a strange silhouette - from the side, my chest looks slightly 'pointy'. Some women might like this shape - my older Shock Absorber bras have tended to minimize the chest, giving more of a flattened shape, which is not attractive either but is at least inconspicuous!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 28 Jan 2012
Colour Name:White|Size Name:36 D
Amazing fit, and it's always a gamble buying something like a bra online, but it's really comfortable and nothing moves!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does the job 29 Jan 2011
Colour Name:White|Size Name:36 F
This is much more comfortable than an equivalent Shock Absorber I bought a few years ago - the padding around the straps really makes a difference. Holds my ample bosom in check when on the treadmill which is basically what it's for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect bra for the gym 30 Aug 2010
By Erin
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I bought this (in black) for the gym and, on my first chance of wearing it, it performed perfectly.
It's not as unattractive as some sports bras can be and was easy to put on. I choose the classic bra because I wanted a bra that didn't have the hassles I've seen other people get into pulling them over their heads. Sometimes they look like they're contortionists when they struggle to get into or out of their bras. And this one was really simple to get on and off.
I tend to do a bit of everything - some stretching, some jogging on the treadmill, some spinning, weights and rowing etc. I am a 38C and this bra holds everything in place while also making sure your breasts don't become unsightly solid mono-bumps.
There was hardly any movement and the bra itself never felt too tight.
And, although it says this bra is for support level 3 and thus not meant to be for running, it was fine for short bursts on the treadmill. If you're doing a lot more running, I'd advise getting a bra with more support.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Circulation stopper 25 May 2010
By July_d
Colour Name:White|Size Name:34 D
The new softer, wider underband for improved comfort of the shock absorber classic is soo wide. It stops your circulation as it rolls up. Much preferred the old classic bra with comfortable underband.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Roll up underband 19 Sep 2011
This bra does give support and the padded shoulder straps are comfortable. However, the underband rolls up and is extremely uncomfortable. Not as good as other Shock Absorber designs. I wouldn't buy another one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Item 4 Jan 2011
Colour Name:White|Size Name:34 D
This item was purchased for my sister as a Christmas present because she is very athletic and needs the support when running or going to the gym. She has recently contacted me and told me she will be buying more because she is extremely please with its performance.

All in all a very good choice!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I find it the best of the sports
This bra does everything it,s supposed to. I find it the best of the sports bras
Published 7 hours ago by Susan MacFarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet
I use no other
Published 1 day ago by Jeffers
5.0 out of 5 stars No more bounce!
Good fit although band is on snug side. Good control too.
Published 8 days ago by j
4.0 out of 5 stars Moderately small
Have had these bras before-very good value buying on line, but size seems inaccurate. Tightish around the back. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars These are brilliant bras. Fit well and comfortable to wear all ...
These are brilliant bras. Fit well and comfortable to wear all day.
Published 29 days ago by Janet Ulliott
5.0 out of 5 stars The fit for me is very good. Would
This item .et my expectations. The fit for me is very good. Would recommend
Published 29 days ago by lapeck
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT AS SUPPORTIVE
I DIDNT FIND THIS BRA AS SUPPORTIVE AS THE OTHER SHOCK AB ONES. USE FOR LO IMPACT SPORTS
Published 29 days ago by suzifleur
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect fit
the bra fabric is really soft and it helps when you run long distances or it's hot. The fit is perfect for a large 38/D or comfortable 40/D. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms. R. Boschi
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bra
Very good fit! Always pleased with a shock absorber bra. But this one came at a great price too.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Nicola Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent and comfortable
Published 1 month ago by sue steel
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